The decisions we make and the actions we take are a vital part of what makes us human. Life is about making complicated choices, and yet, there are people out there that want to prevent you from being independent. They want to control your every action and zap away any shot of freedom.
Over the years, asexuality has joined the ranks of the LGBTTQQIAAP acronym, but many people are confused as to what the term actually means in its modern context. I am asexual, and I have struggled with it for my entire life. This is my story.
"Pokémon" is a wonderful game series that has touched the hearts of millions around the world. Each Pokémon is unique, but every one also has a different color variation called a "shiny". Some shiny Pokémon are absolutely amazing, but others are just plain awful.
Life is impossible without emotion. It allows us to express and helps us to enjoy the good times and cope with the bad times, but when our emotions are controlled, expression, psychology, and real healing are thrown out the window. It is a danger, because it prevents reflection and empathy.
All Elite Wrestling, also known as AEW, is set to launch October 2nd on TNT. In the lead up to the television debut, the company has told some compelling stories through its pay-per-views. One such story is the inaugural women's championship, and one of its contestants is making history.
Although the teachings of Christ often refer to love, grace, and forgiveness, the Trump Era in American politics has seemingly inspired a large group of evangelicals to become fighters instead of lovers. Why is this behavior becoming the new norm, and how do evangelicals justify such behavior?
Circular reasoning is a logical fallacy that starts and ends with the same thing. Religious and political groups use this strategy frequently, and no one walks away with a better understanding. It is simply a means of shutting down conversation.
When tragedy happens, there has been a growing trend in Christianity. The expression "It is a God problem" implies that communities who do not follow Christian Law will suffer. Is America suffering because of this? Or is our obsessive culture of always needing to be right distorting our thinking?
For more than 20 years now, whenever something awful like a school shooting happens, politicians have been quick to find something to blame. Since the times of Heath High School and Columbine, video games have been one of the quickest targets for politicians, but this is ignorant and misleading.
Like any country, Japan has many superstitions that have been passed down over time to protect their children, shape society, and instill teachings to build culture and improve behavior. Learning these superstitions can help one to understand Japan more clearly.
In Christianity, the spirit is a real thing and influences the world around. However, there tends to be a great imbalance between the spiritual and non-spiritual, and many Christians tend to bring the spirit into every situation, whether it belongs there or not.
When it comes to controversial topics, at the forefront are the zealous fighters, the apologists. They are there to offer the "correct" answers, and yet, their inability to empathize actually creates more problems than they solve. Apologists, you are the problem, and I think you know why.
"Super Mario Maker 2" is an amazing game with a wonderful set of tools to create the "Mario" levels of your dreams. However, the majority of the levels uploaded online are poorly made, and I know exactly why. Here are some tips to create better levels and enjoy the creator mode more.
Information is key to learning and growing, but when that information is controlled, our worldview can become skewed. Families, religions, and news outlets play a strong role in controlling the information you receive. It is a danger, because it withholds access to more knowledge.
"Super Mario Maker 2" has finally arrived, nearly four years after the original was released. The original was the one game keeping the Wii U alive, but how does the sequel fair on the Switch? Did Nintendo create a brilliant new entry into the fresh series, or did they drop the ball?
Table manners and etiquette change from country to country, but in Japan, there are quite a few rules to follow when you are using chopsticks. Some rules are pretty minor, but a couple of rules in particular are incredibly important to follow.
For many years, Christianity set the standard for science, progression, and understanding. Nowadays, Christianity seriously lacks the willingness to understand complex situations. Certain political topics, especially, are painted black-and-white with no room for empathy. Why is that?
For the last century, humanity has become more and more dependent on personality tests and assessments. Many companies and organizations require them and refer to them often. But how accurate are these tests? Do they truly represent us or do they represent a concept?
Blanket judgment and stereotyping lead to poor, unhealthy, and even untrue views of the world around us. The way we see other races, sexes, cultures, and religions is influenced heavily by these awful judgments, and we need to put an end to this horrible way of thinking.
How many of your thoughts are your own? Religion, culture, and politics play a strong role in the controlling of your thoughts. It's a danger, because it prevents you from truly being free.
Since the Nintendo Switch's inception, its eShop has welcomed a wealth of indie games from around the world. Here is a look at the Top 10 indie games currently on the Switch eShop.
An assortment of funny, interesting, and straight-up weird midnight encounters I have experienced around Hachioji, a city in Western Tokyo brimming with city people and country people.
It's not every day that the video game community is blessed with a treasure. In 2018, "Celeste," arguably one of the greatest games ever, was released, and it has reminded us how such a simple-looking game can blow our minds and test our limits.
Japanglish words are Japanese-made English words that actually don't exist in the English language. In my time living in Japan, these are 10 of the most interesting Japanglish words I have come across.
"Pokémon GO" can be a great source for building community. Believe me, I have seen it in my own life. But "Pokémon GO" can, like many other things, create some toxic and despicable behavior as well. Here is my recent experience.