DAY #315: Parenthood should be a licensed endeavour.
Okay so when in an absolutely fuming state last weekend, I did kind of say that I was going to do a story on this. Since I don't like saying one thing and doing another - I'm holding myself to it... albeit - when now in a more sober mood - really knowing how not so kindly this post could potentially be taken. I also told friends about the topic I planned on doing tomorrow, which similarly, could potentially not be adored by all. Both topics however, I believe, are worthy of being discussed.
I'm sharing this weekend's topics, because I believe that it is important to spark thoughts and conversation about sensitive topics. That sensitive topics- although needing to be treated carefully - shouldn't be shied away from. I think to progress, we need to discuss the ugly.
But enough of the disclaimers - let's just get into it shallst we?
Being a parent is indisputably the most important job one could undertake - I think we can all recognise that. We all understand now, that majority of adults' issues, can be traced right back to their childhood and how they were raised. Considering we as individuals have so much power in us to cause destruction (should we wish to) - how we turn out is pretty damn important. Additionally, we can all recognise that the youth will one day hold this world's future in their hands.
Not screwing up children then? IMPORTANT. Making sure children are still around for the future? IMPORTANT. Children? IMPORTANT. A parents role in a child's life? THE MOST INFLUENTIAL & IMPORTANT OF ALL THAT CHILD WILL HAVE.
So it begs the question: (Cont in FB post: http://bit.ly/downieoliviaFB)
UPCOMING WEEK WE WILL PRESENT YOU THE SOVIET SOCIAL-REALISM PAINTER ISAAK BRODSKY.
Isaak Izrailevich Brodsky (*6.1.1884;+ 14.8.1939) was a Soviet-Jewish painter whose work provided a blueprint for the art movement of socialist realism. He is known for his iconic portrayals of Lenin and idealized, carefully crafted paintings dedicated to the events of the Russian Civil War and Bolshevik Revolution.
Brodsky was an Honoured Artist of the Russian SFSR and a member of the Union of Russian Artists. He was the first painter to be awarded the Order of Lenin. In 1934, he was appointed Director of the All-Russian Academy of Arts. From 1934 to 1939 he was also a head of personal Art workshop in institute.
Brodsky was on good terms with many leading Russian painters, including his mentor, Ilya Repin. He was an avid art collector who donated numerous first-class paintings to museums in his native Ukraine and elsewhere. His superb art collection included important works by Repin, Vasily Surikov, Valentin Serov, Isaak Levitan, Mikhail Vrubel, and Boris Kustodiev. After his death Brodsky's apartment on Arts Square in St. Petersburg was declared a national museum. His art collection is still on exhibit there.
Have u ever thought about the purpose of emotions? They come n go, they can bring us up but throw us down at the same time. They’re never the same n hit us when we least expect it. But hey, I have something to tell u. They r here for a reason, whether if it’s happiness, sadness, loneliness, fear, life challenges u. we’re stuck in our own mind trying to get rid of our emotions n seeing them as a bad thing, but what if i tell u to let them be? feel them completely. they’re here for a reason, so stop questioning ur self bout them, see them as an experience. One day u’ll have been through a lot and experienced a whole bunch of emotions. one day u’ll be strong and one day, u will be fearless. Fearless of every single challenges that life throws at u, fearless of ur own emotions. u’ll be able to fell them n tell ur self that u’ve already been through this and that u can do it. Let them be.💙
The human society has a particularly odd structure and that structure is a pyramid. At the bottom of the pyramid, is us, regular folk. The ones at the top of the pyramid are those we admire, look up to, kings, politicians, Beyoncé, you name it. We are the ones who have raised the pedestal on our heads and have readily agreed, more so, invited them to reach the top by allowing them to step all over us. It doesn't take an academic genius to realize the fact that we ought to push ourselves to the top of the pyramid, until we believe that it is we ourselves that are capable of achieving and realizing our dreams and goals, we will forever be stuck in a toxic loop of feeling that we aren't ever good enough.