Tag Archives: Thinking

How do you make sense of literature if you haven’t lived?

I’ve been reading Wuthering Heights as a part of my quest to re-take my A-Levels, and it has been remarkably fulfilling, and thought-provoking. As I study the book, I find myself relating it to my personal experience, and to other … Continue reading

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Swarm Intelligence and God: How we are already are a part of something greater than ourselves.

Have you ever observed an ant colony, and noticed that there appears to be a greater intelligence guiding the ants’ collective behaviour? Each individual ant is relatively clueless about what it’s doing, but it serves a role in something greater … Continue reading

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dealing with that familiar empty feeling

 “It’s lackadaisical days like today that make me realise how empty my life is. Something is missing; Ambition? Direction? I can’t pinpoint what it is. The same frightened feeling used to collect in my chest whenever I could hear my … Continue reading

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Soulmates: why reality is actually more wondrous and beautiful than fantasy.

What is a soulmate? If you believe that there is someone out there who has a divine predisposition to being the “perfect partner” for you… No. The odds are ridiculously against that. There are 6 billion people in the world. … Continue reading

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the inadequacy of critical thinking

It bothers me when critical thinking is portrayed as the Holy Grail of thought and intellectual firepower- as if we could solve all our problems just by carefully evaluating everything we have in front of us. We’ve reached a stage … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Melancholy of Existence

Every so often I get plagued with a horrible feeling of loneliness and emptiness, like nothing really matters. Nobody can really be trusted, nothing is truly certain, life is intrinsically cruel, you know the drill. I do sincerely believe it … Continue reading

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