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My Facebook Hiatus was Liberating. Here’s why.

In Inspiration, Jesse's Journal, Personal development, Social Commentary by Jesse Anderson0 Comments

When I joined Facebook in college, circa 2008, I wouldn’t guess I’d ever need a Facebook hiatus. Before that I was a regular on MySpace. Facebook seemed so boring in comparison, yet everybody was jumping on the Facebook bandwagon. Like a good netizen, I reluctantly followed suit. Year after year it’s the same story: one day it’s useful, the next it’s wasteful. It’s entertaining, …

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Overcoming the Culture of Bullshit

In Culture, Personal development, Social Commentary by Jesse Anderson0 Comments

When asked, “What makes you angry about the world?” a long list of depressing, fearful situations came to mind. Bullshit was at the center of it all.  What is Bullshit? It’s neither true nor false, but it is misleading. It’s rooted at the intersection of selfishness, excuse and ego. The bullshitter’s principal aim is to make an impression on whomever …

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My Guru Was a Seven-year-old Gypsy

In Culture, Featured Posts, India, Inspiration, Narrative Essay, Social Commentary, Travel Stories by Jesse Anderson0 Comments

I came to India thinking an old bearded Wiseman would come to me and teach me about life and who I am. However, my guru wasn’t old, nor a man, but a seven year-old, dark-skinned gypsy girl with a dirty pink t-shirt, short-cropped hair and a huge smile. She skipped up the dusty beach road to my friends and me …

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A Few Observations From My First Month in India

In Culture, India, Jesse's Journal, Social Commentary, Travel Stories by Jesse Anderson2 Comments

After a few hours in India it became clear that I was in for an experience much more vivid than any image books and films painted in my mind. Flashing scenes of street vendors, potent smells of food and waste, and cluttered sounds of activity and traffic all bombarded my senses. One thing went through my mind one scene after …