It’s wonderful when young people put their hands and heads together to fight for social justice, the environment and their future. But idealism also has a dark side that we need to be wary of…
When you avoid conflict, it has some immediate rewards: no conflict, you don’t have to deal with unpleasant emotions, etc. But there are also pretty bad negative effects that I want to dive into here…
We all want to feel a sense of belonging. It’s part of our human nature. And we often try to feel it, by making ourselves fit in. But is that the right way to go about it?
When people strive to be extraordinary, what are they really looking for? What will they measure their succes by?
I live in Belgium yet can’t turn on the radio or the tv without being kept up to date on the U.S. elections. Why should I even care? And what can I do about this immense divide between the red and the blue?
Why do we vilify some groups and pretend all people in that group are bad? Why is it so hard to emphatise with our ‘enemies’?
What does it mean to grow up with white privilige? To live with it every day? To pass it on to your children? And how do you know you benefit from it, whether you want to or not?