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My Adventure Awaits

The relentless abundance of emails about graduation has really got me thinking lately. In four and a half weeks I will be standing in the Big House in my cap and gown, about to officially be dubbed a University of Michigan alumna. But then what? I find it hard to plan tomorrow without planning the [...]

By |April 2nd, 2013|All Things Consider|0 Comments

Grades: A Story of Motivation Without Fulfillment

“The idea that the majority of students attend a university for an education independent of the degree and grades is a hypocrisy everyone is happier not to expose. Occasionally some students do arrive for an education but the rote and mechanical nature of the institution soon converts them to a less ideal attitude.” – Robert [...]

By |November 9th, 2012|All Things Consider|2 Comments

The Worth of Pursuing Happiness

“What Makes Life Worth Living?” reads the banner installed atop the East Hall atrium, still hanging in belated promotion of the Fall 2010 LSA semester theme. As I sat and pondered the daunting question (while I should have been studying), my mind began to drift to thoughts of what makes my life worth living, and what makes me happy. I [...]

By |October 4th, 2012|All Things Consider|0 Comments

The Ethics of Child Bearing and Climate Change

Discussions of both climate change and its solutions often entail deliberation on human action and inaction. Evidence clearly indicates human action as the cause of extreme climate change, the worst of which is yet to come, making both past and present human beings responsible. Much has been debated regarding the solution: how best to mitigate [...]

By |March 19th, 2012|All Things Consider|1 Comment

Biodiversity: An Argument For Its Maintenance

About two years ago, I had an argument with my friend about the ethical importance of biodiversity. I argued that sufficient biodiversity (number of different types of species, along with relative abundance of these species) should be an ethical factor when considering certain decisions such as deforestation and terra-forming. However, this argument did not sit [...]

By |February 22nd, 2012|All Things Consider|0 Comments

Why We Have Children

The act of having a child, while fascinating, is also morally ambiguous. First, one could argue that there are religious doctrine that command those who follow that doctrine to be fruitful and multiply. The problem with this argument is it lacks moral depth and relies more on command and doctrine. Second, one could also argue [...]

By |October 28th, 2011|All Things Consider|0 Comments