Fear Is Illusion

Fear is an unpleasant emotion—which can be rational or irrational—caused by the threat of danger, pain or harm. At some points in life fears that seems irrational must be eradicated. Fear is nothing but illusion which is blocking you from seeing the reality, thus you’re actually stronger than your fear – whatever it may be. This article will discuss the most common types of fears that people face on a daily basis and how to see beyond them, in order to experience a wonderful and fulfilled life.

Fear of confrontation, fear of saying “NO” and people pleasing attitudes are irrational, these types of fear will make you vulnerable to conformity and manipulation. If you have these types of fear manipulators can spot you from a mile away, and once they play their tricks on you and it works, they will continue pulling your strings. But if you don’t want to be a victim, the best method of countering these types of fear is to stay true to yourself and be yourself no matter the situation. Keep your head up wherever you found yourself, do your things in a way that satisfy your soul, and never allow the fear of failure, error, and rejection to paralyse your being.

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Animal Ethics

The Moral Status of Animals

Human beings usually justify their oppression and exploitation of non-human animals by pointing to supposed empirical differences. Few among the claimed differences is that non-human animals lacks certain psychological capacities, soul, and human genome. Therefore, some humans usually treat non-human animals as things without moral significance. In this article, I will discuss the moral significance of animals by elaborating the aforementioned differences.

What is it that really differentiates human beings morally from non-human animals? Most people will respond by citing some set of psychological capacities which human beings possess but non-human animals lack. For instance, human beings are self-conscious, rational, and autonomous. Human beings also have the ability to use language, and they have a moral sense. However, the problem with that response is that there are some human beings who lack or only possess the aforementioned abilities to the same level as certain animals; such as infants, severely mentally impaired persons, and demented persons. Therefore, if the criteria which determines moral status is the possession of higher psychological abilities, then those human beings who lack or possess the same level of psychological abilities as certain animals should possess equal moral status with those animals.

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The Vicious Nymph

The Vicious Nymph

I stumbled on your bank
you take hold of my hand
this seems a kind gesture
from a friendly creature
in my trembling seizure
you take utmost pleasure
I can’t smile but complain
yet you fancy my pain

You are a veiled sadist
I’m not a masochist
love is all I wanted
pain is all you granted
I was fit when we met
you put my soul in fret
I’m completely weary
my being is dreary

I thought you are benign
you’re the same as Siren
you tricked me into trap
which is a great mishap
how long will this romp last?
four years swiftly gone past
escape attempts are vain
but what is love with pain?

Mindfulness

We are all caught up in the busyness and multitasking in this fast pacing world. Sometimes we must slow down, focus on one thing at a time, be mindful of ourselves and everything around us. In a nutshell, constant practicing of mindfulness is the key to a stress-free and joyful life in this era.