Self Isolation Recommendations / Books, Anime and Hobbies

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Feel-Good Books to Read

  • 100 Poems are not enough, Walking Book Fairs
  • Wonder, R.J. Palacio
  • The Sun is also a Star, Nicola Yoon
  • Captain Underpants Series, Dav Pilkey
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney
  • The Babysitter’s Club Series, Ann M Martin
  • Funny Poems, Jan Dean

Uplifting Anime

  • Iwatobi Swim Club
  • One Punch Man
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Flavors of Youth

New things to try:

  • Painting
  • Baking from scratch
  • Junk Journaling
  • Making videos
  • Improving on a language you know
  • Blogging

Hope you all are safe and healthy.

Saadia

Today’s Media

20190420_164830.jpgMalcolm X said, “If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” Research shows that people tend to ignore information that goes against their beliefs.
This is the reason for mass misinformation which ruins people’s lives.
Stay alert, don’t accept everything you see, think it through in your head because less than 29% of mainstream media news is accurate. This has led to most people getting their fix of news from social media platforms like Twitter.

Many 24/7 news channels are funded by Political Parties and facts are twisted to misinform, create fear to validate crime against minorities and the marginalised.

The media has become a propaganda machine even worse than it was in the early years of the 21st century.

Verify the facts before sharing news, steer clear of mass media that show one sided stories (CNN & BBC) and never let news inspire such fear in you that crime against certain communities seems justified.

Peace

– Saadia

 

True Self care

20190418_185529.jpgI’ve realised that escaping grief leads to unanswered questions. It prevents you from learning about your problems and hence prolongs them.

True self care is hard, its messy and slow but its a skill we all need to acquire.

Art by Barooja (https://www.instagram.com/barooja/)