“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…
From CEO, GRE takers, and everyone in between.
“Hey, I have a crazy idea! Can I come see you in a day or two to discuss it?”, said the CEO on the phone to the notorious innovator.
“Tell me now”, the innovator demanded.
Hearing the reply coming with a sense of pressure, the CEO pulled his car over. Turned off the engine. His body started to break a sweat. The mind grappled with a raw nerve, thinking that the innovator might reject his idea. Or even worse, his plan could be perceived as an arrogant invitation and offended the innovator.
Here are extremely simple yet powerful approaches to do that.
Recently, my friend just lost her father due to Covid. I know this might be experienced by millions of people across nations. It feels sucks.
You could not have a proper burial ceremony for the loved ones while they deserved that. Feeling isolated even more because of social distancing in the time when you need support at the greatest moment. A dilemma in a challenging situation.
Terence Hawkes, a late Professor of English Literature at Cardiff University, believed that we are living in a society that is socially constructed by the concept of humankind's understandings. It is visible in the creation of a language, a code of conduct and the existence of traditions that are few instances of mankind’s profound ideas.
However, among others, an ideology is considered to be the fundamental thought of people since it’s the base of our thinking and actions.
One of the well-known ideologies is neoliberalism.
In short, neoliberalism is an economic principle that prioritizes individuals and institutional benefits rather than…
“Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted.”
Those were the last of phenomenal sentences Leonardo DiCaprio delivered when he just won his first Oscar.
Think back to that time, I was so fascinated by his speech and could rewind his statements over and over (It’s a bit obsessive… I know). It’s because he brought an important message. He reminded us how important our world is and to take more actions about tackling climate change. Plus, he invited us to take these issues seriously. Hardcore invitation, wasn’t it?
Well, in that case, why…
Who’s excited about the glory of sunlight?
With vaccines are on the way and a plethora of communities have received the jabs, this summer is the season we’re waiting for — albeit social distance still takes its place.
In Finland, I can surely feel the mood of the season. After going through dark periods which daylight stands for merely 5 hours and of course, the shakes of the pandemic, everyone is now enjoying the sunlight outside. Tanning. Biking. Cycling. And also reading!
Wherever you are or any activity you plan, books might be your convenient choice.
This list comes from…
What’s your favorite thing to do in the morning?
I’d go cranky if I don’t read.
Every day, I urge myself to devour news from different platforms. BBC. The New York Times. CNN. As you know, they present the pieces in a journalistic style. And, I feel it lacks a personal story.
When I found this platform, it gave me what I was longing for, a life’s tale. There are a massive variety of writers. I’ve got to read terrific writings from Michael Thompson, Tim Denning, and Genius Turner. To me, and perhaps most people, they provide enlightenments that are…
How many movies Pixar has made?
Did you guess it right?
Maybe the answer is a little different from what you expected (my friend guessed 50!). Either too many or less, you might wonder why did the company only come up with such a number despite existing for over three decades?
It takes at least 4 years for a movie to be released. They start from scratch, starting from building the story until polishing it up. Often, they begin without knowing what the story will be. Despite all the odds, they produce an inspiring motion picture…
“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.
Inquisitive. Thinker. Reader. Educational student. Foreigner in Finland