Being Mortal, Atul Gawande "Cartensen gave her hypothesis the impenetrable name 'socioemotional selectivity theory.' The simpler way to say it is that perspective matters. She produced a series of experiments to test the idea. In one, she and her team studied a group of adult men ages twenty-three to sixty-six. Some of the … Continue reading on mortality.
As long as I strive to be wise, and to commit to the ones and things I love—this life is not wasted.
"To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time." Elie Wiesel asks of us to remember. Not to feel guilt, but simply to carry their stories. The stories of those who faced unspeakable pain, stories that came into the world vulnerable to ignorant criticism. It is one thing … Continue reading to remember their stories.
I suppose one of the reasons we’re all able to continue to exist for our allotted span in this green and blue vale of tears is that there is always, however remote it might seem, the possibility of change.-Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman
Have recent movies perfected the art of tear-inducing script writing? Or am I just getting more emotional? Recently, two movies have had me sobbing, which is extremely out of my character. I want to share them. (Spoiler alert awaits) The first film is the beloved Parasite (기생충). I first watched … Continue reading parasite.
Here I am, fulfilling a promise four months overdue. I'm writing with mixed emotions Mostly negative. When life becomes unbearable, I write. Honestly, I didn't experience much emotional struggle during my time in Korea; it was just a whirlwind of frustrations and apathy. But underneath the layers was fear. A lot of it. Unresolved conflicts … Continue reading confrontation
There are so many things on my mind that when I come to write, it flashes white. My words don't feel genuine. How can I organize words I don't have?How can I identify emotions I don't yet understand? I feel suffocated.