Musings on Rites of Passage

Several years ago I began a process of introspection to try to understand why I felt so dissatisfied with my life, so hollow, and why it felt as if I could not just “move on” and progress both personally and professionally. After some time and much hand-wringing I concluded that the problem is partly because the way we pass through life is lacking something, that the loss of a cultural “rite of passage” ritual to delineate between childhood and adulthood has for many people resulted in a stunting of their psychological growth. Continue reading

How I Quit Facebook & Learned To Shut My Damn Mouth

A rather ironic title, given how loquacious I remain on this little blog. Warning: extremely long winded navel gazing lies ahead!

To get the dramatics out of the way immediately: I am a child of the Internet, born in the 1990’s and introduced to Netscape when I was barely out of kindergarten. I have watched the network evolve from static websites, to websites with comments, to where we are today: a time when by far the most popular destinations online are those designed to facilitate human interaction. While the internet has brought many great and wonderful things to our civilization, it may be that this latest development is not as positive as it seems.

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