From 4 August, 2011
Can words be beautiful because they are words alone? Is language innately aesthetically pleasing enough so that anything written or spoken well becomes worthy of our admiration? Or do we simply, in our fragile, mortal ego love to love the physical-izations of our selves regardless of what form it may take?
“I have trouble communicating with people who talk in answers.” ...– Things I’ve learned so far in India.
Culture of Fear: From 30 June, 2011
I never really realized how much fear of different things is a part of our culture. We’re afraid of everything. From bugs to rapists to plane crashes and food. Perhaps that’s a side effect of our social problems cycle (Shout out to Dr. Gregory, SOC 201D), or our ideas of perfectibility. In order for a framing to achieve the desired outrage, it must tap into our fear. The reason I...
Thoughts: From 29 June, 2011
What is perhaps more remarkable than anything I had prepared for is how I might change. It is still considerably early, but I failed to anticipate the freedom offered by coming to a brand new place, with without any other person to really know me before hand. I have been given the opportunity to truly sculpt myself without others to offer opinions or ideas of my own history. Here I am left with...