In modern society, we say that people cannot make us feel a particular way, that it is just our perspective that creates that emotional experience. And this is said all in good faith, as a refusal to take ownership of our feelings is a denial of our own power. By giving others words power over … Continue reading Boundaries, cultural appropriation, expectation and suffering.
What does it mean to forgive? Not in a flippant, half-hearted lip-service way, but to really forgive. Those who trespass against us, even the bible said we must forgive them, and yet it is difficult. We perceive situations of transgression, error, fault and betrayal as being consciously orchestrated against little old us, as if it … Continue reading Forgive like you wish to be forgiven.
As we make changes in our lives, in our habits, thoughts, beliefs and behaviours we change externally too. Over time, we begin to reap the fruits of our labour, materially, physically, emotionally and in particular, relationally. The relationships in our life serve a purpose, be it emotionally, financially, or physically, and so, as our needs … Continue reading Onwards and upwards: connecting different.
What do you want? A simple question, or so it seems; but how often have you silently sat, and pondered what it truly is that you desire? Do you know, well, shit, I don't even know; how can one even know? Well, it seems that in life we use one thing as a reference to … Continue reading What do you want?
A river can never flow incorrectly, for its flow is perfect no matter where it decides to go. As water moves down the river, it slides itself down, around and over anything in its way. The rock that lay in its path stands tall and strong in the face of the turbulent force of the … Continue reading The Tao.
What is Intersectionality? I'm not going to try and explain it, so I'll opt to use the definitions of others, such as the dictionary. Fig 1; Oxford Languages. https://imagesofintersectionalityhome.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/screen-shot-2019-06-20-at-11.02.40-am.png Fig 2. Okay, so, let's try and steel-person this argument; I will try to strengthen this argument, so much so, that to defeat it, one would … Continue reading An Intersectional Criticism.
Growing up, I was a troubled child; delivered diagnosis' of High-Functioning Autism, and ADHD, at age 7. I saw the world in black-and-white binary. Things either were, or they were-not. This is a peculiar way to interact with the world, as the world, as people, as reality struggles to conform to these binaries. I came … Continue reading Autism, Abstraction, Context, Racism, Marginalisation, George Floyd and Riots.
America is burning, but it was only a matter of time. The ruthless freight train of neoliberalism has been derailed, if only temporarily. The rampart racism that has become a core value of the American Police Force has been smouldering for some time; smoke could been seen, could be smelled. But now the house is … Continue reading America is Dead.
What does it mean to be a Man in the modern day? I've been wrestling with this problem as of late. Is the traditional representation of masculinity, of what it is to be a Man necessary in the modern day? Are we becoming more feminine, and if so, is this a bad thing? From Boy … Continue reading Extreme masculinity in a feminising world: problematic or beneficial?
We are all moving towards something; an end state, a 'final' destination, consciously or unconsciously. Within each of our thoughts, each of our decisions, and each of our actions lies a fragment of the lie in which we are headed towards. We are in constant motion, but how often do we remain still and consider: … Continue reading To what end.