Everyone Is Alone

I've just finished up the book, Island, by Aldous Huxley, and I've gotta say, it's been one of the most thought-provoking books I've read in a long time, possibly since the last Huxley book I read, A Brave New World, which I wrote a post about that here: A Brave New World. Anyway, there's this scene towards the end [...]

“Attention! Here and Now.”

Do you know why I chose the title I chose? It's from a book by Aldous Huxley called Island. It was one of his last works, if not his last, that he wrote before he died. Although not considered his most well-known books, it is widely considered one of his most important, as it was, indeed, written [...]

Self Worth and Self Realization

I feel like this is going to be one of those sappy posts where I try to make myself, or who ever is reading this feel good. If not that, the initial presumption, based off the title, will give that pre-conceived perception of what this post might be about. And, well, it might be exactly [...]

People Are Weird.

The one thing I've learned over the past several months more than anything is this: People are weird. Now, this doesn't seem like a surprising thing to say because let's face it; people are weird. There are a lot of weird people out there. But the truth of the matter is this, most of the time, your [...]

Life, Friends, and Self-Development

The past few days I got to spend time with a really good friend. I haven't known them for long, but it's one of those people that, although you haven't known known for years, it feels like you have. And, well, we talked a lot, mostly about people, life, and things in general, often diving unusually [...]

Young, Dumb, and Stupid Decisions.

I haven't written for over a month, almost 2 months, and I'm fully aware of this. I'll just be transparent to whoever is reading this and say it's because I really haven't felt like writing. But I have my reason for this, too. In short, life is weird. I don't really know how to say [...]

Was the Rational Mind Inevitable?

There are quite a few number of atheists, specifically, new-atheists, who have this notion of religion in that they believe that it was an unnecessary by-product by way of what is called a "Genetic Fallacy". Basically, it's the idea that just because a certain trait or characteristic, even way of acting in the world, doesn't [...]

Message In Your Misfortunes

I'm reading a book called The Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt, and although I'm not too far into it, I came across a part that really struck a chord with me. It was a speech by the Chief Justice, John Roberts. You can find it here: Chief Justice, John Roberts But I'll go ahead [...]