For a time, I was living under the impression that in the Nine Inch Nails’ album Broken there is a song where Trent Reznor sings: “Happiness is slavery”. Right until the point when I went to look for an accurate transcript of the lyrics when I found out it is actually “Happiness in slavery”. This…
Is your body something you should be positive about? Why? Is positivity really that important? Should you be positive about every aspect of your life?
In my view, this call for positivity is, in effect, harmful to people.
Individualism makes us all believe, that each of us should decide for themselves about themselves. Unless you are a kid, and even there, it strongly depends on how radical individualist a parent is. This leads to a crushing conclusion, that you (at least should) know what is best for you.
What I have in mind, when posing this question is: “Is idealism a good thing for the democratic process? Are people with idealistic beliefs beneficial for democracy? Is democracy beneficial for idealists?” Let’s give these questions some time, you and I.
What is it to be a man? I have come to believe that the cornerstone of being a man is the ability to suppress. Suppressing emotions, well captured in the old saying “men don’t cry”, is hardly news to anyone. The suppression I have in mind is more significant than that.
Oh, what could you do, if only you had a strong will. Or rather, what could you not do?
Well… That is a depressing question? Who, in a clear mind, would ask that? This simple question is one way ticket to depression. What is the point of me, getting up in the morning? What is the point of me eating lunch every day? What is the point of living this life?
Going back home can be especially hard if the surroundings there are set for a different kind of you.
Easy life. You wake up, you go someplace, you do simple work, you go back, you have some fun, you go to sleep. Who can really say their life is hard? Especially of all the people that can read this article.
Humans tend to a baseline mood. For some, maybe, this baseline is at an acceptable height, I however believe that for most, this baseline is feeling miserable. If you have no clue what I am talking about right now, you are one of the lucky ones…