How it’s possible

When I was little (under 12), and I was in a rush to get somewhere, I would just look at my watch while I walked. I would stare at it. Counting every second. Feeling every moment fade away while I continued to not be at my destination. …


— Said everyone, always

One of the perks of being 31 in an era where everything happens faster and faster each year is that I get to be a bitter old man long before my ancestors had to. …


And the politics of life afterwards

Before we get started, I have to tell you two things:

I have a weird psychological relationship with death.
I have never told this story so openly to the world.

Ever since I was younger, I contemplated suicide for several reasons. Sometimes it was depression, other times it was curiosity…


Because he knew “everything” was a miracle that couldn’t be theorized

Before we get started, we need to be very clear about one thing: I am not saying this is the way things are, I’m saying this is the way they are made to be. Big difference, no time to explain it right now.

The reason why we don’t have time…


Why they are fundamentally different

Over the past couple of years I’ve realized that his has become the example that I give people when I say that there is a fine but fundamental difference between some terms. I’ve gotten to a point where I can do it in Spanish (escoger vs decidir), Italian (scegliere vs…


Su relación con la nacionalidad y los pasaportes

Puede parecer una pregunta trivial. La mayoría de la gente simplemente nace con la ciudadanía de un país en particular (o con suerte, de varios). Pero algunas personas, probablemente académicos, verían esta pregunta como compleja ya que puede tener connotaciones legales, políticas, socio-psicológicas e históricas.

Nosotros estamos aquí para hablar…


Its relationship to Nationality and Passports

It might seem like a trivial question. Most people are simply born with the citizenship of a particular country (or if they are lucky, with several). But some people, likely academics, might see this as an inherently complex question because it can have legal, political, socio-psychological and historical connotations.

The…


Articles towards a European Citizenry

Some variation of this phrase is written into the very beginning of several founding documents. It is in the Preambles of the US Constitution, the UN Charter, and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, thus highlighting both the international character and the very European nature of this statement. Yet at…


The Peaceful Kind of Weapons

Somewhere along the line, humanity seems to have forgotten that “the pen is mightier than the sword”.

Maybe it was with the invention of the bow and arrow some 1700 years ago, which allowed us to take down our enemies from a distance. Or maybe it was with the invention…


How to overcome binary reasoning, and “good vs evil”

As I stated from the outset, the core purpose of these essays is to propose a new philosophy founded on will. However, every article after the first one seemed to be focused on black vs white and the concept of grey/grayness. The reason for that is because this whole conception…

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