The Fangs of Idealism

In my mind, I walked around a park that doesn’t exist after riding around on my Dutch bike for 45 minutes. Medium-sized grass was sat on by a group of artsy college students who blew e-cigarette smoke. Green shit produced by geese was easily stepped on and that showed on the hard ground.

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Inspiration’s Curse

Inspiration can hide itself for longer periods. How frightening that may be. There is this hunger for creating meaningful art. Sometimes, in fact, the art is better than previously envisioned. But often, a general dissatisfaction may come to fruition when the first vision does not match the final art. 

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7 Life Lessons

I haven’t lived a long time in all honesty. More likely than not, the upcoming days will have laughs, affections, travel, and a sense of mystery.  There is hope that some of the gained wisdom will be of good use in the future even in the more mediocre, uneventful days. Try to achieve greatness!   

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Fountain of Empathy

The Cult of Celebrity has existed for a very long time. Many years back, people strived to find out more about influential people such as Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar, and Elizabeth I of England. Today these leaders still awaken curiosity and even moments of empathy for their stories. Even with a vast collection of archeological evidence, modern day people will never get a glimpse of their true personalities even if they appear relatable in many ways. 

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Social Anxiety is not as Powerful as it Seems

Dealing with people can be unconditionally terrifying. Social rules differ based on cultural context, evolve throughout time, and can absolutely confuse all of us because what works for one person doesn’t work for the other. Our increasingly digitalized world does not necessarily require in-person contact and it’s no shocker that social anxiety is becoming more prevalent as a result.

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