• Vanity

    Entry #3: Viktor Frankl on Our Search for Meaning, and How to Find Ours

    If you’re a book aficionado, you must be somewhat familiar with the name Viktor Frankl, or at least on the book title “Man’s Search for Meaning”. If these don’t ring a bell, here’s a little excerpt explaining the book’s content taken from God Wikipedia: Man’s Search for Meaning is a 1946 book by Viktor Frankl chronicling his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, and describing his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positively about, and then immersively imagining that outcome. Wikipedia, as of 2019 Published originally in 1946, this book is divided into 2 main parts; Frankl’s personal experience…

  • Daily Philosophy

    Entry #2: Our Imagination is Not Imagination, At All

    But rather, a collection of pieces and bits from previously collected memories and mental images. Let me give some context to the background of this particular blog post. I’m a fond reader of philosophy and psychology in general, but have been rather lazy about it. Most of what I do is browse through¬†Brain Pickings, read books that look interesting and slightly related to them (review of “Man’s Search for Meaning” is coming up, by the way), and read existential articles¬†here and there to try and at least scratch the surface of the field. I was living on the presumption that skimming through articles is a legit way to gain knowledge…

  • Our Identity
    Vanity

    Entry #1: How We Shape Our Identity Through Clothes

    When we look at the mirror, we know the answer to this straight away. But the what is perhaps much easier than the why. Why are you wearing that? Why do we wear certain outfit to school, to work, to a party, to a friend’s wedding? What shaped these decisions? From the day we were born until now, our fashion decisions create the style that we embrace today. What happened back then? What made us decide to buy certain items? The first reason must be because our parents chose them for us, and we followed along until we’re mature enough to navigate the confusing world of fabric. Our styles, and…