There are many reasons why people have kids. Some of these reasons are downright amazing, some of them are just absolutely terrible, and most of them lie somewhere in between these two extremes. Some of my friends have done it because it’s just the next logical step in their lives. Some of them did it… Read More Excellence And Detachment In Parenting: Reaching That Tough Sweet Spot
Throughout most of my life (or at least, as far as I can remember), I have been surrounded by people who are never content with what they have achieved; they always want to do a little more, and do it a little better. I have noticed two broad sub-categories amongst such people: those who take… Read More Leggo’ Of Your Ego: The Difference between Perfectionism and Excellence
It’s the week before Halloween and I’m all about re-watching all things The X-Files, Fringe, and Supernatural related! And of course it triggers not just the scare-centre of my brain but random thoughts on the topics, themes, and subjects that inspire the other posts on this blog. The seventeenth episode of The X-Files’ Season 2,… Read More The Dichotomy in the X-Files That Kept Mulder and Scully from the Truth
Back in March, I posted a piece on how certain structures of our society encourage us to live in a state of constant discontent. I was thinking about how, at whatever stage we were in—single, dating, engaged, married, with one child—we were always prodded about “the next thing” that we should be aiming for. It… Read More The “Just Wait” Phenomena: Why Can’t We Build A Different Future?
The refinement of one’s character is intimately related to the taming of one’s ego, the extreme manifestations of which being both the easiest to identify and to learn to control (no, really, it’s NOT all about you!) But then come the trick questions, the ones we don’t quite expect to be ego driven at all,… Read More Putting Your Spouse First: Not Quite What You Thought It Looked Like
The central theme to the plot of Season 3’s fourteenth episode, “6B”, is “letting go”. Olivia had to let go of what happened between Altivia and Peter if she wanted to have a relationship with him, and Mrs. Merchant had to let go of her husband to close the hole her grief was creating. By… Read More Fringe: Grief, Letting Go, and Faith in “6B”