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]
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
Life is a question mark, because it is an everlasting journey of seeking. I don’t ever want it to be a period, although I like comfort and being cozy and settled. To question is to be active. It pushes you to learn, to experiment, to doubt and to think for yourself. I don’t ever want … More Life is a question mark
A slightly cheesy post, a self-righteous half rant–with some points made. “What’s the point of studying Shakespeare if you’re never going to use it in life?” said my little brother, a man of math, science, logic and reason. “Well, what’s the point of studying calculus if you’re never going to use it in life?” said … More Shakespeare…useless??
To be human is to accept ourselves just as we are, with our own history, and to accept others as they are. From Becoming Human by Jean Vanier What are the signs of evolution? How do we evolve…? “First: all humans are sacred, whatever their culture, race, or religion, whatever their capacities or incapacities, and whatever their … More How do we evolve?
Is there another way to live? Outside of the system? Must we climb the social ladder, attain financial security, continue to advance until we’re structurally positioned at a higher place? Sometimes I am baffled, and I just feel so numb…and I don’t know what to do, or what to think. I mean, isn’t there a … More Is there another way to live?
As I am nearing the end of my sixteen years of public education, I become aware of how shackled I have become, how crippled I have been for the past sixteen years. It’s made me afraid to try new things, to spend time to do what I love. It’s deprived me of many things. It’s … More Education’s Worth?
What do you want to do when you grow up? What do you want to do when you graduate? When are you going to start looking for a job? When are you going to move out? It occurs to me that, society expects nearly every one of us to know exactly what we’re doing , … More Slaves to Our Career