One of the reasons many people remain poor is because it is easier to justify poverty than it is to justify prosperity. There will always be people to rally around you and attempt to comfort you when you make all your excuses for being poor. In fact, poverty makes you seem more relatable to the … Continue reading In Defense of Poverty
The story is told of a man called Okonkwo in the award-winning book,“Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. Okonkwo is consumed with the fear of becoming like his father, Unoka. All his thought processes and corresponding actions revolve around this fear. Therefore, his one goal in life is to make sure he doesn’t become like … Continue reading Are We Better than our Fathers?
I’ve always had vivid night dreams, but when I was younger most of them were nightmares: someone chasing me to kill me, someone I knew showing up as “cruela de vil,” from 101 Dalmatians, someone who had died showing up in my dream and trying to drag me into the darkness or asking me to … Continue reading Dream 103: Take Back the Night
This is Blessing Monday, reporting on the terrifying state of 21st century romance. I’m sorry to announce that amazingly abusive games are now considered romantic. I cannot decide what’s worse: the fact that these games are played or the fact that they’re accepted as normal and have even come to be expected by couples during … Continue reading A Dissertation on 21st Century Romance
It’s not news: I’m strange. However, when I was younger, I actually thought I was the only sane person on the planet and everyone else was weird. “What is wrong with people? Why are they like that?” I would think all too often. My sister still calls me an alien, and I am fond of … Continue reading Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!
Excellence can be a virtue, but it depends on where it is applied. You probably know someone, if not you, who is a champion at worrying. Excellence at worrying leads its victim to a point where he/she worries about the fact that there is nothing to worry about! This person gets scared when life seems … Continue reading The Excellent Worrier