Category Opinion

The tale of the expatriate and the migrant

In the aftermath of my studies abroad and the frame of my current deployment in Skopje, I recently wondered what are the implications of defining someone either as an expatriate or an immigrant, why there are these two options with unclear boundaries for seemingly similar realities. First, it should be recalled neither the polysemic word […]

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

Second-hand buying culture is flourishing in Finland, especially in summer, when you can just grab a blanket, go to a park and place your soon to be sold clothes and items on that, and just enjoy a beautiful day and other people’s company while getting rid of your stuff you no longer need. Second-hand buying […]

Cooperation of Creativity and Brain magics (Creagic)

Your mind is full of magic, go ahead and discover them. Creativity is the key that opens doors for your future. It is a powerful tool to use, but don’t look for it in your toolbox, because it is inside you. Usually, you get confused and complicated about how to use it or think whether […]

Tender eyes to reality: the possibility of beautiful grandeurs

I am currently reading “Anna Karenina”, written by Liev Tolstoi, and one of its passages left a huge impact on me: the character Dolly was having a happy moment with her children all around her, while another character, Liévin, was walking into her direction. She was feeling especially delighted with his presence, because no one […]

Ready for a new cinematic paradigm?

Let’s take a step back and dive into the mind-blowing elements composing the world of movie director Christopher Nolan. His upcoming movie, Tenet, deals with the possibility of reversing the flow of time. Imagine for one second this would be true, fascinating don’t you think? Previously, he brilliantly tackled dreams as the primary element of […]

The absurdity of the marriage proposal and of what follows it

Times are changing. People are on the streets, all over the world, protesting in huge numbers against a racist structure that unfairly gives people different life opportunities and life threats according to their skin color. Since 2017, the #MeToo movement connected millions of people across the globe against sexual harassment and assault, leading them to […]

The weakening of language’s power: social media, communication’s noises’ and superficial relationships

I am always amazed by how much art can make us reflect about life in different angles, and also by how much discussing about it – whether it is a painting, a movie or a book – with other people allow us to expand even more our points of view and thoughts. Due to social […]

Don’t let your brain fool you

Information is power. You might have heard that before. No matter if it’s true or not, we can easily observe how big influence one information might have. The situation the whole world is facing nowadays is a great example of the impact of information. Fear, denial, or information overload are only few of the main […]

Empathy, dialogue, and individuality: essential principles of our growing up process

For as long as I remember, I’ve always believed in education. My dream was to become a kindergarten teacher, to put my beliefs into action by helping children develop their personalities, cultivate curiosity for all the learning possibilities that we have in the world, and supporting them on their challenges and discoveries. A lot of […]

History and the importance of names

One of the aspects I’ve always loved about (studying) History is that it makes you smarter. A bit like a superpower, or a “third eye”, so to speak, it helps you see layers in reality, in everyday life, in the political arena that are not evident to a less trained eye. Studying History leads us […]

Support your local dreamer

Does it matter where you make your purchases, and to whom does it matter? Nowadays it’s really easy to just go and buy whatever you need from big supermarkets, or what’s becoming more and more popular, ordering from online. And why not? It’s much cheaper and more convenient to go and buy everything you need […]