As a student, my day-to-day is generally engaging but often exhaustive. In business especially, things tend to be highly practical, and aspire towards objective certainty. My escape has always lain with the arts. As a writer, I value anything that ties objective to subjective; I’m always searching for stories that explore complex, real themes without needing to be overly complex or ‘real’. Three words for the kind of writing I hope to create: vivid, flowing, rousing.
A Fisherman Observes
Look to the ships: they trace the sky
In lines of gray and spotty white
In tails of smoke like fishing lines
Against the dying of the light.
Between the glitter of their skins
A swarm ferments, and though the rays
Are bright, the sunshine cannot warm
What lies within. Upon my gaze.
You're Probably not an INtrovert.
Or an extrovert.
Carl Jung has a confession to make. When he coined the terms “introvert” and “extrovert” back in 1921, he also mentioned a third group — one that was “the most numerous and includes the less differentiated normal man.”
Today we call them ‘Ambiverts’. You’re probably one of them.
FOMO and Existentialism
Let’s make things clear; FOMO (the Fear of Missing Out) is usually bad for you.
It’s associated with “fatigue, stress, physical symptoms, and decreased sleep”. It both increases and stigmatizes loneliness, which is shaping up to be the silent killer of our times.
Google defines FOMO as: “anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on social media.”