‘To be or not to be. That’s not really a question’

“To be or not to be. That’s not really a question,” quipped film director Jean-Luc Godard back to Shakespeare’s most famous line. To be is rather a false start. We think that success breeds confidence, but it’s actually the little lessons along the way that build up our future. Struggle makes us human Similarly, it […]

A retrospective report

We take a retrospective report, this time with the prospect old various viewpoints. When we look back at our own history, it only makes sense now and never then. We can only see as the neurons emit. The future prohibits knowledge Gathering experience increases one’s attentiveness toward ambient hints. Age is hypnotic, it compels us […]

Technology spreads unreality

The reason we’re so comfortable around friends is because we can strip away the plastic and can be ourselves, zits and all. The problem with social media is that while it allows for the perfected self, it also undermines reality. Juxtaposing our screen lives and raw selves can make us feel fraudulent. Technology spreads unreality. […]

The effect of expectation

The placebo creates a ceremony of expectation. It builds off novelty and reinvigorates confidence in the possibility of recovery. We all fall victim to the soft mental implantation of a placebo, the oldest medicine in the world. One simple belief kickstarts a chemical revolution. But in reality, the answer just needed to be poked from dormancy. […]

The sorcery of screens

The internet never ends. Mountains of content are piling up as we speak. The hook is neither in our control or that of technology. We pull the lever, the slot machine spits out a variable reward. It’s impossible to disentangle ourselves from the mindlessness of a ludic loop. With more data, the machine grows smarter […]

Assume everything and nothing

We suffer from a surfeit of choice. Stuck in indecision, we end up doing nothing at all. Perhaps intertia is the best solution in these dizzying times. Instead of forcing the issue, we let nature take its course. But more often than not, life doesn’t move unless we do. It begs for action and a […]