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The Contemporary Human
is a collection of unique thought pieces aiming to invoke contemplation.

We don’t intend to tell you what to think, rather to spark the curiosity required for sound individual opinion.


Categories of Exploration

“We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living but not a life. We’ve added years to life, not life to years.”

George Calin

“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.”

Viktor Frankl

“Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.”

Joseph Campbell

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, and go to the grave with the song still in them.”

Henry David Thoreau

“The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free.”

Aldous Huxley

“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”

Marcus Aurelius

“The purpose of truly transcendent art is to express something you are not yet, but something that you can become.”

Alex Grey

“But nature is always more subtle, more intricate, more elegant than what we are able to imagine.”

Carl Sagan

“The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.”

Ram Dass

“What we call reality is in fact nothing more than a culturally sanctioned and linguistically reinforced hallucination.”

Terrence McKenna

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”

Carl G. Jung

“Indigenous people believe that Man belongs to the World; civilized people believe that the World belongs to Man.”

Daniel Quinn

The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything.
The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.

Milan Kundera