Some of the reason why we choose such unsuitable partners in love is that we aren’t trying to find someone who ideally suits us, we’re looking out for someone who feels familiar. We recreate in adulthood patterns of attachment that we know from childhood – and thereby often perpetuate cycles of suffering and dissatisfaction.
German educational design studio Kurzgesagt lays out the science with its trademark authoritative calm. To wit:
Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have released over 1.5 trillion tonnes of carbon dioxide or CO2 into the earth’s atmosphere.In the year 2019we were still pumping outaround 37 billion more.That’s 50% more than the year 2000 and almost three times as much as 50 years ago.
A short film from The School Of Life about the importance of speaking up when the time is right. To wit:
It can seem as though we all need to learn to be less angry – and that no one has any problem raising their voice and getting their opinions across. The truth is more nuanced. A sizeable number of us suffer from shyness about expressing our real needs and our true aspirations – and thereby do ourselves and others a disservice.