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The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I read ‘The Gulag Archipelago Volume I’ about six months ago. Unfortunately, I did not write a review at the time and therefore this review may not capture all my detailed thoughts on this book. I should re-read this book in the future and would like to read volume II at some point. Despite the… Continue reading The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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What Makes Re:Zero Special

Picture Credits: wallpaperaccess.com At the moment the anime eclipsing all other anime is ‘Attack on Titan’. It is currently airing part one of it’s final season. This season is capitalizing on all the build up of the previous seasons and is delivering a stellar finale. Despite its exploits, one anime is holding it’s own with… Continue reading What Makes Re:Zero Special

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Contrasting Slavoj Zizek with Jordan Peterson

I first watched Slavoj Zizek when he debated Jordan Peterson in ‘The debate that was not’. Most of the debate was Slavoj and Jordan discussing their commonalities than actually debating on their differences. Yet as personalities both these individuals are starkly different.   Slavoj challenged a few of Jordan Peterson’s rules, especially about personal responsibility.… Continue reading Contrasting Slavoj Zizek with Jordan Peterson

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Authenticity

One of the least talked about virtues of a person is authenticity. I feel that being authentic goes a long way in being interesting and likeable. Authenticity means being original and having views that are molded by your own personal thoughts and experiences. People on social media tend to be very superficial. Most of the… Continue reading Authenticity

Poetry

A Mundane Poem

I wonder what it's like,A mundane poem,With no pearls of wisdom,And no deeper explanation A poem about the falling sun,Into the sea,Without describing the crimson hues,And metaphysical implications A poem about starry skies,Without meandering imagination,Without heartfelt extrapolations,Just some calming imagery A truly simple poem,Not a simplicity that invokes thought,or describes visuals the eye doesn't see,But… Continue reading A Mundane Poem

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What Keeps you Sane

What keeps you sane?When your plans are failing,And dreams are collapsing,When your mistakes are monumental What keeps you sane,Are your attempts, at being better,You're small actions of little consequence,You're intentions despite your shortcomings What keeps you sane?When you have to give up despite your best efforts,When confronted by your irredeemable flaws,When you must move on,… Continue reading What Keeps you Sane

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Change

Everyday is a new day,A new day where something has changed,Cause everything always changes,Irrevocably, even if it's infinitesimally small Reminiscing the good old days,Where everything was simpler,Regretting our terrible choices,The lies we tell ourselves The world is changing,you could change along with it tooAccept the past for shaping who we are,And shaping ourselves for tomorrow… Continue reading Change

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Hiatus

Slowing down the breakneck speed,Into a consistent routine,the motivation is starting to dwindle,and inspiration comes a little less often So I may be gone a few days,and the enthusiasm may be smaller,But I'll be there,Cause, it's turned from a whirlwind into a routine It's not a bad thing, I think,That's how it sustains,From a sprint… Continue reading Hiatus