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
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
“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
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 … More Struggle?
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 … More Embrace The Storm
(*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 … More Mind Over Matter is Truly the New Matter