In today's fast-paced world of technology oversaturation, information overstimulation, and social media superficiality, it can be hard to keep it real. Social media discourages authenticity and emphasizes light-hearted posts and happy faces. Try to break the mold and you'll feel the backlash: trolling comments, finger-wagging, and even worse, silence. Have you ever … [Read more...]
Words of Woo-Woo
Meditations on esoterica. Explorations of consciousness. Visceral musings. General strangeness.
Balance is that elusive, quasi-mystical concept that so many of us strive for, yet so few of us seem to achieve. Self-help books sell us a vision of our lives perfectly portioned into healthy work-life ratios, and we consult the recipes as a template for our own lives, checking the mirror frequently for a sign of the self-assured smile sported by the confident author. The … [Read more...]
Politics is a notoriously inflammatory topic of conversation. It's often impossible to have a calm, rational discussion of political issues. Why is this? In short: the majority of people base their politics on a tribal identity. They choose a political tribe—Red team, Blue team, whatever—and their membership in this tribe becomes an important part of their identity. They … [Read more...]