George Orwell is in the news, 67 years after his death in 1950; his masterpiece, 1984, has reached #1 in Amazon’s most sold books. In the midst of Trump’s presidency, the backdrop of ongoing wars, a militaristic progression towards global tyranny, and an ever increasing acceptance of the global surveillance system; 1984, written in 1948 … Continue reading George Orwell: A Final Warning
Greek mythology tells of a young hunter, enamored with himself, obsessed with his own beauty. Driven to suicide by the sight of his own reflection. Continue reading “Narcissus: In the World of the Self-Loathing, the Self-Loved Rule”
In my last post I alluded to the idea of social media molding the subconscious mind of humanity. Directing it, to what all seems a nefarious end. Continue reading “Echo Chambers: Social Media and Our Responsibility for Directing Human Consciousness “
What happens when you escape the modern social media machine?
If you didn’t post a status, or Tweet a photo, or Snap your dinner, or put a filter over your face every few hours, would you be a better person? Would you free up time? Would you become more productive? Would people look at you as some mysterious bastion of a retro lifestyle from a bygone era living in modernity?
I did, for an entire year. Continue reading “Being Social Media Free: The State of Social Relevancy in the Modern World”
Who was Marcus Aurelius? An emperor of Rome? A philosopher King? The progenitor of Stoicism? – He was But more than that, he was a man. A man who lived thousands of years ago in a time far removed from our current existence. Technology was different, the understanding of the world not as sophisticated, but … Continue reading Marcus Aurelius – The Beginning of our Journey into Stoicism
One Week — One Positive Change All of us want to change. We all want to become the best version of ourselves that we can. We want to achieve the goals of changing that which we don’t like about ourselves, and introduce things we would like. We could wish, hope it happens, most people do. … Continue reading Changing Your Life: Small Steps in the Positive Direction