My two cents. Or I should say “my two trust funds”.

When I hear the word “privilege”, I associate it with “advantage” — having a leg up in some aspect of life.

There are all sorts of categories that would be seen as a form of privilege by others that lack it. Here are some that the internet mentions:

  • Gender privilege.
  • Race privilege.
  • Socio-economic privilege.
  • Religious privilege.
  • Sexual orientation privilege (mainly heterosexual).
  • Beauty privilege.

Now, I believe it’s fair and I am sure many will agree that those that fall into any of these categories, cannot be blamed because more often than not, they didn’t even ask for it, they were…


“A little bit of everything, all of the time.”

Bo Burnham does it again.

This incredibly intelligent comedian — one of my ultimate favorites — has created an awesome/witty song about the world of the Internet and its many “benefits”.

Ok, yes… the Internet is amazing and without it, we would all have to go back to talking face to face and spending real quality time or would have to learn how to read an actual map to get to places.

Jokes aside — access to the WWW has allowed for great advances in society. However, it can quickly become addictive and offer no good for endless hours to…


“All in all, you’re just another brick in the wall.”

My son was diagnosed with Autism about 7 months ago.

The evaluation was done through a Zoom meeting. Don’t ask me why I even accepted to do that in the first place. It was the only option at the time.

I called the Doctor back to tell her that I did not agree with the diagnosis, for a number of reasons. …


Brought back some goodies.

As you can tell — I am terrible at being funny. I truly wish I was! even just a little bit. It’s a major accomplishment for me to make others laugh whenever it does occur. If I happen to make others laugh it’s usually unintentional.


My first real question ever.

When I was about 7 years old, I remember clearly laying in my twin bed at night, trying to fall asleep but I couldn’t. My eyes were open and staring at the dark ceiling.

I could see a little bit because there was a bit of light from the moon shining in through the skinny curtains we had.

My room was shared with my older sister (who is 4 years older than me) and we had those glow-in-the-dark stars stuck to the ceiling and as I was looking at them, I thought:

How did it all start?
Was it all…


I can’t remember who said that.

Since I’m a bit angry right now, I decided to give it a shot.

I’ll begin by saying I loathe mediocrity.
It’s not a word I use in my daily life and I’ll avoid it at all costs. When I see people, mainly immediate family members, be that way, it drives me nuts.

Why?! What’s enticing about being mediocre?

The only times I see it as “allowed” would be because they have been on a roll and too much production can burn anyone out. In other words: being mediocre is fine when you are relaxing after a long productive day.


The daunting thought that visits often.

There are days that I would like to share something informational and life-changing [or at least day-changing] for the few that happen to read my stories.

Something halts me from doing that, I believe it's because I don’t want to repeat what others have said… I wish to exercise my own circuitry and come to conclusions without much external help. Does that make sense?

I like to think and arrive at possible conclusions on my own and then later look it up to see what the actual professionals have to say about the matter — I like to check my…


How do you truly know?

I hear and read so much about this word: “Narcissist”.
Which is now labeled as a personality disorder and one that also apparently happens to be very common.

What I find extra interesting is that others decide for you that you are a narcissist.

Which I get— who would voluntarily label themselves something with negative connotations such as the one trailing behind that one in particular?

Ok, so what does someone have to do in order to be considered a Narcisissist?

Based off the Mayo Clinic website:

  • High sense of entitlement and self-importance.
  • Believe they are superior and can only…


We make it complicated.

The truth may not always be pretty or easy to digest, nevertheless, it’s beautifully pragmatic.

It’s a simple yes or no. Yet, sometimes it’s a yes AND no — a paradox.
What we hear often is more of an “explanation” of the truth, a justification for the yes or the no.
[Maybe I’m just implying that even open-ended questions fall under this theory as well.
]

Generally speaking though, most of the time we all know what the truth is.

Want to master chess? Practice.

Want to lose weight? Watch what you eat and exercise.

Want to have a healthy marriage…


“Happy wife, happy life.”

Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus.

We all know that each gender has its differences, right?

Even though 99 percent of our genetic “coding” looks very much alike, that small 1 percent is enough to draw the line between males and females.

My intention by writing this is to either inform or review information regarding women’s brain circuitry in order for men to get a better understanding of their inner world.
[Don’t worry… I’ll prepare one for women about men, later on.]

Women’s hormones drive many of their behaviors.

Before we dive into the 5 aspects I wanted to share, I thought it would also be important to remind how crucial it is…

Samantha Drobac

Writing from Austin, TX. IG @cupofsam

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