Introduction + Index

Welcome and thanks for visiting my Medium page!

I. About Me
II. Selected Posts
a. Philosophy
b. Psychology
c. Urbanism
d. Miscellaneous
III. Contact Information

I. About Me

Hello! I’m Aushaf — an aspiring writer based in Melbourne, Australia.

If you know me well, you know I spend a ridiculous amount of time pondering what it means to be human. I don’t know why I’m so bothered by that question, but it’s the main driving force behind all my endeavors, personal and professional alike — that includes my writing.

To that end, I learn Philosophy and Psychology like there’s no tomorrow. My goal is to present you with a well-constructed perspective on the human condition, so you’ll see a lot of these two subjects across my work.

I also write about Urbanism every so often, because that’s what I studied during my undergrad. Articles on this topic will still have a focus on humans because cities are the agglomeration of human life. Did you know that the global urban population has surpassed its rural counterpart since 2007? For what it’s worth, cities are now the most human place on earth.

You can expect my writing to revolve around those topics, with some miscellaneous pieces here and there. Most of them will be research-backed, drawing from academic or other authoritative sources. However, sometimes I also write fully from my own experiences and opinions, or from pop-culture references — because not everything has to be scientifically proven, right?

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Exhibit A: A wild Aushaf in its natural habitat.

Some trivia about myself:

  • My name is pronounced like “Joseph,” but remove the “J” and change the “E” to an “A” (that’s the name I often get on my Starbucks cup: Osaph — sometimes Ossuf or Oshav, which are all ridiculous).
  • During my spare time, I like to play guitar, go photo-hunting with my film camera (#filmisnotdead!), and binge-watch Netflix shows.
  • I have zero talent in music, but it’s one of the things I cherish the most in this world. My favorite band is Sigur Rós.
  • I enjoy all sorts of books, from boring philosophy texts to high-octane shōnen mangas. Yes, I’m a bookworm and a weeb.
  • I’m Indonesian by origin. Other than Bahasa Indonesia, I also speak Javanese and (a little bit of) Sundanese.
  • I’m currently pursuing a Master’s in Cultural and Creative Industries.

II. Selected Posts

These are some of my most-read articles, and a few personal favorites. They are organized by theme with a short explanation below each one.

a. Philosophy

b. Psychology

c. Urbanism

d. Miscellaneous

III. Contact Information

You can connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. I check them regularly, so feel free to send me a message.

Also, I’m starting a newsletter at Substack. Be sure to subscribe — it’s free!

Lastly, if you enjoy my writing and would like me to write for you personally, let’s talk! Send an email to aushafwrites@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you promptly.

That’s it for now! Thanks again for being here, and happy reading.

Weaving insights from Philosophy, Psychology, and Urbanism to make sense of the human condition.

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