This week’s thought is about the lethargy that comes with life in the opposition, life as an activist.
Diese Woche beschäftigte mich die Lethargie, die mit dem Leben in der Opposition, als kritische Beobachterin der Gesellschaft, als Aktivistin einhergeht.
One thought every Friday for a year #9 | 50
Insanlarin dil algıları herzaman ilgimi çekmiştir. Kelimeler ile kurduğumuz dünyalar birbirlerinden bazen cok farklı anlamlar taşıyabiliyor. Birisine önemsiz, digerine dünyayı anlatıyor aynı kelime.
This week’s thought is about our perception of language – how we build our own worlds through words, worlds that are profoundly different from one another. Sometimes one word doesn’t mean anything to one, but the world to another.
/ I know this one has been delayed. It’s been a superbusy week, that keeps me superbusy until late in the night. Probably until the end of this month even. Sigh.
One thought every Friday for a year #8 | 50
I know I’m not the first to discover this. I know that there have been loads of other women, minorities & “social climber” who have experienced and reflected on this. But I feel, you have to go through it to truly understand it. It is the fear of arrogance, of becoming someone you never wanted to become, that has always stopped me. But you will never not be in danger of arrogance. It is a constant challenge.
Seeking humbleness & claiming space at the same time – it doesn’t need to be an oxymoron.
PS: I know the thought has been delayed, I wrote it last week but I was traveling so I didn’t have the typewriter with me. And my husband was giving me that look when I asked him if he thinks it’s a good idea to take it with me. :)
I will be traveling this week & the next weeks, too – so I hope I can manage to write the thoughts in advance.
One thought every Friday for a year #7 | 50