You buy shit hoping it will make you happy. But your life continues to suck. Now you get rid of it all hoping the purge will bring rapture. Welcome to minimalism Welcome also to the 21st century, where the spectrum of spiritual irony has people hoarding new beliefs to bring them closer to God and … Continue reading How to start a fire
The sky is the color of fire. The cliff is burning into an impossible expanse, a surrender. And the sea—the sea is a pool of tears shed at the frightening abundance of so much beauty and sacrifice. The sea is extinguishing itself into the sky. Beauty makes you feel infinitely. There's something about it that makes … Continue reading A beautiful disquiet
How did philosophy become the annoying one? Of the seven liberal arts that make up the three-year-long job application to Starbucks, five are tedious schlock. Music is respite and logic is philosophy's scaffolding. At a time when beliefs were adulterating lives, philosophy put thought through a purification process. It was a cataract for a fading … Continue reading Philosophy
"Find your passion." "Finding your passion is stupid. Find what you are good at, and do it long enough, and it will become your passion." Find something you undisputedly suck at, but for strictly self-loathing reasons, want to continue doing, and then keep doing until you realize you have become so good at being bad … Continue reading Bhakti
I'm Waiting in my cold cell when the bell begins to chimeReflecting on my past life and it doesn't have much time'Cause at 5 o'clock, they take me to the Gallows PoleThe sands of time for me are running low If writing feels like anything, it feels like that Iron Maiden song. It's why every … Continue reading How much longer?
In about 3 seconds from now, you are going to judge me. I, though, do not judge people. Did you do it already? Did you read that and go, "Can you believe this self-lubricating shitgibbon?", and then privately feel happy about your level of self-awareness, like I did? Perfection has been the holy grail of … Continue reading Burger and fries, anyone?
Why do we take some people more seriously than most others? a) Because "some" people love you and everything they say must be right. b) Because "most" people are idiots and you should take Nothing they say seriously, which leaves you with "some" people.c) Screw people. I know I am right. (Sounded cool right?—are they … Continue reading Preservatives
A hundred years from now, when our century joins human civilization in its conclusive temporality, what will our page in the history book look like? My wager is on a pop-up ad. When TV sold people shit, it was unequivocal. It wasn't ashamed about coming off as crummy. Because what was your alternative? Stop watching? … Continue reading Buying the monk’s ferrari
August 1973, Stockholm, Sweden. Guy takes four people hostage in a bank's vault. He goes through the customary shindig of demand or doom. He keeps this up for four days—threatening to kill a hostage every day, getting on the line with the Prime minister of Sweden, and while still on call, strangleholding a hostage until … Continue reading The respectability of idiots
I have put something up on this blog almost every week—it's annoying. Been doing it for some years. I should be tired. It bothers me that I am not. If you haven't guessed already, this essay is going to be more narcissistic than usual. Nothing about what I am doing is special. There are people … Continue reading K