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Star Gazing

  • October 3, 2016
Star Gazing

When I was a child I was fascinated by the stars. As a child I would often lay in the grass behind my parents house and gaze at the constellations, trying to comprehend just how the universe was created. My parents, from a very young age, always encouraged me to decide what it was I wanted to do with my life, so at age 10, I decided that one day I would be an astronomer so that I might some day make a career out of gazing at the night sky. I remember my parents, my father especially being proud that one day they would be able to tell people that they had raised an astronomer. That Christmas...

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Maybe

  • September 19, 2016
Maybe

When I was a child, I thought that when I grew up, that all my picture-perfect maps and plans of the future would come true. As of yet, very few of those plans I was certain and convinced would come true actually did. But what if things turned out differently? Maybe I would have been famous. Maybe I would have been successful. Maybe I would have chased dreams similar to those around me.

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Isaac Asimov Quote

  • March 25, 2015
Isaac Asimov Quote

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom." — Isaac Asimov

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Writing Prompt Number 114

  • January 18, 2015
Writing Prompt Number 114

In your own opinion, what is the greatest downfall of modern society.

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26 Questions

  • August 26, 2014
26 Questions

These questions were first brought to my attention on Tracey Lynn Tobin's Blog, No Page Left Blank, in this post titled 26 Questions No One Should Answer. The original questions can be found here on Write Accountable. Here is another list of answered questions.

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Old-School Advice That Still Remains Relevant

  • August 16, 2014
Old-School Advice That Still Remains Relevant

Daily, men and women do a score of things that they know to be hurtful and insane, because they fear to be accounted "peculiar," and "not quite respectable;" and so it comes about that "the keeping up of appearances," as it is called, the incessant striving to be popular at all costs, engenders endless hypocrisies and falsehoods, and makes knaves and cowards. - The Blight of Respectability [Geoffrey Mortimer, 1897]

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Society Adventure Quote

  • February 7, 2014
Society Adventure Quote

In a society that has destroyed all adventure, the only adventure left is to destroy that society. -Unknown

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Why Jack Kerouac Was Right About Society

  • September 24, 2012
Why Jack Kerouac Was Right About Society

Kerouac by Tom Palumbo, circa 1956, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. [Source] Jack Kerouac once said, "...the ones for me are...the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing...," [link] which to most people only cemented the notion that Kerouac himself was a self-absorbed egotist, but to me he was simply stating a fact that he was more intellectually achieved than most, and preferred to surround himself with others of equal intellectual achievement. Aside from the egotistical nature of his personality, Jack Kerouac was somebody who was able...

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Reflections On The Downward Spiral Of Modern Society

  • July 28, 2012
Reflections On The Downward Spiral Of Modern Society

Image Originally Posted Here In 1961, Arnold J. Toynbee (April 14, 1889 - October 22, 1975) wrote A Study Of History, in which he theorized that civilizations pass through a series of stages: genesis, growth, time of troubles, universal state, and disintegration. Carroll Quigley (November 9, 1910 - January 3, 1977) would later expand upon Toynbees' theory with his The Evolution Of Civilizations. Quigley theorized that human culture produces patterns of beliefs, actions, and thought, that are passed on through tradition. The 6 divisions of human potentialities are military, political, economic,...

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America The Throw-Away Society

  • May 30, 2010

Take a step back and look at what America has become… A throwaway society built upon the ideals of big corporations who’s only goal is to sell as much product as they can, as quickly as possible. It all started with capitalism, the concept upon which the American dream is built. Everything you ever want is out there, and it’s waiting to become yours. Everything is there for the purchasing. Capitalism is built upon money, and to get it, you either work a job or better yet, start your own business. In the early days of the Industrial revolution, products started to become mass-produced....

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