Taking the Elderly Back to the Past

The word “fake” often brings about a negative connotation to people. From fake paintings to fake personalities to fake faces, we typically associate “fake” with bad things. Yet, sometimes fake things can actually be good. I recently came across a picture on Facebook talking about a new type of nursing care facility in the Netherlands (See above). My grandmother suffers from some mild forms […]

True Friends Stab You in the Front

Everyone has heard of the expression, “stabbed in the back.” Someone you thought was your closest companion suddenly betrays or abandons you out of nowhere. Whether it be something big like Julius Caesar begin betrayed by his long-time friend Brutus, or something minuscule, like your best friend talking crap about you behind your back, no […]

Reality

How do we know our perception of reality is… real? I started thinking this after reading a blog post that my English teacher had written about anosognosia, the idea that we don’t know that we don’t know some things. As a realist, I like knowing that I have control over my life and that I […]