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Today I decided to talk to you about a conversation I had with my friends last week. It all started when I arrived at the cafe and I asked “how are you doing?” and the only answer was “shit, what about you?” and, unfortunately, my answer wasn’t much different.
This triggered a conversation about how everyone we know answers the same way, not just because, but because things in our life in Greece and on this planet we’ve created suck. Yes, suck! I’m not going to write once again about wars that happen because a few rich guys are going to have huge profits or about financial crisis that a few rich guys, again, created to have profit, again. But I’m going to talk how about me and my friends that are mid-twenties, late-twenties and early-thirties, see no opportunities in life. And, no. It’s not just me and my friends this way. I can’t say that I have bad influences around me.
My friends are either unemployed or working for almost 16 hours a day, 7 days a week (it’s not a joke!) and both sides have no personal life. The first ones have no money, the seconds have no time and no energy to even have a life. Both sides live with their parents because neither them nor their parents can afford staying in different homes. Where is the prospect in that?

We all try to not fall into depression. We think that it is not just us, that is not something we did wrong, that we still have each other. But at the end of the day it feels like we are in a loop. Every day is the same, every month is the same. Every day we struggle to survive and we forget how to live.

There is no possibility in that. And the great quest now is, how the hell are we going to change anything?

Images from my visit in my hometown earlier this week.

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Some thoughts about last week.

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Hello! Sorry about the radio silence last week, but I am really shocked of the events in Paris. I actually can’t believe that hate and racism have gone things so far. It’s unbelievable what atrocities can be done in the name of some god. Religions suppose to connect people, teach people how to love no matter the color, the nationality or the religion of the other. They suppose to teach peace. Instead, many many times in our human history we have faced wars in the name of god. But as Karl Marx said “Religion is the opium of the people”. So in the name of god or in the name of saving the world, I’m afraid, we are going to experience a lot of terrible things. I wonder, can we change that? 

Image and editing by me.

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A little story.

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Hello! A couple of months ago, a repeated circumstance changed my attitude about a lot of things and ofcourse my mood. Recently, I read a story I used to know and had helped me move on in the past. Instantly, it changed me again for the better. So I thought I had to share with you.

“In a convention once, there was a very known psychologist speaking. When he went up on the stage he was a carrying a glass of water up in the middle. Everyone was waiting that the man would ask if the audience believed the glass was half-empty or half-full. He never did this question. Instead, he asked what the weight of this glass of water was. Some people from the audience answered with numbers. And then he said, that this is not the answer. He said that the weight depends on how long you hold the glass. If it is for a minute it’s lightweight. If you hold this for an hour, it startes to become heavier. But, if you hold it the whole day then the weight become unbearable. Then he explained that the same happens with life as well. If you have a worry or something that embitters you, if you think about for little time, it teaches you. If you are thinking of it for some days, it makes your days blue. But, if you carry it your whole life, will make your life bitter and sadder. “

You may already know this story. However, I hope this will help you make your days brighter!

This picture was captured a few months back, while my bestie literally forced me to a walk around Athens to make me feel better!

Picture and editing all by me!

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