I’m not a psychologist, but this is an attempt to analyze and apply neurology to depression. Although it might seem to be an apathetic approach, I think it’s better in the long run to work with what we can work with instead of pretending we can help or make attempts that don’t seem to be working. We can try, but logic and analysis make up the backbone to the chaotic sea of emotions.
Space, AI, Biology, and Policymaking
Documentary Analysis – The True Cost (2015)
Rome was an empire, a republic, and a democracy.
In the summer of 2010, precisely a few weeks after my Grandfather’s birthday, my family and I took a trip to France. We were visiting relatives. Generations ago, my grandfather’s uncle stayed in France while his father moved to America. My grandfather was a first-generation born American. His cousin Tazette lived in France with seven sisters. Her children were Cecilia, Elisabeth, Jeanette, and Adele. They were my mom’s "cousins." My siblings and I had four cousins: Wyatt and Jacques, Elisabeth’s children, and Azurine and Victor, Cecilia’s children. Adele and Jeanette never had children.
Joyce Carol Oates wrote Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? to be set in the Southwestern United States during the 1960's. Connie, the main character, is transforming from a teenager into an adult and lives in a rural area, possibly in Tucson, Arizona. This era was a time of consistent breakthroughs of liberal freedoms, hence the splurge of social movements and experimentation with new lifestyles that many hadn’t had before. One event inspired Oates to write this horrifying story of an individual forced to make a life or death decision in an increasingly unpredictable society that would lead to a crucial decision of trust. Trust, for Connie, whirls her life toward a tragic end.