The Birth of Empathy

This has been on my mind for quite some time now. It's something most people are aware of intuitively but doesn't surface in waking interaction. It's something that can help you connect quickly to other humans. What I'm thinking of, is the idea that each individual has one or two major problems in their life … Continue reading The Birth of Empathy

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“Why Me?” Is the Wrong Question to Ask Yourself, Ask This Instead

Many times in life, I have asked myself, “Why me?” When experiencing tragedy and hardship in a world where it seems like you suffer more than others, this is an easy question to ask. It comes to the mind just as easy as basic arithmetic. However, after trying hard to seek understanding, and not letting … Continue reading “Why Me?” Is the Wrong Question to Ask Yourself, Ask This Instead

In Defense of Writing Letters

There's no hiding the fact that we live in a time that's oversaturated with information. It seems as if everything and everybody is always competing for our attention. Ads jump at you on your computer, billboards steal your attention from the road, and messages/notifications just beg for you to check your phone every few minutes. … Continue reading In Defense of Writing Letters

Becoming an Adult Isn’t Boring—It’s the Necessary Spiritual Development of the Hero’s Journey

I've recently been watching Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth on Netflix. It's a collection of interviews between him and Bill Moyers, wherein they discuss Campbell's life-work and philosophy. The main takeaway is that modern humans exist without mythical frameworks to orient them and that leads to a less spiritually fulfilling existence, which means … Continue reading Becoming an Adult Isn’t Boring—It’s the Necessary Spiritual Development of the Hero’s Journey

Little Things You Can Do to Eliminate Big Suffering

It's no secret that I'm heavily influenced by psychologist Jordan B. Peterson, along with thousands of other young males (and females) searching for a purpose. He's done a great service to us by digging up millennia of ancient wisdom and transforming it into practical advice which can be implemented in everyday life. One of the … Continue reading Little Things You Can Do to Eliminate Big Suffering

5 Modern Rap Songs to Show Your Grandpa

Rap has always had the reputation of being something your parents (or grandparents) don't want you to listen to. The lyrics are about murder, gang violence, theft, material glorification, sexual promiscuity, and any other vice you could imagine. With this image, it's easy to see why so many believe it to be morally harmful to … Continue reading 5 Modern Rap Songs to Show Your Grandpa