People often think that success occurs at a singular point in time, as if it were an elevator; a sudden causal event on which all responsibility rests. This can't be further from the truth. The same can be said for the descent into hell; not a cliff, but a slow descent into fire and brimstone. … Continue reading Life is but a moment.
When we place others on pedestals we simultaneously devalue ourselves. We place them above us, we tell ourselves that they are above us, they are better than, they are the 'other', the exception to the rule. This is a devaluation of ourselves because we are asserting that there isn't an even playing field, they are … Continue reading The pedestals on which we place.
The life-force that compels me originates from a raging flame nested deep within my heart, and this inferno gives birth to all ideas. I wouldn't say that they are my ideas, as that would imply that I generated them and this couldn't be further from the truth. These ideas are born within me as if … Continue reading Ember.
“Sold” shouts the auctioneer. As I look my Wife in the eyes, tears running down her face. I’m being taken away, unlikely to see her again. Who am I? I am a commodity, an item, an object. I was born into slavery, just like my father and his father before him; slavery is all I … Continue reading Why slavery is not only humane but good for the economy.
The boy raises his hand in response to the teacher's question. The boy answers. Swiftly, the teacher responds "incorrect!". Silence befalls the room. His peers snigger. Children...(Dunning–Kruger effect). -------------------------------------------------------- Why do you flee from incorrectness, as if it were fire? What properties does incorrectness possess that are undesirable or harmful? Perhaps..."It is embarrassing to be … Continue reading Embrace failure.
My eyes aren't focusing like they used to. My thoughts are erratic. I'm locked into internal moral battle. These words are too difficult to articulate. "The unexamined life is not worth living." - Plato The overexamined life is analytical hell. It's a miracle the whole world aren't drug addicts, or searching for a bullet for their … Continue reading Fragmented.