Dear Guilt and Luck,


How are you guys? I hope things are good… I just wanted to mention something that has been really bothering me recently. Don’t worry! It’s nothing personal; I get that you’re just human inventions/conceptions that are meant to: 1) keep people moral and ethical, and 2) create some weird sense that there is a cosmic spontaneity to the situations we find ourselves in. However, I think you guys are getting a little too indulgent with the power you exert over people’s perceptions of how much they’re succeeding or failing at life.


I know this might be hard to hear, but it’s true and it’s hurting people. Y’all need to go on some hikes or kayaking trips or yoga retreats for self-discovery, because you’ve been clingy and toxic, and I know you’re better than that. I have faith in you guys, and you need to let people have more faith in themselves.


When I procrastinate with schoolwork or cleaning – which is often – guilt shouldn’t continue to hang around for so long, and to such a high degree. I’m human, I’m going to die eventually, and being slightly less productive than some abstract ideal won’t matter anyway. Guilt, I think hanging out with a few more sociopaths and psychopaths might give you some healthy perspective.


Also, when I’ve gotten a job or a good grade, luck shouldn’t take so much credit. I try to work hard and be grateful for what I achieve and/or receive; believing that luck and chance and happenstance played too big of a role in my successes doesn’t really encourage me to seek out new opportunities. By all means, it’s a good thing to be humble, but not to the extent that we undermine our abilities to achieve great things that could help people. Luck, perhaps sending some reminders to the 1% would be helpful to you, and may translate to philanthropy, thus concretely-benefiting those for whom you haven’t achieved much. I hope this doesn’t make you feel too guilty…It’s just a suggestion.


So, those are just a few of my thoughts. I hope you aren’t offended, but I think we should take a break for a while.


Have a great day,

A human being



Can we all agree that Adele is doing pretty darn well? K, great.


1. There is nothing that a beehive can’t make classy.


2. You don’t need bells and whistles to be worthy of appreciation.


3. It is totally okay to show people that you’re human, and therefore gross sometimes.


4. No matter how much you’ve “made it,” it’s important to stay humble.


5. You don’t need to change who you are to suit the room you’re in.


6. Be proud to show people how you really feel.


7. Be self-aware, but have a great sense of humour (or, sometimes it’s necessary to impersonate yourself).