Becoming Aphrodite in an Athenian World

Redefining our priorities, for a post-pandemic era.

Preethi.
Preethi.
Mar 5 · 12 min read
Image accredited to artist: Weronika Anna Marianna

“Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits, and necessary to sustain life.

But poetry, beauty, romance, love…these are what we stay alive for.”

— Dead Poets Society (1989)

There’s no room for us to be feminine;

soft, allowing, and human— to be so would be considered weakness and incompetency.

10 Ways to Welcome Aphrodite in Day-to-Day Living

1. Prioritize connection as much as career ambition:

2. Step away from mediocrity — Aphrodite only accepts the finest.

3. Skip your air-tight timelines.

4. Do less, with more focus.

5. Your art, passion projects, and craft matters — Bring it to the forefront.

6. Create, without seeking perfectionism or applause.

“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares”.

7. Locate your sense of self: Where does it lie?

8. Acquire the art of nurture— for yourself, your plants, and the people you love.

9. Learn how to cook to mother yourself.

10. Monitor your emotional cues as well as the physical.

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Preethi.

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Preethi.

Content writing, instructional design, classical Indian dance — I tell stories in every way I can.

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Preethi.

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Preethi.

Content writing, instructional design, classical Indian dance — I tell stories in every way I can.

Curious

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A community of people who are curious to find out what others have already figured out // Curious is a new personal growth publication by The Startup (https://medium.com/swlh).

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