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a really excellent way to reduce anxiety is to pick up a new hobby. find something you’re interested in, learn it, then use it as a healthy and productive way to cope.
- learn to play guitar
- learn how to make interactive stories with the free program Twine
- learn how to make pixel art
- learn another language
- learn how to build a ship in a bottle
- learn how to develop your own film
- learn how to embroider
- learn how to make chiptunes (8-bit music)
- learn how to make origami (the art of paper folding)
- learn how to make tumblr themes
- learn how to make jewelry
- learn how to make candy
- learn how to make terrariums
- learn how to make your own perfume
- learn how to make your own tea
- learn how to build birdhouses
- learn how to read tarot cards
- learn how to make zines
- learn how to code
- learn how to whittle (wood carving)
- learn how to make candles
- learn how to make clay figurines
- learn how to knit scarves
- learn how to become an amateur astronomer
- learn some yoyo tricks
- learn how to start a collection
- learn how to start body building
- learn how to edit wikipedia articles
- learn how to decorate iphone cases
- learn how to do freelance writing
- learn how to make your own cards and
- learn how to make your own envelopes
- learn how to play the ukulele
- learn how to make gifs
- learn how to play chess
- learn how to juggle
- learn how to guerrilla garden
- learn how to chart your family history
- learn how to keep chickens
- learn how to do yoga
- learn how to do magic
- learn how to raise and breed butterflies
- learn how to play dungeons & dragons
- learn how to skateboard
- learn how to do parkour
- learn how to surf
- learn how to arrange flowers
- learn how to make stuffed animals
IM GOING TO LEARN THEM ALL
Archetype: a universally understood symbol, term, statement, or pattern of behavior, a prototype upon which others are copied, patterned, or emulated. Archetypes are often used in myths and storytelling across different cultures.
The female and male principles, yin and yang, are not true opposites. Rather, they are complementary forces. If you look at the Taijitu symbol below you will note a few things. First this is a dynamic symbol which suggests movement and transition from one state to another. Within each of the “opposites” is the “seed” of the others. Finally, the whole is surrounded by a circle, the symbolic representation of the One from which this duality was formed.
The female or yin is passive, dark, wet, earth, water, moon, silver and black. She is powerful in a deliberate and steady way. The slow unstoppable force of a river or glacier. She is the fertility of the black earth and the life giving rain.
The male or yang is active, bright, dry, fire, air, sun, blue and gold. He is powerful in short bursts of violent energy. The blazing ferocity of the wild fire and the world shaking might of the tornado. He is the fire of passion and the wind of change.
The world of forms is by necessity dualistic. Human beings exist within that world and so, also, are dualistic. We perceive the world though a dual filter, good v. bad, hot v. cold, pain v. pleasure and all the rest. Within this context is human behavior. The key to human behavior is the idea that each of us is responsible for the consequences flowing from our actions both good or bad. The world of forms is in constant motion as the two aspects interact with each other as illustrated by the Wheel of the Dharma, the ever turning wheel of time. Our actions make our present moment and our present moment is all we have. Thus, one who does harm to others will suffer as those consequences reflect back like waves lapping at the shore.
This is the principle of karma. There is no magic or faith required here. This same principle has been described in the west as the “Law of Attraction”. Within the ever present web of duality we make choices. Our choices determine our future because we are linked to each other and the rest of the universe in a complex web of cause and effect.
by John Hansen
Well, it’s time for a confession: I’m still in high school.
Yes, it’s true, and because of this I get a lot of questions about how one should go about writing a believable male POV. I wanted to add my thoughts here. Before you read on, I suggest you read Jay Kristoff’s post last year on writing outside your gender, because I agree with all of it
Good. That means it’s time to tell you the long-lost secret of writing a believable male character. Ready? Here it is:
There is no secret.
It’s annoying, I know, but that’s the secret. Just like with any adult, there are so many different types of teen guys that there is no real secret to writing one. Even so, there are ways to do it well.
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