The Man in the Arena

The Man in the Arena

It’s an easy thing to sit in our chairs and watch other people leave their marks on the world. The envy that we feel towards someone who is living the life we wish we could live is a common part of life, and eventually we become numb to it. It’s the man and woman of action that will ultimately step outside of their comfort zones while the rest of the world sits back and watches. Continue reading The Man in the Arena

Giving Away Time

Giving Away Time

Modern society tells us that a busy schedule equals a happy life. While we understandably hold tight to money, we freely give away our time, and end each day wondering where it all went. Once you realize this, you will begin to notice where you spend your time wisely and where you unknowingly give it away. Continue reading Giving Away Time

What the Class of 2020 Needs to Hear

What the Class of 2020 Needs to Hear

After over a decade of economic growth, you, the class of 2020, will be leaving school and entering into the workforce during a recession. As the unemployment rate skyrockets amid the Covid-19 epidemic, many students set to graduate next month will likely be spending a lot more time at home than they hoped for.

Here is what the class of 2020 can do to optimize their time in quarantine. Continue reading What the Class of 2020 Needs to Hear

The Virtue of Silence

The Virtue of Silence

“The Sound of Silence” was a hit song for Simon and Garfunkel decades ago. Recently, the rock band Disturbed had success with a cover of the song.

But what does silence sound like? It may sound like an oxymoron, but the truth is that it’s so hard to identify silence in today’s world.

Silence isn’t just the absence of audible noise; it’s the absence of all noise, including information bombarding our eyes.

There’s no better way to see this than social media. Apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are platforms for people to talk non-stop, always throwing noise around. It turns us all into town criers. Except most of the noise on these sites is nonessential.

Silence is so important in today’s world because it gives us a chance to turn away from all of this noise — the relentless town criers — and turn our attention inward.

This in and of itself is perhaps the reason why silence is so hard to achieve. We are forced to look at ourselves without any distractions. Continue reading The Virtue of Silence