On being “open-minded”

“Having an open mind is as good as not having an opinion.” A mild reiteration of Chesterton, thrown to me all too many times by coworkers itching to impose their political agenda or philosophical view on global ethics, capital punishment or some other topic of the sort. I sometimes laugh at the constant collisions between … Continue reading On being “open-minded”


The art of loneliness

“I am lonely.” Society has made an assumption that no respectable person could be isolated, a loner, or in seclusion, unless maybe they’ve just moved to a new country, or just faced the loss of a loved one. Yet, loneliness is an inexorable part in the complex existence of a sensitive, intelligent being. The ideas … Continue reading The art of loneliness

General musings on Hesse’s interpretation of Nietzsche in “Demian”

It is few and far apart that one finds themselves fully invested in a book. Twice I have been granted such investment. The first in Descartes Meditations, and a second time in Hesse’s Bildungsroman Demian, both for drastically different reasons. Despite both a small volume, it is often with books of a small size that … Continue reading General musings on Hesse’s interpretation of Nietzsche in “Demian”