Category Archives: Ideas of philosophy

My personal approach towards life.

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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Brunswick 1944: pictures you will not forget

Christina/ September 29, 2019/ The daily grind, Ideas of philosophy

During an organized walk in the course of the exhibition: “October 15th – the destruction of Brunswick” we learn how desastrous the bombing of the city in October 1944 really was. We visit places that have been destroyed and get to know facts on the impact of the destruction on people and the city.

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Positive Psychology: Have a go at your happiness!

Christina/ March 22, 2019/ Ideas of philosophy

Wednesday was the international day of happiness. I have to admit that I was not aware of that day so far. However I was already familiar with the search for happiness. A bold venture for everybody, I guess. Not only Mr. Rossi (known from the animated cartoon series of the same name) tried to succeed in finding it, failed sometimes

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Magical winter time

Christina/ December 17, 2018/ Categories, Ideas of philosophy

Even winter time has its own magic, that much I know since yesterday. How winter trekking at the Grane barrier lake and hot spiced wine in the winter forest could change my own little world – read it now. We catch the best sunday weather in this year: it is cold, it is dry and it is supposed to snow!

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Let the corks pop!

Christina/ December 11, 2018/ Categories, Ideas of philosophy

The say: „Hope dies last“ and yet it happens. Just before Christmas, the stock-exchange gurus let all confidence die: “Almost everybody has given up hope for an end-of-year-rally still to come”, experts claim. You may wonder why this fact is still no reason to agonize. The answer is quite easy: In the international boardrooms they will again acclaim themselves with

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Roses of Sarajevo

Christina/ June 25, 2018/ Ideas of philosophy

At first it is just a red spot on the ground. We are standing in front of the former house of the Kolar family in the Butmir district. Now it is the museum “Tunnel of Hope”. The tunnel that ran underneath the runway of the airport Sarajevo was used as a supply source for the city during its four years

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True magic

Christina/ May 21, 2018/ Categories, Ideas of philosophy

Is there something like true love? And how is the difference between true and untrue love defined? Or is it just wishful thinking that a true love defies any inconvenience, any odds, any boredom or routine and all the temptations in the world? Or is it the enchantment of a first encounter attached to a special situation by its protagonists,

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Ten weeks in Algier

Christina/ May 7, 2018/ Categories, Ideas of philosophy

It is usually the case for significant birthdays of well-known personalities to be valued by documentaries or TV films. Books alike, whether it be biographies or historical novels, in the course of big sales opportunities are (once again) published. It happened once more lately upon the bicentenary birthday of a famous German philosopher: Karl Marx. Who is Marx? Well, I

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