Nostalgia can be quite a curious thing when you think about it. It is foundry remembering the past; any place, thing, or action we did in the past. Believe it or not, nostalgia can be very important to our self identity, and our mental health. In the 1680s, nostalgia was seen as an illness. Soldiers longing for home was said to have the disease of nostalgia, but research shows that nostalgia is a good thing for us.
We’ve all been there. We’ve all been told not to take things for granted and to always appreciate what you have. But we really don’t know the true meaning of these words until we have a big life experience that teaches us this lesson, or unless there is a valid argument explaining this. So obviously since I can’t give you an adventure, let’s try and explain the science behind gratitude. Just so we can understand it a little better.
Laughter is something that we, as human beings, can understand. We may speak different dialects and have different culture, but we all understand laughter. Sometimes in life we could use a good laugh. But have you ever wondered what function does it serve? Well as it turns out comedy and laughter plays a pretty big role in our lives whether we know it or not. And even helps our mental health and shows social ability. After all, humans are social creatures, and we thrive off of that.
Being alone, or loneliness is one of the scariest problems we face today in our society. As Charles Bukowski puts it, “Being alone never felt right. Sometimes it feels good, but it never felt right.” Solitude, as in being by yourself just to think and slow down in life is okay, be being lonely, is different. Loneliness generates sad feelings and emotions from a lack of companionship.
“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” This quote from Aristotle can describe just about any revolution we’ve seen in the course of History or in anything we’ve read. But there is more to these revolutions than this, they show that human beings are capable of taking matters into their own hands, and being able to do what is right and what is just. Whether big or small, people know how to get things done and do what is right in the end.
It is truly amazing how much meaning there is in just a few words. As said by George Gordon Byron, “A drop of ink may make a million think.”, meaning even a few words can spark the most interesting thoughts. For example, in the Declaration of Independence, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” are only a couple of words. Yet those couple of words have so much meaning, so much power, and therefore can cause so much thought. It’s one of the most famous lines from the famous American Documents. Continue reading
All of us have make mistakes, no question about that. And in our minds, we may have felt responsible for wrong doing, an offense or just doing something we knew we shouldn’t have done. For example, we may have cheated on a test, or made our friends feel terrible about themselves for something we said or did. But what would it feel like, to live your life in guilt, and what exactly is guilt?