Truth, Despair, or God of the Universe of Fullmetal Alchemist

The Truth of Despair

In the anime/manga series Fullmetal Alchemist, alchemists who perform the forbidden human transformation pass through a gate of truth. Here they come face to face with the God of their universe (also referred to as Truth) and are made to part with something extremely valuable to them. For example, a woman who tries to bring […]

The Trick of Offering without Giving

Like most children, my daughter loves bedtime stories. She enjoys them so much that she overestimates how much of it she can take by a large margin. So, every day before going to bed, she’d insist that I tell her 5 stories (sometimes 10 or 20) , but by the time I finish the first […]

Musings from a Night of Rummy

Had a fun-filled night, playing Rummy with my cousins and brother and, as much as we had fun, we were struck by the conspicuity of some philosophical principles with wider applicability  Success brings adversaries – As one of us started getting richer in the virtual currency we used for the game, others developed a common feeling […]