Too Fast, Too Paris

There’s comfort to not being terrorized by the thought that one’s action or inaction contributes to an inevitable future at the mercy of eventual degeneration.

With Distance We Make Friends

It’s easy to be friendly. But some people assume friendliness should mean unbridled openness. Far too often I’ve seen how some people would lovebomb strangers in the hope that they will win their trust and friendship.

I think true friendship takes time.

“The Universe is Having a Wank”: Teleological Explorations, By Way of Birthdays

There’s nothing that drives you further down into introspection like the waning high of your birthday that’s almost about to end (except probably a close brush with death, a bus speeding at 100 kilometers per hour barely colliding with the car you’re in at a highway—but that’s another story.) I’m writing this two hours before…… Continue reading “The Universe is Having a Wank”: Teleological Explorations, By Way of Birthdays

To See Clearly, Don’t Shy Away from Conflict: Chronicles During the COVID-19 Community Quarantine

Recently, I was in a heated Twitter debate about how people who had animal companions but were not vegan were essentially in a master-slave relationship. While some of my friends argued with me directly, some chose not to reply and instead resorted to subtweets and snarky, shady remarks. Those who did the latter did not…… Continue reading To See Clearly, Don’t Shy Away from Conflict: Chronicles During the COVID-19 Community Quarantine

Is There Really A Self? (& 10 PM Explorations of Being)

What if, as Plato said in his allegory of the cave, we only see shadows of reality, and that is because of the frailty that is our humanity?