What does Microcosm refer to?

The cosm is the universe, the puzzle. A microcosm is a piece of the puzzle—a part that reflects the nature of the whole. Essays from Microcosm reflect the universe in three ways:

  1. Personal essays of me, Nicolás Forero, that can contain truths of how you operate

  2. Essays on your and my experience that reflect how you and I operate

  3. Essays on society's average experience that reflect how humans operate

The concept of Microcosm is at play in these types of essays. My experience reflects your experience, and your experience reflects society's experience, and society's experience reflects the human experience.


“As someone privileged to observe some of the transformation [in my writing skills] you noted above, I can attest that it has been an extremely rewarding arc of progression to be privy to so far.”

It's like many pictures jumbled up into one. Feels like teleporting from one image to another. Thanks for creating. Mihai.

Wow, this is brilliant. What would you call this style? Poetic prose? A prose poem?

Who is Nicolás Forero, me, the writer?

In my 6th semester of Economics, I studied with graduate students in leadership positions at regional banks, multinationals, and non-profits. None had the time or income to help as many people as they wanted, maintain a work-life balance, and pursue meaningful side projects.

The idea of that being the best future even the 1% in Colombia could aspire for haunted me. Would I forever eat protein-less breakfasts, not afford healthcare, or work on Saturdays? My grandpa went to the Korean War in 1951 to escape the poverty he and his eight siblings were born into. My dad had to sell books, empanadas, and newspapers to pay for public university. Wasn't the financial burden of a private university supposed to be offset by the promise of a better future?

What about others? What about those who didn't have a mother who nurtured their love of reading or a father who instilled the value of self-education? Or those who grew up with abusive or absent parents who didn't trust and invest in their potential, even when they failed or when they had "better" siblings? Or those whom the gene pool and social environment didn't bless with the same non-cognitive and cognitive skills I have?

I'm devoted to helping individuals in the realize their full potential, even if they weren't born into wealthy, stable, and supportive families.

I've experienced the benefits of above-average literacy and education. My skills have brought millions of eyes to overlooked problems and generated millions in profit for purpose-driven brands. At 23, against all odds, I became part of the richest 1% in the world. This allowed me to enroll in a graduate program in Liberal Arts in the United States, afford healthcare, and ensure that my mother had everything she needed to pass away in the least painful way possible.

To reduce global wealth inequalities through education, broadly speaking, I’m writing these essays, helping non-profits aligned with my goal to become the obvious choices for donors, advocates, and volunteers, and seeking grants to fund the only platform extending premier literacy to underrepresented groups, amplifying ideas that can reshape our world from the ground up and withstand scrutiny.

More praise

“Great fucking post my guy.” — SD_Guy

You have a beautiful, punchy writing style. I like it.

"I really want to support you because ...YOU. ARE. AMAZING! Rock on, Nicolás!" —

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Eclectic Visionary. Writer and Economist studying a Master's in Liberal Arts. Communications strategist for non-profits reducing economic inequalities.