Redefining Success

Many people, particularly in America, have an exceptionally rigid vision of success. Fast cars, lavish houses, and attractive sex partners dominate our collective image of what it means to succeed in life. Unfortunately, while succeeding at this rigged game may create temporary euphoria and fleeting happiness, it will almost never lead to lasting contentment or …

Growth Through Fear

Prompt: What makes me uniquely me, and why? Life is nothing without struggle. It is only through struggle and failure that we can experience growth. This hard truth can be quite uncomforting in times of crisis, but as I reflect on my life I have come to realize that my personality, my drive, my soul, …

Mistaken Identity

White. Male. 27 years-old. 6’3″, 205.3 pounds. Lawyer. Liberal. Racist. Wild Card. Conformist. High-achiever. Pothead. Socially awkward. Arrogant. All of these labels have been applied to me at some point in my life, either by myself or by others. It is in our nature as human beings, and particularly as Americans, to apply labels to …