All Essays

Most of my essays are expanding on an idea I read in a book or heard in a podcast. These essays are a record of my becoming of a person while trying to answer the question, 'What does this all mean?'


Which is better: instinct or reason?

There are two forms of intelligence we draw on when making decisions: instincts and reason. I wanted to know which is a better strategy to rely on and why? Or, is there a better strategy? Perhaps instinct and intelligence are two sides of the same coin working in tandem with one another.

Published on: 2022-05-22

Personality creates behaviors. Circumstances reveal them.

The person versus situation conversation is a long-held debate in psychology. My hypothesis is that personality creates behaviors and circumstances bring those behaviors out.

Published on: 2022-05-02

The Value of Science 67 Years Later

In 1955, Richard Feynman gave a famous lecture on the value of science. In it, he outlined three ways science is of value to us all. In this essay, I reflect on those points and attempt to understand what they mean–67 years later.

Published on: 2022-04-24

Season-Long Friendships

Society has deemed it "the right thing" to become life-long friends with every acquaintance you have. This can lead to too much emotional burden and shallow friendships. Instead, we need to advocate more for season-long friendships.

Published on: 2022-04-16

If, By Whiskey

"If, by whiskey" arguments are used whenever the speakers position depends on the listener's opinion. It's a great way to take a position on something without really taking a position.

Published on: 2022-04-14

Chef and The Line Cook: Going Deeper

This is an essay.

Published on: 2022-03-29

How to Be Great? Be Okay With Being Bad

This is an essay.

Published on: 2022-03-29

How to Build Rome in A Year

This is an essay.

Published on: 2022-03-29

Being Okay With Negative Capability

This is an essay.

Published on: 2022-03-28

Why Legacy Career Paths Can't Innovate

This is an essay.

Published on: 2022-03-28

2 Strategies To Help You Remember What You Read

Two simple strategies to help you remember what you read an actually learn.

Published on: 2022-03-29

15 Quotes from Albert Einstein That Reveals His Philosophy on Life

Words from the white-haired-man himself that gives us insight into what he believed about philosophy, education, politics and the bigger questions of life.

Published on: 2022-03-29

Media Consumption (February, 2022)

A summary and notes about the various books, articles, podcasts, and videos I consumed in February and what I learned from them.

Published on: 2022-03-29

Why I Publish My Notes Online

An explanation of why I work with the garage door up and why I chose to use Obsidian as my note-taking app of choice.

Published on: 2022-03-29