Category Archives: Ideas of philosophy

My personal approach towards life.

Oil – Beauty and horror of the petroleum era

Christina/ October 3, 2021/ Culture, Ideas of philosophy

The oilfly, domiciled in California, is the only creature that is able to live in oil and have a dump in there. An outsize picture of this insect marks the end of the exhibition “Oil. Beauty and horror of the petroleum age” which is actually shown at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. The show can be visited until January 9th, 2022. This

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The Revolution has a female face

Christina/ September 20, 2021/ Culture, Ideas of philosophy

The cathedral of Braunschweig is scene of a political event: Olga Shparaga, philosopher and civil rights activist from Belarus is on a visit. Since her escape from her home country Shparaga lives in Berlin. Today Kathrin Reinhardt reads selected passages from the book “The revolution has a female face”, written by Belorussian. Subsequent to the reading a discussion between the

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How I learn to love myself – part five

Christina/ August 20, 2021/ Ideas of philosophy

To love myself also means to realize my onw needs and to express them towards others – without fear. Why is this such a big thing? For two reasons: On the one hand there is the difficulty to identify one’s own needs at all. On the other hand there is the fear of being rejected by the respondent. To stand

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From Spiegelberg to the Three Stones

Christina/ August 12, 2021/ Culture, Ideas of philosophy

I could not get the lecture on the industrialists Spiegelberg and Büssing out of my mind. Therefore my inquisitiveness leads me to Vechelde yesterday where I can literally walk in Spiegelberg’s shoes. On the spot I am faced with an unexpected finding. The greater context crystallizes upon a visit of the exhibition “Three stones” at the memorial Schillstraße. A totally

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Book review: The freedom to be free

Christina/ August 1, 2021/ Ideas of philosophy

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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