The Ice-Cream Principal and a Hamburger With the Lot (MoD Newsletter)

Hey friends,

​An idea occurred to me this week. I’m calling it...The Ice-Cream Principal.

The Ice-Cream Principal is, in short, the idea that intentionality follows bliss.

And this is not a good thing, for just as Joseph Campbell famously said, “follow your bliss,” and the ice-cream principle states that this happens without motivation. The problem is not the bliss per se, but the moving towards bliss unconsciously.

That is to say, our ideas of what makes life meaningful a...

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