“What we have forgotten is that thoughts and words are conventions, and that it is fatal to take conventions too seriously. A convention is a social convenience, as, for example, money … but it is absurd to take money too seriously, to confuse it with real wealth … In somewhat the same way, thoughts, ideas and words are “coins” for real things.”
[1951. The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety]
After having lived in six countries on four continents and traveled to over 40 countries on six continents, I now have come to see myself as a citizen of the world. In that spirit, I celebrate diversity and I am eager to continuously learn about myself and the world I live in. On my journey in life, I have obtained a B.A. in psychology with positive psychology as my main passion and interest as well as a minor in Religious Studies and a Buddhist Studies certificate. In addition, I am continuously exploring how to optimize mental and physical health to enhance the quality of life for both myself and the people around me. My interests include reading educational non-fiction books about psychology, physical health, sciences, philosophy, and religion. Among my hobbies, I enjoy playing squash, swimming, running, rock climbing, hiking, biking, and general physical exercise.