Euthanasia is naturally a sensitive and loaded subject. But maybe we don’t talk about it as often as we should because of that.
Punishment is one of our key tools to deter people from committing crimes. But does it actually work? Or should we turn to a better approach?
The tensions in discourse about COVID-19 on social media are rising to an all-time high. While we should be taking care of each other and combatting the virus together, there’s a clear split between those who take the threat seriously, and those who deny that the virus is still a problem and call our safety measures nonsense. While that divide is already interesting in and of itself, I noticed that it tells us something very poignant about our society.
It’s a good thing that we’re starting to turn a critical eye to aspects of our lives that have been considered ‘normal’ for centuries. The question whether or not horseback riding is exploitation is a valid one, but in this blog post I explain why it’s not a simple yes-or-no situation.
Would you kill a mosquito, but not a cat if it bit you? Would you kill a bug just because it’s disgusting? Would you kill an animal, end a life, for convenience? In this blog post I want to share my view on the lives of other beings, and the considerations I go through if I’m faced with the decision to kill or let live.
In a time when pretty much all of us want nothing more than to be able to return to the way things used to be – hugging people and shaking hands and cutting loose at festivals – we’re all being put under a lot of pressure. Our patience is being put to the test, and I notice that many people are losing their perspective. In a war against an invisible enemy, many people turn towards a visible enemy: the government.