In Love With a Feeler

Originally posted on A Year of Simple:
I recently started a relationship with someone who is very much a ‘feeler’ rather than a ‘thinker’. It took me a few heated, drama-filled arguments with my new partner to figure out why we kept going around in circles, both seemingly unable to comprehend the other person’s point…

Is Love a Choice?

“Why did you choose to be with him?” is the question that led me to ponder the nature of love. You cannot deny that euphoric feeling you get every time you see the one you are attracted to. The butterflies in your stomach, the racing heart and red cheeks. Falling for someone seems to happen…

Perceptions as Representations

Sense-perception has always been an interest of the philosophers. A prominent problem is the problem of perception, which is created by the ideas of illusion and hallucination: if it is possible to have this sort of error, how can perception be what we understand it to be? When we reflect on the causal facts of…

Ted Bundy: Justifiable Death Penalty Case

Evil, deceptive, and manipulative. Former social worker and political campaign activist. On the FBI’s most wanted list. Convicted of dozens of sex killings in Washington State, Utah, Colorado, and Florida. More than 20 young women beaten, strangled, abducted, bludgeoned, raped, sexually mutilated, and sexually molested. Serial killer. Ted Bundy. The FBI defines a serial killer…

The Basis of Political Equality

According to Bernard Williams, political equality can be addressed in two aspects, in terms of factuality and in terms of principles. The statement of fact is whether human beings are in fact equal, regardless of the circumstances. On the other hand, the statement of principles states that people should be treated equally. However, it is…

Managing Performance Stress

As soon as you set foot on stage, you suddenly feel a rush of overwhelming emotions. Your brain freezes. Time stops. You can feel your hands sweating and your pulse racing. Facing a vast audience can generate feelings of fright that hinder our ability to perform well, perhaps because being the center of attention and…