Last week I wrote about looking back in anger and how we can transform this by acknowledging difficult times in life into something that shaped us. Today I want to change sides and look at the more positive side of looking at the past. In my opinion, this quote captures perfectly the phenomenon of nostalgia: … Continue reading Nostalgia can help us taste life twice
Self-acceptance can heal you
Video games can play a significant role in how humans develope their understanding of other people. However, I don't mean games like "Mario Kart" or "Animal Crossing" which one plays for fun. What I mean are meaningful story-based adventure games with interactive storytelling and believable, authentic characters where you can make your own choices. In … Continue reading Self-acceptance can heal you
Who are we really?
Ever since I started collecting quotes, I have this thing for the ones that "aren't easy", which means they are phrased in a way that you really have to dig deep to see what it all means. This quote by the sociologist Charles Cooley is one of them: I am not who I think I … Continue reading Who are we really?
The joy of life is in the now
Have you ever found yourself thinking: "When I graduate, I'll be happy. When I get married, then I'll be happy"? As I am an imperfect human as you are, I was there too. Like many other people, I used to feel more anxious, constantly looking ahead, hoping for a lighter days and in turn disregarding … Continue reading The joy of life is in the now
Life is like a swing set
Ever so often we find that authors and storytellers create the most beautiful metaphors for the most complex and seemingly tragic parts of human life. They give us peace and meaning, where we thought there was none. Things happen in life, we enjoy, understand and flourish, but we also suffer, wonder and lose. Both are … Continue reading Life is like a swing set
Vulnerability makes us human
You know this moment when a song comes up in your music app you wouldn't have come across? One year ago, I discovered this experimental song by Falling In Reverse. I don't usually listen to the band, but this lyric immediately stood out to me: Your love is not a sin. "Coming Home" - Falling … Continue reading Vulnerability makes us human