Husbands and wifes/Vyrai ir žmonos

People get married all the time. Even while in harsh situations, poverty, sometimes even just for a permit to stay in a country.  It gets all more interesting when someone you know gets married. It turns out that a very good friend of my sister’s just did.

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It’s unique, because she is Lithuanian, he is Japanese, and there are probably less than 50 Lithuanians in Japan at any given time… More so, they have a little baby.

It’s great to hear such news now and then, just as it is important to hear sad news, like “Leader of Pakistani Taliban ‘killed by drone’: another life wasted, or “Best-selling author, who has early-onset Alzheimer’s,”: Pratchett – will we miss him when he’s gone? or “is expected to reveal plans for cutbacks”:job loss – maybe the jobs aren’t important?

Power of Live Images

I remember coming home from school 8 years ago, turning on the TV to see a terrible story about planes crashing and big buildings collapsing, many people dying… It was the Great nine-eleven, a story that shook the world, a terrorist attack everyone could see. Live.  Almost 3000 deaths made world aware of terrorist threats. Everyone knew why.

I don’t remember coming home, turning on the TV to see a child dying from hunger, or those 2 millions that die from hunger every year. It can be as real for me(not a starving child) as a lie that my friend tells me.

I think that by comparing these two misfortunes or any other we can see how live images shape how we thing. When we see someone suffering, most of us want it to stop, but when we don’t see, we tend to forget very soon..

I will make a list of ways to see it all live:

And maybe more.

Ways of finding your true identity

Who am I?…

This should not be a rhetorical question! One should be able to give a concrete &complete answer to this question.

After much struggling and thinking , I decided to put up a list of concrete methods of finding who you are.

This list is opened to contributions and should be further developed. Input is needed as this is only a rough sketch of a “finding yourself WIKI”

This post will be re-edited from time to time and added new things, as the authors will enlarge their vision upon this issue and the visitors will contribute with meaningful comments.

Ways of finding your true identity:

1. Keeping a diary

Why?- writing down your thoughts &emotions=this will help you keep track of who you became, who you were before this…

-talking to yourself= debating,asking questions, reaching interesting conclusions

-putting your inner thoughts and emotions into words=translating “the untranslatable content of your soul”,those things you always tried to put into words but couldn’t or did not dare.

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2. Expressing your identity through symbols : animal, plant, stone,fantasy being, nature element, meteorological phenomena, imaginary world (a different time and place for you to live in)

Why?–putting your inner thoughts and emotions into words=translating “the untranslatable content of your soul”,those things you always tried to put into words but couldn’t or did not dare

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3. Cultural learning: comparing yourself with characters from books, movies, myths and legends, paintings &other works of art…

Why?-you may find ” a piece of you” in another person’s imaginary world, that is in ART. Though you’ll never find a complete image of yourself (because you are unique and real), you may find interesting pieces to fit your identity puzzle.

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4. Sharing with others

Why?-if you can find other open-minded individuals , it would be great if you could exchange ideas & concerns because this could help you both progress.

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5. Things that you are good at:discovering your talents and exploring your skills,abilities…

Why?-whenever you do something you really like & are good at, you feel more “like the real you”. the only problem is to have the time and the needed opportunities to discover what you are good at.

-this is the most practical and concrete way of finding out who you are.

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6.” The way in which you try to find out who you are is also part of who you are”

That’s right. Go and invent your own ways of finding your identity, the inner you.


I don’t really know if there are many reasons why we should discuss philosophy or philosophize. I would like to.  It is a tool that helps us to look at things from perspective that we otherwise couldn’t, but it also gives the abstraction, indirectness(abstraktumą, netikslumą), doesn’t it?

It gives us ability to create ideas with our minds about most difficult subjects in life, but it might distract us from believing the simplest ones!(paprasčiausiais).

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New category is up! A busy day tomorrow for me;/. In short:  it will be a chance for any blog readers to participate: post questions, and then get innovative and helpful answers, or to pick a question they know answer to, and answer it in an innovative and any kind of interesting way they want to.

Comment’s on how/why could/should it look like are welcome here.


I had an experience I’m going to talk about for only a little while.

One sunny summer’s day some six years ago me and my family were traveling to our village, as we always do. But there our grand-parents had a surprise for us. A little dog(mažas šunelis). It had never owned a pet before that and I didn’t after. We didn’t have him for a long time, but he was always there when we came to our village. It was a friendship in ways I haven’t experienced before, but I dare not say that the dog was mine. I didn’t know until he was gone that it was an offspring of our neighbors dogs, I didn’t find out how did he go away.

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I want to begin this post and a new category by writing a  long sentence.

I want to celebrate the effort of individuals who spend their free time and energy creating, supporting, participating in initiatives that are directed towards helping other individuals cope with their misfortunes.

There. Maybe you know that Europe is one of the richest areas in the world. Maybe you are not one of “17% of EU citizens with such limited resources that they cannot afford the basics”. Maybe you are not discriminated in your job position.

One of European Union’s main goals this year is to make sure, that you do not think that those 17% do not exist. To spread awareness. In 2010 we have “European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion”.

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