Stint at Philosophy: Personal Introspection with Rousseau

The quotes in this post are from Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s “Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts.” Preface The modern times: where one must go to school until their late twenties in order to be deemed a “successful” human being. What is success—that is academic, and therefore the career one gets once finishing a certain level…

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Royal Patrons: “Make Me Look Good”

Having been a fan of Shakespeare in high school, I was well aware that Shakespeare's plays were influenced by his royal patrons. In my senior year of high school I wrote a research paper on how Shakespeare wrote The Tragedy of Macbeth to glorify King James and defend him being the new king of England as…

Art History: Cupid, Make them fall in Love

No one ever plans to fall in love with a specific person. It just happens randomly. It sneaks up on you. And when it does hit, you feel elevated and energized. Who understands love? It’s unpredictable. Cupid is the personification of all these states that make up the predicament of being in love and having…