Disappointments and Regrets


“The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.” Plato

Life is full of disappointments and regrets: some of them are minor and temporary, and some others are lifelong-haunting. Disappointments spring from external circumstances and unmet expectations; regrets are born within due to personal decisions, choices, and behaviors.

When life hits us with disappointments and regrets, and we become consumed by them, people tell us to “be positive“ and focus on something else to get our mind off of them....

Happiness and Social Media: Compare and Despair

Back in 2007, when Facebook was the main social media platform, it was such an exciting opportunity for me to be able to share my photos and memories with family and friends. Fast forward to 2019, I never imagined that my PhD research (about the Image of Women) would be that relevant to the image age in which we live. Now, it has become all about keeping up a good “image” on social media. It's become a constant source of anxiety and urgency to check for notifications, messages,...