Category Archives: Questions by Max

In certain contexts, can arrogance be considered a positive personality trait?

This comes up lots. I think arrogance can be personally useful, seeing you through a lot of issues, but I still think of it as a negative in just about every situation. It’s only the confidence that comes with arrogance … Continue reading

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Are there situations in which violence is the only viable solution?

Yes, but they are much rarer than people think. And no matter how much it is one of those situations, I probably won’t be able to do it, sorry. I just don’t think I could ever feel comfortable with violent … Continue reading

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Do the great classical works of art have an inherent greater value to the productions of the modern day, or are they more out of relevance than some would like to admit?

The answer, of course, is yeah but no. Or, more precisely, no but yeah. You’ve got some trouble immediately though, in that you need to define value, and in art, that’s virtually impossible. Unless you talk pricing, in which case … Continue reading

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Is our society’s current obsession with “individualism”, and defining ourselves through ownership and habits, a form of defence against being swamped in our well connected, overpopulated world?

I don’t know if defence is quite the right word. I would go with coping mechanism. But in essence, I think you’re onto something. The Dunbar number is the notion that the human brain, when compared to other primates, is … Continue reading

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