Essays · Life & Stuff

Judged Lifestyle Choices & Personal Identity

*Part of the Identity Series* What is a Lifestyle Choice? Lifestyle Choice definition: "a choice a person makes about how to live and behave, according to their attitudes, tastes, and values." A choice or decision that affects how they live their life and their own personal identity.   Some lifestyle choices that are judged by… Continue reading Judged Lifestyle Choices & Personal Identity

Essays · Life & Stuff

How Family Affects Our Sense of Identity in Adulthood

*Part of the Identity Series* Intro Obviously, we know that our upbringing has a direct effect on who we are. In the Nurture versus Nature argument, I lean more towards Nurture. We are a product of our environment. I am kind because my mother showed me how to be kind. I am resilient because she… Continue reading How Family Affects Our Sense of Identity in Adulthood

Essays · Life & Stuff · Think About It

How Does Meaning Influence Our Identity?

In today's Identity Series essay, I'm going deep. Real deep. I aim to cover the following questions in both a philosophical, personal, and psychological manner: What is the meaning of life? Why do we do what we do? How do our choices and beliefs influence one another and then contribute to our identity (who we… Continue reading How Does Meaning Influence Our Identity?

Essays · Life & Stuff · Think About It

The Problem With The Millennial Generation

(I'm a millennial! I'm only 23! So what I say is coming from personal opinion, experience, and observations!)   Impatience We think we don't have time. We see everyone else's lives in front of us and want to rush our own lives so that they stack up. Get money and status right now. Marriage and… Continue reading The Problem With The Millennial Generation

Essays · Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Sexual Identity Part Two: Sex & Mental Health

*Part of the Identity Series* *Ensure to check out Sexual Identity Part One before reading this post...   Exploring one's sexual identity can be scary. In our watchful world, rife with stigma and judgement, it can be difficult to be open and honest with yourself and others about your sexual status. Our modern world may… Continue reading Sexual Identity Part Two: Sex & Mental Health

Essays · I.E.G. Articles (Society) · Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Is Personal Development Dangerous for Our Mental Health?

*This is the first of many long-form mental health articles that I will be posting to my site. If this is not your interest, that's fine; you have been warned!*   There seems to be this culture nowadays of "personal development" and "growth mindset" and "self-development". These are ideas that none of us can escape.… Continue reading Is Personal Development Dangerous for Our Mental Health?

Essays · I.E.G. Articles (Society) · Life & Stuff · Think About It

Identity Labels That We Need to Remove

*This is a controversial blog post, I know. I am saying, or at least trying to, that labels can be damaging and that we need to be careful when using them...* Here are the biggest labels that we use on one another to try to categorise and "understand" one another better: White Black Asian Mixed… Continue reading Identity Labels That We Need to Remove