Alternative education in the Bulgarian school system

By Maggie Nazer I learned to read at the age of 5 and eagerly wanted to start school. I entered the Bulgarian educational system at 7 and some thirteen years later I am happy I got out of it alive and somewhat sane. I hated school. I was always the brightest in class; my teachers … Continue reading Alternative education in the Bulgarian school system

Self-examination and its impact on society (Plato, Apology)

 Plato’s dialogue “The Apology” presents us with the elaborate speech Socrates made to defend himself against the accusations of impiety and corrupting the youth. Within the speech Socrates details his method of self-examination which has proved to be his very instrument to guiding himself and the others to “perfection of the soul”. The increased self-awareness, … Continue reading Self-examination and its impact on society (Plato, Apology)

Mindfulness is the fruit of a loving spirit

I was thinking about acceptance and being in peace with yourself and with the others and then I reminded myself of a situation which took place during my stay in Bali after the Global Youth Forum. I was couchsurfing with some people and we always stayed late in the night and then hoped to get … Continue reading Mindfulness is the fruit of a loving spirit

Arrivederci, Italia!

Leaving Naples with a strong feeling of content and appreciation... During the 3 months I spent here I met with incredible individuals, tried so many different things, challenged myself and rested and had fun, and created... Naples was the best lover I could have here in Italy... It surprised me every day (with each new … Continue reading Arrivederci, Italia!