Typically when someone asks me this question I give the standard response: good. I feel that most people don’t really want to know the truth – most people don’t care to hear some long-winded story about the flurry of emotions I might be feeling at any given time. Nor do they necessarily want to know … More How are you?
Part 1: Her mind. Her mind was like the ocean. Often calm, beautifully sparkling under the sun, the waves gently falling in peaceful harmony. But sometimes a storm would rage, and she would sit inside her small sailboat, holding on for dear life. And in that moment, it would become difficult to breathe. The water … More The ocean.
Recently a friend of mine recommended that I watch the movie “The Truman Show.” Spoiler alert: I’m going to analyze it as it pertains to social media here. Truman is a man who unknowingly lives inside a live reality TV show. He is the main character and his whole life is a fabrication. Everyone he … More Stars of our own shows – social media
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
It was a cold evening in February when Anastasia received a phone call from her friend’s parents telling her that her friend had crashed his vehicle on the highway and died a few days prior. She sat in her living room in silence, and let the waves of pain and disbelief penetrate her soul over … More The man who never had a bad day
Lately I’ve been fixated on this black hole analogy. Perhaps that existential emptiness that some feel; that sense of vagueness and questionable purpose, perhaps we can think of it as a black hole that’s pulling us into it- as a thing that we try to fill with objects and people that will make us forget … More Black hole
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
Mixing Media Sources: Thoreau, Henry David. Walden, or Life in the Woods. London: J.M. Dent, 1908. Print.