When we speak about creativity, most people think mainly of fine arts, and artistic creations, whose role is mainly aesthetic. But creativity is not only that. So, what is creativity? Creativity is defined as the ability to make or otherwise bring into existence something new, whether a new solution to a problem, a new method or device, or a new artistic object or form. If … Continue reading What Is Creativity?
Just imagine, you’re sat fat, dumb and happy when BAM! Your engine shits itself. (And so do you.) Suddenly you’re forced to divert. You need to get on the ground pronto! Before you know it, there you are. Grounded with a bum engine – a million miles from the original destination you had in mind. So, you find yourself sat around in your underpants on … Continue reading A Radical Idea. (I’m Going To Write a Book.)
-Previously posted on Snippets of SnapDragon– So I sat down with amateur blogger SnapDragon X., to ask her a thing or two about life. She wore an over-sized teal dress/shirt thing, which she said seems to have become her unofficial uniform as of late. Her polka-dotted leggings undoubtedly completed the Practical-Mom outfit. Plus, there may or may not have been a smear of child-snot on … Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On Herself.
Changes are hard, especially the drastic ones. For example, if you’re used with a certain lifestyle, it will be very hard for you to change it. You’ll feel some holdback from your body simply because it gets you out of your comfort zone. This doesn’t mean that you’ll reject all new ideas, but I bet your mind will start to see the negative parts first, … Continue reading How open are you to new ideas?
There is no doubt that crazy ideas shaped the world into the way it is right now and who knows how the world can evolve? I often wonder how those dudes and dudettes found the courage to work on those ideas, since I’m sure that everybody back then thought they were crazy. People are afraid of change and when something appears that might change their … Continue reading Work on Your Crazy Ideas
First of all, I’d like to apologize for not publishing on here for the last three weeks or so… I had a rough couple of days and needed a little break. But I’m back, so let’s get to it! 🙂 It was someday during this week that I had started a 15 thread long LinkedIn argument with a leadership expert that was all on respect, … Continue reading That One Thing We Have To Get Straight
One of my most interested fields in psychology is that of dating and understanding how to find and interact with our romantic partner. There is no doubt that if you are in a relationship or married, that you haven’t been through some sort of emotional or mental rollercoaster with your partner. That’s just part of the process, and more often than not, we resolve whatever … Continue reading The Most Important Thing(s) To Understand About Your Relationship
‘A Lion used to prowl about a field in which Four Oxen used to dwell. Many a time he tried to attack them; but whenever he came near they turned their tails to one another, so that whichever way he approached them he was met by the horns of one of them. At last, however, they fell a-quarrelling among themselves, and each went off to … Continue reading Together Is Better
Today I came across an idea that had a big impact on me. There has been a study made by two U.S. universities on 370 people about the regret of doing things versus the regret of not doing things. The conclusion is that when we do things and regret it, the experience is more painful, but it doesn’t last that long (most of the … Continue reading The Regret of doing things vs The Regret of not doing things
I think that this is the feelings we have most of the time. Why? Simply because we encounter problems almost everyday of our lives. But this is ok. Everybody has problems. You might be a cashier or you might be Elon Musk and you’ll still have problems. The only difference is that they are different problems. Understanding and accepting this will bring some peace … Continue reading Life sucks?
This movie is about a man who made his dream come true by not giving up (you can read more about it here). It’s interesting to see how many things we can ignore if we are pursuing the things we want. The problem is that not all the things we’re ignoring should be ignored. Also, there are things we should ignore, but we aren’t. … Continue reading Movie Thoughts – The Greatest Showman (2017)
This is a term used in psychology for events happening because we’re expecting them. “A self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between belief and behavior.” – Wikipedia In simpler words: your predictions will come true because unconsciously you’ll behave in such a way to … Continue reading The Self-fulfilling Prophecy
The most complex thing I find in this world is to figure out how and what a person is thinking and how that person’s feelings are. I find this very complex because our main way to communicate (words) is useless. Most of the time, our words are controlled and we let them out in a way that makes us feel good, but they might … Continue reading Can you truly know someone?
If we need to be satisfied in our interactions with other people, we need to observe. From my perspective, this includes listening to whatever they have to say and also paying attention to their body language, including the tone of their voice. Words never express the whole of what they have to say, simply because they can’t (you can read here my post about … Continue reading The Art of Observing the Others
Does it happen to you that whenever you have a great idea about something, immediately your mind is filled with automatic negative thoughts about why it can’t get real? And if this happens, do you find solutions to counter the negative thoughts or you just drop the idea? If you drop the idea, I think that it’s because of the fear… fear of losing … Continue reading Fear – our biggest obstacle?
I’m not going to try to answer this question from a technological point of view, but rather from a psychological one. How often are we saying to ourselves that when we’ll get something we’ll be happier? How many times we’re letting the tomorrow interfere with the today? How many opportunities to be happy we’re missing just because we’re thinking about something in the future … Continue reading Are we living in the future?
All of us have addictions, but do we realize it? When I say addictions, I’m not talking only about substances (like drugs, nicotine or alcohol), I’m also talking about addictions to actions (like playing video games, watching movies or reading books) and addictions to certain people. I think that, in essence, addictions are ways to briefly escape the cruel reality. All of us … Continue reading Addictions
How many times we’ve all pretended to be something that we’re not just to be liked by the others? It’s a great feeling to liked and to be part of a group, but if you’re liked for something that you’re not, are you really the one that it is liked? Do we really need friends and groups where we can’t be ourselves and we … Continue reading The Courage of Being Yourself