Idiot, slow down, slow down

There are three camps of people when it comes to Radiohead: those that think they are one of the greatest bands to ever live, those that have no idea what the appeal is, and those whose only knowledge of the band is from hearing “Karma Police” on the radio and…


Lessons from the Greatest “Boss” I’ve Ever Had

Anyone who has spent more than 10 minutes talking with me will quickly learn I have a few passions in life. Most of them are nothing too out of the ordinary: I have big goals for traveling and love going out in…


The First Concept Album — In the Wee Small Hours

Frank Sinatra is often recognized as one of the most notable singers of the 20th century. Selling over 150 million records, he stands amongst the best selling artists in music history. His popularity and fame, however, weren’t always so secure. Decreasing popularity, an unstable marriage, and a battle with depression…


“Time is all you have and you may find one day that you have less than you think.”

Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

For the majority of my life, death had always seemed like some abstract concept as opposed to a realistic inevitability. All I had ever known was…


Has the human condition ever truly changed?

As technology advances and our species progresses, it becomes easier and easier to distance ourselves from our ancient ancestors. After all, we are now capable of communicating instantly from across the world, leveling cities in an instant, and even venturing into space. It makes it seem as if the hunter…


Amidst the political climate of today, many might reminisce of past movements and those who led the charge. The names of leaders such as Douglass, King, Tubman, and Malcom will continue to ring out throughout history whenever civil unrest and oppression emerge in society. …


There are times in all of our lives where, despite our true desires, we bend ourselves to the will of society and its expectations. Whether it’s being persuaded out of a dream that seems ridiculous to others or withholding your true opinion in fear of mockery, we all experience these…


When Benjamin Franklin told of the only certainties in life, he failed to mention what is arguably the most important: suffering. It does not matter your background, upbringing, or circumstances in life, suffering will surround you in one form or another.

Whether you experience it through the loss of someone…


In all of my reading, dystopian novels have become a favorite of mine. To see the prescient views of geniuses from the past can be both impressive and frightening: Orwell’s depiction in 1984 of a government that eliminates privacy and keeps constant surveillance on all of its citizens; Fahrenheit 451…


We are all held accountable for the actions we take and the beliefs we hold, but how much of this is actually the result of our own doing? The existence of free will has been questioned since ancient Greece, but it was brought largely to the forefront with the rise…

David Thurman

I write about philosophy and how we can use it to better our lives. Email me at: dthurmanwriting@gmail.com

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