Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Happiness depends upon ourselves...

Reading Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, and just thinking how much this is helping me. Most of the time I confuse pleasure with happiness. Pleasure is simply a process. Its developed from the activities that I enjoy doing such as reading, writing socializing and listening to music. These actions bring about pleasure. But pleasure does not equate to happiness. I'm not happy in life for the sake of having pleasure. This isn't what makes a pure happy life. Therefore i need more objective standards of happiness. I need to choose for myself to be happy and stop thinking of happiness as a destination, a goal to achieve, but rather as a journey. 

Thursday, 12 January 2012

February Fun!

In February I will be spending 2 lovely days in Hamsterjam (Amsterdam) during my reading week!! Ohmygawd. I literally cannot wait to go back to the beautiful city and explore some more! I am so very excited about this seeing as I'm not going away during the summer... damn jury duty!

The first time I went to Amsterdam was for an art trip in 2007, which was the best school trip I have ever been on! We went to various art museums, saw Anne Frank's house, took a trip on the canal during the night so we could see all the lights, and got up to general mischief. Memories include:
  • seeing a guy with his hands down his pants in the middle of McDonalds and calling the police,
  • the god awful food they served us and the hotel in general,
  • when we thought there was a mouse in our room,
  • hanging out on the bed/roof all night talking,
  • the teachers thinking my friends were on drugs when thats how they naturally are,
  • Helen's new best friend,
  • bowling/diso night,
  • the guys who broke into our room in the middle of the night, 
  • naked man doing exercises in the hotel window across the street,
  • condoms on the window sill,
  • chocolate factory and Alice being banned from going.

I hope that this time round, Amsterdam will be just as entertaining!

Stressed Out!

My first week back at uni is almost over and I'm stressed out already! How is this possible?! I have so much work to do, and not enough time to do it all in! My recent procrastination is just making me feel as if I can't achieve anything right now. I have no motivation! That and the fact that I got put into different seminar groups for BOTH of my subjects, which means I'm away from my friends and stuck with the worst teachers ever! English is fine, i can handle that, it's not a big deal. For Philosophy on the other hand, I'm stressing out big time! I'm stuck in Group A, which means I'm the only girl and will be surrounded by the argumentative type of philos guys. Me no likey. Also tweedle dum and tweedle dee are in my class, which just makes me want to die. I swear, by the end of the term I will have be wanting to kill them both! Eurgh. Also, my lack of knowledge in politics is going to make this module really hard! What I learnt today was that Socrates believed you can only become a ruler of society after you had been trained for 50 years. Pretty tough, but I think that this is what our society needs, to have a leader who has that life experience behind them. Obama never had any war experience before becoming president, am I right?

So now I'm off to the library to get some reading done, then later I have this meeting to attend, which no doubt will over-run until late. But drinks at the union will hopefully cheer me up! Rant over. Someone send me some positivity please!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

So... won't you dream?

Happy New Year!

I will be using this blog as a way for me to express myself. Many posts will be personal, about my work or else I'll be ranting, posting photos and videos of all things that amuse me!

My New Years Resolutions for 2012:
1) Be healthy- gymin', eating right, and all round healthiness.
2) Be positive
3) Work Hard- not just at University but I want to work hard on myself. I made mistakes and I am learning from them.
4) In love- Currently starting a new relationship, and I don't want to hold back from whatever this relationship may lead to.

Looks like I have a busy year ahead...