KANYE’S WASTE: A CASE OF MENTAL SLAVERY

Mental Slavery is a state of mind where discerning between liberation and enslavement is twisted. Where one becomes trapped by misinformation about self and the world in general. So someone can claim to be conscious, they can read all the books, they can recycle popular rhetoric but still be unable to balance real-world priorities and [...]

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NO MEA CULPA: SERENITY PRAYER

A massive oil spill pollutes the Gulf of Mexico, but everyone who had a responsibility for preventing such a disaster is pointing a finger at everyone else.  Where everyone is responsible, nobody takes responsibility.  Financial institutions make such reckless gambles that they nearly destroy the economy, plunging millions of people into extreme hardship, but those [...]

LEG.ACY

Our society thrives on fame. Tabloids thrive on the failures and short-comings of our idols and awards such as the Nobel Prize attempt to immortalize and the leaders of our age in history. It would seem the fulfilled life is one that leaves behind a legacy. One that thrives in life and survives them once [...]

REACH OUT. IT HELPS!

   Courtesy of Sonia Stewart  “…… depression for me isn’t smudged mascara and crying into a boy’s chest and acting romantic and reckless. It’s honestly just staring at the wall and not showering for days and not going out with friends and feeling so fucking disconnected from everything that I can barely breathe. It’s not [...]

HOME IS A STORYLINE

So this is growing up: time seems to pass by so swiftly, we're no longer protected by the shield of our beloved parents, and when we return to our hometown, it doesn't quite feel like home anymore. Why does this happen? Nostalgia floats in the air as we pass by the old hangout places in [...]

YOU’RE NOT AN ISLAND EITHER.

A thought-provoking article by Sunny Bindra reads; John Donne says, “No man is an island, entire of himself.” Why is this essential fact of life forgotten today? Here I see many who belong to the rich and elite classes imagining they are above the everyday struggles of common society, protected and cocooned from the things [...]

Just feel. Just Be

Many are the times we curse and humiliate ourselves for feeling genuinely, for hurting [even when we have the right to], for laughing [even when we should not be], for crying [even at the face of adversity], for just having those deep biological reactions in our nerve system. I digress. Sometimes, you just have to [...]