The title of this article is a bit provocative but there is merit in what the content of articles says. … More
There are two root causes of all the problems in the world: greed and miscommunication. Human greed can never be … More
There are countless movies and works of literature that depict the folly of adults and their inability to take the … More
Hello, everyone! Today’s post isn’t about the greater world, it will be about me. These two short essays were written … More
As human beings, perspective is something that constantly limits us in our ability to understand the world and our ability to empathise with others who don’t have similar perspectives. In this TedTalk, the speaker Ms. Adichie details some stories in her life that led to false expectations and false realities in her own life. I think this is very relevant today when we are often blinded by “a single story”. In psychology, this is called the representative heuristic where the most available example of one thing is taken to represent the whole of that thing. This thing can be a race of people, it can be a place or it can even represent things like political and economic systems. When you only hear one perspective about a thing and it’s the only story you hear, then your knowledge is incomplete and you risk making serious mistakes based on your incomplete knowledge, one of which is your choice in what to vote for. Be informed and seek out sources besides news to inform your choices.
Different mathematical theories and formulas weren’t invented in a vacuum; each theory and formula was made to solve a problem. So, when learning about math, you shouldn’t learn it in a vacuum either.
“Raw” as in, “I wrote this in twenty minutes”. No edits. Nothing. This brings up a topic I briefly touched … More
Everyone is simultaneously blind, deaf, unable to touch or taste or smell. All that everything everyone is is just a brain. A fragile organ in a bone cage, trying to make sense of the world around it through a body that operates through the rules set not by logic or design but by the chance of nature.
Usually, when we want to change someone else and have been met with a brick wall or an otherwise unsympathetic … More
[Warning] Not for the weak of stomach or those who are afraid of blood and guts.