humanity

For better or for worse, relationships reveal the core of the human condition.

  • Hecate Jones
    Published about a year ago
    The Psychology of Abuse

    The Psychology of Abuse

    I’ve recently encountered cyber-bullying targeting domestic violence survivors among people I considered friends. I read the sentence, “I have no sympathy for a grown adult who won’t walk away,” that an actual human person wrote, and worse things.
  • Natalie Giorgalletou
    Published about a year ago
    The Place We Call Home

    The Place We Call Home

    Many people on this beautiful, miraculous planet that has been taken advantage of for so many centuries don't know what is really out there in the wild. What do you think about when someone refers to the word "nature"? Do you think about flowers or apple trees? Do you think about insects or sea animals? Or do you truly wonder, what is really out there?
  • Matthew Trundle
    Published about a year ago
    This Is His Life

    This Is His Life

    Recently I have found myself beholden to no one and nothing. Alone. Without any thought paid towards me. Everyone has left me behind here, friends passing on, family relationships strained. It was only the week before that I heard about Olive’s stroke. I thought about going over to give my condolences but I think they don’t want to see me; towards the end I wasn’t good to her. The family hasn’t called for a few months now; it probably would be longer if it weren’t for the obligatory holidays. I don’t know if they’ll miss me when they’re standing over my grave.
  • Jay Freelance
    Published about a year ago
    12 Bullet-Proof Beliefs for Maintaining Happy, Healthy Relationships with "Difficult" People

    12 Bullet-Proof Beliefs for Maintaining Happy, Healthy Relationships with "Difficult" People

    "Difficult" People: People who are hurting and do not feel safe (non-judged), strong (supported), or worthy (inspired) enough to face and overcome the pain.
  • Don Anderson II
    Published about a year ago
    Romantic Scenarios

    Romantic Scenarios

    I was talking to a friend the other night and we were talking about our celebrity crushes, we both ended up talking about Emma Stone (La La Land, Birdman) and how gorgeous she is. He ended up telling me that we'd make a good couple and when things like that are told to me when it comes me being paired with a gorgeous woman, my mind tends to think about moments where I'd do something.
  • Word Slinger
    Published about a year ago
    Eleven Minutes

    Eleven Minutes

    11 minutes!
  • Lucinda McCarthy
    Published about a year ago
    Are You Like Me?

    Are You Like Me?

    Leaving university was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life. I had a sense of purpose. Everything had a deadline and nothing was too difficult that it couldn’t be solved with a library search or a quick email sent to my supervisor or even a fellow student. There was never a lack in social gatherings from nights out to movie nights. Drinking during the day was acceptable, even drug use. It takes a while to figure out that’s what made me happy. Being drunk or high surrounded by friends was the most relaxed and calming feeling ever. One thing about university that I both cherished and found annoying was that you were never alone. Any time I felt scared of what I may do to myself or lonely, a friend was 10 seconds away up the stairs. No one judged me on my choices as they were all in the same environment.
  • Kevin Santos
    Published about a year ago
    5 Signs That You Are an Introvert

    5 Signs That You Are an Introvert

    Growing up, did you ever feel like you were different? You didn't talk much in school? People often asked, "Why are you so quiet?" If so, you're probably an introvert, just like me. Here are 5 signs that only introverted people can relate to.
  • Jessica Bradley
    Published about a year ago
    I Survived Hurricane Florence

    I Survived Hurricane Florence

    It all started Tuesday September 11th at 2 PM. I was sitting in my office, working like any other day, when the Hurricane warning alarm went off on my phone. Right after that I got a notification from the city that they had a mandatory evacuation in place as of 2 PM on Tuesday the 11th. Everyone in my office started unplugging computers and prepping the office. We were then told to go home, pack and leave the city.
  • Authentikei [K.C.]
    Published about a year ago
    Quit Obsessing Over Your Twin Flame

    Quit Obsessing Over Your Twin Flame

    Abandon the belief that you won’t become a whole person or feel completely fulfilled without “the one” or your twin flame in your life. I promise you it’s the worst type of procrastination because not only does it decrease your self-worth, you’re also encouraging your twin flame to not take you or themselves seriously. In the realm of spirituality, twin flames can be defined as “a divine union with a divine purpose” (Twin Flame Connection 2015). As someone who is currently going through the twin flame process, I truly feel that is one of the most succinct and accurate definitions. It tells you it’s more than a love story, more than living the perfect life. It’s a calling to become more focused on the purpose of the relationship. I promise you, this isn’t some religious, radical mission God gave you or whatever you may think “divine purpose” means. It simply refers to becoming whole. That wholeness has sort of a ripple effect on…well, everything in your life.
  • only the moon to guide
    Published about a year ago
    A Letter from Me to You
  • hailey clark
    Published about a year ago
    I Will Never Be One of Them

    I Will Never Be One of Them

    I will never be one of them. A statement that has been in my mind since elementary school. I will never be one of them.