The hopeless romantic in me suggests that this is true. But to indulge in it would most likely leave me disillusioned, bitter, and resentful.
We like entertaining stories about the addict, the alcoholic, the unlawful individual, the underdog — people who begin their journeys at rock bottom and begin a Herculean ascent to fulfill their forgotten potential.
It feels good to believe that change comes suddenly, and it happens in a linear fashion. While we might explicitly deny believing in this notion, we secretly harbor a hope that this may happen to us.
We implicitly believe in a force, influenced…
Before police and reporters had time to investigate and release information, people immediately jumped to designate motive.
They pushed a narrative about white supremacy without waiting for the facts. When the suspect was not someone that fit their narrative and shattered their reality, they quietly retracted their tweets.
While I do not wish to target any specific individuals, the people who push false narratives and thereby create…
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.
I will be on the Clubhouse app today if any of you want to chat with me or listen in on my conversation!
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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…