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THE CREDIT CARD ERA: I can’t get no satisfaction

March 28, 2010

This is the Credit Card Era. Short-termism and overconsumption are the disease of this century. Everybody  is enjoying transient pleasures they haven’t earned and can’t afford.  We are all addicts squirming to get our next fix. We have an endless list of needs. How is using a Credit Card any different from a smoking addiction? It’s  the same scam, consume now pay later…  pleasure now, damage later.

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Work, Buy, Consume, Die!

March 21, 2010

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Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won’t. We’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off. – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Kairos

March 8, 2010
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Source: Wikipedia

Kairos is an ancient Greek word that means “the right moment'” or “the opportune.” The two meanings of the word apparently come from two different sources. Read more…

Chirognomy

March 7, 2010

Chirognomy: It is the study of shape of hand. The mounts , texture, quality and length of hand and fingers to indicate the basic instincts, nature and temperament of a person.

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Synchronicity

February 22, 2010

Source: Wikipedia

The idea of synchronicity is that the conceptual relationship of minds, defined as the relationship between ideas, is intricately structured in its own logical way and gives rise to relationships that are not causal in nature. These relationships can manifest themselves as simultaneous occurrences that are meaningfully related.

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The Idealist

February 22, 2010

My personality type, INFP, is commonly referred to as the Idealist. In an effort to understand what this actually means I have come up with the following post.

Definition  of An Idealist :-  an impractical person: a perfectionist who rejects practical considerations -  somebody with high ideals: somebody who aspires to or abides by high standards or principles

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The Good Personality

February 4, 2010

Having a “Good personality” is an admired quality that is associated with success in many areas of life such as career, relationships and societal acceptance.  A lot of people describe their ideal partner as having a “good personality” and a lot of recruiters hire job applicants based on their “Good personality”. But, What does it mean to have a “Good Personality”? This post is not aimed at outlining the traits that make up a “good” personality as an inspiration for self-development but rather, exploring how a diverse variety of traits are considered by different societies and different individuals as “good” traits, and attempting to speculate means for judging a personality objectively.
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