Balance, Feminism

The #metoo movement

I do consider myself a feminist – so of course the #metoo movement, the movement asking women to raise awareness to the frequency of sexual harassment and assaults, is something I would like to comment on. On the first glance, it’s a great movement. But unfortunately, to everything good there is also always a negative/difficult side. What is positive about…

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Confidence

Quote: Marcus Aurelius

Choose not to be harmed – and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed – and you haven’t been. Stoicism is one great source of inspiration for me. It’s amazing how the principles of the past, so far in the past!, can still be applied today. This quote is one that touches me especially. Of course, it is much easier…

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Confidence, Feminism

Person: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a feminist and black-issues writer and was born in Nigeria. She still often returns there and therefore divides her time between America and Nigeria. She was called, according to her own account, a feminist by a close friend, already by the age of 14. Two of her best known novels are “Purple Hibiscus” and “Half a…

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Confidence, Feminism

Shouldn’t we be our greatest allies?

Why women feel the need to compete with each other, always, I do not know. I guess that it has evolutionary causes. Back when we had to fight for the best man, when being with the right partner was about our survival and the safety of our children, when our life was actually in danger if we were alone, it…

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Confidence

Book: The Education of Millionaires

This book, written by Michael Ellsberg in 2011, is fantastic. Don’t worry. This is not going to be a review – but if you’re interested in developing yourself further, in learning something for yourself and for your life – that’s the book to look at. I need to warn you. Maybe don’t read it while you’re still at university. It…

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Confidence

Quote: Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness

The basic social principle of the Objectivist ethics is that just as life is an end in itself, so every human being is an end in himself, not the means to the ends or  the welfare of others – and, therefore, that man must live for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself. To…

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