Emily Esfahani Smith





Emily Esfahani Smith



BA Dartmouth College 2009
Editor, Dartmouth Review
Intercollegiate Studies Inst (isi.org/)
Wm E Simon Fellowship
Emily graduated in philosophy in 6/2009 from Dartmouth. Her purpose combines Farsi fluency w/experience as Dartmouth Review editor: she'll explore Middle East democratization thru the lens of Iranian college press freedom, answering: “How does the Iranian government’s pragmatism & nascent inkling towards liberalism translate into policy on censorship & expression?” She'll become a student herself, living with relatives & registering at either the U of Tehran or of Esfahan. Thru relations w/students running newspapers, blogs & other media, she'll determine “the extent to which debate & dissent are features of camp
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Exposing Obama

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“As much as we might wish, none of us will be able to go through life without some kind of suffering. That’s why it’s crucial for us to learn to suffer well.”
Emily Esfahani Smith, The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters

“Plenty of people have dreams, after all, but many do nothing to actually accomplish them.”
Emily Esfahani Smith, The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters

“In his letter, he explains why the loss of those traditional sources of meaning is so tragic. “Astronomers have told us that human affairs constitute but a moment in the trajectory of a star,” Durant writes; “geologists have told us that civilization is but a precarious interlude between ice ages; biologists have told us that all life is war, a struggle for existence among individuals, groups, nations, alliances, and species; historians have told us that ‘progress’ is delusion, whose glory ends in inevitable decay; psychologists have told us that the will and the self are the helpless instruments of heredity and environment, and that the once incorruptible soul is but a transient incandescence of the brain.” Philosophers, meanwhile, with their emphasis on reasoning their way to the truth, have reasoned their way to the truth that life is meaningless: “Life has become, in that total perspective which is philosophy, a fitful pullulation of human insects on the earth, a planetary eczema that may soon be cured.” In”
Emily Esfahani Smith, The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters



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