Recent Disney animated feature films have been exceptional in addressing issues relevant to today’s society. Frozen, Brave, and Moana have pioneered strong female leads without the need for a prince charming to save the day. Zootopia and Inside Out have highlighted other pervasive societal problems, such as racial and mental health issues, respectively. Understandably, the […]
I recently viewed this video: And at first I was also bothered by the seemingly ideal yet secretly disturbing situation of living a purely pleasurable dream. I gave the concept some thought and, at the end of the video’s talk, figured out a way to think about it for myself: A pleasurable dream is not desired […]
They met by utter coincidence as a result of randomization. Neither had held any expectations, but the initial colloquy was surprisingly pleasant and subsequent synergies extended their interactions beyond what was the wonted one-off exchange. At first, the fear was always that she could lose him at any time, without reason. And he, in the […]
I know what my purpose in life is. There is no purpose. I just need to do what makes me happy. And I don’t have to define what makes my life happy. Happiness and what makes me happy changes as time goes on. I just need to do what makes me happy now, in this […]
Boredom at work has driven me to the farthest reaches of all the YouTube videos of which I could possibly be interested in. Recently, I’ve been watching a lot of science videos, including statistical scenarios, biological explanations, and, of course, time, space, and the universe. And all this physics got me thinking… The universe doesn’t […]
Sometimes we get too caught up with our own problems and too obsessed with other people’s facades of incredible experiences. But if you just take a moment to stop and observe, it becomes so clear that others have their own, over-arching problems, as well. And, thinking about that, suddenly, your life seems that much more […]
Don’t be jealous of other people’s lives. Everyone has problems; be glad that you don’t have their problems.