Watch The World Burn #1

Note: The blog’s been really quiet lately because life was crazy this past month: wedding, volunteering, end of Summer, and a bunch of other things. But we’re back!

Two good friends of mine recommended that I’d watch the documentary “Samsara” (check it out), which I did, not long ago. It’s a stunningly beautiful non-verbal documentary, excellent cinematography showing several sequences of different aspects of humanity. Being non-verbal, the message is quite open for interpretation, and it surely left me with some thoughts.

There was this sequence about food (here!) that really turned my guts around, but it affected mostly my mind. You see, I love being a carnivore, and I don’t plan on ever becoming a full on vegetarian, but knowing that what was shown in that video is more or less our global reality made me consider it. Still, don’t worry, this is not another pro-vegan post in the internet. I will talk about food, but the issue I want to address is deeper. It’s about entitlement, ignorance, some recipes and a bit of history. Continue reading Watch The World Burn #1

See how we’ve changed!

Change, it is sometimes scary, sometimes liberating, it really depends on you. I remember when I used to think “I learn through lectures, not through book study”, which was true in high school. It would have been a serious problem, however, if I kept believing that once I got to university. My first two months of university were enough to show me that lectures would not be enough: it did not matter what I believed about myself, I had to start taking up my books, find time, and read them up. Had I been stubborn in believing my own self-image, I would have probably failed that first semester, but I changed in time. My view of myself changed. My mind changed. Continue reading See how we’ve changed!