Hakim Hakim identifies as an Iraqi Marxist who makes social commentary videos from time to time. He has a Patreon which you can contribute to you if you appreciate his sentiments. Before I start this, I want to note that I will be quoting heavily from a Current Affairs article that I found about Jordan … Continue reading Why Jordan Peterson is Not Profound – “Comrade” Hakim
Jordan B. Peterson If you forthrightly pursue that which ‘God’ directs you to pursue – let’s say – that all things are possible. That’s the idea in the narrative. You might say that’s naïve: you know that it’s not. You think it when you’re naïve, and then you dispense with that idea. And then when … Continue reading An Abrahamic view on naivety, growth and adulthood – Jordan Peterson
What is a self-made hero? Self made heroes are the strong individuals who work against adversity and all of the odds stacked against them – outright defying them – to succeed without gift or inheritance from others. Today we look up to entrepreneurs as self-made heroes. The coolest heroes are self-made. Although maybe that … Continue reading The coolest heroes are self-made. Here are a few of them.
Morality and institutionalised religion has long suggested that we should “forgive because we have been forgiven”. That indeed makes for some excellent comedy because, if we’re all of flawed and unforgiveable origin, it is surely an aligned idea that we don’t actually have to forgive each other on the same basis. It further makes sense … Continue reading Sometimes, you don’t have to forgive people.
Sometimes called ‘colour capital’, colours, pairings and palettes are used deliberately by the creative community for a huge array of purposes: some that are entirely aesthetic, some that are subjective, some as signifiers and some as directives in an increasingly complex and rich associative visual world. Some colours, used as psychological tools, are even used … Continue reading We Are Hypnotised By Colour Everyday. Seriously.
The media: you’re guilty. You posit campaigns like #likeagirl – and then feed audiences images that destroy their sense of self worth. Red circles drawn around cellulite: the lifeblood of Heat magazine for years. Before and After Culture is toxic to self worth Or worse – you print page after page of the dreaded before-and-after … Continue reading Before + After Pics Are Harmful. Stop Adding To Them.
I wish the Daily Mail would calm the fuck down. “OH GOD IT’S LIKE SHE HAS A DIFFERENT FACE!!!!” becries almost every syndicated blog ever in the last 6 hours. In a wave of credible journalism everywhere, the Western world has decided to go shitbonkers for the fact that R-Zellz opted to go for the old … Continue reading Oh no! Renee Zellwegger Aged Because She Got Older.
There are so many reasons not to give up, and I love finding snippets of inspiration that boost the next say, hour or so of work. The internet makes that search so much easier. Schadenfreude is one word. Akin to, maybe how taking-pleasure-in-the-underdog-winning-like-a-champ is also a word… somewhere… that I don’t know yet, and would very … Continue reading Motivation: Don’t give up. REJECTION LETTERS OF THE GREATS