Tag: evolution

blowoff

New Year’s Eve

Tonight begins another year.  Hopefully, this will be the year we see the end of Donald Trump as president and return to a sane world, but these things have a tendency to have to reach a breaking point before they turn.  Unfortunately, if humanity’s past is any indication, we can go pretty far before we …

culture

Deep Breaths

Deep, deep breaths. Today is a day.  As every day seems to be a day.  I’m not sure if it’s the Trump effect or just a generalized stupid-ing of the world, but the collective intellect of the planet, emotional and intellectual, seems to dwindle by the hour at times. What happened to empathy? To perspective? …

connection

Water

I’m in love with the water.  I’m never as comfortable as I am when I’m submerged.  I used to think this was an allusion to how I liked to immerse myself in things, like books or comics or a writing project. It’s really an expansion of the whole expanding worlds concept. Water is a primal …

purpose

Golden Circle

There’s a popular TED talk by Simon Sinek around the power of Why.  In fact, he followed that up with a whole book called Start With Why, that took the concept in his talk (which lasted roughly 20 minutes), and made it last several hours, with no variation on theme. I thought it an odd choice …

writing

Dark Humour

I love dark humour. Stuff that goes beyond just juvenile fart jokes (though no opposition to that if it’s done well), into the realm of truly disturbed, is right in my wheelhouse.  I’ve always been someone who doesn’t really care where the boundaries are in society, and dark humour has always helped with that. Of …

growth

Onward Toward The Self

I’m coming to grips with the idea that there is no end. I mean, not that we won’t end.  All things eventually do.  In the existential scheme of the multiverse, on the scale of infinity, eternity and dimensionality, we will all become footnotes in history, if we are remembered at all.  The merest speck of …

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 …

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 …

personal development

Value And Manipulation

I read a lot of self-help books. It started a few years ago, when I was desperate and lost and suffering in a job I hated.  Prior to that, I’d considered it all bullshit, smoke and mirrors by elaborate con men who wanted nothing but to fleece the vulnerable from their hard earned cash. And …