Colonialism in The Mask of Globalisation

In this era, colonialism is understood as a historical paradigm, almost non-existent today. Or is it? By definition, colonialism is the the increase, imposition and support of one country (predominantly Western - in history) that influences culture and language. Globalisation, however, is defined as having the spread and assimilation of combined cultures and languages. By these definitions, colonialism may not be... Continue Reading →

Stability and Solidity

You spend your twenties believing that you're bulletproof. ~Moby~ The cycle of cognitive development can be a predictable one: as children, we are curious about the greater world, wanting to know a little bit about everything. We have little to no experience in life, and haven’t made enough mistakes to understand consequences. As teenagers, we... Continue Reading →

Social Expectation

Rushed relationships often fail when defined not because of the common conception of reverse psychology, but rather because of a sudden sense of social expectation. That “public declaration” labelling the person as a "significant other" immediately gives peers the sense of entitlement to determine and define the “socially acceptable behaviour” for such a situation, and... Continue Reading →

Live Each Day As If It’s Your Last

Even towards every allusion I've been in love with'cause the heart that portrays itself willinglyIs like a nation that trades freedom for stabilityIts so seductive to be cold and corrupted and isolated and try to be an independent republicBut liberty to be loved on the surface is worthlessThe sacrifice of revolution with no purpose ~Immortal... Continue Reading →

Everybody Lies – But Why?

Lie to me and tell me that it's gonna be alright. ~David Cook~ The inability to communicate candidly simply in fear of the other person's reaction is merely a reflection of our own insecurities manifesting. We fear the other's reaction because we don't want a living reminder of how we would react - thus we... Continue Reading →

C’est La Vie

Can't you see what you do to me Our love was meant to be And you were made for me... ~AG Silver~ Relationships So you get those who yearn for it, yet stay single most of their lives.. and those who are single who spend their lives searching... Going around in circles, looking in all... Continue Reading →

2012 US Elections

It's gone, gone, gone It's time for things to get better It's time for things to move on. ~Ou Est Le Swimming Pool~ With the kick-off and onset for the 2012 US elections, one can only help but reminisce on the 2008 elections, where McCain and Obama came head-to-head in a domestic political war: Republicans... Continue Reading →

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