During my graduate studies in applied sociology, my concentration was on deviant behavior. I spent a good amount of time examining the role of deviance in society and how it contributes to the workings of a functioning social system. Everything from soda fountains, Jazz music and "reefer madness" to juvenile delinquency and criminal behavior. One … Continue reading From Convict To Entrepreneur: Defying Labels By Empowering Change
One funny thing about being human is we tend to get pretty emotional about the topic of human rights. Hilarious, right? I mean, why do we have to take this stuff so personally? 😉 And that's not the only funny thing about humans. Another is, on the one hand - especially in America where we … Continue reading Putting Federal Ruling about Gay Marraige In Context: A Look Back to Roe V. Wade and A Discussion of Human Opinion V. Social Science
From my perspective, this is not an accurate portrait of generational life stage value, but rather paints an almost ethnographic portrait of a naive and privileged subculture...especially when you throw in an ironic Instagram feed ( ironic because sometime soon the kids posting will realize their own misinformed douche-ness).
I look around at the people in my life that I have worked with or been friends with an I see a lot of overachievers and people who hold themselves to pretty high standards. As I hold a magnifying glass to the state of mind / body / soul of those folks (including myself), I … Continue reading Are We Making Ourselves Sick By Holding Ourselves to Out-Of-Context Standards?