Relativity of Pain

Several years ago, a friend of mine crossed paths with a man who was paralyzed from the neck down, the result of an attempted suicide from a highway overpass. In their brief conversation, the man told his story about how and why he decided to end his life following an unfortunate breakup, one that had… Continue reading Relativity of Pain

Quiet, Yellow Man

I sit, as one, divided. Divided in today's nearly black world where the society around me forces me to pick sides. On racial issues. In political debates. On everything. And when I can't quite make up my mind, I end up staying silent: a mute watching from the sidelines. When I keep my mouth shut,… Continue reading Quiet, Yellow Man

StuffStuff&Stuff

When I bring up the fact that I'm economically conservative, people usually assume I'm referring to the political use of the term. In reality, the government's spending isn't what I'm referencing, but personal spending. The modern epitome of success can be exemplified through the richest human beings on Earth: celebrities. Movie stars, rappers, CEOs. The… Continue reading StuffStuff&Stuff

The Happy Pills

After seeing a seemingly endless number of therapists, I was convinced that I needed medications to feel good, to feel like a normal person again. Merely talking to someone about how I felt and my problems just didn't seem to be getting results, which led me to think, “people smoked to get high and drank… Continue reading The Happy Pills

Be My Friend

Every New Year's Eve, I clean out my Facebook friends list by unfriending people who I no longer have a genuine connection with. Usually, I find that they’re people I skip over or are no longer relevant to me -- someone who I’ve lost connection to. This year, I went the full mile and brought… Continue reading Be My Friend

Hollow Shells

The average human brain weighs about 3 pounds; in North America, the average human weighs around 180 pounds. Take a moment to consider that an organ that makes up less than 2% of your body's mass has control over absolutely everything. Those trillions of neural connections communicating with each other that allows the human mind… Continue reading Hollow Shells