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.

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.

5 Things Superheroes can teach us about Living our Lives

What have I learnt from loving these fictional role models? I’m glad you asked.

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”

Finding Parents: What’s with Disney and their unhealthy habit of leaving characters with either a single parent or none at all?

When Finding Nemo flooded into cinemas in 2003, Disney had yet another heart-warming story to add to their long collection of masterpieces. However, it also became one of the countless Disney films with the main character lacking one or more parents. A seemingly winning formula, Walt Disney has overused this backstory, with the single/no parentContinue reading “Finding Parents: What’s with Disney and their unhealthy habit of leaving characters with either a single parent or none at all?”

Thor-ough Disappointments in Thor: Ragnarok

A bit of a movie reviewer and less philosopher of late, I eagerly anticipated the latest instalment of the Thor saga. With the thespian drama and filial conflicts, witty conversations and well-thought-out plot-lines of the previous films, I was expecting a riveting screenplay of Shakespearean standards …Instead, I was greeted with an 80s retro, GuardiansContinue reading “Thor-ough Disappointments in Thor: Ragnarok”

Dabbling with Death: Philosophy in Flatliners

✍Halloween Philosophy 👻🎃💀Post 1 The film raises the concept of ‘unfinished business’ and how a guilty conscience can manifest into hallucinations; tormenting a person until a moral situation is remedied. We’ve all pondered for at least one moment of our lives, what will happen when it ends. Some say there is nothing, others say thereContinue reading “Dabbling with Death: Philosophy in Flatliners”