I don’t really talk about my love life to my closest friends. Whenever they would ask, I simply reply that I do not have much going on regardless of whether it is true or not. It has been an instinct for some time now. I do, however, talk about my love life with friends that […]Read more "compartmentalization"
I feel like a splash of runny shit against a newly washed linen robe. I did a thing, and now I feel vulnerable. I want to not feel vulnerable because vulnerability is not a good feeling to feel. I’m not even sure if vulnerability is conducive to growth. If anything, I think it just makes […]Read more "the ontological origins of vulnerability"
There are a lot of loud people in Manhattan, notably the squad of three investment banking summer analysts in business casual sitting behind me at Bryant Park, complaining about the taxes on their $100k+ per year prorated salary. “Fucking government, man.” Yes. The fucking government. I have a problem with loud people. I especially have […]Read more "i hate loud people"
So often would my high school used to get sued by its own residents that it employed its own personal team of full-time attorneys. That was the type of high school that I went to, a high school with a large population of parents who found quite a bit to complain about… and who also […]Read more "the chainsmokers test"
You know that scene in Game of Thrones… when Jon and Ygritte go into the cave… and, you know, does the… thing… and then, a few episodes later, when Ygritte get shot with an arrow… she says, “We should have stayed in that cave.” When I watched this scene for the first time, I thought […]Read more "snow and shit"
What does it mean to sell out? Does it mean that at one point you were sold in? The phrase “selling out” bothers me quite a bit. I have not been able to articulate why until eating pies at Piebury Corner. Over dinner with a friend, we came to the conclusion that it is not […]Read more "“i’m selling out”"
I met another American affiliate student in my seminar the other day. It was an interesting experience, but not necessarily in a positive way. At best, I found the interaction jarring. The conversation went something like this: Me: … Oh cool, how are you enjoying yourself so far? Her: I’m just so tired. You as […]Read more "“busy”"