Hi, I’m David, and I read and write about the big existential questions of modern life. Living Meanings is the online repository of my essays.

About Me: My curiosity for such questions was nurtured at Amherst College, where I studied Sociology and Psychology, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Since then, I’ve worked and traveled across the globe. Most recently, I was a Research Editor at The Huffington Post in New York. I’m now lucky enough to be reading, writing, and creating by myself, as I travel slowly around the world.

About Living Meanings: My essays primarily (but not exclusively) focus on the self in the modern world. I attempt to question the unquestioned assumptions and patterns that undergird our daily lives. Sample topics include: the science behind well-being, the fragmentation of personal identities, the search for authenticity, and the moralization of productivity. The final goal is a life of clarity and wisdom.

I try to go beyond mere personal pontification, and instead ground my essays in accepted academic theory and research. In the interest of full disclosure, I am heavily influenced by contemporary psychological research, modern social theory and continental philosophy.

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