Why Do We Say “I’m Sorry for Your Loss?”

When I went on a marathon of interviews in the final week of May, there was one question I dreaded. And no, it wasn’t the “tell me about yourself” or the “where do you see yourself in five years” or even the “what is your weakness?” inquiry.

Though through interviews I found out my weakness. I found out that I was always in a state of unease and debate whenever the question of family popped up. Questions like “so do you live with your family?” is one instance but the one question I dread the most is “so what do your parents do? Are they still working? Are they retired?” Continue Reading

Excuse Me, I’m Allowed to Fangirl and (You’re Allowed to Judge).

The term “Fangirl” has a lot of negative connotations attached to it. Google the word and it comes out as a noun which says:

  1. a female fan, especially one who is obsessive about comics, movies, music, or science fiction.

The verb definition however, can explain why some may frown upon the term:

  1. (of a female fan) behave in an obsessive or overexcited way.

This got me wondering, is being overly excited and obsessive a bad thing? How is this term so different from someone who claims themselves to be an enthusiast or an expert? Aren’t those folks obsessive in some way too?

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