I don’t want to be happy. Or more accurately I want to stop striving to be happy. I have nothing against being happy and I’m sure I’ll be happy many times in my life. But there’s this persistent lie we’re told and often believe in, especially in the good ol’ USA. That the key to […]
There are those moments when everything feels vaguely detached, the body feels restless, the mind wanders. What might have entertained a moment before isn’t a sufficient distraction and there might even be a creeping feeling. Something isn’t wrong, but nothing is quite right. Dissatisfaction and malaise are often found here as well. Welcome to the […]
The other day (and by the other day you must understand that I could mean yesterday or six months ago) I discussed effort and how important it was, because it really is important. I absolutely stand by everything I said about effort being a finite resource and that whenever possible you should pour effort into the […]
So I’m rereading a creative philosophy/help book called Creative Thursday. I rather liked it the first time around, but generally I find that most books like that will give you more if you give them a second read. The first time you’re concentrating on reading too much to absorb everything and the second time allows a […]
I realize that this is much more touchy-feely than most of my writing, but I’m not completely devoid of such sentimentalities. If you find this a bit hippy-dippy (and man I struggled with that myself, but I wrote it so I’m going to post it), tough this is my blog and I get to ramble […]
Introverts, the magical unicorns of the personality rainbow.