Hello and welcome to the first blog of 2019. Happy New Year! Here are 5 things I'd like to share with you today:
My last book of 2018 was Viktor E. Frankl's "Man's Search For Meaning". The book, originally published in 1946, chronicles Frankl's experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, and describes his psychotherapeutic method known as logotherapy. The book aims to answer the question "How was everyday life in a concentration camp reflected in the mind of the average prisoner?", with the first part of the book covering Frankl's analysis of his experiences in the concentration camps, and the second part introducing his ideas of meaning and his theory of logotherapy. A dark and sometimes tough book to read, I highly recommend it for those looking to dive deeper into existentialism.
2018 saw some big changes around the world, but it's hard to remember each one. Here's a brief look back and some of the biggest moments across the globe.
It feels like there's a new superhero flick every week, but no one seems to have expected this one; a full-length animated Spider-man movie. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind "The Lego Movie" and “21 Jump Street,” bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask. It's beautifully animated, has a great soundtrack and a strong script that we haven't always seen with Spider-Man movies. I really, really enjoyed it and would highly recommend checking it out before it leaves cinemas.
“I would much rather fail gloriously, than not venture, not try.” - Anthony Bourdain
Lovely little chill track to end the day on. "Best Part" - Daniel Caesar & H.E.R.