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Who wants not to be no-one?
If I am someone, am I happy ?
Does happiness equals becoming?
Merciful rain clasps soil.
Is this not the irony of the human mind?
When you possess something, you seem not to miss.
Yet, when you don’t have that very thing, you care a great deal.
A dot can easily become a star on a paper.
I wonder how I would impart its white colour;
Colour white per se does not exist,
Yet, many yearn to have white skin.
Why this repulsiveness towards our own skin?
After all acceptance has to come from oneself.
Even if the whole world accepts LGBT people,
Often the most difficult step is to accept oneself.
Freedom is necessary to be a complete human being. Freedom is not doing what I want but the capacity to put aside my own convictions and beliefs that hinder my view. A few days ago, a 17 year student at CNA – a English language school in Campinas, asked me if I have ever been afraid of being rejected. There is a strong tendency in us … Continue reading Memories gnaw our minds.
Children encounter technology constantly at home and in school. Television, DVDs, video games, the Internet, and smart phones all play a formative role in children’s development. The term “technology” subsumes a large variety of somewhat independent items, and it is no surprise that current research indicates causes for both optimism and concern depending upon the content of the technology, the context in which the technology … Continue reading Children, Wired: For Better and for Worse
Source: The New Yorker PERSONAL HISTORY about the writer’s experiments with drugs. To live on a day-to-day basis is insufficient for human beings; we need to transcend, transport, escape; we need meaning, understanding, and explanation; we need to see over-all patterns in our lives. We need hope, the sense of a future. And we need freedom (or, at least, the illusion of freedom) to get … Continue reading Stories about mind-altering substances
Baroness Susan Greenfield is a professor at the Department of Pharmacology in Lincoln College, University of Oxford. She has published several books on the topic of technology and the mind and the talk she gave on the future of brain is fascinating. Continue reading Technology and the mind