Normally, I wouldn't even dream of writing an article with such a seemingly pretentious title. Normally, I'd reference Marcus Aurelius and say "Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one," and leave it at that. The quote is excellent, but it does little to reveal explicitly what characteristics actually contribute … Continue reading What it Actually Means to Be a Man: On Masculinity vs Manhood
The Problem of Purpose: The Attempt to Escape the Duality of Success and Failure
Teleological logic and philosophies are not devoid of value. Yet, they, like these conceptions of value, are not the totality of greatness. It requires living out.
The Irony of Free Will in a World of Order and Chaos
"...if you are not responsible for your own actions because it was the end result or effect of a series of near infinite causes, do we have free will, or are we like machines pretending to be living things?"
Reminders of a Long Lost Life
"What makes life so worth living is that one day we lose it all. Stay close to your loved ones, and bundle up and be ready for the cold. Life is better with warmer hands to hold."
There's an air of nothingness that sits within. A personal void under my skin for me to return to at any and every time. Waking up, preparing for work, talking with my parents, or looking into my lover's eyes. I feel it following me, this empty drum. A droning kind of drum that offers nothing … Continue reading Naked
Existential Freedom, Spiritual Language, and the Human Experience
"The best purpose we may be able to align our lives with, as individual human beings, is to responsibly handle the changes our consciousness makes while not try to do anything outside of what we would be considered authentic expression; however, this is already what we are made to do, and the process only needs to be optimized."
Nietzsche & Buddhism; the Purpose of Morality
"The significance of morality as an ethical guide is that it offers stability and fulfillment in a deterministic world that does not protect anyone from meaninglessness or nihilism by providing stability for the ever-fluctuating will of consciousness"
Insight from Rainfall; finding value and positivity in gloomy skies
"... negativity, though problematic, isn't a problem unless it's all you ever see"