Author Archives: eleganthinker

About eleganthinker

A philosopher in practice, but a poet at heart.

Movie Review: Arrival

Arrival raises many good questions. Not necessarily questions about how language works or what to do in the event of an alien invasion, but questions about the structure of narrative construction and what makes for a compelling story. Arrival‘s surface structure … Continue reading

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Material Possessions: A minimalist’s view on Things

There is a common misconception that minimalism is just about having less things than your friends (or just less stuff in general). This is partially the fault of minimalist bloggers’ mild obsession with counting their stuff and showing off how … Continue reading

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The Man Who Knew Infinity: Movie Review

Srinivasa Ramanujan (played by the spirited Dav Patel) is a poverty-stricken young man from India who also happens to harbor one of the greatest mathematical minds of the 20th Century. He gets admitted into one of the most prestigious schools … Continue reading

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Inspire Me: 3 Secrets to Success by Eric Thomas

The Inspire Me series of posts consist of other people’s works I have found extremely valuable and insightful. I will quote extensively from these works while adding my own comments as to why these works are worth reading and re-reading … Continue reading

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Inspire Me: Top 5 Regrets of the Dying – Bronnie Ware

The Inspire Me series of posts consist of other people’s blog posts I have found extremely valuable and insightful. I will quote extensively from these posts while adding my own comments as to why these works are worth reading, sharing, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Her

Her is the love story of our generation. It is a story that could not be told at any other time in history except for ours. More specifically, it is about a man who falls in love with his computer*. … Continue reading

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Minimalism 101: An Introduction to Minimalist Living

I consider myself a “minimalist”. Now that can mean a variety of things. One thing I do not mean is I’m a painter and my artworks consist of squares and rectangles filled with primary colors. Thus I make the distinction between minimalism … Continue reading

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