The Saving Power (and destroying power) of Social Media

An answer to the essay question: Does social media make us more lonely? (Turns out that it does and does not—in true Hegelian fashion!) I. Introduction Two qualities distinguish social media from previous technologies: egocentrism and democracy. Social media is more egocentric than previous technologies because, rather than consuming information selected by others and for … Continue reading The Saving Power (and destroying power) of Social Media

Melting

I am melting,  My skin is keeping my form.  I am melting,  The white flame is scorching my soul. I want to scream,  Scream: “I am melting!”  But what can they do?  The weather is the weather,  And it doesn’t.  I am melting.  The sweet melting ice cream of summer days,  Dropping down, splashing onto … Continue reading Melting

Notes

(This is a short story written for a competition. Discussion about love and meaning. Enjoy.) Hi. Ben here,  I just want to talk to you for a bit. Not for anything substantial really. Still, I’ve been thinking about these things for quite some time now, although I’ve never gotten around to saying them to you. … Continue reading Notes

Is Epicurus right that a wise person does not fear death?

(Hi. This is an essay I wrote for a competition. Hope you enjoy.) Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,And death shall have no dominion. —Dylan Thomas It would be prudent to first clarify what the word ‘wise’ is before setting out answering the question: Wisdom is not intelligence—the ability to solve mathematical … Continue reading Is Epicurus right that a wise person does not fear death?