Binging Until We Purge

TV, Netflix, movie theaters, eating, dieting, drinking, iTunes, Spotify, shopping malls, online shopping, retail shopping, smoothies, ice cream, frozen yogurt, coffee, boba, cosmetics, gasoline, insurance, dishes, silverware, video games... Everything we experience within our world can be distinguished as either Consumption or Production. Consumption is everything listed above, and obviously millions of other activities, hobbies,… Continue reading Binging Until We Purge

Beyond Resilience; the True Opposite of Fragility

In today's mainstream society, the concept of being fragile - physically or psychologically - is considered and defended as an ideal characteristic. Historically, suffering has been promoted culturally in each of the Abrahamic religions: Moses suffers through arduous wandering and finds the Hebrew God in a burning bush, then suffers even greater after finding the Promised Land… Continue reading Beyond Resilience; the True Opposite of Fragility

Industrial Society and Its Future

An essay which holds incredible significance and insight into understanding our current system and its failings (for the individual and the communities comprised thereof), was written in the mid-1990's. Since that time, the concepts of industrial dominance, automation, and their connection to ever-increasing societal distresses addressed in it have only grown in severity and occurrence, spread in… Continue reading Industrial Society and Its Future

Are You A Ghost Using The Internet? Part 2

Part One is found here In our contemporary age, we like to think of "web-surfing" as a much more involved or stimulating activity than just "channel-surfing," a term (dating back to at least 1986) for television viewers who would scan their thousands of available TV stations without finding a program that even remotely (lol!) pleased them. Channel-surfing… Continue reading Are You A Ghost Using The Internet? Part 2

“What’s The Point of Doing Anything if Nobody’s Watching?”

"We all want to be famous, to be seen, frozen, preserved in the media, because we've come to trust what is seen more than what is actually lived. Somehow we've gotten everything backwards and images seem more real to us than experiences. To know that we really exist, that we really matter, we have to… Continue reading “What’s The Point of Doing Anything if Nobody’s Watching?”