Today, I argue that cultural conformity leads to human dishonesty. We have learned that restrictive cultures don’t encourage open communication between children and parents — children spend their lives lying to their parents in order to avoid consequences. This sets the notion that lies are acceptable because how our parents treat us is how we treat … More Culture — The Antithesis of Honesty
If you let go of the rod, you’ll fall into a river that always moves on to something greater. ~Mikavelli~ Why do we need to let go, and how do we move on from it? We’ve all gone through the process of letting go and moving on — whether or not we are aware of … More Let Go, but Why? Move On, but How?
Religions seek to elevate ‘god’ while philosophies aim to deprecate human nature. ~Mikavelli~ Plato once stated that “good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws”. In the context of religion, “good people do not need religions to teach humanity, while bad … More The Concept of Religion
We should be striving to stop just surviving and depriving ourselves from thriving in a future that’s arriving by holding back from reviving all we’ve been deriving from a world that was contriving… When we. should. be. striving. ~Mikavelli~
Dear World, This is for you, for all of you. For the days when you feel like there is no purpose or meaning in life. For the days when you feel so jaded by society, by people, or even by yourselves. For the days you just want to give up because you feel stagnant. You … More Don’t Lose Heart, Find It
“Maybe, just maybe, throughout history, romance is the one aspect of humanity that has only evolved in terms of expression, but not in that of experience.” ~Mikavelli~ It would appear, upon observing human behaviour through conversation and interaction, that one binding factor across an array of spheres seems to be that of romance. Typically, … More Etymology: Romance
More discipline, less control Simply how a forest grows ~Mikavelli~ In this world of perceived freewill, the term “self-control” has an odd connotation. Some shy away from the word “control”, others flinch at the word “self”. Some, however, take to the phrase and see the beauty in its structure. For years, I’ve personally struggled … More Self-Control vs. Self-Discipline