THE FOUR STAGES OF LIFE

Life is a bitch. Then you die. So while staring at my navel the other day, I decided that that bitch happens in four stages. Here they are. STAGE ONE: MIMICRY We are born helpless. We can’t walk, can’t talk, can’t feed ourselves, can’t even do our own damn taxes. As children, the way we’re…

SCREW FINDING YOUR PASSION

Remember back when you were a kid? You would just do things. You never thought to yourself, “What are the relative merits of learning baseball versus football?” You just ran around the playground and played baseball and football. You built sand castles and played tag and asked silly questions and looked for bugs and dug…

STOP TRYING TO BE HAPPY PART 1

If you have to try to be cool, you will never be cool. If you have to try to be happy, then you will never be happy. Maybe the problem these days is people are just trying too hard. Happiness, like other emotions, is not something you obtain, but rather something you inhabit. When you’re…

A letter to the ‘old’me

A letter to the old me Hey! To ‘me’ of the past, How have you been? I know you must be doing good, who will know you better than me? Do those memories from the past still haunt you when now YOU yourself have become a member of the past? What about the scars of…

At my end

“….that…the right time will come one day. And I’m certain that you’ll realize me!” “Realizing what?” “That I fell in love for you. You!” “Oh, yeah! That’s great. You’re just too funny” “Yes, I’m. In a way, I’m foolish, too. Mad. Everything is funny at my end.” “Yes, you’re…. Leave it. What else?” “I’m good….

Empty

You empty me out of myself Yet I feel so heavy. You rob me off my peace. Yet,I wish not to let you go.

TOXIC RELATIONSHIP HABITS

There’s no class in high school on how to not be a shitty boyfriend or girlfriend. Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, and maybe we read a few obscure love stories from the 19th century on how not to be. But when it comes down to actually handling the…

5 STRANGE QUESTIONS THAT HELP YOU FIND YOUR LIFE PURPOSE

one day, when one of my friend was 14, he waltzed into the living room and proudly announced to his mother and me that one day he was going to be a Politician . his mom probably gave him the “That’s nice, dear,” treatment while I’m sure I was distracted by a bowl of Cheerios…

FUCK YES OR NO

Think about this for a moment: Why would you ever choose to be with someone who is not excited to be with you? There’s a grey area in dating many people get hung up on — a grey area where feelings are ambiguous or one person has stronger feelings than the other. This grey area…

The Fight Is Not To Be Naked

The fight is not to be naked , its to be treated equally. I don’t understand how we can encourage our girls to grow up & become astronauts & engineers when we cannot teach them to be comfortable in their own skin. I don’t know how we talk about educating our girls, when they’re insecure…

MAYBE YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS

we sit silently. My friend stares deeply into her empty glass, occasionally shuffling the ice around with her straw. “Wow,” she says. I sit and wait for her to say something else. What started out as a festive night somehow became a long, deep discussion about love, what it consists of, and how rare it…

A woman does not need a man’s protection

  I am not a rapist. I cannot even possibly conceive how a person could rape, assault, murder or even harass. So why did I feel guilty being a man watching the documentary India’s Daughter? This question has plagued my thoughts for the past week. I am a man but am I Mukesh Singh, the 28-year-old driver…