Question of the day (6th December).

Would you rather work in an animal rescue or search and rescue? Does your passion for animals/faith in humanity change your answer?

My answer:

I don’t think I’d be suited for either job, but purely hypothetically I’m fairly sure I’d choose search and rescue. I think it could be more interesting for me and also if anything, I feel like I’d be able to help people more than animals. But I suppose it would also be more emotionally engaging, although surely both these jobs are, and I’m not sure I’d always be able to cope with that, even assuming that there were no other reasons why search and rescue might not be the ideal job for me. Is it because of my faith in humanity? I don’t think I have such a thing as faith in humanity. Not because I am that cynical and think that people are all evil, but it’s somehow difficult for me to look at people, as different as they are, as one whole humanity thing and say if I believe in all of them or don’t believe in all of them. We’re all individuals. And taking it totally literally, I believe in God, not in people. 😀 I believe some people are worth believing in, some maybe not, but neither group of people makes me believe or not believe in people as a whole. So I’d rather steer clear of such big and beautiful-sounding, but (at least) to me, not saying much statements like “I believe in humanity”. So no, my faith in humanity doesn’t influence my answer. I just think people are deserving help if they need it and I find people interesting.

You? Would you actually seriously consider working in either of these jobs? 🙂

Stoicism

This is a very powerful post, to which I can hugely relate as someone constantly trying to unlarn bottling up emotions and living with consequences of doing so all the time for years. If you struggle with similar issues, I highly recommend you reading this. 🙂

New Beginnings

We all have a different reaction to pain.

Some of us react externally, such as jump in shock, scream, cry, or become enraged.

Some of us react, but rather internally than externally. Such as concealing the pain deep within the mind, making it appear as though they feel nothing on the outside but truly suffer inside.

Instead, the outside reaction might just be a smile. Or even nothing at all. Almost appearing as though they are immune to the pain inflicted upon them.

Maybe they want nobody to see them in pain. They wouldn’t want people to show any care for them so they can endure their suffering alone. As if nobody would be able to heal them.

Or perhaps they think people would view them as weak. A pathetic human that could never stand a chance through life. They want to eliminate the possibility of being embarrassed by hiding…

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