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Author | Creative | Film Enthusiast. A 19 year old passionate about uplifting people and trying to make sense of a place we call the Universe.

On society’s obsession with schedules and queues

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If you want to bring about change in your life in today’s world, you ought to wait. Thinking of getting a job? You need to pass an hour-long interview. Have a letter you need to deliver? The queue at the post office is right there. Need to obtain a driver’s license? There’s a couple paperwork you need to sort through.

Oh, but it doesn’t end there. If you aspire to move onto the next stage of the game I like to call modern living, you’re not encouraged, but obliged to wait. In the doctor’s waiting room, on the law firm’s…

Some thoughts on the age of “How I Made (Insert Amount)” Articles

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Before I dive into this piece, I would like to clarify that I am not judging people who do produce pieces labelled as the ones I will address. It is a free world and we are all entitled to post whatever may be on our mind. But with freedom of expression comes the ability to express one’s observations on a specific matter, which is what I’d like to do now.

The motto of this platform is telling meaningful stories and supporting voices that matter. Right now, what I’m noticing is a transfusion of definition. …

Deciding to commit to a freelance career

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I was born in 2001, right after the turn of the century. While I may not be able to give you a detailed description of the economic crises having affected the world to this date, I can give you an insight into the crises that are yet to occur.

An incoming grand shift to the economy is planned to take place around the start of 2030, with an increase in the number of automated jobs. …

Revamp your profile by regrouping your best work

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Medium’s recent addition of the Lists feature has had many writers wondering: Is this really all there is to it?

You gather a number of your favorite pieces and stick them together under the same category, which you are free to name as whatever you please, and expect your readers to browse through them.

The idea is simple, but so beneficial when considering what you can use it for.

Instead of viewing it as a mere way to share our go-to articles, we can also regroup some of our own pieces in an effort to tidy up our profiles.


This is why

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I love being creative. It’s not about the act of creating as much as the impact my contribution will have made to the world around me.

So many writers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, designers, actors, woodworkers, and just about any artist who has stepped foot on this earth can vouch to this: It feels good to create.

When I spend time by myself and reflect on my day’s achievements, the last thing on my mind is what I did for myself. If anything has made my day worthwhile, it’s having partaken in some form of creation that changed something, or…

n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own

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How does it feel, you ask?
Well, I’ll have to give in
But before you dig in
Let me ask you how you’ve been

Don’t give me the nod
The half-smile and forced thought
Those lips that wish they could translate
What those eyes try to communicate

Can’t you see, I’m just like you?
A speck living on a speck talking to you
You, this idea of a separate entity
Sharing breaths with the rest of cosmic unity

Really, how similar are we, you ask?
Surely you must be out of your mind
There’s billions of bodies inhabiting this planet
But only…

Lucid dreaming reality

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Waking up to reality
Ingesting so called routine
As the birds outside scream
You’re delusional if this is all you perceive

Minor blessings we consider burdens
Like the sun’s rays feeding our senses
Telling us to wake up along with it
You are more than you’ve set yourselves to be

Perhaps the trees outside aren’t just standing
But shaking, aching, helplessly laughing
Our show of pretense and seriousness
Now turned into permanent inconvenience

Now having crossed all barriers
Slapping all faces once geared towards the sky
Wondering if the great beyond is worth chasing
While surrounded by the miracle they’ve sought this whole…

Angelina Der Arakelian

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