Being Independent

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will. — Charlotte Bronte Why Being Independent Matters So Much It boosts your confidence. Independence and the ability to hold yourself high is a big boost to your self-confidence and self-esteem. To most, the idea that they don’t need to depend on someone else for their own … Continue reading Being Independent

Lemme get comfy for a second

Before you start reading, take two minutes to fill up this survey. School has been bittersweet for the last one week. Actually, most just bitter and cloudy, with intermittent rays of hope and joy during basketball class and TV time. This whole last week, until yesterday, I had my FIRST unit tests of 9th grade. I can’t really say that I enjoyed it, but neither … Continue reading Lemme get comfy for a second

Should we hate our imperial history?

From the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari — All human cultures are at least in part the legacy of empires and imperial civilisations, and no academic or political surgery can cut out the imperial legacies without killing the patient. Think, for example, about the love-hate relationship between the independent Indian republic of today and the British Raj. The British … Continue reading Should we hate our imperial history?