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Death is still a taboo topic in many cultures.
A recent study indicated that the majority of people in the UK still avoid talking about death and making plans for after they die. Similarly, the Confucius’ comment - “We do not yet understand life, how could we understand death?” - reveals that he treats death as an unknown and would rather not talk about it.
In my view, dying is one of the few certainties of life. If we do not understand death, we don’t know how to live. But we tend not to talk about it because we fear the unknowns ahead. What will happen when we are dying? Is there an after-life? Does death mean the end of everything? These unknowns make death even more mysterious and scary. To conquer fear, we first have to understand what death is all about.
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When I first started my postgraduate study I was surprised by how the lecturers and local students interacted. Students were talking to the lecturers like friends or peers!
They would argue any point if they disagreed, or interrupt anytime they wished. Lecturers would not be offended but appeared to be relaxed and sometimes excited about subsequent discussions. This is the first time I felt that personal opinions actually matter, even when faced by the “experts”.
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In 2014 I was living in a private accommodation with four other students. It was at this time that my room was broken in to and my laptops were taken. (If you want to know about my horrifying experience, click here.)
After this burglary, I did not feel safe staying in the same house so I was asking around to see whether I could move out as soon as possible.
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Happy New Year! How did you spend your Christmas and New Year’s break?
Many international students like traveling to somewhere exotic or going back home during the holidays – if we can afford it.
For our Christmas break, Nico and I traveled on an extraordinary adventure. We went to the Faroe Islands! (That's us in the photo!)
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