The vest

                I am a packrat. I think I possibly attribute it to seeing the movie Toy Story as a kid. Inanimate objects have always had some sort of strange energy to me, so I have trouble simply discarding them. I have so many things that I have deep emotional […]

Corrosion of Conformity

 “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”  -JFK    Conformity can be one of the most dangerous acts a person can partake in. While it is not an exclusively evil state, it can be attributed to some of the most despicable acts ever done. Naturally, the conformity of Nazis in Germany […]

Integrity

“Integrity is the essence of everything successful” – Chinese Proverb        Whenever I think about any form of personal achievement, I have often reflected on how and why it was achieved, rather than simply what was done. Was it done for a just and valid reason? Was it done honorably and fairly?   […]

Emancipate Yourself From Mental Slavery

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ― George Bernard Shaw                 When one is close minded, it creates a perpetual cycle of denial, ignorance, and even bigotry. While no one can say they are truly one hundred percent open minded, it is essential to human progress to not have a society of […]

The Interconnections of Humanity

Recently, I was looking up at the stars one night at 2 AM, smoking a cigarette, and feeling lonely, and whilst laying down on a bench and gazing into infinity; I quickly realized I was in one of those rare moments where you contemplate your existence in a deeply profound way. This eventually leads one […]

Michael Kent- Self Absorption

  January 28.    Self-absorption, in general, can be described as being overly concerned about one’s own affairs, flaws, problems, or traits, to the point in which it blinds one to the problems of others. This sort of vain navel-gazing is often associated with young people, but as the era of modern technology moves along, […]