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I have often wondered how it is that everyone loves himself more than anyone else, but rates his own judgment of himself below that of others. Anyway, if a god or some wise tutor appeared at his side and told him to entertain no internal thought or intention which he won’t immediately broadcast outside, he… Continue reading Reflection: The Importance of Internal Dialogue
Each day you see them pass by, the crowd, the people, the beings, the strangers, not a single thought is spent on those you share the bus or train rides with, those who you see stuck in traffic with you, those you walk beside on the concrete sidewalks, all just strangers, when you look from… Continue reading Poem: There was one
We want him to be in maximum uncertainty, so that his mind will be filled with contradictory pictures of the future, every one of which arouses hope or fear. There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human’s mind against the Enemy. This is the advice the demon Screwtape gives his nephew, Wormwood… Continue reading How Our Mindset Is Corrupted
How we all try and understand you, The greatest of minds man has to offer, are At your feet, How does your ego not inflate? How have you stayed the same all these years? The wisdom of philosophers, Digging deep in you, trying To see what you are, The tools of the scientists, Prodding, measuring,… Continue reading Poem: How do you stay so still?
Many aspects of storytelling are explored in the novel, The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien. In particular, whether or not a fictional truth can be greater than the real truth and secondly, perhaps more important, what’s the point of storytelling? The storytelling technique Tim O’Brien uses blurs the line between what really happened and… Continue reading Why We Tell Stories