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This September I wasn’t exactly myself. I was clumsy, disorganized, lying on the dirty floor (I couldn’t make me mop it for two weeks) with dirty hair (I couldn’t make myself take a shower either). I had tons of work to do. But. But. But.

I just couldn’t.

Apathy filled my head and body. …


Now I have rights for anger.

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We’re all grown up like this. Watching Disney cartoons, drowning into Pixar animation. A classical happy childhood, isn’t it? But then things have changed. I was always there, despising Yzma and Maleficent, Gaston, and Scar. I danced in my room like Snow White and forgot myself in a bunch of books like Belle. How come now I’m not different from Cruella De Vil?

What they’ve done to me..

Cartoons? Yes. And I’m serious. Cartoons are the thing that gives us our first conception of how everything works. Kids absorb new information like a sponge. They acquire behavioral patterns quicker than you can expect. Cartoons let us explore a range of emotions. I think it’s vital for developing emotional intelligence. …


Addressing insecurities and criticism.

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I remember my first university year. I was trying to be nice. New people, scary socializing. I felt like I need to join at least anybody. I didn’t care if they are good people, the thought of being an outcast was intimidating. Six months after, I realized this way of communication was self-destructive. The image I built slowly fell apart.

One day my groupmate came to me. She stared at me for a minute and then told: “What are you doing?”. …

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Nika

Young, enthusiastic and curious. Russian student passionate about Chinese, emotional well-being and world diversity.

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