Initially, when I started this semester, I had some internal doubts about how I would make it through the year. However, in the midst of my doubts, I slowly began to gain confidence and became more optimistic. Unfortunately, the doubts have come back and I am honestly slacking a bit. Maybe much more than a bit actually.
Have you ever wondered about the limitations of human consciousness? I want to talk about depersonalization disorder. Depersonalization is a peculiar feeling of observing your own consciousness outside your body – at least that would be my way of defining it. It sounds pretty scary, doesn’t it?
Monday morning, 10 o’clock to be exact, while sitting on the second floor at Solbjerg Plads and trying to concentrate on my books, I find myself being distracted by the smallest things around me. I wonder if there is something wrong with the view or is it just me?
Smiling was the first thing that I noticed when moving to Denmark from the Kazakh culture. I was shocked that everybody smiles at you and you automatically smile back.
When I got one of my grades back this summer, I was highly disappointed because I thought it was going to be higher. This is mainly because I was certain that the exam was easy.
Confidence comes from success. I may feel like: I haven’t done anything yet, or what do I have to feel great about. That’s exactly the mentality I fight against.
I remember during the past years, I used to be a follower of other people’s attitude and opinions towards their bad situations. For instance, if someone expressed their frustrations in a given situation, I will follow and believe that I will be just as frustrated as them, even without trying. This was mostly in school and workplaces.
With next week’s date for Master thesis hand-in, plenty of students will be pleased to celebrate the final hurdle in getting their academic degree. But beyond all the excitement of celebrating the finished assignments, will the students also be mourning the loss of their student identity? Reality lies ahead and the CBS days may be harder to transfer out of than one might think.
"Did I gain power or give up power by saying goodbye to that old green booklet – the Tanzanian passport?" asks Eric Maganga in his latest blog. And why is it so scary to let go of the 'old' identity?
With the recent revelation that Cambridge Analytica exploited the data of 80 million Facebook profiles, should we, as users, take the last stand and #deletefacebook?
My current situation is that I am challenging myself with the difficult subjects that normally one would rather give up on. As a student, challenging myself has been one of my strengths.
"I can see if they have opened my messages. Then it burns if they don’t reply," writes Eric Maganga in his latest blog about the overwhelming feelings and negative thoughts that sometimes come crawling when his friends and relatives are not responding.
Students would rather spend their money than risk missing out on having fun with their friends. They all have a restaurant budget, and they all want to spend their savings on travel. Student reporter, Caroline Sølver, asked four of her friends who are doing their bachelors in Intercultural Market Communication at CBS about their relationship with money.
As time comes closer to the final decision on whether or not the big lockout of over 120.000 state employees will happen, thoughts arise on what role the younger generation should play in the conflict. Is this the students’ fight to fight?
Entering this new semester, I am feeling the pressure more than ever! Imagine doing such a great job to a point where you feel that you have set new standards to keep up and in addition to that, the people around you have set the same standards for you too. This is my current situation.
"This is the kind of blog you don't share on your Facebook page. Even for an emotional exhibitionist like me," writes Eric Maganga in his latest blog about being lonely. You can read the blog and listen to the voice over of the blog at the bottom of the blog.
Monday morning, I log into mycbs.dk and check my CBS emails per usual. I see 40 unread messages, 7 assignment deadlines and over 200 book pages to read. I immediately start shaking and sweating. I now realise that I am stressing. Stress has taken over my life! I feel helpless and do not know where to begin with all these deadlines. How am I going to survive this?
We spend more and more time on our individual tablets and mobile phones where we shift between various apps and programs. With its endless choices, the modern streaming life seems like a liberal utopia. But are these new habits creating a more lonely and isolated life?
"He wrote in his journal he needs to find a unique skill," writes Eric Maganga in his latest blog about unemployment, and what it does to you. You can listen to the voice over of the blog at the bottom of the blog.
CBS student Eric Maganga will be blogging for CBS Wire about personal stuff such as loneliness, shyness, and dating. Blogging for him is a way of coming out his comfort zone, and he hopes that the people at CBS will be able to identify with his blogs, which in format spans from regular texts to sound bites and poems.