Epiphany and Oblivion, Rinse, Repeat

Epiphany and Oblivion, Rinse, Repeat It’s time for a change. I can feel it in the air, in my bones. I’ve become soft. Complacent, even. After a period of superhuman strength, vibrant health, and sharp, clear awareness of my trajectory in life, I’ve inadvertently allowed myself to slide back into destructive tendencies. I think the …

Responsibility is Power

We must realize that responsibility is power. Deciding to take full ownership, unlimited responsibility for one’s own life and circumstances, is the most majestic decision a person can make. We’re raised to believe that responsibility is somehow a negative concept. “Who is responsible for this?!” the teacher would cry whenever a kid stepped out of …

The Erotic Arm of the Dominator Culture

The whole world revolves around sex. Except sex, sex revolves around power. According to Freud, at least. I happen to agree. Sexual desire is man’s most powerful and transformative energy, likewise it is the aspect of man that is most vulnerable to manipulation. The dominator culture we inhabit (assuming you were born, grew up, and …

On Love and Lust

“Love” is a word that we use pretty indiscriminately. “I love ice cream”, “I love Game of Thrones”, “I love you”. I think it’s unfortunate that we throw it around so haphazardly, because the essential concept behind the word is a very powerful one. Perhaps it’s not that big a deal that we say we …

The Immense Power of Sexual Energy

Porn is ruining your mind and your life. I believe pornography today will be viewed by future generations in the same way that we view tobacco today. They’ll think “Wow, it was so obviously harmful to individual and societal health, how did it take so long for them to see it?” In the 40s and …