Chinese dumpling bumper cars. Wouldn’t that be wild? Just a bunch of Chinese people sitting in giant dumplings slamming into each other? Is that offensive? Probably, to someone. What am I doing with my life? I honestly have no idea right now. Everything is very much up in the air right now. I’m one of … Continue reading Good, Bad, and Trusting in the Universe
Sociopaths, Psychopaths, and Narcissists! Oh Joy!
People are crazy. People are lazy. One person is Patrick Swayze. Wow. Great. Tremendous. What am I doing? Why am I here? Oh, yes. I was going to write about sociopaths, narcissists, and psychopaths and how our society is built to reward them. Let’s start with the good old-fashioned sociopath. If you don’t know what … Continue reading Sociopaths, Psychopaths, and Narcissists! Oh Joy!
I’m Watching People Become Robots, and It’s Scary
Well smoke my cheddar and call me cheese! That would be a fun experiment... Not to smoke my cheddar and call me cheese, but to say that to one hundred different people and take note of how each one of them interprets it. Maybe I'll do that some day. I could just walk around the … Continue reading I’m Watching People Become Robots, and It’s Scary
The Reality Crisis
I’ve always been fascinated by existence. It’s crazy to think about what it actually means to exist, or why. Lately, I’ve been reading The Origins and History of Consciousness by Erich Neumann and trying my hand at meditation, which has really forced me to face my own consciousness and grapple with the experience of what … Continue reading The Reality Crisis
Detaching Myself from “My” Ideas
I used to think I had ideas. Or thoughts. Beliefs... I used to think I had all of these things. I thought they were mine; and when something is yours, you'll do anything to protect it. So, I had some ideas floating around in my head: opinions, beliefs, and thoughts about the world. I walked … Continue reading Detaching Myself from “My” Ideas
Combating Nihilism: Finding Meaning in a Meaningless Life
When I was younger, I thought nothing mattered. I looked up to the stars at night and pondered my tiny place in an overwhelmingly grand universe, and I came to a conclusion: no matter what I did in my life, it would be so small in comparison to the universe, it would never really matter. … Continue reading Combating Nihilism: Finding Meaning in a Meaningless Life
Why Time Doesn’t Exist on Social Media and How the Digital World Changes our Perception of Reality
Whether we’re not on it all, check it every once in a while, or consider ourselves an “influencer,” one thing we can’t deny is that social media has changed us. It has changed the way we interact, make friends, maintain relationships, and even how we see the world. Before social media, people only lived in … Continue reading Why Time Doesn’t Exist on Social Media and How the Digital World Changes our Perception of Reality
Finding an Identity
“Who are you?” When somebody asked me this question several years ago, I didn’t know how to answer. Mostly because I hadn’t met them before and I didn’t know what the hell they even meant by the question; but even if I did know, I still don’t think I could have answered it. I think … Continue reading Finding an Identity