How to be a human being? Apparently Glass Animals has perfected the art of human-ing enough to write an entire album about it. I've been a fan of Glass Animals for about 4-5 years now, around the time that "Gooey" was becoming popular. The band is composed of 4 odd-looking dudes: Dave Bayley, Drew Macfarlane, … Continue reading Album Review: How to Be a Human Being – Glass Animals (13 min read)
Well, There I was 19 years ago, Opening my eyes to the world for the first time. I was born on June 19, 1998 - Which makes me a Gemini according to astrology, a gem according to my father, and a game-changer for my mother. 4:32 AM was my time of birth, it was a … Continue reading Reflections on 19 (4 min read)
Here's the thing. Society's standard of "settling down and finding the one while you're still young" is unreasonable. And this is coming from someone who has been in a "committed" relationship from the time that I was fourteen, up until today, as a nineteen year old. That's five of the 19 years of my life, … Continue reading Commitment Isn’t Key (12 min read)
As a linguistics major, I cannot express how many times I've said "Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Which, if you think about it, is actually the scientific study of what makes us human, what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. Our ability to communicate abstractly and complexly has been a … Continue reading Linguistics 101 (9 min read)
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I love learning, and every day I learn something new. I hope you find as much pleasure in acquiring transformative knowledge as I do.
Some hours ago, I was listening to Airbnb’s Brian Chesky chronicle his experience about Airbnb and all that it took to grow an idea into a $30 billion company. The primary takeaway from the interview (see video below) centered on the following.
Chesky mentioned that in order to experience unparalleled success, it is necessary to do counterintuitive things. This suggests that sometimes the right course of action relating to success is to do the opposite of what you have always believed.
It is important to bear in mind that it takes courage to go against one’s natural inclinations—to go against the status quo—to go against the opinions of others, including the so-called experts. It takes courage to pursue your ridiculously-impossible dreams and ideas…
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This post may be slightly out of the ordinary. It isn't about a US city, or a sports team, I can promise you that. I suppose the flow of my life recently and my love for Harry Potter justified the need to write a post like this for you, and by-golly, you best enjoy this. … Continue reading The Meaning of the Phoenix (5 min read)
We change every day. Our skin cells are constantly dying off and being replaced, as is the rest of our being. To believe that we are consistent as individuals is a little wrong... and almost disturbing. If one is not changing, they are not growing. And even when change is perceived as a negative, it … Continue reading How to Thrive in Change (5 min read)