The Mundane Philosopher

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Category Archives: Asia

The dilemma of philanthropy: Start early with no money and power, or grow yourself first to have more leverage later?

The challenges of improving the world Whenever I saw beggars, children selling souvenirs or people charity events asking for donation I wondered whether I should help or not. Even when … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 8 Comments

Using money and power to improve our world: Begin social entrepreneurship small and early with low effectiveness or postpone to later for more impact?

I have restructured, edited and rewrote this blog entry “Using money and power to improve our world”. So I moved it to a new updated blog entry: The dilemma of … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Absoluteness of values – social trust and externalities of swindling

Recently I was on a beautiful island called Don Det, which is part of an area called “The 4000 islands” on the border of Laos to Cambodia. It was a … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Mundane Philosopher incarnated as winged lion in ancient Venice

Having travelled the world, it is time to review past travels, so The Mundane Philosopher decided to see Venice again.

January 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Evil Queen – caught with a suspicious apple

The Mundane Philosopher caught the Queen with a suspicious apple possibly intened for Snow White at the Miniatures Museum of Taipei.

January 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Master of Puppets – creation, involvement and attachment

Creation, involvement and attachment Visiting Geppetto and Pinnochio at the Miniature Museum of Taipei made me reflect about the act of creation and the deep attachment to those things we … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

2013: A new beginning after the end of the world as we know it

We are writing the year 2013 AD…. …it is the first day of the year, and I am in Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, to escape the cold of Shanghai, PRC*. According … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · 1 Comment