Getting Fit With Mohsin Hamid and Haruki Murakami

Photo by sporlab on Unsplash In April of 2020, I was in my last semester of college when I suddenly fell sick, upending my studies and finding myself in a downhill spiral. For weeks, my body resorted to a dormant state, plagued by fatigue and inaction, rendering me incapable of performing even the most mundane of … Continue reading Getting Fit With Mohsin Hamid and Haruki Murakami

Knowledge Management for the Generalist Mind

I have an attention deficit disorder, and I struggle with forming and sustaining elaborate thoughts and ideas. This is especially the case in the realm of intellectual productivity. My ADHD doesn't allow me to properly externalize my thoughts, and I frequently find myself in shallow cyclical thinking whose only purpose, it seems to me, is … Continue reading Knowledge Management for the Generalist Mind

The end of obscurity and the cover of crowds

Most of our public utterances and interactions quickly fade into obscurity. Chances are that you don’t remember the faces of the people at the grocery store or the license plate number of the last car that passed by you. Thanks to moral codes, human evolutionary limitations, and our imperfect memory, chances are that others don’t … Continue reading The end of obscurity and the cover of crowds

Social Globalization, Popular Imagination, and Pandemics

These days, I have been binge-reading several books and articles whose topics overlap, resulting to some interesting thoughts that I want to share. To keep it short, I think that we have entered a new era of popular imagination (as it is natural when unprecedented events occur): the era of viral pandemics, intertwined with new … Continue reading Social Globalization, Popular Imagination, and Pandemics