Love is often considered a necessary need, ranking third on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, below self-esteem. I think it’s time to swap the two. Humans are social animals, and the “need” that drives one to seek unwarranted love is insecurity and uncertainty of one’s own place in the world. By unwarranted love, I mean the […]Read More Love – a need?
^ ^ a visualization of my demonic ex Just now, a high school friend expressed to me his disgust of his campus’s hookup culture after listening to a talk at his school titled “Stinky Freshmen”. I got that parental feeling (with no idea where it’s coming from) when your kid realizes how babies are actually […]Read More Monsters and Demons
Few people my age are active nihilists. Some of my acquaintances, especially those at elite universities, have had existential crisis’s, thoughts of “what’s this all for?” …but almost always they come out soft determinists (or moral compatibilists ), rediscover meaning in their life, usually via friendships, goals, or family, and live on (until their next […]Read More Sarcasm
Me: *finishes final exam of the quarter, tries to brainstorm available friends I can grab a meal with before my flight tomorrow* *10 mins later, I open text message* Me: Hey hey are you still around today or tomorrow? Friend: Aw a friend has an end of the quarter party off campus. I’m going now. […]Read More Panda Express
3 exams crushed, a poster and a report down, with 1 final exam on Friday to go before this quarter is a wrap. Now I can feel the abyss slowly coming back to me to settle the void left by the absence of my 4 weekly psets and 5 courses that count for my major. […]Read More Emptied Cup
Last year on this day, June 22, I signed a relationship pact with a devil reincarnate into my autobiography, which I announced publicly on social media with the quote, “Earmark this date into my autobiography”. As thus, I have become a sinner, and I repent. Since then, I have experienced the highest of highs and […]Read More Anniversary
It’s time to give those who wave a hand in the air the proper respect they deserve. Even as elementary students, we’ve all been taught, “Please don’t hesitate to ask”, yet here students are in college, still hesitating to ask. As we grow up, the subtlety of the simple raising a hand in the air, […]Read More Unsung Heroes of a Classroom