I read a lot of philosophy books and psychology books, and I highly believe they impacted a lot on me as a human. I just enjoy reading theories and what other people think and their perspective in life.
We only live once you know, so why not do the thing you enjoy the most? Even plentiful of constructive films post WWII are huge theories on their own, but executed differently.
I come from a conservative family, but what I wold say religion impacts their choices in life more than culture, and in my opinion, I think in Lebanon in general a persons religion is what impacts their life more than عادات وتقاليد.
I’m curious what impacts your life.
Is it your culture?
Is it your religion?
Is it both?
If I had to answer, I would say my human self, ethics, and moral. Then my culture, and religion come as marinara sauce.
If you feel more comfortable by sending it on my email, please feel free.
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To the man that i will never meet
On the 26th of June, the world have lost another amazing Graphic Designer, and this designer may not be known to you, but I appreciate him so much.
Here’s a little story of how I got to know him.
I was still at uni back then, and I had a class with one of my favorite instructors, and in that class we were given a list of famous designers to do a research and present them in-front of the whole department. I was at his office with my bestfriend, and on that day I told him I d o not know who to choose from the list because I didnt know most of them. On that day I was wearing my favorite tshirt, I ❤️ NY. He typed a name on his screen, and asked me if I know who this person is, I said no. All what my instructor did was click on the images option on Google, and there it was. I’m not gonna lie I felt very ashamed of myself at that moment, to not know who the designer is, of the most recognizable slogan on earth, I <3 NY the T-shirt I was wearing brought me to shame, but thanks to my instructor and thanks to that shame, it brought enlightened to me and introduced me to, Milton Glaser.
I did a whole research and a presentation about him, not only that though. Even Robb Janoff, the designer of the apple logo, called me by the name of the hoodie that I was wearing, which obviously was I ❤️ NY. He even had the chance to meet him once, how did I know? yea I asked him that question.
I got to make some online friends through my xboxb, that we always game together. When I got to know that they are from NY, first thing I told them of course my dream is it visit, and if I had the chance of ever meeting Milton Glasor.
The chance now is gone Milton, I will never meet you.
I swear to God it was just a coincidence that I was wearing the I ❤️ NY T-shirt the day of your death, but I believe it was fate/ or destiny because you meant a lot to me.
Thank you Instructor Shahrayar for giving me the honor of representing him.
This is just a tribute to you, to the man who inspires me, to the man who did simple thing matter, to the man who believed.
Thank You Milton.
Copyright: © 2014 Catalina Kulczar
IT WAS TIME TO COMMIT SUICIDE.
A taboo topic for most, but a topic that should be opened and more considered.
Mental health is an issue.
Don’t you dare and fight me about it.
Someone who considerers suicide should not be taken lightly, because once they have gone, don’t cry me those tears. Keep them just like you kept everything else.
We are in an era that depression is becoming very toxic, but some can fight it, while others take time to heal.
God is the only one who knows how many times a person did try to end his/her own life.
God is the only one who knows how many times he/she prayed for their death.
God is the only one who heard the cries of just wanting to hear silence inside of his/her head.
As we shared the stories on Instagram at @offtovenus
The three artists who committed suicide series.
I asked a question: Do all artists commit suicide?
This is why this blog is going to be exclusively about Artists & Suicide.
Should always be your answer, because guess what you can’t speak in the name of others other than yourself, but even if asked about your own opinion, you should give an answer that would still keep a door open. Why? look again at the question.
In my opinion, I believe not all of them go for suicide, but it did appear as an idea during their lifetime, if not doing it, or done it already (rip).
You see Art is not something that you learn, if you are born with the talent, then Art chose you. You can’t choose it, it chooses you.
Art is very expressive, this is why if you look at how artists style changes over time. How they are feeling at the current moment is what you will see on the canvas, and some have that feeling since they were kids.
The hardest thing artists can go through is miscommunication and misunderstanding. both of which lead to depression. They use art as a way of communicating with the world, because the world is very different in their eyes, in their visions, and their visuals.
Therefore, an artist is a human, but a hardcore human.
In the end, I truly hope all artists get a glimpse of happiness during their lifetime.
As for you, the reader if you have friends who are seriously depressed or going through something, it never hurts to ask.