7 Reasons Why You Should (And Shouldn’t) Be More Judgmental

ImageThe last twenty years have brought us a tide of sentiment into our world that recites the mantra, “Don’t judge me.” Along with that core statement come many iterations of the same: “Tolerate,” “I can’t tolerate intolerance.” “Who are you to judge?” “Don’t be hatin.” We usually precede these words with a lot of emotion, passion, and well…judgment. Continue reading “7 Reasons Why You Should (And Shouldn’t) Be More Judgmental”

We Can Never Be Royal?

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Last week teenage sensation Lorde (aka Ella Yelich-O’Connor) and her song “Royals” won song of the year. While I’m not a rabid follower of the culture’s music scene for I find it disconnected from reality, I found Royals an intriguing mix of haunting harmonies, materialistic backlash, and generational resignation. Hidden beneath the fantastically produced song, I found a message that saddened me. Continue reading “We Can Never Be Royal?”