Category: Personal

Personal Thoughts and Experiences


5 life reflections as I turn 30

On the 22nd of December 1987 a stream of conscious flow later to be labelled “Shawn” entered the world in a hospital near Pretoria, South Africa. Now, as I turn 30 years old, I’ve...


What is the “self”?

What is “self”? What is this thing that you call “me”? Every night, almost everyone in the human race surrenders a state of consciousness for a state of unconsciousness — we go to sleep....


Embracing the paradox of Goodness and Greatness

“Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their...


Offworld trading company: Managing expectations walkthrough

As a new player to Stardock’s Offworld Trading Company, I found Managing Expectations and Proof of Employment missions particularly difficult, because for the first time you are given a normal competitive environment and so...


Some Thoughts on Free Will

“The U.S. Supreme Court has called free will a “universal and persistent” foundation for our system of law, distinct from “a deterministic view of human conduct that is inconsistent with the underlying precepts of...


Blame, Fault, and Personal Attribution

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes The English phrase “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” has an interesting implication; it means to tell us that there are certain conditions...


Is life a rough ride?

We all endure trials and challenges. We all endure difficulties, setbacks, frustrations, and non-ideal circumstances. Life can be a rough ride. But as this article will explain; the roughness of the ride of life...


Night Photography

I’ve been doing some night photography — an old hobby of mine which I have resurrected. All photos are available for use, please link back if you use them.


Happy music 2015 wrap up

Here’s my list of personal top 5 favourite songs from 2015. It’s a mix of trance and techno mainly. This is happy music. In no particular order. (Note: just because I put it here doesn’t...


One great wish: A world with no money

If I were “miss universe” standing in my bikini before the world and were asked “what’s your greatest wish for the world?” my answer would be: A world that has outgrown money I use the...