"What is the purpose of life?" "Mainly gloating over the misfortunes of others" "And you say evil comes from religion, huh?" "...And then there's irony." Christopher Hitchens
The benefits of running – right from the start
I never was much of an athlete. Think of the boy that is laughed at in school and never picked for the soccer team - you get the picture. I started running and even doing 5k, setting my goal at 10k has a markable effect. You don't need to run a marathon in order to ...
In the end, we are all big-brained monkeys with a limited capacity.
Aronia lemon slushy
Aronia is a super berry. This is not a commercial blog so I won't give you a comprehensive overview of its benefits (just follow the link already). I have read a little bit about the berry, watched some videos and came to believe it is kinda good stuff. Since it was very hot here in ...
Is literary writing the art of making cultivated loneliness feel like engaging conversation?
"A value debased and an illusion unmasked have the same pitiful form; they resemble each other and there is nothing easier than to mistake one for the other." From: The Joke by Milan Kundera
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain
She who entirely accepts the fact that one man stays at home shows more signs of feminism than she who loudly proclaims that all women have to go to work.
Adorno on Facebook
The notion that every single person considers themselves better in their particular interest than all others, is as long-standing a piece of bourgeois ideology as the overestimation of others as higher than oneself, just because they are the community of all customers. [The source of "likes"] Since the old bourgeois class has abdicated, both lead their afterlife in the Spirit [Geist] of intellectuals, who are at the same time the last enemies of the bourgeois, and the last bourgeois. By allowing themselves to still think at all vis-a-vis the naked reproduction of existence, they behave as the privileged; by leaving things in thought, they declare the nullity of their privilege. - Theodor W. Adorno, quoted by Babette Babich
There are more things between foreplay and orgasm, fellatio, than dreamt of in your philosophies.
Reflections On A Rainy Monday
To get the feeling that I have accomplished something today, and in the vein of embracing my imperfection, I begin this piece at 12:50 am. Where I write, in Seoul, Tuesday has already begun. For most of the people who potentially read this, Tuesday is still hours away. For them it is squarely Monday. Before ...
OMG! If only there was enough mind to boggle!
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw
If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly. - G. K. Chesterton
True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. - C.S. Lewis
All that Jazz
I've been listening to some great jazz music lately, so I decided to share it with my readers in this blog post.
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. - H. P. Lovecraft
How I avoided Depression
The original title of this article was “How I Overcame Depression” because it sounds more spectacular and is more likely to propel me into the realm of fickle yet immensely enjoyable Internet fame. But I didn’t want to lie. I don’t believe my symptoms, burdensome and debilitating as they were, warranted the diagnosis of clinical ...
Was an effort made to create this? Was an effort made to overcome this? Is good art the capitulation of the artist?
The problem with an inferiority complex is that those affected by it look down on their own knowledge. This strongly impedes their ability to take in new knowledge because they cannot integrate it with what they already know.