Welcome to Project Sentinel.
Project Sentinel is a blog about thought. It tries to understand how and why our complicated world works – and whether there’s anything wrong with it. It’s also sort of a personal project for me, a 16-year-old student in Singapore, to catalogue and sort out my thoughts about, well, stuff that keeps the nerdy me up at night.
As this is written, wars are being fought, violence is rampant, and people suffer – like just about any point in recorded human history. But why and how did this happen? The reasons are often complicated, difficult to face, and are rooted deep within our flawed human nature. In this website I hope that you will find clear and simple explanations about these various issues in the world, along with novel and creative points-of-view about them – even if you have no idea what these issues are.
Understanding these problems is a matter of understanding their history and how they came to exist. Hence Project Sentinel, where I will attempt to track the development of world events and play the part of a guardian – a sentinel, watching carefully and offering insight wherever possible.
Awareness on an individual level is the first step to building a world of peace and prosperity, as a collective species. Sadly, the world is not yet at that stage. Still there is conflict. Still there is unthinkable, unnecessary violence.
Here is a picture of the planet Earth. All of our science and culture and literature, every single fragment of human experience, and every single human being* has only ever existed on this little shiny marble. It is a very beautiful marble. I am very proud to say that this is the world we live in. I put it as the background picture to remind me.
Some Tips For Navigation:
- To the right of the “Project Sentinel” title is a button that says “Menu”. Click on it to access the rest of the blog.
- Pages are sort of like permanent posts, Categories allow you to access a certain type of post, and other stuff like the Recent Posts and Archives should be self-explanatory.
- Click on Home in the Menu or the Project Sentinel title to go to the main feed of the blog.
- Follow this blog. This is not a tip.
*except for some astronauts.
Picture 1: http://www.dogonews.com/2014/11/12/commemorating-the-25th-anniversary-of-the-fall-of-the-berlin-wall