Buried Beneath Fortune

We are granted, above all else, the illusion of choice, options to agree to predetermined acceptable outcomes that benefit only those who decided what they would be. Carefully instituted insurmountable obstacles command our decisions by force. These are the only viable ways that allow for their positive outcomes, and we are compromised by all. This [...]

Id Disguised as Ego

Any simpleton can lie. It used to require a great deal of intelligence to be convincing to much more than half of any population.  There was once a required understanding, at least one would hope in society’s idealistic infancy, of several considerations which might allow lies to be so widely believed: the subtlety and nuance [...]

Humanity Graded on a Curve

At our absolute worst, we consistently allow our need for personal satisfaction and comfort to precede those same needs in others, from the nameless and faceless, to those with whom we are personally invested. At our best, we do the same, just a little less often, and, in some cases, we feel the regret for our [...]