‘Generation’ is about how technology overtakes our lives and makes us more closed people. We would rather spend time on our phones while with other people instead of seeing what’s in front of us.
‘Ethics’ is about taking a breather every now and again and consider whether what you are doing is ethically correct and follows the moral high ground that you expect yourself to live up to.
‘Choices’ is about self-reflection, realizing what is good and bad for you. Getting to know yourself better is essential to getting better.
In Denmark we have this belief that one should be humble all the time and never gloat. While for some this argument might be valid as the world does not revolve around that one person, but at the same time it can hurt our confidence because we don’t believe what we do matters. It’s important to be humble, no doubt about that. At the same time it’s important to take a step back and acknowledge the success that one has had and be proud of it.
The poem ‘Foreigner’ is about being from a different background and trying to accept it. It’s a journey of being ashamed in public of having a different background because one worries what others think of you. This leads to overcompensation in acting how the new culture acts or wants you to act. This may force you to abandon old values that you actually cared about. The poem is about finding a balance and realizing that it is not a burden, but a blessing in disguise as you’re able to connect with more people because of your broader background and that it’s something you should be proud of. This is something I especially learned and experienced when I did a trip abroad to Amsterdam, a place where, allegedly, around 50% of the inhabitants are immigrants.
This picture was taken from one of my walks around Copenhagen. It’s from a silo-building at Islands Brygge. The grandness of the building resembles the expectations I sometimes feel on my shoulders.
‘Open’ is about how many live through their phones in todays society. I wrote this in a moment of self-reflection of always being conscious of my phone use and the need to use it.