The stupid reasons why we avoid reality

Sometimes, when I lose something, I deliberately choose to not go about looking for it at first. Say, if I suddenly realise that my wallet’s not in my pocket or in its usual place, I’ll choose to delay doing anything about it and instead I’ll think Read More …

Stuck in Purgatory Paradise

Facebook has a new feature called ‘On This Day’. It’s a feature where Facebook belches up old memories and reminds you what you were doing on this day; 1 year ago, 2 years ago and so on. Well, I’m finding these relentless reminders depressing at Read More …

Harness the power of retrospect: 3 tips to start your own journaling

As humans, we’re natural born storytellers. Our memories serve an important purpose in defining our unique story. Throughout life, we often draw our sense of identity from memories and places in time. Experiences of the past melt and blend, creating wisdom for our future. The Read More …

You are not your thoughts

“I think therefore I am”, the famous phrase uttered by renowned Philosopher Rene Descartes was perhaps one, if not the most, fundamentally flawed philosophical statements of all time (sorry Rene). To assume that I exist and I know that I exist because I think thoughts, Read More …

What’s wrong with escapism?

Most, if not all of us, strive to escape from reality. We do this quite regularly. Sometimes, we feel that reality is too bright, too clear, too crisp. Reality is the bright day that assaults you when you step outside after recovering from a hangover in Read More …

Are We Really Living in the End Times?

I sit, watching the hour of unconscious chaos on my TV that is the evening news. A macabre carousel of tragic scenes from around the globe fill my lounge room. Live crosses to crisp-suited reports standing among chaos consume my evening, delivering stories of terror Read More …

The Danger of Imagination

Brains these days are pretty advanced. I think, maybe too advanced. I’m not sure I’m ready for a frontal lobe yet and neither are you. You see, sometimes in history things go through rapid spurts of advancement. Like the ‘4 minute mile’, once a record Read More …