In a personal essay, the author explores the positives and negatives of working from home and the motivational struggles of self-fulfillment and self-motivation. She contemplates how working from home has become a cultural phenomenon and how her future career can and cannot fit into that mold.
The second edition of Live Ideas: Undergraduate Primary Texts Journal was published on Monday, April 15th! It includes artwork, poetry, short essays, and a longer article as well as a couple interviews!
A letter to our drunk selves.
by Kaylee Kerns (conducted & transcribed) & Jakob Hanschu (edited) This article was published in the Feb. 2019 edition of Live Ideas. View it HERE.
Transcendentalism discovered keys to happiness long before modern psychology confirmed them. This is evident in Louisa May Alcott’s enduring novel, Little Women, as well as her other works. This paper explores the ideas of happiness found in Alcott’s works, and how her ideas were influenced by transcendentalism at large.
Feed, The Society of the Spectacle, and The Myth of Sisyphus help answer the question: how do you live authentically in an inauthentic world? Being a reasonable and happy member of society requires neither total rejection nor total acceptance of its norms but a middle ground that balances the two. By making small concessions, you can lead a more fulfilling life.