We are now weathered by the damning knowledge of years;by the shift from blind confidence to grim, pragmatic understanding.Now, we counter the disappointing and inevitable with doomed longing for all outcomes to defy the proof of experience despite our familiarity. In the past, in the blissful ignorance of youth, I always thought I was and [...]
When most claim to prefer originality; that they enjoy the anarchy of free thought and new ideas, what they really mean is they just have an entirely different set of rules which are just as limiting as any other person’s ideas of what is “good” and what is not. Listen as they explain their preferences [...]
I want to teach my daughter to be a free thinker, to question authority, to be self actualized and independent. I also want her to brush her teeth and go to F$@&ING BED at 7:30. I think when I say to her, “Ari, I’ve read you 6 books, you had two glasses of milk, we [...]
Every so often, not nearly often enough, I try to consider all of the things I’ve done, choices I’ve made, paths I’ve chosen for the better or worse; all of the terrible and wonderful bullshit which has built this life and those which have chipped away at its meaning. I consider the irrational and grounded [...]
How long before we become so callous that we no longer recognize hell? Sometimes life is the gift we would like to believe we deserve. Other times, it is the most elegantly designed of all the tortures; the one which we actually, wrongfully believe we deserve.
How much you know or learn is not a measure of your depth. Depth resides in remembering and empathizing with who and how you were before you knew what you now know; before you learned how valid or invalid what it was you believed and giving the same respect to the limitless versions of what [...]
What it must take to remain a static character in your own story! How harrowing, the task of fending off change, growth, and self-actualization! How pitiful, the reason for such a desire! How defeating, the triumph; how trivial, the fortune when you feign to believe you are content being the person you were yesterday while [...]