The Message Behind “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots

While it is frequently argued the song addresses discord between the super-fan base, "Skeleton Clique" and new fans (millions of them) by urging the Clique to empathize in spite of differences, I think there is more below the surface. In this post, I'll present to you a new perspective on the song by interpreting it into …

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A Story from Childhood Teaches Us What It Means to Be Human

The stories I read as a child deeply impacted me, and I can’t help but use them as a framework for so many experiences I have as an adult. While I was drinking lukewarm, stale coffee on a fall day at work, I suddenly remembered the man with red eyes from Madeleine L'Engle’s a Wrinkle …

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How to Stop Entrenching Your Worldview and Help Others Do the Same

If I had to wrap up the 2016 election in one word, it would be “odd,” not “unbelievable” or “tragic” or “absurd.” Odd because I kept hearing and reading from people who were convinced everyone who held the opposing view was misguided, wrong, or stupid. Outcome aside this question kept popping into my head: Why …

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