Why am I here? Why am I doing this? Why are things the way they are? These are questions we've all asked ourselves more times than is possible to count. They're questions that have motivated the creation of countless thousands of pages written by philosophers, theorists, clergy, artists, and scientists alike. They may sound slightly … Continue reading Feeling Stuck? Press Reset
Besides your DNA, what's one thing about you that is true of no one else? You might be inclined to say that nothing about you is truly unique - there's nothing new under the sun, everything's been done, we're all just grains of sand in an existential desert. I wouldn't disagree with you - there … Continue reading Originality, By Design
I'm feeling a little philosophic today, so I'll ask: Just what is authenticity all about? We've been talking about it at work in regards to job interviews, but it's clear that the construct applies to a lot more than just that. But it's a slippery thing to try to define. When applied to people, the … Continue reading University, or Masquerade Ball?
Something is very wrong. Maybe it's just the "what does it all mean?" question that I find myself asking from time to time, without being able to come up with a satisfactory answer. Maybe it's the existentialist in me coming out since I started reading R.D. Laing's The Politics of Experience and the Bird of Paradise … Continue reading Academia vs. Students: Disconnected