Philosophy, writing

writing || altruism or egoism: the merits of selfishness in an idealist’s world

Would our society be better if most of us were altruistic (did things genuinely for the benefit of others) or egoistic (put our own needs and wants first)? And further, what about our own well-being? What's the best way to live your own life? University has challenged my personal values immensely. I've had to figure… Continue reading writing || altruism or egoism: the merits of selfishness in an idealist’s world

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lifestyle, things i learned

how to avoid stress and burnout in university

I still have a ways to go before I find my studying groove in university. Not only is there an impossible workload and so many aspects of life to balance, but my definition of "caught up" doesn't lend itself well to the work I've been seeing in the past month. I really value the education… Continue reading how to avoid stress and burnout in university

lifestyle, things i learned, videos

what i learned: my first month at Queen’s university

Hi! I'm Ioana and I'm studying Commerce at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. This is an update sort of video in which I talk about what university has been like so far, what I've learned and share some advice for high school students entering university! P.s. So sorry about the poor quality - the night… Continue reading what i learned: my first month at Queen’s university

Psychology, things i learned, writing

writing || know yourself

My high school philosophy class once touched briefly upon a paradox whose name I don't remember but whose topic intrigued me. The question was: are we the same person all our lives? Is "Ioana" (that's me!) a consistently defined entity? You might instinctively shout yes, because after all, you've got memories that belong to you… Continue reading writing || know yourself

lifestyle, organization

lifestyle || office room tour

Before taking my office apart for move-in to my new university dorm room, I thought I'd film one final look at it and show you how I organize it! This is my office at home, and was my room throughout high school. https://youtu.be/EQ0KJjwDpEk

videos

romania august 2018

creative montage from my 3-week solo trip to romania. I own no rights to the music I'm using - but do check him out, he's a romanian artist and he's amazing. This song embodied my trip both while I was there and after, while I was remembering it. MUSIC: Who You Are by Mihail. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_yQ1Qfxf2M… Continue reading romania august 2018

things i learned, writing

writing || happiness, productivity, and success is cultural | my trip to romania

helloo world! I got back from my 3-week solo trip to visit family in Romania a couple days ago. It’s been an absolutely astonishing past month for me. I had a blast spending time with my (apparently pretty big) family, making new friends, and embracing new experiences. I was also learning so freaking much every… Continue reading writing || happiness, productivity, and success is cultural | my trip to romania