Do we need empathy in politics: the power of motivation
Does empathy go with politics? Empathy is not necessarily what makes good policies. Yet, it’s what determines the motivation for making good policies. On the value of empathy.
Sudden flashback when the revelation was subtle
How we perceive information influences how one views others’ social status. How much does it influence on women’s social status specifically?
Let's be clear about ownership in development
No, we can’t just blame on lack of ownership for the failure if it had been -sort of- anticipated during the project building process.
Locked out: the nationality and border
Trump administration banned the entry of people with certain nationalities. It’s discriminatory. But what did I do when it happened in front of my own eyes?
Aren't we appropriating music?
You can’t believe how much I love looking appropriate. Especially when it comes to listening to music. I appropriate to impress.
Choice: The question of women’s rights voice
Wearing religious veil is either encouraged or discouraged. There’s no ground for the middle. But the real problem is not about the attire. It’s the choice. Choice to make free decisions no matter how noble or stupid they are.
Online discrimination: Can I get rid of my nationality?
I’ve been having some trouble buying things online because my nationality makes it difficult. It’s the constraint within free.
The patterns: labelling, stereotyping, and ADHD
As human, we yearn for meanings and definitions to understand our lives. Our desire to define them with names sometimes leads us to stereotyping but sometimes to a sense of belonging. My recent experience of ADHD test taught me labelling.
On transgenders and bathroom: that's not what I meant, lady
I’m okay with not being understood. But I guess I’m not okay with being misunderstood. But do I have energy to correct? Not every time. There’s always the moment where I think, ‘that’s not what I meant’ but it just costs too much energy to correct it. And we just let the conversation float to somewhere I never would have thought to be, because that’s an awful place.
Beneath the number
Lost language or too much language
What we say and what we mean does not share the same path anymore.
the wisdom of insecurity
little thoughts on insecurity, traveler, and the weather
insecurity and integration
It seems to make sense that poor integration brings insecurity. Personally, on the contrary, I think insecurity brings poor integration, not vice versa.
Thoughts on good-hearted: helping
I have a bone to pick with the so called good-hearted people. Being kind and modest became a norm and a virtue in our society, as if it is the default set of proper human being. However, the rosy and lousy expectation that kindness is the superior of all qualities is just wrong.