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Should You Drop Out of College? Is College the Right Choice for You?

One thing I know a thing or two about is college. I hold advanced degrees in multiple subjects, and I can tell you a lot about universities. I can tell you a lot about what you ought to realistically expect from your education, too. My grandfather, Howard Hughes Jr., dropped out of college. He wanted me to go to college, and he made sure that I was on the path towards it. Even in his last dying moments, he assured … Continue reading

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A Successful Frame of Mind: Recognizing and Eliminating Unhealthy Desires From Your Life

As part of my overall strategy for success, I try to keep in mind a number of different things.  It is essential to quantify your success with real world possibilities. A filmmaker should want to produce his first 30 minute visual piece, and an artist should want to create a masterpiece. Those are fine pursuits that many people have, and they are reasonable. A painter should want to produce something beautiful, and professionals should have a goal in mind. My goal … Continue reading

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French Revolution #5: Napoleon’s Great Loss in Russia

A lot of wars happened in 1812, but Napoleon waged one of his largest offensives during the latter half of the year. Starting in June, Napoleon mobilized the Grande Armée (three quarters of a million men) and marched towards Moscow. His official aim was simply to free Poland from Russian oppression, but he likely also had his sights on acquiring vast Russian territories.  To summarize things a bit, Napoleon made a horrid choice. The Russian Campaign turned out to be a … Continue reading

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French Revolution #4: The Status of Women During the French Revolution

What does “women’s liberation” make you think about? For historians like Suzanne Desan, the French Revolution should come to mind. Really? The French Revolution didn’t have the kind of impact that we might otherwise assume it did. Those achievements were only made during the 20th century, so I sometimes laugh at historians who force the topic on every subject under the sun. Sure, women tried to use the revolution to their advantage, but little of real importance came of it. Divorce … Continue reading

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French Revolution #3: Bastille Day and Independence

What do you think about when you think about history? The Roman intellectual and statesman Cicero once said that those who are ignorant of history live as perpetual children. This is true to a certain degree. History should be a more important aspect of a modern person’s general education, and high schools are woefully under prepared for the task. For me, history has always been about the opportunity to live in the past. At least in my mind’s eye. Why … Continue reading

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French Revolution Blog #2: American and French Rights

Rights are a fickle thing these days. Contrary to popular belief, they are not unalienable. Sorry Jefferson – you may have spoke a bit verbosely in the Declaration. The government can take away your rights when they deem it necessary. For instance, a person on probation for petty theft no longer has the same rights that other citizens have in America. They can be searched at any given time, and they cannot resist. This means that such a government can arrest … Continue reading

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French Revolution Blog Entry #1: Women and the Bourgeoisie

This is the first of a set of posts concerning the French Revolution. We can learn a great deal about life from history, and the French Revolution can teach us a great deal about managing a business or our own lives. King Louis XVI might be best seen as an ineffective leader, but let’s turn our attention to the class system of pre-revolutionary France. Do the Bourgeoisie really belong in the “third estate”? We can begin an examination of this question … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect: A Study Shedding Light on Our Natural Abilities

The emulation of great figures helps us to achieve success. Very few people do things that are truly original on an hourly basis, and people who urge you to “think outside of the box” are sometimes only complicating your life. Think about it for a moment. Almost every single important skill that you use in your life has been carefully and methodically taught to you. These same skills have been taught to many others. Why, then, do people urge us to “think outside … Continue reading

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How to Act Around Authority Figures

Authority figures are an integral part of your life, but you may not treat them with the respect that they deserve. Your teachers, bosses, local police, and parents deserve to be treated with dignity and reverence. There are far too many people that, for one reason or another, could care less for authority figures. This type of behavior has no benefits, and it is very detrimental to a person’s life. We sometimes have no idea when we are being rude … Continue reading

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How to Get Good Grades in College and Win Over Your Professors

If you want to know about how to get good grades in college, then you need to learn how to win over your professors. Success begins with a good education, and getting good grades will unlock many different career paths for you. Getting good grades in many classes doesn’t just involve studying. Sure, in math and science classes, there is more emphasis on knowledge and perfection. Still, students in those areas must take liberal arts courses, humanities courses, and many … Continue reading

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