‘A Pop Cultural Christmas’: More Posts to come this Holiday Season!

Keep a look out on AppleBelleBlog for some Christmas-themed pop-cultural and philosophical posts! From asking what Rudolph can teach us about society to questioning the existence of Santa based on philosophical premise, we will merrily ring in realisations on AppleBelle this year! Deck the halls with more holiday happiness! Look below for related posts…

Caped COVID-19 Crusaders: Superhero Traits to Emulate During the Pandemic

With strict codes, keen sensitivity to their responsibility and often a tolerance to societal alienation, there are actually many characteristics from these fictional beings that we can and should emulate during the pandemic. Here’s some things we should do as demonstrated by the caped ‘COVID-19’ crusaders.

The Competitive Drive: Philosophy in ‘Suits’

The high-stakes law TV series, ‘Suits’ first hit small screens in 2011 and since then, has gained quite the following. The show has a lot of insights into many different topics but it perhaps holds the most intriguing thoughts when it comes to philosophy. One key question raised being: how can a competitive drive both motivate and mangle us? Today, we will look into the philosophy of ‘Suits’.

The Scary Reason you Shouldn’t get too Deep into Philosophy

On Applebelleblog, I examine philosophies in a brief, fun and trivial way; arguably, it isn’t even really hardcore philosophy at all and is more-so ‘food for thought’. But what can happen when you get too invested in philosophy is a horrifying notion. In this article, we will explore the scary reason you shouldn’t get too deep into philosophy.

Censorship and ‘the Office’: When Can Humour Go Too Far?

I was initially shocked but not surprised that the NBC censored the Office’s black-face. With the Black Lives Matter movement at the forefront of the global stage, there is no awe that a TV network would disallow a distasteful and crude representation of an African American. But is this political correctness gone too far? In my opinion, yes it is.

An Inspection of the Role of Fathers, this Father’s Day

Father’s Day. For many, it is a day of triumphant celebration of the role our fathers’ play in our lives. Some fathers we love, others we hate. For example, many Star Wars fans love Anakin Skywalker AKA Darth Vader as a father, and others despise him. But what are the many roles a father can play in our lives? Through some super-heroic examples, the role of our fathers can be inspected this Father’s Day.

Pandemic Mindset: Boredom and Why it’s Important

I’m bored. Yep; boredom – a result of a cocktail of free time and isolation- has a good majority of us trapped in tumultuous time-wasting. But today, let’s put a positive spin on things and talk about why it’s important to be bored and unproductive occasionally; (with a philosophical lense of course). In isolation, particularlyContinue reading “Pandemic Mindset: Boredom and Why it’s Important”

‘All I Want For Christmas is…’ A Guide to Gift-giving Philosophies

As a self-proclaimed philosopher and in an effort to assist with our collective seasonal spirit, I’ve herein decided to provide a practical guide to five philosophies and approaches that govern our gift-giving this season. Which one do you follow?