This last weeks I stumbled on a few articles that made me think a lot about how I stand in life and who I am in life. The titles of the articles where pretty clear:

Truth: People who have trouble getting out of bed are intelligent.


Truth: People who are always late are more successful en live longer.


Truth: People who sport less are happier in their relationships


Truth: Family with 4 children or more are the happiest


And so it goes on… for every insecurity we could feel there is an article that soothes us!

We seem to all be in need of reassurance. And that made me sad. Why do we constantly need to reassure ourselves? Am I a good Person? Am I a good parent? Is it ok if my house doesn’t look at all like all those beautiful instagram pictures?

Why do we need to create new labels to define us, like the « unicorn mum »?

« UnicornMom

/'yoonəˌ kôrn /mäm/ - noun

A mother who's not perfect, enjoys alcohol, has a sense of humor and couldn't care less what you think.

See also: Beautiful; Boss; Bitch & Zero F#&Ks given. »


What I like about those articles and those labels is that it clarifies things for me. This time it made clear that I love to discover contrasts in people. To look to how people embrace and live fully the total package of their desires and possibilities.


I stumbled on 2 amazing example of contrast, and if you are interested here they are: 

Maud Stevens Wagner: the first female tattoo artist in the United States (1877-1961)

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Hedy Lamar: an actress and inventor. (1914-2000).

Together with composer George Antheil they developed a radio guidance system for torpedoes. We still use this technology.

She was also offered a movie contract in Hollywood, where she became a film star from the late 1930s to the 1950s.

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Have a nice day discovering your contrasts ;-)!

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