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Insights From Reading 769+ Joshua Kennon Blog Posts!

Posted on:July 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM (8 min read)

Finishing a book leads to the bittersweet feeling of success, and also not being able to turn one more page describing the characters’ thoughts you’ve been eagerly keeping tabs on. Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s plight to end the evils of their world through bravery with quick thinking finally ended after reading page 4,100 out of 4,100; Lord Voldemort lost and their future was up for us to create. It certainly looked bright, but outside of fan fiction or another book in the series, we can only imagine what becomes of the triple threat we rooted for over the years.

The Inheritance Cycle ended with isolation far from what I looked forward to, keeping me anxious for Chris Paolini to revisit Alagaësia to tell us what happens with the new Dragon Riders! Hours spent imagining, learning, enjoying, and reading the story woven by an author who dedicated years of his life to tell it. From farmer to legend, Eragon’s character developed into a hero we all can look up to.

_If only the Neuralyzer allowed us to recreate that first time reading excitement again.

But alas, the technology hasn’t arrived…_ Thankfully, blogs are a bit different compared to books. Their content creators continue to create for their communities, although their effort to do so could wither. I will acknowledge again that I had been reading Joshua Kennon’s blog every chance time let me the last couple of months; months you ask? The guy has over 769 public articles, many with over 5,000 words! This is after making 2,000+ posts private as he purged the site of personal information. Joshua’s blog started as a way to keep his aunt informed of what was going on in the family, developing into quite the community of successful income earners throughout the world. His view was well respected, questioned, and shared. His ability to research then teach, all without ever taking a side (on the blog he looked to only find the truth) reminded me of our Intro to Philosophy debates in college. Many question the validity of spending time pondering our world; I find that it is truly an underrated activity.

Unfortunately for me, I began reading after the purges occurred - losing out on the wisdom of those now private posts shared in the past. Fortunately, Josh didn’t delete his blog thanks to his husband. His 769+ blogs that live have truly helped to shape my thinking in so many ways. I’m thankful as someone who has been taught the value of an important person’s time; I appreciate the time taking to write unquestionably a few top blog posts on the internet.

I look forward to new posts that Mr. Kennon or his husband write, in the meantime, I’d like to share in summary some of the perspectives and lessons learned from the duo so far.

Life-Long Learning

Be the executive of your life

Rational thinking

Helping others


Concluding Thoughts

I have only just touched the surface of the depth of knowledge gained in the last few months. The next step for me will be to utilize this knowledge in my life, requiring a few re-reads and time to think about implementation. Joshua enlightens on his thought processes when determining answers to morality questions, or tips on constructing investment portfolios. Questions in the comments sometimes lead to discussions and responses longer than the post they belong to (giving more insight into how he approaches questions).

There are many more compliments worth giving the essays on the site, so instead, my final advice for any of you interested in becoming an achiever - read it! I promise it is worth the time!