Essays, Once Again

Well, it’s that time of the semester where essays have to be written.

In accordance with my essay-writing “ritual”, I’ll first have to find a nice cosy corner in the library to settle down, and then arm myself with a gigantic cup of coffee.

I always imagine myself like the Mentat from Dune, every single time I drink coffee before doing philosophy.

Somehow, without caffeine, a lot of philosophical texts just don’t make sense. I tried reading Aristotle on the way to school. Couldn’t absorb anything at all since I had not consume any caffeine.

Well, now that I’m armed with a grande cappuccino, all that’s going to change. My mind will be opened, and like the Mentat, I shall be able to handle complex logical calculations!

Come, let us chant the Caffeine Mantra together! (It’s a modification of the original Mentat Mantra)

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of Java that the thoughts acquire speed.
The hands acquire shaking.
The shaking becomes a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.