Etymology: Romance

"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,... Continue Reading →

Self-Control vs. Self-Discipline

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... Continue Reading →

Struggle?

Struggle. What is struggle? It's a strange one, when you really try to break it down and describe it. We hear this world dropped so casually in conversation, struggle, as if it is like an obstacle course that needs to be completed, or a challenge that needs to be accepted. But struggle is so far... Continue Reading →

Embrace The Storm

A seventeen year old once asked me if all problems in life spring from laziness. It took me a moment before responding, "yes, and no." That thought, however, did get me thinking. Firstly, different cultures breed different definitions of “hard work”. Some see working hard as a career, a financial ladder to climb. Others see... Continue Reading →

Mind Over Matter is Truly the New Matter

(*Disclaimer: This one is a bit paradoxical, on the theme of "Crossroads") We live in a world of information, competition, and perceived freedom. It is true that since the perpetuation and expansion of what one generation calls the Internet, and the rising generation calls "Social Media", information has been at our fingertips by choice. The... Continue Reading →

Season Finale 0f 2016

It’s safe to say that 2016 has been a year of transitions and change for many. Not only has the international arena taken a huge turn in development (as evidenced by Dahl, 1989-90), but immigration borders somehow started closing up the same time “wanderlust” hit social media. I could go on endlessly about social media... Continue Reading →

The Hypnosis of Language

Language itself is one of the greatest foundations of society. The structure of society often reflects the structure of the language and syntax. Foucault argues that sociologically, language determines how society forms itself based on the chosen words a legal or political system uses to communicate with the general populous. Lukaszewski argues that positive words... Continue Reading →

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