Estoy tan fastidiada de pasar mis días en la computadora, buscando algo que me ayude a salir de esta situación. Tengo ganas de viajar, conocer, vivir, comer. Encontrarme en la peor y en la mejor situación posible. Reencontrarme una y otra vez.

Me gustaría decir que tengo la suerte de tenerlo todo, pero lo que más anhelo no lo tengo. 

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Brutality against the LGBT community in Russia

A dear friend just send me a Vice documentary about the lastest hatred crimes against the LGBT community in Russia. Maybe some of us, myelf included, haven’t really being paying attention to what Sochi Olympics are portraying. 

In June 2013, an anti gay propaganda law was enforced. Ever since, an increase in violence against the LGBT community has escaleted.

In words of Miriam Edler, “The law in effect makes it illegal to equate straight and gay relationships, as well as the distribution of material on gay rights. It introduces fines for individuals and media groups found guilty of breaking the law, as well as special fines for foreigners.” (The Guardian, 2013) 

I feel disgusted by these terrible acts against another human being. If the Catholic card is being play, why then don’t remember the most simple of them all: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12: 31). 

These horrible actions just remind me of a phrase: “Never again…” spoken in the Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

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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.”

 

 

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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. 

 

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