Category Archives: Life

The World Of Newton vs. The World Of God

If you don’t have God in your life, everything that happens to you is seemingly random and mathematical, based on statistical probabilities, which will regularly evoke the same questions: Why me? Why this? Why now? There is no rhyme or reason to your fate, so the best plan becomes to extract as much reward and […]

Lifestyle Is The Disease

Many people are unhappy with how their lives are going. They’re depressed, they desire more pleasure, they’re lonely, they lack purpose, and so on. While life contains many inherent hardships, most of the suffering that people experience are a direct result of a lifestyle they chose that they thought would solve their problems. Instead, it […]

Moderation Is A Myth

I used to believe that it was easy to moderate my vices using willpower alone, whether it comes to sex or something as basic as coffee, but I realized that “moderation” or seeking the “middle path” are mythical notions. If you allow just a little bit of vice in your life, the process of backsliding […]

How I Turned To God

The following is a brief testimony of how I came to God. A more detailed version can be found in my speech, What I Learned About Life. Many people are surprised that I have become such a fervent believer in God, and to that I say, “You’re not the only one.” In high school, I […]

The Denial Of Death

After my sister died in March of 2018, I was desperate to make sense of what happened. A close friend of mine recommended I read the book Die Wise by Stephen Jenkinson. I also watched the documentary about him called Griefwalker. Jenkinson is a Canadian who worked in the “death industry” as a director of […]

Why Is Everything So Fake?

The more I look at the world around me, the more I realize the fakery of everything, from the food I eat to the beauty of the women I’m attracted to. And yet, no one else seems to mind. People run away from what is natural and authentic to dive straight into the fake, and […]

Eulogy

The following is an adaptation of the eulogy I gave at my sister’s funeral service. She diedĀ of cancer in March 2018. She was my only sister, born seven years after me. I never imagined I would have to one day stand here and give her eulogy. A few days before she died, I told her […]

The Rejection Of Natural Life

On the surface, it seems that living in a city is far easier than living close to nature. Proof of this is the nonstop migration of people from rural areas to urban ones. But aren’t we natural beings? Why does life seem to get easier the further from nature we go? For the past decade, […]

Get Away From Me

I remember the same spot from last year, a short breakwall that protects the small marina. Benches were placed along its length every twenty feet, providing just enough privacy from your neighbors. I walked to the last bench and sat down. It was peaceful. I watched the small waves break against the rocks and wondered […]

The Ball On A String

I arrived at a small town in a country I’ve never been to before. It had a traditional character of families and young people going for long, meandering strolls on promenades lined with sidewalk cafes and restaurants. No Starbucks or corporate chains in sight. Many people walk as slow as me, which is rare in […]

Comfort Will Not Give You Meaning In Life

Many people plan their lives around the pursuit of comfort. Whether it comes to work, relationships, or day-to-day living, all decisions are made with the goal to increase comfort while decreasing discomfort. The problem with this approach is that comfort does not provide you with meaning. You can have all the comfort in the world […]

When You Set A Goal, You Inherit A Lifestyle

Upon setting a goal, you fantasize about the pleasure you’ll receive from accomplishing it. The problem is that only a tiny percentage of your overall time is spent enjoying the actual goal. Instead, most of your efforts go into the tasks towards achieving it. The work you do for the goal becomes your life, not […]

Goodbye Sister

My only sister has died of breast cancer. She was 31 years old. She was the most important person in my life. I’m hurting. In the next several months, I intend to publish normal articles. Maybe in the future I will share what happened in a way that will honor her. Read Next: Eulogy