Self and Friends by Scarlett PU

Self and Friends 家里的父母在除却“照顾身体”的叮嘱之外,便是“要多交朋友”的叮咛。然而当我试图尽我所能去结交朋友的时候,我开始迷惑了:为什么我要结交那么多朋友,为什么我选择在一群人的喧嚣中虚假的热闹,而又为什么我已然变得不像我自己? 离开熟悉的国家,离开舒服的周遭,年青的我们渴望也试图去融入所处的新环境:在社交网络上关注各种活动;与朋友晚上一块儿外出就餐;才结束上午的课程就要赴朋友逛街的约,即使在周二。我们不愿早早回到家,更不愿一个人呆在房间;我们几近迷失,我们也因此丢失了自己…… 但是“自我的独立”和“朋友的相处”果真不能平衡吗?不然。我总相信,每个人首先是一个独立的个体,然后再扮演其他零零总总的角色,比如说朋友,比如说伴侣。

Call for papers – 22nd Annual Conference of the International Association for Critical Realism (IACR)

International Association for Critical Realism (IACR) 22nd Annual Conference, Nuffield Theatre, Highfield Campus, Southampton, 31st July – 2nd August 2019 ‘Post-Truth’: Applying Critical Realism to Real World Problems The term ‘post-truth’ denotes a particular form of right-wing politics and public discourse that includes intentional misleading, misinformation, and disinformation, often …