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The Growth that Keeps Us All Children

Posted by Lo Iv
The Growth that Keeps Us All Children

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Children often dream to grow faster, being anxious to become adults. Parents usually track the process of this growth by marking the height of their kid on the wooden door at home. Every inch is a cause of happiness.

Yet, there comes the time when the growth of the child is no longer measurable by the marks on the door frame. Slowly, growth enters another dimension, where the height becomes subjected to the degree of emancipation. At that point, parents normally judge their beloved child by how well the kid can take care of itself, make its own bed, prepare the food alone, be safe on the way from school and take responsibility for its misdeeds.

However, many children grow taller without ever becoming real adults. Currently, 33 % of the young adults are still living at home under the care of their relatives. While many never learn how to emancipate themselves, others eventually get up from the couch and go out to find a proper job.

A job, as part of an economic cycle, largely keeping the economy in a stage, where marking the next inch on the wooden door is still a cause for celebration, sadly not a driving force for emancipation.

The True Value of Reading Books

Posted by Lo Iv
The True Value of Reading Books

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Think about it. How do you imagine a perfect night spend on your own? What do you necessary take with you when you are preparing for a trip? What happens if you are forced to wait for a long time and you are wondering how to occupy the dragging minutes of stillness – what would you grab first?

If the answer to all these questions is a book, then you and me – we are more alike than you imagine.

With the following lines I seek to explain the huge role books play in my life and how reading has helped me overcome personal challenges, gather hope when needed and expand the limits of my imagination. My attempt is to express the real value of reading, which I so often witness to be misunderstood by lots of people.

Sickness is the new Health

Posted by Lo Iv
Sickness is the new Health

Have you noticed we are sick all the time? And no, in this context, I do mean physically sick, not only mentaly, which is sort of obvious.

Big cities are contagious. Currently, I live in Brussels, Belgium and here every week at least one or two of the people I know is catching a fleu, having some physical exhaustion or simply not feeling quite alright. I wonder whether this is a state of living that needs to be so easily accepted or in fact we ought to consider whether not being in our best physical form is an issue we have to address seriously.

How come we get sick all the time?

Там и никъде

Posted by Lo Iv

Шеста година далеч от София, моят роден град, а усещането е едно и също. Прибирам се у дома, седя два дни и искам вече да се махна. Хващам самолета, пристигам в чужбина, отново у дома, седя два дни и искам да се махна.

Дали лутането от една точна до друга е нормалния живот на глобализирания човек? Да имаш повече от един дом изглежда те оставя бездомен или поне те кара вътрешно да се чувстваш такъв.

Не бих казала, че е страдание. Не бих и казала, че е радост. По-скоро напомня на празнота. Да имаш свой дом винаги и навсякъде и да не го усещаш никога и никъде.

Straight to the point: Extremism in Europe

Posted by Lo Iv
Straight to the point: Extremism in Europe

Extremism is a phenomenon with many faces. It can manifest in different forms, ranging from extreme approaches in political, religious, economic or social sense of the term. In order to rightfully understand how extremism came upon us, the necessity to examine the origins of extreme attitudes in Europe is imperative. Only by addressing the real core of the issue, the possibility of overcoming the problem can be present.

Speak or Don´t Listen

Posted by Lo Iv
Speak or Don´t Listen

Vienna, 2014

Lately I cannot stop thinking about one particular habit I notice in many people that makes me wonder a lot. How is it possible to go through many days, weeks and even years without having a single conversation with another human being? It really amazes me, but believe me when I say, many people do that… They wake up, go on normally with their lives, meet other people and talk to no one! When the night comes, they go to bed and on the next day – the procedure repeats again. After some time the lack of interactions with others turns into a habit and in the end they simply continue living their lives without communicating one to another in any meaningful way.

Do not dare not to feel happy!

Posted by Lo Iv
Do not dare not to feel happy!

Vienna, 2014

Have you ever thought about what you need to possess in order to be an average normally existing person in Europe?

  • Around 100 profiles on different online platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google +, Gmail … Tinder?!.)

  • Around 100 types of cards ( Bankcards: at least 3 types(credit card, debit card, second debit card – just in case), student card, Mensa card, public transport card, ID card, drivers lesson card and all of the member and discount cards possible.

  • Around 100 different certificates ( Birth certificate, Educational certificates, Work certificates and recommendations, additional activities certificates)

  • All types of technological devices possible (Smartphones, tablets, laptops, computers…)

  • A place to live

  • Work to go to

  • Money

Is that really all of what brings value to our lives and if not then why the fuck are we so unable to admit that we exist just for the time to pass by?