When I started the website back in 2013, I had no idea I'd spend 10 years on it, meet all kinds of friends from all over the world, and publish two books. But my motivation for writing has not changed much as the time has passed. Back in 2015 I wrote: "I started the blog because I'm genuinely concerned about a lot of the distressing behaviors and issues that we see in our society. I'm interested in discussing ethical and psychological issues that may be at the root of moral problems. I also enjoy presenting solutions that have helped me to build my own character and made me a happier person my own life. I hope that this blog will help others."
To celebrate, I've made a list of my favorite posts, one for each year. In some cases it was hard to choose my favorite, so I picked a runner up. These selections are not necessarily the most popular posts, but they are my personal favorites, and range in subject from the ethics of self-defense, philosophical maxims for growth, movies, Stoicism and Cynicism, books, TV shows, cognitive biases, Cicero's fortitude, propaganda, the divisiveness of partisan politics, taking risks for philosophy and freedom, the healing balm of the natural world, family, culture, and much more.