random musings

i have to say, the modules i’m taking at Uppsala so far has been pretty interesting. yes, there are essays, assignments, deadlines to be met but i’m fine with that. Courage that Changes the World made me think about how people are changing the world with their words and actions, and makes me want to be a better person. However, shall not talk about that today, because it deserves a post on its own (guest speakers include a nun, a war reporter and a couple of anti-armoury protestors).

//was just starting on chapter 1 of brain and behavior, which is essentially like PL3232, biological psychology. this was a totally online course, only requiring you to attend the finals in person (which means i need to do lots of self-studying).

so here’s a random story from it. In classic Greek mythology, Psyche was a mortal who became the wife of Cupid, Venus’s son. However, Venus opposed to the idea of Cupid marrying a mortal, and harassed Psyche with almost impossible tasks. However, Psyche performed the tasks with such dedication, intelligence, and compassion that she was made immortal- removing Venus’s objection to her. Are we all Psyches? Today I shall aim to be a Psyche.

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