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.
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
Why are we so attached to ideas? Questioning the validity of ideas/beliefs is healthy. Bias is very real, and ulterior motives can be found on both sides of every debate. If an idea appeals to us, why not question why it is so enchanting. Does it strike some deeper, personal chord that makes us cling … More Mind Wide Open
I enjoy my own company far too much to waste my time on people who only want to waste my time. I was born with a sixth sense; call it a heightened intuition. I know, although sometimes I’m in denial, what people want from me. The denial stems from a desire to connect, and sometimes … More The Lone Wolf who has Intuition
“Just in case you thought otherwise, you are so much more than what others think of you or how they treat you. You are so much more than what you own, what you do, how many friends you have, your relationship status, your clothes/appearance, and any other seemingly important factor. You are made of stars. … More I matter.
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?