Tag: English

Shameless self-promotion for a higher cause

So, a few days ago, I was trying to take a good selfie and it ended up being 14 pictures of me, until I decided that I looked worse on every following photo and that got me thinking. How horrible it is that we try so very hard to try and look good on a picture that usually doesn’t even end up looking like us so that we deem it acceptable to post on social media. Why? Well, to impress other people who we believe are so much better because they too take 20 pictures and post that perfect one, also making others believe that they just are perfect like that. 

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Support for Sport

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With the world cup taking place right now, the world is shaking with football fever. We’ve seen employers let employees take days off, pubs selling cheaper pints, and supporters going wild in the streets. Many people question why sport seems to let almost anything go, as long as it’s in the name of patriotism. Seeing it as nothing more than 90 minutes of rubbish, some believe that sports should be watched at home, and not disturb the world outside, where normal things are happening. However, with so many people getting behind their national flag there are many who would love to blare their national anthem from their houses all day. And with these events being so few and far between, what’s the issue with a day off to watch your team do you proud? Continue reading “Support for Sport”

Metageography or the power to reshape the world

 

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In order to understand the world in which we live in, as well as the relationships between each country, we use reading grids and various models of interpretation. By doing so we are unconsciously implementing some metageography. Indeed, the structure, shaping and the organisation of our geographical knowledge is arranged according to abstract concepts, founded mostly on current facts. Just by the action of classifying, or simply labelling, all our world depictions automatically go through multiple processes, entailing some important consequences. Continue reading “Metageography or the power to reshape the world”