The Climb for a Dominant Position in Hierarchy Will Not Bring You Happiness

Like animals, humans have a variety of social hierarchies. The relationships shared between individuals within these hierarchies may be defined by monetary income, education, position, prestige, or what have you. As a general rule, humans tend to strive to dominate these hierarchies by attaining the highest level of status possible. Why? In viewing the world … Continue reading The Climb for a Dominant Position in Hierarchy Will Not Bring You Happiness

Shadow Work: Immersion

Life isn't what it was supposed to be. It is not at all as you have imagined. Career goals have fallen short, that business idea was more quixotic than expected, and now you earn your wages working various menial jobs, just to get by. Though you know your ideal contributions to society are predicated on … Continue reading Shadow Work: Immersion

Why I Dropped Out of College – Part 1

Attending institutions of higher education is often considered a mandatory requisite to the unfolding of one's "success" in life. Go to college and get a degree, and you will land a job that will provide financial security in a field that you enjoy. This is the conditioned truth. While it is blatantly evident that college … Continue reading Why I Dropped Out of College – Part 1

Ashes – The Commoner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYlPvRNiDtk Man of sand has strewn his cities across the earth and sea.. Laughing at the gods so arrogantly as he tries to set himself free he says, "I wont be ashamed of how Ive scorched the Earth..I wont feel a thing when the last crimson flower dies... I will to own the earth..the rain, … Continue reading Ashes – The Commoner

Two Societies: The Kerner Commission’s Portent

The 1968 assertion of the Kerner Commission which portends the eventual bifurcation of the American populace into two unequal societies (white and black), can be supported with socio-economic data. To begin, let it be noted that economic inequalities for all racial groups are readily observed. For example, according to the updated 2005 study by G. … Continue reading Two Societies: The Kerner Commission’s Portent

What Would a Shinobi Do if He Was Resurrected into the 21st Century?

What I have observed in modern 'ninjutsu' dojos typically constitutes a colorful reanimation of Japanese history (albeit quite dilute in many instances). This claim is not informed by an academic acumen steeped in the real history of Japan, but more a reason which perceives all history and historical imitations as dubious on some level. There … Continue reading What Would a Shinobi Do if He Was Resurrected into the 21st Century?

Ruminating Energy: We Could Use a Few Fusion Reactors

"The most important aspect of an energy resource is whether it takes more inputs of fossil fuel energy than the output energy returned, or Energy Returned on Energy Invested (EROEI). So for a windmill, you’d look at how much fossil fuel energy was used to mine the iron, aluminum, concrete, to fabricate all the components, … Continue reading Ruminating Energy: We Could Use a Few Fusion Reactors