On the aspect of being human, whats makes us different (aside from our ability to use our thumb) is our ability to reason and create, like philosophy – determining how we live and defining culture in art, music and discovery which are all expressions in our humaness. We are free to choose whether we want to act in according with our nature unlike other animals. Our emotions are also another complex structure, so much so that we often fake our own understanding. Everyone knows what emotions are until they are asked to define it.
In Existentialism – a term applied to the shared belief that philosophical thinking begins with the human subject. The idea that we must find the answer to our own problems and are not conditioned to systems, this is what make us free individuals. I share a similar philosophy, I believe our free thinking makes us human beings and I live in a place where I am given time to grow into this. Did you know that the human brain weights only 3lbs when it is fully developed? Yet our brain functions is far more complex than that of a sperm whale which has the largest brain in the world.
I find the connection between humans and animals fascinating, and for those who feels the same I highly recommend watching March of the Penguin - “a documentary film depicting the yearly journey of the Emperor Penguins of Antarctica… in autumn, the penguins leave the ocean, their normal habitat, to walk great distances inland to their ancestral breeding grounds. There, the penguins participate in a courtship and if successful lead to the hatching of a chick.”
The films tells of the long and arduous journey across ocean and the team work it takes to ensure the survival of the young chick for the ensuing months against the harsh terrains of Antarctica. With temperatures dipping to a freezing - 62 °C it’s not surprising that some do not make it. It is both admirable and heart breaking at the same time.
Pierre et Gilles: Pop Portraiture with a French Touch
Pierre and Gilles, the unique duo of portraitists, met at the opening night of the swanky Kenzo shop at Place des Victoires, Paris, in 1976. As they like to say, they left on the same scooter that night and never separated. Click through to read more about their passionate relationship and their prolific artistic collaboration. »
When things dont quite make sense.
Now this is one poem I’d wish I’d written. I think I can even hear Shakespeare laughing in his grave.
I am a big admirer of consistency – some people could argue that it is boring – but to me boring is such an underrated word. To me boring is living happily ever after and who wouldn’t want that? The fairy tale ending – which we all know was created by Disney and can only be described in one word. Genius. Boring lives in fairy tales. Something that we all aspire as our own ending - we just don’t know it.
L O L. This has got to be a lesson they teach at school.