When you’re young, you are the centre of the universe. You dream big things; you expect grand things, and your heart shatters so fiercely when the world fails you. Eventually you learn that many things are beyond your control. You learn to perceive reality with better clarity and wisdom, you learn to accept people as … More When you’re young
Not even Superman is immune from flaw. We all have our kryptonites, a source of weakness that strips us bare and leaves us vulnerable. Mine is that I live in my own world for long periods at a time and I’m scared to go out. It’s a hard thing to say, but it’s true. The … More Inner Knowing vs Practical Doing [Part Two]
No, I don’t think I will ever be able to stand dogma, bigotry, or chauvinism. Every time I hear about religions persecuting homosexuality, every time I encounter somebody blatantly misogynist, every time I come in contact with variations of some kind of supremacist crap, I am slightly angry at the world, and my heart bleeds a … More Too much of an idealist
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?
Relationship involves commitment. What does love involve? I’ve written about what I think about love before. In short, just to give you a sense of how I define love–love means the wonderful opportunity to be the best of yourself next to someone who is equally inspired by your presence to be the best of themselves. … More Love =/= Relationship
Maybe life is just a giant goose chase. Is there an after-life? There is no way of knowing, but to be honest, I don’t think it should matter. It shouldn’t impact on who we are, or the way we choose to live our lives, or the way we treat others. Maybe we aspire to be … More And the meaning of life is
Finally, he’s stopped being a chauvinist and decided to look deeper into feminism. I’ve always struggled with him because he used to think feminists are just a bunch of men-hating loud-mouthers that don’t give a crap about equality. That, of course, is NOT TRUE. How can you criticize something without understanding it? Feminism isn’t about … More Yes, I got my brother into feminism