What to do with a blog?

I believe that the internet was instrumental in my development, in good and bad ways. I feel a longing for greater social fluency when it comes to making friends and navigating social norms, but I also love that I have conversational fluency in everything from anthropology to quantum physics to world history and more. Still, blogging is something that eludes me at times.

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Wrestling with Metaphysics

As I read more about Idealism and Realism within philosophy, I find myself increasingly concerned with my reactions to metaphysical arguments. I can't help but find many to be futile speculation that can never hope to be proven. Some even try to reason out the behavior, structure, or existence of things the thinker even acknowledges can't be accessed by human beings.

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Thoughts on the Relevance of Contemporary Art

...the truth of the matter is far less glamorous. Being an artist is amazing, but trying to be a successful artist is one of the most tiresome and frustrating challenges one can take on in our modern world. There are the struggles for inspiration and the hundreds of hours building one's skills and theoretical backdrop, but then you must also manage an online presence, market your work to an audience as varied as the internet itself, and try to make a living in the process. All of those difficulties are overshadowed by a much larger frustration for an artist like me. That is the increasingly insulated and elitist vibe given off by the "art world" here in the West.

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