Category Archives: Ideas of philosophy

My personal approach towards life.

Book review: The freedom to be free

Christina/ August 1, 2021/ Ideas of philosophy/ 0 comments

Hannah Arendt wrote in essay in the seventieth from her American exile: The freedom to be free. The article gives a precise definition what freedom is and is not. It is more than the absence of fear and constraints. It is the possibility for political determination and the forming of social conditions. A fact that may have been observed with

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How I learn to love myself – part four

Christina/ June 30, 2021/ Ideas of philosophy

Currently many things are crossing my mind. A lot of things are happening which I never considered possible before. Everything started at my occupational therapy. To my mind I have the best occupational therapist you can ever imagine. Approximately four weeks ago she brought a book and some cards with her. I hope it does not sound too presumptuous but

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How I learn to love myself – part three

Christina/ June 21, 2021/ Ideas of philosophy

I only know the Jojo-Effekt from magazines dealing with diets (fortunately I did not need one so far). At first, they say, the achievements of weight reduction are quick and motivating. But then follows the lean period. The progress in loosing weight slows down noticeably. Whoever does not posses enough power of endurance or does not believe in oneself might

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How I learn to love myself – part two

Christina/ June 20, 2021/ Ideas of philosophy

Today I go into the thick of things and dedicate myself to a particular difficult chapter on the way to love for myself: the inner critic. This awkward condition, that is how I want to call it here, is labelled in psychology as one kind of Ego-State. The persistence of the inner critic can be symbolized by a Donald Trump

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How I learn to love myself – part one

Christina/ June 16, 2021/ Ideas of philosophy

“The so called inner child” that is the name of a book written by the two psychologists Herbold and Sachsse. The title hints at the problem behind. Whenever a technical term penetrates everyday speech it is in danger to leave the path of a selective definition and is often being defamiliarized or being weakened or is being adapted to the

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Corona diary: Life is a journey!

Christina/ February 26, 2021/ The daily grind, Ideas of philosophy

Life is a journey not a destination, that is the motto of my blog. Now I witnessed a déjà-vu with this slogan. I did not only rediscover this dictum on the van of an adventurous driver but also on a mountainbike-tour through springlike Braunschweig’s surroundings. It does not matter whether it is about roasted canards, upright brick layers or a

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The most adaptable takes it all

Christina/ June 14, 2020/ Ideas of philosophy

I do not believe in accidents. There are only hints. Whether you notice and use them is up to you. I received one of those hints on June 5th, watching an interview on a TV show dealing with topics of culture. The guy being interviewed was Christian Marty a Swiss journalist and “ideas historian”. Being interviewed Marty delivers a pleading

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Corona-diary: A friend of the third kind

Christina/ April 15, 2020/ Ideas of philosophy

A podcast I listened to recently was thought-provoking to me; the result is a research. It is about what friendship really means and what the different variants of it are. The topic attracts special notice in times of Corona, because friendship has never been more important than now. And still the assumption is self-evident that not all friends are alike

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Scandal of the year: the Sussexes step back

Christina/ January 19, 2020/ Ideas of philosophy

This year started with a royal drumbeat: The Sussexes step back from their royal titles. The royal scandal had its kick-off one week ago when a post on instagram by Meghan and Harry announced that they intend to reduce their service for the crown and will live in Canada and Great Britain in the future. Both, the royal family and

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Do we all eventually turn into our mothers, fathers?

Christina/ December 27, 2019/ Culture, Ideas of philosophy

Tom Ford directed an absolute masterpiece of art – in case you are open to its message: “Don’t throw people away. We live in a culture where we throw everything away. If you have someone important, someone you love, don’t throw them away, don’t let them go. Make choices very carefully in your life.” We are talking about his second

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