Life is no less interesting from being equipped with an enormous variety of people. While time and space may vary and change, the fundaments of human psychology remain the same. We have heterosexuals, homosexuals, women, men, children, babies, the intelligent, the unintelligent and all manner of criminals. People are consistent in their psychology – everyone
It could be said that without the conflict and the sad beauty of a tortured death, the Bible and Christ Himself would never have sold half so well. His story would be trite and boring – it would be normal. If the media is any indication, nobody follows what is normal. And so, even then,
Michel Foucault’s theory on Knowledge and Truth
This article will discuss Michel Foucault’s academy theory, “I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.” It will do so in relation to education and exploring schools as mechanisms of power
Observations of an Endangered Creature
I watched her as she cowered in the evergreen shrubs. Her body racked with sobs, shaking, struggling for breath. She collapsed onto the floor, limbs sprawled at unnatural angles, her ocean eyes deep and lifeless, still staring, felt as if they were bearing into my soul. Her body fell fast and violent, as if it
The struggle of our life
Just as you’re about to read this, some voices within you are struggling. One says skip; another says go-on. A different one even says it’d be worth reading; another counters, and says it won’t. That’s how all of life is – life is a race of struggle! We all have many persons within us struggling
How Conflict Affects Life Stories
We structure our lives into stories to cherish experiences. This makes us the main character of our own stories. Through storytelling, we make sense of life. In this dynamic world where everyone has to undergo personal growth and development, conflict is an inevitable part of life. It makes us feel anxious and uncertain when our
“La haine attire la haine.” (Hate attracts hate.) – from La Haine, dir. Mathieu Kassovitz. I don’t think I have to dispute the psychological actuality that hate attracts hate. And I don’t think anyone should. I’m not here to repeat the obvious or buttress the already known about human nature stated above. That’s not important
What I am
The quote; “I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning,” holds true when what we are is fluid and not content in our approach and thoughts. We continue to do things
The Love of Hate
Hate can be cultural, to be sure, as a tradition that is handed down from generation to generation without any justification, or even analytics. We hate because we can hate. It seems that some people, in order to feel good about themselves, must articulate their presumed superiority over others in terms of extreme hostility towards the targeted person/people.
Hate – A Contagious Disease
In this world, on one side there are positive virtues like love, compassion, humility, honesty, etc. But on the contrary, there are negative vices like anger, hate, greed, etc. There is a saying that there are two types of dog in each human: one is the positive dog and the other is the negative dog,
People can be as foreign as language. This includes me, a woman who has always felt like a lost, missing, child inside of the depersonalized body that others have insisted is hers. This has always been important to me: knowing where my roots are, knowing who I am inside of myself. I don’t think I’ve
The Betterment of Humankind
There is in our civilization a great deal of ignorance about the human condition. The more ignorant a society is the more of its people suffer hatred. Each human being is an integral part of the collective whole. They affect the world much more deeply than is seen on the surface. Human beings are not
Utopia: A Perfectly Boring World
Veronica Roth believes that it is the element of conflict that makes the stories we write – and read –worthwhile. I absolutely agree. But what is conflict? According to one authority on the subject, there is “no single universally accepted definition of conflict”. How ironic! Fundamentally, conflict refers to a state of opposition between persons,
Wow. Those are some powerful words. And utter bullshit. That’s someone who’s got their head in the sand. The main interest in life is not to become someone else but to become a better version of yourself. You have a foundation laid with specific skills and talents, likes and dislikes, aptitudes and attitudes. The better
The Beauty Of Knowing Who I Am
First, before I begin to discuss this topic, it is very important to note we were all created for a purpose. It is very important to understand our existence upon this earth is for a specific time and reason. Too many times, we believe we are in complete control of ourselves and can do as
Conflict May Be A Great Impetus For Story Creation, But It Is A Terrible Impetus For Humanity
Conflict has created so much good in the world, if you think about it. All the wars, all the famine have led to a re-envisioning of countries, policies, law and how we live our lives together. But it is interesting how completely unnecessary it is. If there had been no conflict, would we have not
You Are Who You THINK You Are!
I can say with full validation that I have dismantled, deconstructed, re-built, revised and destroyed many, many various identities over the course of my life. From being born into the role of an abused child of an alcoholic Mother, that led me to be a runaway addict, becoming a US Navy Petty Officer, to then
It’s In Your Hands!
I was painstakingly looking at all the pictures in the children’s section, and as I got to the second picture, something immediately crossed my mind when I saw those two hands soiled with paint stains. I heard a distinct voice thunder within: IT’S IN YOUR HANDS! What are in your hands that’s special? Paint stains?
Shades of Rainbow
Humans are complex creatures: all, more or less, the same and yet so decidedly different from one another. To some, difference is a source of interest and excitement whilst, for others, it is a source of great fear. Something we all share, however, is a continuous niggle, a constant twitching to know the answer to