It’s Kind Of Important

Recently, a customer at the restaurant where I work part-time gave me a tip of over $40. She was visiting from Southern California, so there were no perks in it for her (in terms of expecting great service and dining experiences at said

I Hate People Who Say “I Hate People”

It seems to be a frequent trend for others to talk about how much they hate people– as a whole, of course, and it would never be based on racism or prejudice or stereotypes (though, let’s be honest, generalizing a hatred for people as a

You’re Worth More Than That

The effects of emotional pain can be seen in many various forms, and I know for myself that I have cycled through a plethora of different emotions for several different periods of time in my life. Finally, I have settled on one that is providing me

Lifting the Plague of Disconnection

As I sat down to attempt a viewing of Django for the third time, promptly pressing the stop button as the display pictured an innocent black man being ripped to shreds by dogs, my empathy got the best of me and I felt the wave of disgust fill my

The Art of Reality Dating

It dawned on me recently that maybe I am too old for dating; not in my physical age, as most people would think being in your mid-to-late twenties is the prime time for seeing people and discovering the opposite sex, but after my specific set of

The Importance of Letting Go

Once we let go, we are free. That’s something I think about almost every day. Such a simple idea, yet for many of us so difficult to grasp. We are such a neurotic society, raised with expectations, rules, and burdens that we feel we must endure.