“You have to have just a touch of rascality to be human,” philosopher, speaker and writer Alan Watts explained in one of his many recorded lectures. “I find it difficult to get along with people who don’t know that they have it. People who command that they’re all sincere, all good, all pure, bore me to death and scare me. They’re unconscious of themselves, therefore they’ll suddenly do terrible things without warning.” Continue reading “Choosing Wholeness Not Perfection”
I’ve read ol’ Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert twice now: the first time I read it, which was 10 years ago, I FRIGGEN HATED IT. The second time, which finished it yesterday, I LOVED IT. I have to put my emotions in capitals because this book hit me right in the feels in two completely different ways.
David Foster Wallace, American novelist and short story writer, is a person I was unfamiliar with until I recently heard his Kenyon College commencement address, which took place in 2005. After hearing it, I’m completely besotted. In the words of Emery Allen, “I think I fall in love a little bit with anyone who shows me their soul.” Continue reading “David Foster Wallace & The ‘Self Centredness’ of Life”