Category: World Perspective

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What Surrealism Teaches Me

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

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How Voting Can Lead to Happiness

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

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A Tribute to Harper Lee: Her Impact Upon Humanity

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

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I’m Against Moral Relativism…But That’s Just Me

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?

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“What is Decided in the Head is Done”

Psychologists for years have had it out over the “nurture vs. nature” influence on our genetic expressions, and it has ultimately boiled down to the idea that there are influences from both. What if we took this even further: what if not only outside, environmental nurturing has an impact on our genes, but also how we nurture ourselves? Then, ultimately, aren’t we also responsible for our own genetic expression? And therefore…what we decide in the head can be attainable.

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“Sleep is good, he said, but books are better.”

My challenge for the not-yet-New-Years’-Resolution-committed is read 6 books in 12 months. Just ~5 pages each night. In this post, I offer my 6 recommendations for this resolution, with summaries and pictures included.

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Happy Old New Year!

A brief post this Sunday (300 words, I did well) about a new kind of holiday that should be celebrated just as much as New Years.

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An Ode to the Preternatural Churchill

November 30th is Winston Churchill’s birthday! This post is in salute to our great hero and the reasons why I hold such a high respect for Winston.