Category: Living on Purpose
“Many men go fishing all their lives, without knowing it’s not the fish they are after.” –Henry David Thoreau If you know me at all–if you have ever overhead a conversation I have had–you will be familiar with my obsession of The Box. I abhor, absolutely loathe everything that The Box represents. Perhaps that’s subliminally the reason why I am vegan, I believe so … Read More Don’t Put Me in The Box
I am a planner. I do well with structure, but for the sake of spontaneity. I strongly dislike routine, but I depend upon a routine to be in place in order that I can disrupt it. I love to know my options, I feel comfort upon the dependency of others. Above all, I love to “earn things”. I feel so much satisfaction in going … Read More The Horizontal Line Approach
I am a self-proclaimed “hopeless Surrealist”. Wut. This reaction is okay, I understand completely. Surrealism isn’t a widely-recognized term. Unless you’re an avid art major or have seen a work of Salvador Dali, it’s hard to put together the term with a piece. So here it is, my reasons for my fascination with Surrealism. sur·re·al·ism səˈrēəˌlizəm/ noun a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art … Read More What Surrealism Teaches Me
Goal setting is important. We should invest in a future that features a better version of ourselves, and goals are the host for such a vision. This is not to say that I believe the only way to accomplish such a happy future is to make lists upon lists of goals, categorized chronologically, with specific and in-depth instructions on how to go about achieving … Read More Don’t Accept Exceptions
“What day is it?” It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. My favorite day,” said Pooh.” ― A.A. Milne Alright. Real moment here. Time terrifies me. The idea that someday, if God wills it, I will be rendered incapable of doing the activities that I love independent of assistance, such as running or exploring, because of time is an idea that stalks me. It’s an shaggy, … Read More Musings upon Moment
If I had a peanut for every time someone asked, “Is it hard being vegan?” I would probably be able to fill about 20 jars with organic, hand pressed peanut butter. Crunchy, because it’s my favorite. I understand that this question comes from a good place. It’s either from genuine curiosity or some strange quasi-compliment that is supposed to respectfully acknowledge my “discipline” in … Read More Is It Hard Being Vegan?
I don’t have ground to rant about how you should “get your act together and be a real American citizen by voting!”; I’m not the greatest citizen ever spawn from the American clutches. I’m not the biggest fan of American capitalist economy, and I’m not the biggest supporter of some of the American “ideals”. So I don’t want you to hear “vote, or you’re … Read More How Voting Can Lead to Happiness
I hold profound respect for Harper Lee. The ideas that leaked from her mind and her morals onto the pages of To Kill a Mockingbird leave me bamboozled every time at the exactness of the essence of human kindness that they capture. Written in this legacy are scores upon scores of essential quotes that, if taken seriously and by enough people, could mean an abrupt … Read More A Tribute to Harper Lee: Her Impact Upon Humanity
I am a person who enjoys pretending that I am not, in fact, a human, but some kind of Herculean Alien from a planet where multitasking is actually possible and the days exist in 43 hour segments. I am sure many of you can relate to this, especially with the piles upon piles of exams to study for, social lives to maintain and the … Read More Keeping the Boat Afloat: Three Practical Rules for Sanity
Want to be an influential teacher? Want to be a productive boss? Want to be followed? Learn how to learn. I want you to think back, to hold in your mind the teacher that counted, in your eyes, as a meaningful teacher. The Sir or Madam of whom you will not kindly forget; from whom you perhaps accredit a plethora of valuable life … Read More On The Art of Influencing
This past week, a dear pal and I shared in a celebration of one of year of vegetarianism. This post is my reflection upon how different of a person I am from one year ago, accredited to vegetarianism. Also, the word teleporting is used in this post, so as if there wasn’t incentive enough to read it before.
We have become terrified of being thought of as “narrow-minded” or judgmental. Because of this, Moral Relativism has taken hold, a “You do You” regime. So we sacrifice our own beliefs and morals in order to appease and comfort each other…but to what end? What are the consequences?