“What is the purpose of my life?”
Have you ever pondered such a question?
I found that philosophical thought is related to the theory of identity. The term is famously coined by a German American psychologist, Erik Erikson in the 1950s. He proposed that our behavior is constantly changing. Through interactions and knowledge we gain, it shapes who we are and what we become. This process helps to determine our character.
However, identity is a broad topic and difficult to determine a person’s personality.
Hence, Professor James E. Marcia extended Erikson’s theory and made 4 different identity statuses, which are…
“Forbes under 30 North America 2021”, the title flashed on my screen when I read the news. I clicked the story and there was a magnificent list of successful people below 30 from various industries.
There was a pro basketball player, Ben Simmons, 24 years old. The main actress on “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”, Lana Condor made her name on the list while she was 23. There was also a TikToker, Loren Gray, 18. And the list goes on.
I then pondered to myself, who was turning 29 and had no financial security yet, “What did I…
I would have never thought that day would come, but it arrived like a flash of lightning; hasty, headlong, and piercing.
Fresh blood came out from her mouth and nose. They put breathing aids on. The doctor said she suffered a brain hemorrhage, bleeding inside the brain. At that very moment, her brain was almost full of blood. Her chance of survival was less than 25%. The next morning, she passed away. My mother had left without saying a single word.
It is funny when you face the deceased, you can recall memories in detailed pieces. And you crave it.
I looked out of my window and I saw the sun was already sinking like a stone. I watched the time and it was just about 3 PM.
Then, I was hoping the moon would come and allowed me to peek outside as the snow began to fall and covering a bunch of old pine trees. But, the winter moon in Finland was a bit disappointing. It rarely showed its face, especially during dark times.
As I have been living here for almost 2 years, I am still not accustomed to the long nights and the biting cold that winter…
“Tabby never voiced a single doubt”- Stephen King
If you are asked to name a classical writer, you most likely go with Shakespeare, Jane Austen, or Hemingway. But, in our era, “Stephen King” will pop up in your brain.
His novels are legends. Steve has written at least 82 books, becomes a New York Times- bestselling author, and won numerous awards. He is just simply a splendid writer.
However, I found what makes him special is not only his career but also traits that resonate within him which he shares in his book “On Writing”.
This revelation has transformed my…
Inquisitive. Thinker. Reader. Educational student. Foreigner in Finland