THE MYTH OF HAVING

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When I was in my second year of high school, I read John Knowles’ novel A Separate Peace as a requirement for my literature class. It’s a well-made coming-of-age novel, and it made it to the New York Times bestselling list when it was published. However, I struggled with understanding it. The concepts, lessons, and ideas presented […]

A NOTE ON AUTHENTICITY

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In a previous article I entitled “In the Future There Will Be No Secrets”, I mentioned in passing the concept of the true self being repressed by the false self. True self, as the name implies, refers to one’s true disposition. False self, by contrast, is a mask used to portray a certain image or […]

THE SILENT KILLER OF RELATIONSHIPS IS NOT UNMET EXPECTATIONS

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So there’s this idea that’s been going around for a while now on the internet that says that the silent killer of relationships is unmet expectations. Unmet expectations because they lead to many frustrations, and in the process affecting the relationship. As Antonio Banderas said, “Expectation is the mother of all frustrations.” It’s true. However, the wording […]

MASCULINITY IN CRISIS

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After watching Casino Royale in 2006, I found myself surprised at the many changes it made with James Bond. I remember asking a friend of mine, what were they thinking? Compared to Pierce Brosnan’s finesse, Bond became more of a brute through Daniel Craig.  As usual, he fought the bad guys; and just like all […]

THE VALUE OF FEARING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Despite the many promising breakthroughs and possible applications of artificial intelligence (AI), Elon Musk warns us about its existential threat to us humans. According to him, we should be cautious of its many developments. Famed physicist Stephen Hawking gives us a warning as well that AI will be “either the best or worst thing, ever to happen […]

PALE BLUE DOT by CARL SAGAN (VIDEO)

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From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our […]