When utilized in a positive manner, we visualize society as a judge and do our best to live up to the ideals of the judge. We look around in society for admirable people, and do our best to imitate them so that we can one day become “just like them”.
But our true desire isn’t really to abandon our individuality and BECOME the very person that we admire. We admire certain traits about these individuals in society (we can call them heroes), and we seek to integrate those traits within our own personalities to create better versions of ourselves.
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We walk through life absorbing ideas that, at first contact, seem to be self-evident. Beginning from childhood, we were all heavily influenced by the beliefs of authority figures and peers.
Children do not have the cognitive capacity and life experience to process and deliberate the ideologies and philosophies that they are subjected to. Children also need structure and guidance from the people around them because they cannot conceptualize a proper map of the world until they go through the process of becoming independent, autonomous individuals.
They live inside a safe and controlled world, passed onto them by their forefathers (society)…
Learning history can often seem like a daunting and unfruitful task.
In a time of unprecedented technological advancements, we devalue the endeavors to rediscover the past, or as Jordan Peterson puts it, “rescue your father from the belly of the whale”.
Why bother looking back when the future is so promising, so exciting, so new? In our fervor and excitement to bring about the future, we stumble into the darkness without a guiding light.
Our current attitude toward human history is comparable to driving a car without a map.
Our blind and reckless attitude to venture forward presents a potential…
I was lucky enough to be featured on a podcast called “This Is A True Story”, where I read the story below and answered some questions about my creative process, future plans, etc:
If you were ever curious about what my voice sounds like or wanted to learn a bit more about me, take a listen to the podcast and let me know if you liked it or not!
This was my first interview so I was a bit nervous, but Scott Davidson, the interviewer and founder of the podcast, was extremely accommodating and friendly throughout the whole discussion.
In Tim Ferriss’s book, Tribe of Mentors, Gary Vaynerchuk answered a question in a way that resonated with me.
The question was: “What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student about to enter the “real world”?
I like Gary Vaynerchuk. He’s a polarizing figure for many and it seems that there are mixed sentiments for people who have come across him on social media.
He is full of energy, loud, and charismatic, which works well in catching other people’s attention. He knows that attention is what companies crave in the modern world, so he preaches heavily on…
There are lessons that many of us implicitly know but cannot articulate. We come across statements or observations sometimes that makes us go “Woah” or “Aha!”
They’re very important because you tend to remember these lessons for a very long time. It’s also fun to see other people’s eyes light up when you pass on the statement to them.
They too, acknowledge the truth of the message but had never formulated the idea or even knew how to articulate it until you enlightened them.
I found this idea to be very helpful and practical, and hope that you will find…
In his book, A Way Of Being, psychotherapist Carl Rogers lays out the two kinds of memorable conversations he has had with people.
“In my own two-way communication with others, there have been experiences that have made me feel pleased and warm and good and satisfied.
There have been other experiences that to some extent at the time, and even more so afterward, have made me feel dissatisfied and displeased and more distant and less contented with myself.”
He expands on the positive types of conversations a bit further, stating that in these instances he felt that both people in…
There are days where you want to simply lay there and scroll through your phone all day.
There are days where you want to give in to your fears, to allow the creeping self-doubt to arrest your creativity.
There are days where you have no energy, motivation, or willpower to help you move toward your goals.
I believe these are the days where it is crucial to push forward. These are the days where your character is tested, where you are confronted with the question:
Do you want what you say you want?
I know what the counter-argument is: burn…
“The writer walks out of his workroom in a daze. He wants a drink. He needs it. It happens to be a fact that nearly every writer of fiction in the world drinks more whisky than is good for him.
He does it to give himself faith hope and courage. A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul and that I am sure is why he does it.”
— Roald Dahl
I’ve been sitting on this park bench for at least two hours now, thinking…