there is no rehabilitation for an accumulation of knowledge and experience.
so I finally decided to reveal myself.
im not one for photos and avoid them at every opportunity but I feel this one captures me well.
this photo was taken about 2 weeks ago at an outdoor music festival outside of beautiful Cape Town, a place I am very thankful to live in.
I have often found inspiration for my posts in psychedelics, namely psilocybin mushrooms.
I am a third year business science student at the University of Cape Town. My majors are in economics, statistics and psychology. This is due to my passion for psychology and economics, and since my university does not offer behavioural economics as a stream, I have had to structure my degree as such.
I have additional minors in finance.
I am especially interested in an regularly learn about innovation, creativity, technology and philosophy.
I have currently taken a year off campus to focus on real business pursuits, as I was getting tired of the highly theoretical approach and admin issues. The philosophy of education has been a topic of interest for me for quite some time now.
I hope this helps you understand me :)
PS. I am of indian descent. the turban is a gift a good friend gave me after a trip to Turkey. it keeps your head and neck cool and protected from the sun, and was perfect for the hot days at the festival.
it didn’t take much more than the realization that far too many people were taking their cues from outside of themselves, never looking deeply within, to find what they couldn’t understand. so indoctrinated by norms and conventions that the miracles and spontaneity of everyday life were some foreign concepts.
so easily rejected are the factual conclusions of rationality and logic, that those who are on the forefront, who choose to look beyond the illusion of the surface, feel marginalized. it is a great travesty of the human condition to read without regard for the implication, to extrapolate only what is convenient for themselves, what fits most easily with their current schema’s and mental models. and we wonder sometimes why it seems that some people are living in completely different worlds.
because it is so. the influences and understandings some people choose to keep, alter the very way in which they choose to perceive their world, be it consciously or subconsciously, and there is always some aspect of it unique to their own experience, some aspect we will never truly empathize with.
this should nonetheless be embraced, even if only as an alternative.
i hypothesize that the state of ego and attachment people live in,
is convenient, so as to never look deeply for problems within,
and simply attribute it to the factors outside of themselves.
i find a recurring theme in extraordinarily brilliant people in unorthodox ways,
feeling marginalized by the many that are unable to understand them,
and it makes me wonder,
how much of convention serves only to waste potential.
and although i’ve wanted big things to change,
the little things have remained the same,
and thats why it’s all good,
when i’m back in my old ‘hood.
but how lonesome becomes the path of self-determination.
when the joys of our connected existence are so apparent?
naturally, mystical and occult qualities are attributed to concepts beyond our reasoning and understanding.
and we live in constant denial of what’s within our reach.
we ask not where that boundary must lie,
we take it as a given, from cues outside of ourselves.
but we forget the answer lies within us.
answers within translate to answers throughout.
There is something beautiful about the creativity associated with not having, or having to make do.
Consequently, even greater joy gained in having.
i have time and time again faced the frustration of falling victim to a paradox, being attracted to, and finding the mysterious/enigmatic interesting.