Loneliness & Hegel

Contemporary loneliness is a Hegelian antithesis. It is a reaction to the Hegelian thesis of the world before of creepiness and darkness that was pervasive as well as its hyperbolization in the media such as in the horror and the true crime genres. A Hegelian antithesis is a psychological phenomenon of reactance to a norm.Continue reading “Loneliness & Hegel”

Capitalism & Suicide: The Modern Examples of Weber and Durkheim

For parents, especially contemporary culturally suburban ones since the 1990s, the aim has been to have successy children who excel. I never had this ambition and always saw it as wrong. A good woman is not a CEO because a good person is not a CEO but an underground activist resisting the CEO. I sayContinue reading “Capitalism & Suicide: The Modern Examples of Weber and Durkheim”

The Path to a Social Japan and the Birth of a New Paradigm

As touched on in the article I wrote about the anti-catcalling laws, the over-punishing of minor anti-social behavior is not the result of progressive politics even if it manifests itself in it. It is the bourgeois, suburban, fears of the uncanny and the marginalized. I referenced an The Atlantic article by Conor Friedersdorf where heContinue reading “The Path to a Social Japan and the Birth of a New Paradigm”

The Horror Genre and Psychlogy

Recently, I came across a psychology article from the APA talking about how horror movies can provide a safe environment to engage with our deep emotions and break rumination cycles. This is where we get to when a science is internally stove-piped because while horror may be something like exposure therapy in the acute andContinue reading “The Horror Genre and Psychlogy”

The Rise of Melodrama: Worthy & Unworthy Victims in the Contemporary Discourse

The Ofxord dictonary’s 2018 word of the year was “toxic” and in an age where the term “red flag” is becoming almost as common as the word “the”, the question needs to be put to people the degree to which they’re version of whatever story it is is accurate and to what degree it isContinue reading “The Rise of Melodrama: Worthy & Unworthy Victims in the Contemporary Discourse”

Rawls, Ghosting, and Honor

It used to be that breaking up by text message was considered a new low in social norms. Today, breaking up by text message is bordering on chivalrous in light of the popularity of ghosting. The ultimate defense of ghosting is Rawlsian. Its only defense is that it does not violate the negative liberties ofContinue reading “Rawls, Ghosting, and Honor”

The Price of Universal Deceit

It would be impossible to live by Kant’s strict code of honesty. Lying, according to him, sets a precedent that everyone would potentially follow and if everybody lied then no one could trust each other. To say nothing about the lack of psychological science backing that up, it would lead to mass metaphorical crucifixions. Likely,Continue reading “The Price of Universal Deceit”

Martyrdom, Love, and Fear

In my recent article “Flirting on the Spectrum”, I write about how awkwardness can lead to false red flags and how the world being at DEFCON ONE prevents romance. I have never had that type of fear and it isn’t just because I’m male but because I am not that afraid of death or harmContinue reading “Martyrdom, Love, and Fear”

Intllectual Hedonism

The story of the end of liberal democracy is one of the decline of shame and honor. Liberal democracy requires the graceful and chivalrous accepting of defeat. We live in an age where people increasingly end relationships through ghosting and over ever smaller causes. The filibuster and abandonment have existed for a long time butContinue reading “Intllectual Hedonism”

Mental Health & Liberalism

In Francis Fukuyama’s 1989 essay “The End of History”, he expounded that history ended in 1806 with the defeat of the Holy Roman Empire by Napoleon at the Battle of Jena. His reasoning was that this was the moment Enlightenment ideas in politics had crossed the point of no return and would remain the foundationContinue reading “Mental Health & Liberalism”