Monday, January 19, 2015

Being Your Opposite

People are either exactly who they appear to be, or the exact opposite.

As we become adults, we find ourselves; we begin to search for happiness and fulfillment, and we learn what makes ourselves tick.  We might not notice that we're figuring ourselves out, and a lot of the changes that follow are subconscious.  In response to hardships, we develop defense mechanisms that cover up our weaknesses.  If we are scared, we hide it with one of fear's polar opposites--perhaps overconfidence or flippancy.  If we are ashamed, we paint over our shame with a coat of hubris.

Thursday, January 1, 2015


In the past year, I've trudged through heart-rending tribulation, searched for inner understanding and peace, and wondered about my place in this world.  I've given sincere thought to how sociopolitical power works, and deeply contemplated how we can pull together as a human race to address its pressing dangers.

In short, I spent a lot of time thinking and giving myself room to breathe.  This change in my lifestyle was exactly what I needed at this phase of my life.  I feel like, for the most part, I've found myself.  I know who I am.  I know what makes me tick, the lifestyle that works for me, what I want, and what I am capable of doing.