Category: Thoughts

Why I am permanently deleting facebook

Deleting facebook

Why I am permanently deleting facebook: – I realised that it doesn’t make me happier. That it doesn’t bring anything positive to my life. – Facebook is addictive. Growing up in the age of social media, facebook has definitely had a huge impact on me. I know that it has changed the structure of my […]

Blog post on Caring about what other people think

Caring about what other people think / Values

Shyness is something that I have struggled with my whole life. I’m definitely not as shy as I used to be but I can still find myself in situations where I don’t do/say something because I’m too shy. Or, because I care too much about what certain people think of me. Throughout my (short) life, […]

Why the word feminism?

Why the word feminism? Why not “equalism”, “humanism” or another name with a similar connotation? – Of course, I believe in equal rights for everyone. However, to attain equality, I think that  the development of movements focusing on specific problems within the society are necessary. For example, the movement Black Lives Matter campaigns against violence […]

The modular view of the mind, the self and meditation

The theory known as the modular view of the mind doesn’t include a unitary self. Instead, the mind consists of distinct autonomous parts, or modules, each with different responsibilities. Modules are usually activated by information in the environment and can significantly influence our state of mind. For example, pictures of neutral facial expressions look angrier […]

How the English language encodes human exceptionalism

In Speaking of Nature by Robin Kimmerer I learned how the English language encodes “human exceptionalism”: the belief that humans are fundamentally different than all other animals and that they should therefore be uniquely valued. In the English language, there is a special grammar for personhood. We use pronouns such as ‘he’ or ‘she’ to describe both living […]

Free the nipple

Isn’t it weird how we perceive the human body? There’s so much censorship, shaming and stigma around it. It is as if we are disconnected from it and that we have forgotten that all our bodies have the same anatomy. We are so judgmental of each other’s bodies and our own – anything less than […]