I’ll start with the ending. The bottom line is that we all define ourselves by our associations. Political, perhaps. Personal, for sure. Supernatural, for those who partake. And I think, also, amongst…
Nationalism is a problematic ideology. Much like religion, it does, on one hand, offer identity and the ability to unify a subset of people with a common cause, but of course that will always…
Alright, dating apps: if the guy fails to ask any questions in return within, say, his first 3 replies, is it acceptable to give up? Surely they’re either not interested/invested, or they’re socially incompetent? Or are my expectations too high?
All the places I’ve lived seem distant, as if they were lots of mini-lives lived back-to-back. Edinburgh is the furthest of them all, and seems to represent the greatest fall. But if there’s nothing for me anywhere, why not there.
But it’s not through desire, and it’s not through longing. Maybe it’ll be disillusionment, maybe it’ll be economic disenfranchisement. Maybe it’ll be the need to build, or the need to change. Maybe it’ll be a call to face the past.
Though there’s a sense that one can only return with more than when one left. Be it feats, be it wisdom. Be it money, be it love. With little to show, and little to gain, instinct says run further. For when you’re facing a challenge, you needn’t face yourself.
A real pet hate is clicking on videos on YouTube with English titles, only for the dialogue to be in a foreign language without subtitles. Why title it but not subtitle it in English?!