“live in the moment”
“To live in the moment” is never just to live in the moment. It is not possible. You are always interacting with the past and the future as you move through the world. Not only has the past shaped the world around you, but also has shaped you. And the idea that we have of…
anti-motivation motivational speech
There’s a certain speech I give myself when I’m exasperated and really don’t want to do the thing I need to. It’s the the speech that follows my internal question of: what can I do to motivate myself? My answer? When have I ever needed motivation to do something? I don’t need motivation, I simply…
“Any idea withheld is an idea taken away.” Seth Godin Whenever we withhold an idea we could instead ask, “what is the story I’m telling myself?” Are we withholding the idea because we want it for ourselves? Or because we do not think that it is good enough? Often the story leads back to fear,…
The thing I don’t like about goals is how often their tied to ideas of capitalism and happiness. Make this much $$$, accomplish this big thing— and then you’ll be happy. Alternatively, the thing I do like about goals is how they can act in a way to imagine a better world for ourselves and…
popular feminism part 7
While the documentary brought attention to Spears and the Free Britney movement, and the Free Britney movement brought visibility to Spears, I would argue that it valued visibility over concrete change. One could argue that Spears is now free from her conservatorship, did not the effort of the movement cause change? I believe the moment…
Whenever I’m trying to argue something that other people are simply not understanding, I try to ask myself, “What experiences led me to believe what I believe?” Sometimes a story is more effective than facts.
A meme, originally coined by Richard Dawkins, is an idea that has the same goal as a gene; which is to replicate. To do whatever it takes to survive. Ideas that resonate– spread. While the others, vanish from memory.
What is an idea? An idea is a thought or collection of thoughts relating to a particular problem or discourse. An idea is the anthesis to an action. What makes an idea or a good idea? The difference between an idea and a good idea is efficacy and generosity. It solves the problem or illuminates…