Julio, Spain – Level 3
Level 3
DOES HIGH-TECH BRING HAPPINESS? It’s believed that breaking new technologies offer a bed of roses to their users, but nothing could be further from the truth. Nowadays, they may be a dangerous addition to our lives. Not only do they help us, but they could also hook us up changing our routines …
Erzsébet, Hungary – Level 3
Level 3
THE WAY FROM BEING A BARTENDER TO YOGA AND BUDDHISM. I would like to introduce my younger son’s story because he lives his life the way which would be my dream if I were his age. After finishing high school, Andrew decided to try his luck abroad because unfortunately young people have …
Klaus, Germany – Level 3
Level 3
THE TRUMPET. The rain is breaking the heat wave. We stick together. Now I believe that everything will be alright – for an indeterminate period. The drops are tapping my time. No agonising over what to do, no being flat out: I’m ditching my frenzied start to the day. A pigeon from …
Klaus, Germany – Level 3
Level 3
THE STRAW BALE. The straw bales lay scattered on the harvested cornfield like yellow boulders and gave the first inkling of an approaching autumn. At some point a few of these wheels made their way down the sloping field towards the valley. The first rolled into an electricity pylon. Another landed in …
Malek, Syria – Level 3
Level 3
A COUNTRY’S CAUSE. His eyes are dark like black holes and the tears on his cheeks have dried. Nevertheless, his forehead and his will are as strong as those of a struggling man. He is a child from a war era, an era when most humans get wronged. Hani is one of …
Lolila, Egypt – Level 3
Level 3
THE LANGUAGE OF ISLAM. Do you speak Muslim? Muslims get asked this question many times. A lot of people think that all Muslims have a common language. Fortunately, that is not the case. The official liturgical language of Islam is Arabic, but that does not mean all Muslims actually speak it. Even …
Alan, Brazil – Level 3
Level 3
BACKPACKING THROUGH THE AMERICAS WITH COUCHSURFING. In 2014 I had to spend my accumulated vacations and I did not know where to go. I did not have much money, so I could not do anything expensive. Time was passing and I still hadn’t thought of anything interesting to do, so when the …
Olgitta, Belarus – Level 3
Level 3
BECOME A MOTHER! Become a mother! This idea has visited me all my life. Sure, every woman thinks about having a child one day and imagines herself holding a baby with a smile on her face, but not everyone can find the right moment in life to take the responsibility of having …
Leah, the USA – Level 3
Level 3
MARY AND THE POLICE. This happened on a beautiful summer day when my daughter Mary was seven years old. “Mom, can I walk over to my friend’s house?” “Which friend? Where does she live?” “Jasmeet. She lives in our neighborhood, across the street from the park.” “Did her mom say it was …
Burak, Turkey – Level 3
Level 3
IRIS. Over the past years, it has been said many times that your entire life flashes before your eyes when you are about to die. When your heart starts to beat slower than it used to and when the infinite sleep forces you to surrender, your brain is going to play you …