So on Monday it was International Happiness Day, and so I decided to write up this impromptu piece on Happiness which I subsequently posted on my Twitter and Instagram, which some of you who follow me on the social have already seen; namely Tom and George, thanks for the love! p.s I need to learn how to use my Twitter more often….I’m getting there!
Although, I think happiness should be something we think and talk about all the time (in a round about way it is something we do everyday, but it’s just not as obvious). Continue reading In Celebrations Of Happiness xXx
I happened to stumble upon a letter by Horace Walpole, who happened to stumble upon the Persian fairy tale “The Three Princess of Serendip” on his trip and sent it to his friend Horace Mann.
Now this wasn’t planned, but something came from this dreamland, Continue reading Serendipity ……
1 Love Lane
Tuesday 14th February 2017,
Dear Non- Existent Valentine,
How are you? I hope you are well? I’m not so swell if I’m being honest, all this extra and forced love and affection couples are showing today makes me want to vomit! Continue reading Dear Non- Existent Valentine…….
“Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart”
So on the off chance I watched A Beautiful Mind a few years ago , and found the whole concept of the movie pretty intriguing. And then recently I’ve specifically wanted to watch movies that make me think and highlight issues which we rarely know about or see in most films. As a result, I freshly re-watched A Beautiful Mind to see it from a more observant view. Continue reading A Beautiful Mind (2001): A Mini Movie Review
“It always implies a secret or unconscious intent, if not of each one of us, at all events of society as a whole” Henri Bergson
The best part of life has to be when we laugh so hard and uncontrollably that we can’t even speak, yet somehow we are able to sit there and clap away like a seal even though we are struggling to breathe! Laughter is undoubtedly a great part of our lives and occurs when something funny happens and/or is said in a comical way.
In Henri Bergson’s Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic, the author wants to define the comic but not in a way that results in a rigid definition of the word, his main emphasis is to see the relevance between art and life; so he looks into the comic’s role as part of human life in order to have a better understanding of society and the individual human imagination, as well as of the collective imagination. As a result he explores why people laugh and what laughter actual means, by looking into what it is in us that makes us laugh and explores what it is in language that makes a joke funny. Continue reading The Importance of Laughter in Our Lives and the Role of the Comic: Henri Bergson
Hold on, don’t look back you’ll get caught in the tracks, it’s a trap.
Continue reading Hold On: A Piece of Poetry
“Language is a system of signs that expresses ideas”
There are many ways in which we communicate, however the most obvious one is through spoken word, therefore we must speak the same language in order to understand one another. The only one universal language we have is body language, this gives away everything about a person without even uttering a single word. However, you need to be an expert in that field to understand it fully, but for us everyday folks we rely on simple spoken and written form of communication to comprehend and state our thoughts and vice versa. Continue reading Are We Lost in Translation? Ferdinand De Saussure on Language and Communication
“The perception of other people and the inter-subjective world is problematic only for adults. The child lives in a world which he unhesitatingly believes accessible to all around him.” Maurice Merleau-Ponty
My curious nature always wonders and ponders about the world, however no matter how much I see, read and experience etc, there is no one theory fits all situations, its more of a continuation of thoughts and theories that build up overtime, to try and make sense out of some sense! Due to our individual views of the world determined by our own unique experiences, we tend to construct instinctive assumptions, and thus perceive the world in a particular way. Continue reading Do Adults Crush Children’s Natural Perception? Maurice Merleau-Ponty on Phenomenology of Perception