Lately, as the World Cup has been unfolding, I’ve been approached by many people who think that I will care that a certain team is winning or losing. My background is Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian. It’s almost an immediate assumption that I’ll want to know the scores, or what team is staying/leaving. It astonishes me … More Why I don’t care about sports or nationalism
There are facets of modern society that irk me. I’m not sure how I’d change them if I could, or if I’m the only one who feels this way, but they make me feel like a lost little alien who got stranded on a planet she doesn’t understand. And worse, I find myself behaving and … More Top 3 things I hate about living in the modern age
You know what happens to people who constantly get hurt by others? They start to believe that maybe they deserve this. Maybe they’re not good enough. Maybe it’s their fault. They don’t hate anyone who hurt them. Instead, they just start hating themselves. They think, “it must be my fault because I got myself in … More Are you a lone wolf too?
So today I figured out the cause of unhappiness in most people. It’s because most people don’t own a red Ferrari. I was leaving the grocery store in which I had eaten dinner. It cost me about $10.00. For a brief second, I wondered why that soup and salad cost $10.00. Was it really worth … More You’re not happy because you don’t own a red Ferrari
I dreamt last night that I wasn’t lost. That for once in my existence Everything had gone according to plan. And the plan – oh it was magnificent; Detailed, sharp, precise, intentional. It had led me to my destination. I had arrived. And now I would no longer need to search, To seek some … More I dreamt last night that I wasn’t lost
I went to a Matt Good concert recently and there’s this song by him called “suburbia” that I’ve been thinking about. It seems like everyone is set on taking the typical path in North American society. This path often involves the goals of buying a house, a car, maybe several, living in the suburbs, starting … More Suburbia
The idea of external “beauty” as an ideal that one should attain is a societal construct created to distract us from the things that are truly important. Society pushes the things that create profit. “Beauty” is one of those things. Imagine how much money is made by so many industries (clothing, makeup, etc.) by telling … More Beauty: an abstract concept
Hero worship is imbedded in the roots of our society. Every day I catch myself or others praising those we do not know. We venerate our favourite actors/actresses, musicians, politicians, sports figures, talk show hosts, social media figures, and anyone else who has some level of fame. Society rewards and idolizes people for their accomplishments, … More They’re not superheroes
Who cares if Leonardo DiCaprio wins an Oscar? It’s obvious the man has accomplished a lot in his lifetime, as a human being and as an actor. Humans do not need external validation for accomplishments. Imagine if everything we did in life was for some sort of award or prize. What about the experience in … More Who cares if Leo wins an Oscar?