I remember the very first time I met the Future. I was six years old, and he made his presence known to me when he approached me to ask, “What do you want to be […]
There is a certain public intrigue when it comes to celebrities and their lives. This is even more so for those who are constantly in the limelight. However, their busy schedules and their dedication to […]
The title of this article is a bit provocative but there is merit in what the content of articles says. As students, we have to be at school for a certain number of hours for […]
There are two root causes of all the problems in the world: greed and miscommunication. Human greed can never be eliminated; it is human nature to desire any material that will aid in one’s survival […]
There are countless movies and works of literature that depict the folly of adults and their inability to take the word and worldview of children seriously. Even though all of us were children once, somehow, […]
Hello, everyone! Today’s post isn’t about the greater world, it will be about me. These two short essays were written for my UGA application, which was the last application I finished. I suppose you can […]
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.
“Raw” as in, “I wrote this in twenty minutes”. No edits. Nothing. This brings up a topic I briefly touched on in one of my other articles, A Growing Standard: Student Apathy, in which I introduced […]
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.