I begin this blog with an interesting occurrence from contemporary history. In 1888, a man in France died of a heart attack. Innocuous and uninteresting, it may seem, but when Ludvig Nobel died of a heart attack, many French newspapers went into a frenzy. They published obituaries that tarnished him and his reputation after his death. Why? It was to no fault of the man … Continue reading How Will You Be Remembered?
It can be so heart-wrenching, nasty and for a lack of better words: confusing. Someone we love has died. In itself, this could take us a lot of time to digest and internalize. Life can seem so awfully cruel in these moments when the people or pets that we knew, the beloved of our lives, cease to exist. The complex arrangement of atoms and elements … Continue reading On Losing A Loved One, Or A Pet
It was a sweltering day, the hottest on record in a long time (or so I was told by distraught locals). There I was, a city boy in a concrete jungle on the opposite side of the world. My polo shirt stuck to my torso as I lugged my suitcases across the sidewalk and into the estate, a towering five-story edifice that sported an endearing … Continue reading College: The Time Of Your Life?
Motivation, simply defined, is the purpose behind an action. Contemporary society’s definition of motivation, however, is closely tied to work. In a world as cut-throat as ours, money is a major factor and most of the time our life is shaped around the commodity rather than the other way around. Of course we go to work for money and the people you meet can be … Continue reading 5 Reasons We Give Up (And Ways to Find Motivation!)
The human mind has been the subject of study even before the scientific method and modern technology existed. Philosophers, sages, and ascetics have all in the past tried to understand the psyche of the human animal in unique and interesting ways. The phrase “higher consciousness” is used to express an elusive and difficult to attain mental state, distinct from the ‘lower’, more primitive mind. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Higher Consciousness | Hri-Write
I’m sure every single high school senior that is reading this right now has spent some time in the recent past pondering and feeling nostalgic about the years of schooling, times spent with their friends, the jokes about teachers and literally the whole deal that came with the baggage of being a student. I know this because right now, I’m in that situation. It’s an … Continue reading High School to University
When prompted to answer where we’d be happiest, we always think of places filled with people, family or friends, at home or at a party. Maybe then, defining what ‘happy places’ mean to us misses out on less publicised and distinguished places. Whether it is the open road, under the billions of stars that so faintly glow overhead or on a bench from where you … Continue reading Solitude, Melancholy and Calm | Hri-Write