A Revolution in the American Dream
I’m not entirely sure how new of a trend it is, but the American Dream has been getting a bad rap lately. The age-old message of the American Dream requires you to get out there, express yourself, do your thing, get famous. Historically, this isn’t so simple or easy that anyone with a creative, entrepreneurial edge can get famous for being themselves. Becoming a famous author would...
I recently alluded to this, and I can finally write about it since it’s been approved. I’ve uploaded the proposal below for your viewing. Lucid Dreaming Senior Project Well, the recommended structure and the complexity / strangeness of my project forced me to be a bit repetitive in the proposal. So if you hadn’t the patience to read all that: I’ll be trying to learn...
Truth and Happiness
At this point in my life, my two goals are Truth and Happiness. I view them as a yin and a yang: two separate parts of a meaningful life. Or at least one that is meaningful to me. Searching for truth (and hopefully finding some) will provide material for advocacy and my life’s work, in addition to brain food. Happiness provides significance in my personal life (where truth provides meaning...
One trait I value in fellow philosophers: open-mindedness. Empathetic, accepting individuals are often providers of provocative, ideology-shaking ideas. I’ve often said that the first time I truly learned anything was when I questioned my values and beliefs: those who differ from your values and beliefs in a way you’ve never seriously considered before have something educational to...
Quality and Media
One evident pattern in my life: I have an appreciation for Quality as a consumer. I have an appreciation for music. I am in my high school’s chorus program, and I am excited to be participating in St. John’s College’s music “program” next year; these experiences allow me to appreciate performing and listening, to explore quality music. I am a bit of a music snob: I...
Frameworks for Love
I’m going to preface this post with a story. I’ve been reading Steve Pavlina’s blog for about as long as I’ve been reading Lifehacker, which is a long time. I don’t remember how I found either, but I’m grateful I did find them. Steve Pavlina introduced me to lucid dreaming (hopefully I will be writing more about this in the near future: it’s the subject of...