Time travel vacations

Jason Silva, the host of brain games and futurist philosopher, has a great quote about his definition of awe. He describes it as " something of such perceptual vastness, you literally have to reconfigure your mental models of the world to assimilate it". This may be obvious, for example, when you bestow your eyes on … Continue reading Time travel vacations

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Microbial mind control

Let's be honest, when you're hangry it's not a particularly delightful experience to run into you. The main culprits for your hunger induced irrational behaviorĀ are the massively diverse flora in your gut. What this means, in case you didn't know, you actually have a rather large ecosystem of microorganisms inside of you thriving on what … Continue reading Microbial mind control

Articulation: the power of imagery

Mastering the structure of our languages is something that you'd think people would be heavily interested in pursuing. The supreme influence that comes with wielding an arsenal of vocabulary implements. Thought and imagination can be beamed from one persons mind to another like spells from the fingertips of wizards and yet, some sit still in … Continue reading Articulation: the power of imagery

3 Stoic mantras to help your relationships

With all the volatility we come across in life, some of the more difficult trials to endure are the ones involving our relationships with people. Trying to control conversations with the few that we want to facilitate good relationships with can be like taming a lion. One must pay close and constant attention to the … Continue reading 3 Stoic mantras to help your relationships

Fun begets fun

Back when we looked at life through a bleak lens, it was easy for us to tell anyone with joy in their eyes that they're not looking at the bigger picture. Easy targets were all over the place, from a butterfly to a joyful song, nothing knew reality like we did. It's so much easier … Continue reading Fun begets fun

Something sinister about memes

Everyone loves a dank meme here and there, they're essentially the internet's short form illustrative contribution to literature. We've all passive aggressively responded to public opinion with our thoughts simplified to that of a clever meme. The trouble with memes is that they are often regurgitated, unoriginal content. Passing around a recycled meme of doge … Continue reading Something sinister about memes

Gift card greedy

Tired of receiving crap that you don't need from loved ones who refuse to accept your minimalist lifestyle? You're not alone! Sure, once in a while a new pair of slacks or perhaps a Fit bit may do you some good, but between your birthday and every single holiday that warrants a gift from people, … Continue reading Gift card greedy

Comforting uncertainty

Living in an age with unlimited information literally at your fingertips, it's difficult to listen to someone give you a half-hearted response to any sort of thought-provoking questions you may have. Whether you're making an inquiry into politics, culture, religion, stereo typing, or any topic that would instigate an argument of some kind, it's likely … Continue reading Comforting uncertainty

The illusive original thought

Have you ever tried to pass something you heard as a thought of your own? Of course you have, we've all done it. Perhaps you retold a joke, quote, or story and simply chose not to mention you heard it elsewhere. Maybe you like to embellish stories you hear by giving the listener your own … Continue reading The illusive original thought

Don’t hate because I percolate

Fantastic, now that the introduction is out of the way I can share some of these normal thoughts burning through my mind. Down to business, please, envision yourself sitting on a balcony, ocean side on a luxury cruise ship. Perhaps you're eating some grapes and listening to 90's R&B hits as the warm Caribbean breeze … Continue reading Don’t hate because I percolate