Buying Promises

Every January, people flock to gyms across the world, credit cards in hand, ready to completely revamp their lifestyle once again. 63% of memberships never get used. 83% see usage of less than once per week. Why? Well, the easy answer is "because people are lazy", but there's far more of a psychological game being… Continue reading Buying Promises

Harder Ways: The Importance of Time

Read First: Harder Ways: Introduction Each and every human being is born on this planet with a set of attributes to their life that they had no control over. Just as we had no control over our genetics, we also had no control over where we would grow up, the experiences we would have. As random… Continue reading Harder Ways: The Importance of Time

Harder Ways: Introduction

the issues we have The 21st century is a world built on convenience. The simpler and easier something is to do, the more we're sold on it. Ubers let us get from point A to B with a press of a button. Tinder basically eliminates the real-life dating fears everybody has. Venmo and PayPal let… Continue reading Harder Ways: Introduction

We’re All Ducks!

I can safely say each and every one of our lives is wonderful, full of adventure without a minute to spare. Success is always at our fingerprints, and we're flourishing at all times. We're constantly on the run, seeking out new adventures and always happy and optimistic about the future. When we're not, it's always… Continue reading We’re All Ducks!

Bad at School

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” - Albert Einstein At the end of the day, I’m not good at school. To be honest, I was never good at school. As much as I… Continue reading Bad at School

Dear (Younger) Lawrence,

This is one of many letters I'm going to write to my high school self. This is a letter I wish I had gotten in the mail as I started my summer leading up to college. This is a letter I'm writing in hopes of helping someone else transition from being tucked under the protective… Continue reading Dear (Younger) Lawrence,

Stuff&Stuff&Stuff

When does it become too much? When I bring up the fact that I'm economically conservative, people usually assume I'm referring to the political use of the term. In reality, the government's spending isn't what I'm referencing, but personal spending. The modern epitome of success can be exemplified by the richest human beings on Earth:… Continue reading Stuff&Stuff&Stuff

Dear Elijah,

Nothing in today's world beats the feeling of opening your mailbox and seeing it filled with colorful envelopes, addressed anywhere from California to Riga, the capital of Latvia. You can learn the experiences of people from all over the globe. All it takes is 49 cents to mail a letter to anywhere in the United States,… Continue reading Dear Elijah,

The Happy Pills

After seeing a seemingly endless number of therapists and doctors, I was convinced that I needed medications to feel good -- to feel like a normal person again. Merely talking to someone about how I felt and my problems just didn't seem to be getting results, which led me to think, “people smoked to get… Continue reading The Happy Pills