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Why have we become like patients
Suffering from the curse of impatience

Why our need is constant
To gain gratification in an instant

How will we ever feel and enjoy the taste… 75 more words

Yeh Life

I Want It Now

As I was catching up on season three of “Once Upon a Time” yesterday, I realized something about myself. I, like so many others, crave instant gratification. 444 more words


Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars

A review (heavily laden with my emotions) regarding the fantastic John Green book, The Fault in Our Stars. If you have not read the book and do not want spoilers, do not read ahead. 1,119 more words

Creative Writing

"a big statement but Paul Roberts makes a persuasive case"

Something profound and disturbing happened between the 1970s and the present. “The consumer marketplace effectively moved inside the self, and is now inseparable from not only our desires and decisions, but also our very identities.” It is a big statement but Paul Roberts makes a persuasive case that even as the market allows us to instantly gratify our desires through computer technology and easy access to credit, the increasing emphasis on short-term self-interest at the expense of long-term social cohesion is leaving us anxious and insecure. 53 more words

Think twice before you take the first path

I’ve had a number of really exciting cab experiences during my stay here in Chicago, most of them centering on the cab driver himself. But yesterday, I saw something I’d never seen before. 499 more words


Pursuing Dreams in a “What’s the Next Thing” World

A couple days ago my parents were channel surfing like they do every week night. Luckily they stumbled upon “Rudy,” a classic movie we all love and still watch from time to time. 481 more words

Quarter Life