We are Punishing the Wrong People

A few weeks ago, I watched a documentary about the HSBC money laundering scandal. For those of you as unfamiliar with this scandal as I was, essentially the powerful international bank, HSBC, was knowingly manipulating regulations to funnel drug cartel money from Mexico and Colombia through the U.S. financial system. Being a bank that is... Continue Reading →

Reconsidering the Modern Growth Model

The majority of world societies (at least the ones that interact on a global scale) have an obsession with unbridled growth. In the past centuries, a countries reputation, status, influence, and power comes primarily with an increase in GDP, an increase in productive labor, an increase in population, an increase in medical and technological advancements,... Continue Reading →

More than an Empty Hospital Room

“I started realizing that people who are sick, and nurses and doctors as well, everyone in the medical community, everyone in the healthcare community, had been so stuck in this notion that a hospital room is this cold, sterile, white place where we go to be sick. And that that’s all that it can be.... Continue Reading →

The Power Of Asocials

There are many speculations out there regarding the current president’s psychological state. Some type him as a narcissist, and many others as either a sociopath or a psychopath.[i] I cannot assert my own assumption on his psychology with conviction, as I have never been that interested in Donald Trump as a person. Although he became... Continue Reading →

Stimulation Addiction

The quality of being drawn to stimulation isn’t unique or particular to the modern world, or any generation or population of people in particular. For centuries, humans have acquired habits to distract themselves from an often frustrating and callous reality. Our ancestors had celebrative rituals such as chants, séances, songs, dances, sport, orgies, and art... Continue Reading →

Perfection Paralysis

I am sitting in a café with a dauntingly blank Word page ahead of me when I notice the man at my left photoshopping an image of a female. The photo is zoomed in at the right corner; she is topless, but her breast is covered by her arm. With precise strokes from an electronic... Continue Reading →

Responding to Excess Stimulation

Edged on by colorful advertisements, loud media, and social platforms, our insatiable hunger for stimulation has resulted in a population excessively restricting or excessively indulging in the mass of services and products available. This excess, along with the reality that we don’t put in the effort to examine the cause of our impulses, has generated... Continue Reading →

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