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An Excellent Short Story About How Love Blossoms and Then Fades

An Excellent Short Story About How Love Blossoms and Then Fades

The 7-minute-long video depicts a love story shot within one room with an aerial view. The film sees a love story play out within just four walls of the male protagonists bedroom and whilst the relationship does blossom, we then see it gradually fade. The beginning of the film is filled with romance and parties (and a little bit of sex!), but there is a powerful message, so watch it till the end.

The film begins with classic signs of falling in love, from selfies of the couple being stuck to the wall to a little cuddly toy, reminding them that they are in love. However after the sex, the spooning and the matching Mario and Luigi costumes comes the sad bit. The room becomes messier, filled with clutter and bad feelings, showing how relationships can also do the same if you don’t metaphorically clean them up.

The precious toy gets thrown around and then rain starts leaking through the ceiling. The London-based director Jack Tew has done an excellent job at representing the demise of a relationship through imagery. He uses the mess created to be a weapon that means the couple can physically throw the “blame” at each other.

The love story ends when an alarm goes off and it’s really the wake up call this couple needed. Although the story is a sad one and represents many failed relationships, it teaches us a lesson on how to ensure our relationships don’t meet the same fate. Sort out the mess before it takes over.

Jack Tew and producer Sorcha Anglim are based in London, UK and make story that “give us the feels!” You can check them out here.

Featured photo credit: Jack Tew via static.shortoftheweek.com

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Last Updated on March 5, 2021

Science Says People Who Talk To Themselves Are Geniuses

Science Says People Who Talk To Themselves Are Geniuses

I talk a lot to myself. It helps me to keep my concentration on the activity on hand, makes me focus more on my studies, and gives me some pretty brilliant ideas while chattering to myself; more importantly, I produce better works. For example, right now, as I am typing, I am constantly mumbling to myself. Do you talk to yourself? Don’t get embarrassed admitting it because science has discovered that those who talk to themselves are actually geniuses… and not crazy!

Research Background

Psychologist-researcher Gary Lupyan conducted an experiment where 20 volunteers were shown objects, in a supermarket, and were asked to remember them. Half of them were told to repeat the objects, for example, banana, and the other half remained silent. In the end, the result shown that self-directed speech aided people to find the objects faster, by 50 to 100 milliseconds, compared to the silent ones.

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“I’ll often mutter to myself when searching for something in the refrigerator or the supermarket shelves,” said Gary Lupyan.

This personal experience actually made him conduct this experiment. Lupyan, together with another psychologist, Daniel Swigley, came up with the outcomes that those to talk to oneself are geniuses. Here are the reasons:

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It stimulates your memory

When you are talking to yourself, your sensory mechanism gets activated. It gets easier on your memory since you can visualize the word, and you can act accordingly.[1]

It helps stay focused

When you are saying it loud, you stay focused on your task,[2] and it helps you recognise that stuff immediately. Of course, this only helps if you know what the object you are searching looks like. For example, a banana is yellow in colour, and you know how a banana looks like. So when you are saying it loud, your brain immediately pictures the image on your mind. But if you don’t know what banana looks like, then there is no effect of saying it loud.

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It helps you clarify your thoughts

Every one of us tends to have various types of thoughts. Most make sense, while the others don’t. Suppose you are furious at someone and you feel like killing that person. Now for this issue you won’t run to a therapist, will you? No, what you do is lock yourself in a room and mutter to yourself. You are letting go off the anger by talking to yourself, the pros and cons of killing that person, and eventually you calm down. This is a silly thought that you have and are unable to share it with any other person. Psychologist Linda Sapadin said,[3]

“It helps you clarify your thoughts, tend to what’s important and firm up any decisions you are contemplating.”

Featured photo credit: Girl Using Laptop In Hotel Room/Ed Gregory via stokpic.com

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