Continuing Education + Job Training // Publishing since 1999
Love of Learning

Diaries Reflect Not Only Our Past but Also Our Future

By OSMAN OZSOY - February 27 2024
Diaries Reflect Not Only Our Past but Also Our Future

Many people have kept a diary at some point in their lives. It is a common behavior, especially in childhood and adolescence, partly due to the influence of emulation. This habit gradually decreases with advancing age. Nowadays, people leave their current lives as a note to the past by sharing photos on their social media accounts.

When diaries are carefully examined by experts or when we carefully look at our old diaries with our current life experiences, we can see the road map of our lives extending to today. Who can deny the impact of what we experienced yesterday has on today? There is a strong connection between our happiness or unhappiness today and our past choices. As a matter of fact, a study conducted at the University of Kentucky in the USA revealed this fact strikingly.

The research, which scientists called the ‘Nun Research’ and published the results in the ‘Journal of Personality and Social Psychology’ after working on it for 15 years, revealed that people who live happily at every stage of their lives live longer.

The reason why nuns were chosen for the research was that they were ‘ideal subjects’. Because they all have the same lifestyle and environment, which we can call standard. All participants are women, unmarried, childless, do not drink or smoke, and have the same socio-economic conditions. During the research, 678 nuns between the ages of 75 and 102 were examined. The nuns also allowed scientists to examine the diaries they had kept since childhood. At the end of the study, the research team found a strong connection between ‘long and happy life’ and the details written by the nuns since their early youth. It has been determined that nuns who are observed to have mostly “positive” emotions throughout their lives and reflect this in their daily behavior live 10 years longer than other nuns. 

The research also revealed that nuns who see every day of their lives as an opportunity to be happy, who are compromising rather than combative in their relationships, who try to evaluate every event from a positive perspective, and who spread this throughout their lives, are happier and live longer.

Not only diaries, but even the lines our classmates write about us in school yearbooks sometimes reflect our future like a prophecy.

Both my mother and father kept journals their entire lives. In these diaries, it is possible to trace not only our family history, but also the environment and country they live in, and even important events that took place in the world. I also kept diaries of various years that were turning points in my life. When I look back at the pages of these diaries, I have no difficulty finding the answer to the question of who I am, where I come from and where I am going. In life, everyone writes their own story, and sometimes this is reflected in diaries.

by Osman Ozsoy


Newcomer Chronicles
Learning Curves

Unsung Heroes: The Courageous Journey of Human Rights Defenders Outside of Canada

By ADMIN -
April 3 2024

In his poignant narrative, Bryan Kaye Senfuma honors the courageous human rights defenders worldwide, highlighting their unwavering commitment amid adversity. As we celebrate Canada's role as a beacon of hope, Senfuma urges us to stand in solidarity and take tangible steps to support these defenders in their pursuit of justice.

Read more...

In the Community
Learning Curves

The Arrival of Spring

By ADMIN -
March 29 2024

As the last tendrils of winter's grasp yield to the gentle caress of spring, the world awakens in vibrant hues and joyful melodies. Join us on a journey through the season of renewal, where nature's transformation mirrors our own quest for introspection, gratitude, and celebration.

Read more...

Viewpoint
Learning Curves

Who does good will find good ...

By OSMAN OZSOY -
March 28 2024

In Osman Ozsoy's narrative, acts of kindness lead to unexpected blessings, illustrating the timeless principle that "those who do good will receive good." Through heartfelt anecdotes of reciprocity, Ozsoy highlights the transformative power of compassion in fostering solidarity and resilience within communities.

Read more...

Job Search Postcards
Learning Curves

Job Search Postcards – Smart Resume Tailoring

By LISA TRUDEL -
March 26 2024

Discover how Smart Resume Tailoring revolutionizes job applications by dynamically adapting resumes to match specific job descriptions, increasing your chances of landing interviews.

Read more...