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Life is technical these days. We are strangulated somewhere between naturalism, industrialism, workaholism, perfectionism, self-optimizationism. The world is becoming a machine, isn’t it? A giant clockwork. And we all jump and run according to its pointers. Continue reading
We are all running. Running towards a better future, towards a successful future. Running towards our goals, resolutions, dreams and expectations. Running towards a life that will be as perfect as we deserve it to be. Running towards happiness.
And we are running away. Running away from death. Running away from never having mattered. Running away from not having left any sign of our existence in this world. Running away from our failures and shortcomings. Running away from our imperfections. Continue reading
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
– Albus Dumbledore
When I was a child reading Harry Potter, I never understood this quote. I somehow knew that it was going to be an important one, but I could never make sense of why any person in their right mind would ever “turn off the light”. It took some growing up for me to finally start to turn it off myself. And then a whole lot more growing up to come to the same conclusion as I did when I first read this, that turning off this light is not the smartest thing to do. So why do we still keep doing it?
I don’t know about you but since I’ve been in elementary school, my preparation process for any kind of test, exam or paper has always been the same – no matter how important it was or how much time I had to prepare it. I always went through the same phases: Continue reading