The Abolition of Man

Science, the holy grail of comprehension, despite being incomprehensible for many, still accepted with open arms. For most, science is that which generates knowledge. After all, art or philosophy didn’t bring us to outer space. Altruism never cured cancer and a poem never moved an aeroplane through the sky. Science did it, and science did it well. Much of what we appreciate about modern life had to be discovered, researched and explained. To deny that Science has been a blessing for humanity would be blind and arrogant. But to deny that science is not a blessing alone would be so too. Continue reading

“I wrote some raps that make sure that my lifeline

Reeking the scent of a reaper, ensuring that my allegiance

With the other side may come soon, and if I’m doomed

May the womb help my mother be blessed for many moons

I suffer a lot, and every day the glass mirror

Get tougher to watch; I tie my stomach in knots

And I’m not sure why I’m infatuated with death

My imagination is surely an aggravation of threats

That can come about, ’cause the tongue is mighty powerful

And I can name a list of your favorites that probably vouch

Maybe ’cause I’m a dreamer and sleep is the cousin of death

Really stuck in the schema of wondering when I’mma rest”

– Kendrick Lamar

Pictures

Our life consists of pictures. Little moments when time seems to hesitate just long enough for us to capture them. Adding them all together, we end up with a movie we can neither rewind nor skip ahead. Everything is constantly changing, the people that step into the picture, the motives and the backgrounds.
In the course of this movie, there is one picture we as cameramen will never fully be able to see. It’s going to be one of the most important pictures in the whole movie, yet we will never be able to take a glimpse at it: A portrait of the protagonist if you will, our self-perception. Continue reading

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

– Winston Churchill

There is in me an anarchy and frightful disorder. Creating makes me die a thousand deaths, because it means making order, and my entire being rebels against order. But without it I would die, scattered to the winds.

– Albert Camus

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside of us while we live.”

– Norman Cousins