Dead Poetic’s Vices, released 2006, is in many ways not an exciting album. The music is run-of-the-mill, humdrum hard rock of the 00’s, there is nothing novel about it. It fits perfectly with what other average hard rock bands were doing at the time stylistically and technically. So why has the album stuck with me?… Continue reading Dead Poetic’s Vices
All my life I have strived to be the best, to be the greatest and grandest in everything I did and could do. I don’t know where it comes from, it might just be from the competitive culture that most us are born in. The point is, second wasn’t good enough, never ever, At school… Continue reading How I Learned There Is No Such Thing As Being The Best.
Depressed people are notorious for dwelling on the negative. A lot of people often think that it is something they can snap out of if they try hard enough, despite ample information on the Internet and other resources informing people that depressed individuals can’t simply change their attitude. There is a neurological reason for this.… Continue reading The Neurological Reason Depressed People Can’t Stop Being Negative
Researchers Amanda Woolley and Olga Kostopoulou propose that there are three types of intuition. In their study they asked 18 family doctors to recount two cases in their career where intuition played major role in their decision making. Of all the cases, after rigorous processes, only 24 were recognized as examples of intuition. After… Continue reading Three Types of Intuition We Are All Familiar With
I have always been the kind of person who hates asking for help. That is because most of my life I have done pretty well helping myself, and because of that I had learned that there is nothing I couldn’t figure out if I put my mind to it, no challenge I couldn’t overcome and… Continue reading The Value in Asking for Help
As long as I can remember South Africa has always been a country simmering with unrest. Protests turning violent in South Africa is nothing new, in fact they became so frequent and volatile that in 2008 professor Mike Hough, University of Pretoria, published a paper in the South African Journal of Military Studies accessing the… Continue reading South Africa’s Violent Protests
From Plato, Aristotle, Horace, Longinus to Mazzoni and the present, the idea that art can serve a function is old. That art could inform people’s virtues, morals, spur them to civic duty, heroism, transport them, connect them with God (the transcendental) and even bring them consolation in times of difficulty. This idea is not… Continue reading Sucker Album Review and General Comments on Society