Essays, Life & Stuff, Mental Health

Embracing Life’s Spectrum: Living Free

We can free ourselves by thinking less black and white. Less us and them. Less "you are or you aren't". Because life should be lived on a spectrum. And this spectrum both sets us free and connects us...   Personality & Identity We are never fully formed. People will have you believe that once you… Continue reading Embracing Life’s Spectrum: Living Free

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Belonging & Community in Adulthood

*Part of the Identity Series* I believe that a lot of our personal struggles in adulthood come from our sense of Identity and Belonging. Why? Because we question who we are and what we're meant to do. These questions tie directly to our sense of Identity, but they also tie into the concept of Belonging...… Continue reading Belonging & Community in Adulthood

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Identity: Past, Present and Future

*Part of the Identity Series* For a long time, and sometimes even now, I wanted to be a teacher. I now realise the reason for this was because I wanted to hold on to the school setting forever. For some reason, school has always seemed like a place of comfort to me. Don't get me… Continue reading Identity: Past, Present and Future

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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

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End of the World

The other day my grandfather said something very deep to me, that he could feel the coming of the End of the World. This sounds dramatic and he's a religious man so he was coming from the perspective of the Bible and the Apocalypse. But when I thought about it, I saw that he was… Continue reading End of the World

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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

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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?