• Life,  Social Life

    Older Child Syndrome

    While many of us might view this as an inside joke designed to tease our middle sibling, the Middle Child Syndrome does exist. I was surprised myself when several years ago I first came across that term. Before the discovery, I assumed that it only had to do with a person’s behavior. However, upon closer observation, the syndrome is, in fact,…

  • Life,  Social Life

    Is Social Media Destroying Relationships?

    Lately, I have found it impossible not to acknowledge the growing impact of social media on any sort of relationship. You think that social media would be used to connect with one another. Instead it has become something that tears people apart and tears ourselves apart. The impact that social media has on our self-image is a completely separate issue…

  • Life,  School Life,  Social Life

    Imposter Syndrome

    Coined in 1978 by clinical psychologists Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes, imposter syndrome is a concept usually experienced by high-achieving members of society who are unable to internalize their accomplishments and are fearful of being exposed as a “fraud.” I had never heard of imposter syndrome until I came across a blog post by Neil Gaiman — author of American…

  • Life,  Social Life

    Which “Color” Are You?

    Human beings are like Skittles. Even though we have the same basic structure, each of us contains individuality and particular attraction. Unknowingly, we choose friends and get chosen as friends because of this. It’s interesting to observe the different ways in which people enjoy this delicious snack. Some people divide the colors into groups, others like to play games, and…

  • Life,  Social Life

    In One Ear, Out the Other

    People who pay heed to the gossipers in their friend groups by and large end up with wrinkled brows and a deep frown. This is because people who make gossip their code of life are never really satisfied; they pick faults from all that is sour as well as sweet. Nicely done or poorly done, nothing in particular contents them, and…

  • Life,  Social Life

    I’m Not Thick-Skinned, I’m Strong

    In a group of friends or among our colleagues, there is always one strong person who does not seem offended by anything you throw at them. It could be a pun spun their way, silly sarcasm, or simply a taunt, and the overall response is a chuckle. How such people remain within the boundary of expressionless or how they share…

  • Life,  Social Life

    Technology’s Hidden Cost

    Technology sucks. It really does. Yes, it saves lives, puts us in contact with people we don’t see often, makes things more efficient, and much more. BUT… Technology has evolved like crazy. Suddenly these mobile phones of ours are consuming our lives. I love a good social media website like any of us, but though I use it a lot,…

  • Life,  Life Germs,  Social Life

    An Escape from Escapism

    Escapism. [noun] Defined in the Oxford Dictionary as: “The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment and engaging in fantasy.” I am, by definition, an escapist. I leave behind my sorrow and mood. I sink beneath the urge to brood. Run as far as I can from the feelings. For as long as I…

  • Life,  Social Life

    The Selfie Quandary

    Shopping carts accidentally hit one another; people are busy-bees peering at their grocery lists, randomly searching the rows they should head to. Machines at the counters click and do their brainy calculations. The man at the baker’s corner is busy expertly wrapping loaves of bread. Somewhere around the corner, the smell of roasted coffee tempts your senses. Let’s take a…