Alexander Cortes

Fatherless Women

“My father had a few good qualities and many horrible ones. He was a master in masking his bad qualities. But I Iearned from my grandfather, who was as best as they come. Which is why my grandpa’s death affected me more than my father’s abandonment” Something that is vastly overlooked in modern society, and …

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The Passion Mythology

Passion is far too mercurial and nebulous. I encourage people to consider enthusiasms rather than passion. Passion comes and goes. Enthusiasm, on the other hand, can be nurtured & fed, constantly revitalized. It helps to think of enthusiasm as passion’s better behaved sibling. ~the Gentlemen Mystic~ Society is taught that passion MUST be present for …

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Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, impostorism, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments, and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a “fraud”.[1] Despite external evidence of their competence, those experiencing this phenomenon remain convinced that they are frauds, and do …

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