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A Matter of Life and Death (What Chester Bennington of Linkin Park’s Suicide Tells Us About the Meaning of Life)
Jul26

A Matter of Life and Death (What Chester Bennington of Linkin Park’s Suicide Tells Us About the Meaning of Life)

THE DEATH OF A LEGEND On July 20th, 2017, the musical world lost a legend in Linkin Park lead singer, Chester Bennington, when he committed suicide via hanging in his home, a shocking and entirely unexpected turn of events that left millions upon millions of Chester’s adoring fans heartbroken, including me. I was a junior in high school when Linkin Park’s debut album, Hybrid Theory (a true rap-metal classic and probably...

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In the Real World, You’re All Alone and It’s Everyone for Themselves, Whether You Like It or Not
Jun29

In the Real World, You’re All Alone and It’s Everyone for Themselves, Whether You Like It or Not

Before I’d graduated from college at age 20, and even after I’d spent six or so years working my first couple of full-time jobs, I’d held the belief that other people, namely my friends, instructors, and supervisors had my best interests at heart. And why shouldn’t I have held that belief? After all, it’s what I’d been taught to believe and what I’d been told was the truth by most everyone since the...

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Is Happiness Really a Choice? (The Truth About Depression and What You Can Do About It)
Jan21

Is Happiness Really a Choice? (The Truth About Depression and What You Can Do About It)

“HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE” Never before, in the history of the Internet, have I seen four words set off such a firestorm of debate. On one side, we have those who agree with the above statement and believe that happiness is indeed a choice (or an “inside job”, if you will), and on the other, we have those who vehemently disagree and believe that it is a result of external circumstances (or, in other words, what happens to...

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