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Life is an illusion

Posted no picture Amara Hanif , Future Psychologist & Content Writer

no picture Future Psychologist & Content Writer
Amara Hanif
Member since December 11, 2018
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 19

Life is an illusion, a visual illusion. Do you know what a visual illusion is?Visual illusion is also known as an optical illusion which engages visual deception due to the collection of images, effect of colors, collision of light source, or other variables. An ample variety of confusing image effects can be seen in visual illusions. You know what? Our life itself, along with the problems in it, is a visual illusion. We are being bluffed by our own thoughts and vision. The way we perceive somet...

Making sense of patriarchy and religion in India

Posted no picture Swetha Reddy , Women, Temples, India

no picture Women, Temples, India
Swetha Reddy
Member since January 3, 2019
  • 1 Post

At a peaceful dawn, on January 2nd, 2019, two middle aged women entered the Sabarimala temple in the state of Kerala in India. What followed was a gruesome political, patriarchal, religious and consequential quarrel - basically, an earthquake. So why exactly would a simple act of two women walking a few yards in a temple to pray to a deity cause an EARTHQUAKE? Apparently, the deity, Lord Ayyappa, has ordered his devotees to disallow women of menstrual age from entering his holy shrine. A 'puri...

We step foot outside of our homes, every day, thinking we are returning back to our comfortable ambiances and sheltered atmospheres. Our homes and our interpretation of what makes them, differ from each person living atop of this planet, but many of us can collectively agree on the common denominator that we leave these solid safe-places in anticipation to return back to them at the end of a stagnant day. What if, one day, you leave your home and return back to it only to discover that your own...

We can all be heroes

Posted no picture Jorge Brtio , Volunteer

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Jorge Brtio
Member since January 14, 2019
  • 1 Post

Jason never felt safe in school. For all the years he spent reading, writing and learning, not for a second he felt safe. Every day he saw what kids were going through because of the Bulls. The Bulls, the most terrifying gang of bullies around, guided by the one and only, Gabo McCoy, the son of the two most known mobsters in town. Gabo had failed the 12th grade twice this year, but he has never really cared. Gabo has never bothered Jason, in fact, he actually respects him because he is a good ki...

How to succeed in failure without really trying

Posted no picture Aida Serna , Industrial designer

no picture Industrial designer
Aida Serna
Member since October 5, 2017
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 24

Some paths you must walk alone. We all know that. We come to this world alone and alone we must go, or something like that. And the love you give, sometimes you might never get it back. And let’s not forget the world is full of injustice and anger and plastic that just won´t go away. I could write for days about the darkness there is out there or the hopeless void I sometimes feel I’m a part of. But in all honesty, who needs that? Did you notice how easy it is to just sink in it? Do you get wha...

Today, environmental awareness is not an option, but a necessity and its presence needs to make itself known in all areas of everyday life. The duties and responsibilities of parents and educators should be intertwined with those of global citizens so that the generation born after the year 2010 can live, work, and thrive on a sustainable planet.According to the Center for Science Education, the measures we take today do not guarantee a friendlier environment, partly because it may take years fo...

Fighting 'Brain Drain': Youth Forum on Policy-making

Posted no picture Milica Cvetkovic

no picture Milica Cvetkovic
Member since December 31, 2018
  • 1 Post

2018 was a rough year for everyone around the world - from government officials and ministers who were pressed with threats from foreign powers, to solving burning issues on security policy and budgeting in order to open new chapters on the journey to the European Union, to citizens who organized protest walks in order to get their rights back. Amidst all this, it is no surprise that the Balkan countries are still well known for "brain drain", when the requests from youth to make realistic chang...

Holistic approach towards fashion

Posted no picture Dayeeta , Ms

no picture Ms
Member since January 3, 2019
  • 1 Post

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that American households on an average, spend $1,700 a year on apparel, footwear and related products and services accounting for 3.5 percent of their average annual expenditures.This is not the problem with just American households, but almost every other household around the world. WE not only buy clothes too often, but also throw away so much more that it contributes to a great deal of clutter. Moreover, we wash the clothes in warm water and most of t...

Child soldiers: An effect of conflict in society

Posted no picture Ampah , Student

no picture Student
Member since December 25, 2018
  • 1 Post

"Human rights law declare 18 as the minimum legal age of recruitment and use of children in hostilities", yet in conflict societies children as young as age 9 are manipulated, tricked, and forced to combat like soldiers in conflicts. Many children are forced to become child soldiers because they have no option or choice to take in order to survive, in order to get their daily bread, in order to live. It is very sad to see children armed and ready for combat when they are supposed to be free, hav...

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