humanity

For better or for worse, relationships reveal the core of the human condition.

Where Were You When September 11 Happened?
I know I'm certainly not unique when I say I was stunned beyond belief when the September 11 attacks occurred. I remember, at the very least, the way that day started. September 11, 2001 marked the ea...
HR H.2 years ago
Being an Introvert
I don't know if it's just me, but it seems in today's world that the way to make new friends is via work, your current friends, bf/gf, or maybe volunteering. Personally, I have never seen a small grou...
Jordan Hauprich2 years ago
No Hate (In the Rink)
In the year of 2017 we have seen many beautiful things; we saw an amazing eclipse that will not be witnessed for another 4 years, and we have also seen incredible acts of kindness in the midst of dist...
Hurricane Harvey Heroes Step In to Save Precious Memento
To most people, Elsa, the princess from the Disney movie Frozen, is just another memorable character in an animated movie. For Maya Sacks, age 6, and for her mom, Julie, she represented hope for a fut...
Eric Henderson2 years ago
Biology and Bias
I just read an eloquent article in Nature (a premiere science journal) in which the author discusses our need to become aware of our own biases in order to overcome them. Of course, this is true and c...
Kiarra Pierson2 years ago
Texas Strong
While most of the world knows of the state of Texas, we are a proud state, but what people don't understand is what it means to be a Texan. In light of hurricane Harvey, I've never been more proud to ...
Jasmine Flower2 years ago
The Empath and the Narcissist
I am currently learning how to value and protect my own mental health. There are many types of people in the world. I am an empath. This means that I absorb and often physically feel the feelings of t...
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Emily Durston2 years ago
Water Aid
It was the hottest day of the year so far. Sweltering. It was one of those days where you can feel the air resting on your shoulders and the sun burning the skin on your cheeks. I remember feeling lik...
Chenelle Covin2 years ago
What It’s Like to Date When You Have Lupus
People have asked me updates after my first story on Lupus in 2014. I detailed an encounter on how was I faced with Lupus watching my mother suffer from the disease for 14 years of my life before she ...
Georgie C2 years ago
It Has Nothing to Do with Religion
I am an atheist. Throughout my childhood I went to Christian schools, from kindergarten to middle school to secondary school. I had been to Sunday services, Bible readings, prayed at assemblies almost...
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Kali Ace2 years ago
Push or Pull
You brush shoulders with someone as you pass each other in the street. You have no idea who that person is or where they have been and you cannot possibly know what is going on in their head. They are...
Katrina Thornley2 years ago
Growth
I grew up in a small town, down the road from a brook, and a few miles from an abandoned farm. It is a place with its beauties, its quirks, and its little secrets. There are trees that appear to grow ...
Charlotte Fox2 years ago
Cohabitation Complications
London is not a city that indulges in permanence. Since moving here two years ago, I have had four jobs, countless best friends, and 13 housemates. Eighteen if you count the pets. Thirty if you count ...
Nadia Tapia2 years ago
Forgiveness
When I think about forgiveness, I think of a quote from the movie Diary of a Mad Black Woman by Tyler Perry. Myrtle: “When somebody hurts you they take power over you, if you don't forgive them then t...
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All Mixed Up
As a mixed person, I struggle a lot with identity, especially as I come across as white-passing to many people. I feel that I am often encouraged to "pick a side" to be associated with. For instance, ...
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Juan Sabala2 years ago
Strangers
Have you ever felt isolated? People pass us all the time in the streets never once taking a second to look at who they pass. I’ve been told people are born to be good but what happens to them? Why do ...
Hurricane Harvey's Biggest Story? The People
As Texas continues to be in crisis as a result of Hurricane (now Tropical Storm) Harvey, I find I've been thinking a lot about friends and people I really admire. I grew up in a small(ish) town in nor...
Grandpa Wallace2 years ago
You and I
The Patient Looking back, it seems as though life was always trying to tell me that I cannot actually have anything I want. My parents were separated. I saw my brother once year and sometimes not even...