In elementary school, this was word I learned. My third grade teacher described it to us in seven-year-old terms: thinking about thinking. It's not a word I can recall seeing anywhere outside of the ELA classroom in my small Islamic school over ten years ago. And yet it's something I've engaged in increasingly as I've…Read more Metacognition
I'm sitting here at my laptop with my fancy new wireless keyboard and mouse and the first protein shake I've had in eons. It's new protein, from Bare Perfomance Nutrition, in a shaker bottle from the same company. It's quite good! The Lewis Capaldi song, whose name I can't remember and don't feel like googling,…Read more Little Women
Never say never is one of the more amusing phrases in life. I think people my age remember it from the Karate Kid reboot, in which then-infant-ly Justin Beiber sung a song with the same title. Also fucking "Party Favor" is playing in my head and kind of-sort of fits the vibe of the rest of this,…Read more Words I’ll Never Say
All life is tragic. Life cycles involve begetting, growing, ailing, and ending. Similar to the food chains we would draw in elementary school--the connection of grass to hawk, for example--each living thing has a linear pathway. A followed by B followed by C and so on. But because greater Life doesn't exist in a bubble,…Read more The Tragedy of Life
I'm sitting here alone, in my parents' bedroom, with my laptop connected to my dad's work station. There's Nikon instruction manuals, an MRE pudding, and water jug to keep me and the rest of his clutter company. I'm the only bipedal living thing in this regular one-story, suburban home, and I've put myself here. Think Home…Read more Family Pt 1
As I'm sitting at the dining room table with my laptop's keys clacking and the dishwasher running, a bird is singing. I think she may be conversing with another, two lovers flirting in the dark. No good birds are usually up this late, speaking words that both mean nothing and everything. But maybe I'm too…Read more Dear Ghost
In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. I wanted to spend this holy month of Ramadan reading the English translation of the Quran and blogging my thoughts/conclusions on it. Instead, I've read only the Arabic text and played video games. I have an idealized conception of myself internally that is a virtuous, God-fearing,…Read more Falling Short
Eudaimonia. Happiness. Fulfillment. Flourishing. Prosperity. Aristotle, despite the nonsensical lecture notes in which this concept arises, really whipped up a frenzy with this one. Dumbed down, he says that human beings desire happiness in life and then painstakingly breaks down the different definitions and means to those different ends and pretty much everything that could…Read more Happy Lies
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I haven't written in a month. It's not that I haven't had cause to, nor the time not to. It's not that I've lost my yearning to write or my appetite to read. And yet such is the case; I never finished reading Republic and I'm only ten or so pages into Aristotle's Ethics. All the…Read more Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game