© 2019 by Stella Scholaja.

A little bit about me...

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Aristotle first proposed the idea that the whole should be greater than the sum of its parts. A team that's working together should always be stronger and more capable than just the skills of the single players counted together. 

Well, this applies to people as well. I've spent my whole life admiring people for their individual parts. Their talents, their abilities, their looks... However, after a while I've been brought to the conclusion that some are more or less than the sum of those parts. See, on paper a person can be handsome, talented and admired. They're the best at playing poker, they slay at sports and they're guitar heroes. However, I always wondered what lies beyond that.

People define themselves according to what they do, where they go and who they do it with. They put emphasis on how much they can get done in eight hours. But at the end of the day when you're alone in a dark room, when there is nothing more to do and nothing more to say and all your skills are taken away, who are you then? Who are you beyond the sum of your individual parts? At certain points in our lives we all act like less and sometimes we get over ourselves and we become more than we thought we could be. Can you honestly say that you like the person in that dark room? I can't. But I'm working on it... And I think I might be tinkering on that for quite a while. As Freddie Mercury so famously said: "If it's planned, it's boring".

I think he might have a point. I haven't planned a single thing in my life and at times it's been a big piece of garbage. That being said however, it's been everything but boring. So, I don't ever want to plan for anything to happen, otherwise it just wouldn't be as pure of an experience but what I do want to do is to always work on becoming the best version of myself. Because being in that dark room, I don't want to be less, I want to be so much more.

Love, Stella