The Importance of Defining Your Own Success

It was 2008 and the very height of the infamous stock market crash was my reality. I was ten years old and I was too young at the time to understand the details surrounding the event. However, I was painfully aware of the toll it had inflicted upon my parents. I remember when my dad…

Emptiness in Wealth ~ Richard Cory Interpretation

This classic poem by Edwin Robinson addresses the age-old disconnect between wealth and contentment. Forever a slave to the laconic proverb, money simply cannot buy happiness. Furthermore, money is not a means to the even greater pursuit, purpose and fulfillment. At no point will riches ever fulfill our innate lust for existential purpose. Chasing after…

Why I Wear a Mechanical Watch

As technology advances, our world has become increasingly digitalized. Today, the average person carries a smartphone in their pocket that is more powerful than the computers that took us to the moon in 1969. Our phones are capable of performing complex complications, taking photos, and displaying the weather forecast—let alone telling the time. Yet, despite…