Embracing my normal

Provided by Mercedes Lopez-Raul from Visit Talithia “Be authentic,” they say. “Be true to yourself,” the wise ones counsel. “But be like us,” you hear. “Don’t stand out,” they reinforce with every action. “We fear your crazy wildness,” say their outraged faces. “Fit into a box where we can label you.” My normal My normal is... Continue Reading →

Do you know your Why?

Provided by Quynh Vo from Unbound Wallflowers When I ask this question to those people around me, they reply with either “What is it?” or “You mean my hobbies?” It is hard to see one who knows exactly what he wants to do with his life and devotes all of his energy to it. You... Continue Reading →

Learning to Be Skeptical

Provided by MyStori from Believing & Learning If you went back and read just what I have done on this blog, especially early. The main theme was inexplicably getting back to where I believed in God. It’s been something on my list of things for a while and is one of my new year’s resolutions... Continue Reading →

A Language Constant: Change

Provided by Betul Erbasi from betulerbasi.com Hey, it is me, Betul (betulerbasi.com)! I am here again to talk about something about languages. This time, let’s talk about language change! Let’s start this time with a guessing game this time. Guess which word the following pronunciation forms stand for (this is called phonetic transcription and we... Continue Reading →

I Was Taught to Keep it All Inside

Provided by CP from Papagni Pages       I've been on an honesty kick for a long time and it doesn't always work for me. Up against a wall    You hear a lot about gay people "coming out" these days. There are many incredible stories; each unique and compelling. Mine is no different -- act straight,... Continue Reading →

Is It Worth The Risk?

Provided by Scherezade Ozwulo from Scherezade’s Labyrinth *originally posted on Scherezade’s Labyrinth*    You ever had a not so often mentioned concept become a hot topic once one person brings it up? Or The Universe has a topic it wants to have discussed because maybe, it needs to be addressed and it’s seen or heard... Continue Reading →

UNIVERSAL GRAMMAR, SAY WHAT?!

Provided by Betul Erbasi from betulerbasi.com How are you?    English Wie geht es dir? German Nasılsın? Turkish  كيف حالك Arabic 你好嗎? Mandarin お元気ですか? Japanese The phrases in the set above mean the same thing in different languages. They look fairly different, right? I would not think that these languages could share anything at all. Well,... Continue Reading →

The Year(s) of Lord of the Flies

Provided by Scherezade Ozwulo from The Introverted Christian *originally posted on The Introverted Christian*    Watching Dr. Oz, eating my French toast sticks, a flash of a preview for his next show centered around real life mean girls comes on. Seeing the images of girls fighting like their in the Octagon or the victim laying... Continue Reading →

Why Do We Do The Things We Do?

Allie Diltz's Personal Blog Can Be Found at Heymomnowwhat.com Why? Do you ever think about the reason behind why you do things? I have been asking myself this quite a bit over the last several days. If you read my post from yesterday, How I Try Not To Suck (As Much), then you know I... Continue Reading →

What Kind of Walls Do You Put Up?

Provided by Scherezade Ozwulo from The Introverted Christian *originally posted on The Introverted Christian*    I came across this article, Do You Put Up Emotional Walls, Based on Your Personality Type – Personality Growth and it instantly got me thinking, do I erect foundation supports or do I build foundation structures to protect things inside? Protection... Continue Reading →

How To Change The World

Provided by MyStori from Believing & Learning    Reader, I have a specific question for you. Are you ready to change the world?   Jordan Peterson, a now widely known and respected “intellectual” doesn’t seem to think so. His ideology of the ability to change and even give advice to the world can be simply... Continue Reading →

Growing Up Is Overrated

Provided by Troy Headrick from Thinker Boy: Blog & Art    A little more than three years ago, I left my teaching job at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and moved back to the United States, the place where I was born.  A clause in the contract I’d signed with AUC, way back when... Continue Reading →

The Boy with the Flute

Provided by Irina from copilariefericita    In a village in Egypt lived a poor boy, which had a slow mind and a slow body. His greatest joy was to take long walks along the shore of river Nile. He did this every day. His mother was afraid that one day the boy will fall asleep... Continue Reading →

Time Is Money

Provided by Troy Headrick from Thinker Boy: Blog & Art *Troy Headrick is a thinker, writer, artist, educator, and adventurer who has lived in five countries.  He writes on a wide variety of subjects and has had work published in many print and online magazines, journals, newspapers, and blogs.  His autobiographical blog can be found... Continue Reading →

“Pointless” Overthinking

Provided by K.A.L.T from Kalt In Thought    I’m sure that many of us are guilty of overthinking.    We assess our every action and regret any action that brings about a not so favorable consequence. However, doing so is nothing more than pointless overthinking. Why is it pointless?    It is because no matter... Continue Reading →

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