Get Yourself Off The Hedonic Treadmill “Most people are like all stomachs: they cannot remain satisfied for a long time.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana When I was getting my undergrad in English, I was not always the most studious member of my university. I wrote recently on the ways I’ve had to trick the laziness out ofContinue reading “How To Stop Chasing Happiness, And Just Be Happy”
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How To Deal With Tragedy
What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today “He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra I’m an English teacher at an all-boys school, and sometimes it’s my job to make high school boys interested in literature that was writtenContinue reading “How To Deal With Tragedy”
“I’m Lovin’ It”: How Brands Make Money Off Of Emotional Manipulation
Am I Going To Get Sued For This? “Advertising is legalized lying.” — H. G. Wells People see between 4,000 and 10,000 ads a day according to some experts. That same article mentions an anecdotal account of a man who counted 487 ads before he finished his breakfast. Of course all of these aren’t necessarilyContinue reading ““I’m Lovin’ It”: How Brands Make Money Off Of Emotional Manipulation”
Full Length Collection available on Amazon!
I am so happy to announce my first collection:The Cosmic Hello: Lessons in Co-Dependency is now available on Amazon. Here is the back cover blurb: C. Alexander is a small-town Southern born poet who now lives in New England. He has his MFA from Lindenwood University, and dabbles in print and spoken-word poetry. He has aContinue reading “Full Length Collection available on Amazon!”