A long, long time ago I wrote about my struggles with my little brother. Excessive cussing & mking racist, sexist and horny jokes seem to be the hallmark of male interaction. My dad swore when he was with his dude friends. My brother swears when he is with his dude friends, and sometimes, well, makes … More Is my brother a so-called “racist”or “sexist pig”?
Click here for the first rant: https://udontsan.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/art-is-not-useless-rant-from-an-art-student/ Is art necessary? Of course it is. It’s not just an “interest”, a “hobby”, or “something you get into”. I am tired of people who treat art like it’s optional, like it’s secondary, an additional “limb” attached to the body of our scientific and rational reality that can be … More ART IS NOT USELESS! Yet another rant from an art student
There are many reasons for me to reject public school. For one, systemized schooling simply doesn’t appeal to me. I’ve been there, done that, and it’s worked out pretty well so far—though I would not necessarily credit my success to my academic arrangements. For me, I define “success” as happiness, health, mindfulness, self-knowing, and self-growth. … More Is wanting to homeschool my children that radical of an idea?
I live in my own head sometimes. I’m incessant, I’m insecure, I’m stubborn, I can’t stop questioning the things around me, and I can’t help but constantly explain myself. I want things to be perfect, though more often than not I fail. I blame, I hate, I criticize myself–but I refuse to bend. Every day, … More The only truth
I asked my brother, what do you do when you feel insecure? When you don’t feel good about yourself? I didn’t expect an answer, but he gave one of the most ingenious, poignant and graceful answers I’ve heard regarding to this question. He said, “Well, when I feel that way about myself, I realize that … More Keep thinking like a loser…
“Prejudice” is an “adverse judgement or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge of the facts. Having low self-esteem is a kind of prejudice. It is a prejudice against the self. Biases in your thinking about yourself that negate your own being. Biases that make you unhappy, anxious, stressed and distorted. Thoughts that make you hate … More Enough to drive people to war
Coming out of being an English major, most of the times I feel the need to be critical. There’s the tendency to pick things apart, to find things to criticize, to sound judgmental–be it a film, a TV show, a book, an article, a song, a cultural phenomenon. While sometimes it is inevitable for me … More Reminiscent of an English Nerd
Being yourself is not an imperative. It consists of no agenda, no scheme, no intention, no purpose, no judgement, no labels. It is a natural state of being. You don’t be yourself out of need, nor of want; you are yourself because you simply are. You don’t think about being yourself. You don’t plan on … More Let yourself be