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Aphorisms Unplugged: My Country Right or Wrong

M y country right or wrong is a saying frequently invoked as a testament of vigilant, aggressive, and unquestioning patriotism. But, the complete quote refers to something very different. If the expression wasn’t intended to promote an all-or-nothing form of patriotism, what does it actually mean? Sometimes that well-worn adage doesn’t really mean what our literal-minded, text-focused, Google-driven world... Read More.

Aphorisms Unplugged: Carpe Diem

T he aphorism carpe diem was penned by the Roman poet Horace in 23 BCE, making it one of the oldest philosophical mottos in western culture. But alas, it’s also the most misinterpreted Latin tag ever. Sometimes that well-worn adage doesn’t really mean what our literal-minded, text-focused, Google-driven world thinks it means. One reason this happens is that, quite... Read More.

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Aphorisms Unplugged: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

L ife, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness doesn't mean what you probably think it means. Sometimes that well-worn adage doesn’t really mean what our literal-minded, text-focused, Google-driven world thinks it means. One reason this happens is that, quite simply, language evolves. To further complicate matters, as with books, all too often the context of these popular wisdoms has... Read More.

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