A Mental Prison

Please also read: re: A Mental Prison To the reader: I wrote the majority of this essay before I left the university after my Spring 2018 semester. I was asked my opinion on how the school could better address the existing and largely ignored stresses of being a student at Truman State University. However, as… Continue reading A Mental Prison

The Light Phone 2: A Flawed Revolution

a photo of the light phone 2 and its tagline, "a phone for humans" pulled from its indiegogo campaign

The release of the Light Phone 2 generated a conversation about just how important our phones are to us. In today's world, we almost seem to live through our phones instead of with them. With the second iteration in the Light Phone line, the minds behind the concept attempted to sell us a life free from constant distractions from our lives due to social media through our phones. However, its flawed execution and ridiculous price made the idea seem questionable.

Harder Ways: Running Away

read first:┬áHarder Ways: Introduction first, a conclusion This essay is the final installment in the series "Harder Ways", the trilogy I began about a month ago with the central theme revolving around being intentional with your life. Even though you might opt for a more difficult one, exchanging effort and hard work rewards you with… Continue reading Harder Ways: Running Away

Harder Ways: How to Buy Your Happiness

read first:┬áHarder Ways: Introduction retail therapy This previous Sunday, as I was watching the Super Bowl amidst 30 screeching fraternity brothers, I came across a Snapchat story from a company called Nifty with the feature title of "33 Affordable Little Products That Will Make You So Much Happier." Reading through the overly-long list of items,… Continue reading Harder Ways: How to Buy Your Happiness