Category Archives: Society & Lifestyle

The art of Active Listening

Think about how many times you use the pronouns “I” and “me” in your every day life. How many times you have asked your friends and your colleagues to look you in the eyes.  How many times you find yourself demanding from others to listen to you when you talk, but you do not do the same when they talk. Taking all the above into consideration, what does it mean to you to be a good listener, a good friend

BULLYING

Nowadays we are facing millions of problems in our societies, some more  serious  than others .Well, one of the most controversial problems that can become bigger day by day is bullying at school. Bullying behavior is prevalent throughout the world and it cuts across socio-economic, racial/ ethnic and cultural lines. Victims are often shy and tend to be physically weaker than their peers. They may also have low self – esteem and poor social skills which makes it hard for

Homophobia in post-soviet countries

This week we spent our time with people from eleven different countries in a youth exchange program organised by “European Youth Voice”. We shared a lot of stories and experiences about refugees situation in Europe but besides that we also talked about plenty of other things. One of the topic which took our interest was attitude in different countries towards LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people. By comparing this information we tried to look for the reasons which have formed

Who are you, Sir?

Train rides can be a boring story, especially if do these on a daily basis. Always the same distressed faces, the same problems, the same stifling ambience, the same old discussions… However today, was not like any other day. I was about to open Les Mandarins from Beauvoir and deepen into my normal lecture mode to bridge time when my attention was caught by this awkward looking gentleman. Cut out of a 20s movies, he looked genuinely as lost as

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