Month: August 2017

education

Unlearn

It’s really easy to say that we are all responsible for all of our choices and actions.  That the words that come out of our mouths, and the thoughts that roll around inside of our head are the result of our own decision making. And it’s not wrong.  It’s true. But there’s a caveat.  That …

freedom

Normal (Don’t Do It)

This could be a normal post about not being normal. I think that by now, most people have read plenty of quotes about not being normal.  Most (if not all) of our best stories, regardless of medium, revolve around people who go beyond the norm.  After all, normal is boring and stupid, right? And yet, …

culture

The Time Machine

(Or the dissolution of creative energy as an evolving species loses its capacity for struggle) I think that would probably be a better subtitle for H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine. He does postulate an interesting theory, however.  As we move beyond our baser instincts, our prejudices and biases, as our lives become increasingly about convenience and …

science

Time Travel

Time travel.  Ah, everyone’s favourite barrier we have yet to cross. It seems so linear, but is so easily understood in different shapes, that allow for such deeper understandings. And yet, still, it goes on, a straight line, with all else speculation. As yet, time travel is a myth, a theory that can’t possibly be …

science

Time And Space Dimensions

I have a note here that says “idea for blog: time and space dimensions”.  Presumably, this has something to do with reading The Time Machine, but I have no idea. As I mentioned, my great educational regret is that I didn’t take physics in school. I’m not really sure where I was going with that note, …

freedom

Freedom Through Destruction

I’m a firm believer in freedom through destruction. Maybe it’s the punk rock roots of my musical inclinations or the hopeless freedom generated by my love of grunge, but I truly believe that in order to grow, we must destroy that which restricts us and keeps us in place. The part I’m trying to learn …

education

Physics

My greatest educational regret is not that I didn’t finish college or that I dropped out of no less than three high schools. It’s not taking physics. At the time, my choice was between chemistry, biology and physics, and I didn’t have a proper concept of what physics actually were. Had I known that the …

culture

Moses’ Dead Generations

Chuck Palahniuk postulated in Fight Club 2 that Moses made his people wander the desert for forty years in order to let all those who were slaves and didn’t understand freedom die off. That no one who had been reared in subjugation could possibly be fit to rule the next, free life. In essence, it’s an …

awareness

The Illusion Of Control

We all want control. Our conceit is that we have it. What we have is an illusion.  We control ourselves, and nothing more.  Everything else is influence. Even our control over ourselves is debatable sometimes.  A child, raised in poverty, surrounded by violence, bereft of opportunity.  Sure, they might have their own mind, their own …

growth

True Self

About a month and a half ago, I read a personal development book that changed my perspective on self. The author, as usual, depicted himself as a guru.  A business genius who meditated and did yoga and travelled and only surrounded himself with positive people and positive thoughts and as a result, was fabulously wealthy …