Tag: Thoughts

About love

The past months have been quite intense for me. In a good way. I’ve learned a lot, met plenty of people and have been genuinely happy. But, the intensity of my daily life has meant that I haven’t had as much time for myself, to reflect. Moments spent alone are essential to me and I […]

selfish

On selfishness

Am I selfish for being this dedicated to my own self-development? Should I let go of some of my dreams to be there for the people around me? Are all extremely passionate people selfish in some way? Does it have to go hand in hand? Or am I just doing it wrong? Am I selfish […]

blog post on silence

On Silence and Chocolate mousse

Today I spent the day without earphones. Not because I intentionally wanted to but because I couldn’t find them in my room and didn’t have time to look more thoroughly as I happened to be late for my bus. As I left, I remember thinking that my day was doomed. I was going to be away […]

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 […]

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 […]