Reflections on Neuroticism

Now available in audio format too – just hit play on the player above or visit my feed on your smartphone: (I dedicate this article to my friends high in neuroticism; you know who you are šŸ˜‰) The Job Interview I walk out of the third round interview of a prospective employer. I had ...

Of Pretension

In mid 2015 I wrote a book titled “Of Pretension” and published it on Kindle. It was available for a time on Amazon and had a few readers. It was a short read of approximately 23 thousand words. About...

Shawn Powrie
13 min read
The Philosophy of Wealth

  “Like the elite of ancient Egypt, most people in most cultures dedicate their lives to building pyramids. Only the names, shapes and sizes of these pyramids change from one culture to the other. They may take the form,...

Shawn Powrie
3 min read
5 lessons learned from keeping a daily journal for 10 years

Approximately ten years ago, on the thirteenth of March 2009, I made a personal decision to keep a daily journal cataloguing my life journey. Rain or shine, happy or sad, I would document what happened in life. Now, over...

Shawn Powrie
4 min read
Farewell, E-Web Marketing

Working at a company is such a long and complicated story, it can be difficult to know where to begin – or which parts of the story to tell. Five years! – That’s as long as I was in...

Shawn Powrie
9 min read
5 life reflections at the end of another decade

I’ve reached the end of another decade of my life. I won’t say exactly how old I am now! But reaching this milestone has left me with a few thoughts to share. Reflection #1: Of the Seasonality of Life...

Shawn Powrie
11 min read
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. When you’re asleep, are you...

Shawn Powrie
1 min read
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 fleeting presence on our tongues....

Shawn Powrie
4 min read
Some Thoughts on Free Will

Summary of my views on the subject of Free Will: It would seem that I can’t help but believe that I have free will! “The U.S. Supreme Court has called free will a ā€œuniversal and persistentā€ foundation for our...

Shawn Powrie
15 min read