Recently, I fell down another Facebook rabbit hole, reading the posts on a site called The Existentialist. Whilst I personally don’t agree with this particular philosophy, (obviously, otherwise reading Tarot cards would be meaningless, lol), it gave me a laugh. I hope it gives you one too.
What is existentialism? Basically, it’s the belief that life has no meaning, A pretty bleak belief, but a valid one. Ultimately, none of us can know for sure. We just have to choose for ourselves based on our own experiences.
The national female soccer team in Sweden has included inspirational quotes on their team jerseys, rather than the players’ names. The aim of these phrases is to inspire and motivate women to show anything is possible.
The Swedish Football Association asked each of the players to pick tweets from prominent Swedish women to appear on the back of their jerseys. Selected phrases included ‘Women want different things’ and ‘Never look down on someone unless it is to help her up’.
I’ve talked about mental illness before. But in my opinion, as someone who’s had extensive experience in this area, you can never talk about it enough. There are lots of peeps suffering out there with one form or another of this insidious disease.
Like many other people I suspect, I’ve been blown away by the actions of the Parkland students, in response to the terrible tragedy that occurred at their school. Shockingly, these children are being forced to become political activists in the face of the appalling apathy shown by the adults who are meant to care for them.
As an Australian, I find this hard to comprehend. We had a massive gun buy-back after a mass shooting in the 90s and there have been no comparable events since. Prioritising gun ownership over lives is valuing our fears over love. It just seems wrong.
The Parkland High students have recently been given clear plastic schoolbags to ‘keep them safe’. The idea is that no one can hide a gun in a clear bag (um, they could just put another bag inside it, surely. Doh!) The students are not happy about this pathetic gesture, not to mention the invasion of their privacy (tampons!), and have decorated the bags to express their displeasure.
Easter is a time of hope. It therefore seems the perfect moment to explore the riveting survival tale of the Jewish man who tattoed prisoners at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War 2. His story has not come to light until now because of the incredible guilt he carried about what he was forced to do to his fellow prisoners.
It’s the end of the week and the start of the Easter holiday. For many, it is a serious reminder of Christs’ sacrifice on the cross. For others, it’s the start of a long weekend holiday. And for those with children it’s about the joy of organising an Easter egg hunt. Friday is for fun on this blog, so for your enjoyment I present some Easter memes I’ve been giggling at this week Continue reading →
It’s been created in response to the current scandal surrounding Facebook which has seen many users ditch the social media platform. In the most damaging controversy to ever hit Facebook it has been accused of allowing another company to harvest personal data to influence the last U.S. election.