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]
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
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
There are certain degrees of hypocrisy and narcissism involved in posting a status update. For one, it’s intended for an audience. That makes it an egotistical pursuit, because ultimately, the point of a status update is to attract attention and to gain recognition. Ultimately, we are doing something for show; we are exhibiting ourselves as … More Facebook could be the next epidemic
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
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
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
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”?