Culture — The Antithesis of Honesty

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... Continue Reading →

The Concept of Religion

 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... Continue Reading →

Don’t Lose Heart, Find It

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... 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 →

There’s a Time and Place for Everything

It’s time to state the obvious: we’re all human. Some people are loud. Some people are quiet. Some people are energetic, others need more time to recharge. Some are cognitive, some are emotional, and others are spiritual. Some come from patriarchic cultures, others from matriarchic ones; some from expressive languages, others from passives ones. All... Continue Reading →

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