When I was younger, I thought that a connection with someone else could only be achieved in the absence of difference. I believed that I could only get along with people who think and act like me one hundred percent of the time. While it may be somewhat normal for the kid version of me … Continue reading Managing Difference
“Belonging is the innate human desire to be part of something larger than us. Because this yearning is so primal, we often try to acquire it by fitting in and by seeking approval, which are not only hollow substitutes for belonging, but often barriers to it. Because true belonging only happens when we present our … Continue reading Where Do I Belong?
For the first time ever (I think), I wrote a diary-like blog post that contains a bit of a storyline, which I believe was necessary to make the post work. As I’m typing this, I’m on a three-day ski trip in the French Alps, which probably doesn’t seem like a valid reason to be dealing … Continue reading Introversion Magnification
This one’s about connection. No, I’m not gonna share hacks on how to most efficiently connect your devices to wifi (the importance of which obviously shouldn’t be underestimated in this day and age) but I do want to write about human connection and the side effects of the lack thereof. For some reason, I’ve been … Continue reading On Human Connection
When I woke up this morning, something just didn’t feel right. I was hurting and sad and I didn’t quite know why. Right before waking up, I had a dream in which I heard my toaster beep (I have one of those super fancy toasters that don’t scare the hell out of you by catapulting … Continue reading Blast From the Past