Let yourself be

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

Your Eyes, My Mind

Who am I? Why do I need to see me with your eyes? Who am I? Am I female, am I poetic, am I funny? Am I a goofball, a nerd, a Japanese food lover, a self-conscious philosopher? Am I enough–am I female enough, am I poetic enough, am I funny enough? Am I goofy … More Your Eyes, My Mind

Racism, Sexism, Elitism, Classicism, Whatever-ism’s

They’re all the same thing. The fundamental reason for discrimination is the egotistic need to feel superior, and the compulsive need to feel superior likely comes from insecurity, or a sense of lackness. When you’re lacking something: self-confidence, beauty, success, popularity–whatever it may be, those negative feelings easily channel themselves into visible forms of discrimination, or discriminatory … More Racism, Sexism, Elitism, Classicism, Whatever-ism’s

Facebook Narcissism

So I came across this book, The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Enlightenment. I haven’t read the actual book, but I did read the thought-provoking summary: Narcissism-an inflated view of the self-is everywhere. Public figures say it’s what makes them stray from their wives. Parents teach it by dressing children in T-shirts that say “Princess.” … More Facebook Narcissism

The Vegetarian Ego

So the thing is, I’ve come to realize that becoming a vegetarian immersed me in a sense of superiority over meat-eaters.   I pleasured myself with the knowledge that I was making the healthier and morally higher choice (for animal rights activism). How could my human ego resist that knowledge? Of course, this false sense … More The Vegetarian Ego

Who am “I”?

An exercise I did in my feminist studies/English class. The question was: how do I define myself? Who am “I”? What is this “I”? The term “I” speaks of the presence of an identity, or the existence of an “ego”. I prefer to regard myself as “I am”, a state of being rather than a … More Who am “I”?