It’s all about mindset

As a newly graduate, I’m experiencing the anxiety of uncertainty. If I ever going to find the perfect job and achive career aspirations.

Today, I stumble upon an article has helped me to realize that my perception in my life, what I think of myself (career wise) and what I can accomplish is basically a bunch of excuses that limits my path to success.What I can achieve is beyond my imagination. The only limit between me and my dreams is (yes, you guess it) ME.

In the book Mindset: The new psychology of success, Carol Dweck’s two decade research explains how a change the way we think about ourself can trigger a whole new way of introspection that makes ourself responsabile for our own achievements. 

This quote alone had an impact in my mindset: 

“Believing that your qualities are carved in stone — the fixed mindset — creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over. If you have only a certain amount of intelligence, a certain personality, and a certain moral character — well, then you’d better prove that you have a healthy dose of them. It simply wouldn’t do to look or feel deficient in these most basic characteristics.”




Amusement parks: what is the real cost?

Just watched the CNN films documentary “Blackfish” (2013). The film focuse, for most part, the incidents related to SeaWorld trainers and the orca whales in captivity.

Beyond the obvious, the esscense of this documentary really relies in the stressfull environment that orcas in captiviy live. Of most of their lifetime, this great animals are enclosed in these tiny pools (compared with the oceans) trained to do the all-well-known tricks. The environment is some what hostile. Althought it would appear this mammals would get along pretty great, most of them suffer of great injuries caused by the more dominant orcas. 

All and all, I found it groundbreaking and astonisning. It has open for discussion the safety not only of the animals in this kind of amusement parks but to the safety of the trainers and personnel. 



Basically what this video portrates is the redesign of the cyclists and pedestrian spaces. What I percieve, in a much deeper analysis, by watching this video, is that public policies are beginning to the implemented in a much balanced wat to society. Not only this but laws and government itself are turning to the rest of the sepctrum of society, not only just a few.

About reading my way through the holidays

As soon as the holidays started I didn’t hesitate to take on some new books. I found several of them really interesting but for now, just two have leave this time of the year with some bitter sweet feeling. 

The first one, simply named 68, was written by a mexican historian/writer Paco Ignacio Taibo II. Besically the author describes, in its very peculiar way of writing, different events during the 1968 students movement in Mexico City.  Paco Taibo actively participated in some of the most decisive occurrences, such as several street protests and the night police enter the University. 

The second book would be The Stranger, by Albert Camus. This work of Camus is particularly known for its opening sentence: “Maman died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don`t know.” Right from the beginning is a book that captures your full attention. As one continues to read, the author leads the way to what would be an unfortunate of event as the main character reaches an epiphany.