Magdalena Grzondziel

Student - B.A Education
Gliwice, Poland

About Magdalena

Bio

I'm little bit detached from the ground.. I'm walking with head in the clouds under sky full of miracles.. I build my daily intimate little musical world.. I am a seeker who falls to just get up, a dreamer looking for inspiration in every action.. If ever i have to look inside myself, I wish could have inner strength, and say, "I'm proud of what I am and who I am, and I'm just going to be myself".

Languages

English, Polish

Areas of Expertise

Problem Solver, volunteering, Making a difference, self growth, Special Education for Students with Disabilities

An idea worth spreading

Life is what we make - it's not what you do, it's HOW YOU DO IT, what you see, it's HOW YOU LOOK AT IT It's not how your life is, it's HOW YOU LIVE IT.
A great life lesson for every single one of us to understand is that life is what we make out of it.
Life isn't about the miserable job that you may have right now, but instead it is about how you will use this miserable job as a step in your journey in life towards happiness and being fulfilled. I think that most of us forgot that we should live our life to the fullest in every moment, and remember that we must treat all the little things in life as importantly as we treat

I'm passionate about

volunteering, life in all it's aspects, understanding other people from every different perspective, music, making life better, philosophy.. understanding the world and human condition. ♥

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Magdalena Grzondziel
Posted over 3 years ago
What is your favourite quote and why?
This is true also for me - my favourite quote changes.. it depends of time and events that are happening in my life.. but I have one constant that I would like to guide me through life always: "God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other."
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Magdalena Grzondziel
Posted over 3 years ago
why is greatness is what everyone seeks?
Hi Aditya.. I don't know what can i write u here.. I was in India for three months last year.. I was doing some volunteer job in Bangalore.. and i really felt in love in your country.. and do you know why? Precisely because it seemed to me that in India people do not want to be at any price at the top! But maybe you're right, you live in a different environment than I lived there.. It seems to me that all parents want the best for their children - and in this case, your mom is having the pressure on you - maybe she wants you to find a good job and be able to "dignity" to live? All this is not so easy.. and in India almost everything looks different.. you have a high rate of population.. so maybe your mom is afraid of you... that you do not find good work.. can not be here to write a clear answer.. it all depends on situation.. Remember the most important thing.. everything you do in life should be consistent with YOUR beliefs!!
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Magdalena Grzondziel
Posted over 3 years ago
what is the basis of our existence? Is the word "Existence" only a kind of our subjective sense? How do we judge existence?
I don't know if i'm correctly understood @Bridget but.. i think, that she has right in the meaning of Descartes quote. I think that when she wrote "any fool knows we physically exist" she had in mind: that we breathe, we have our biological needs.. you know what i'm trying to say? person who is in a coma - also "exist"... I think that now.. in all this ours considerations we came to the notion of personal identity...
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Magdalena Grzondziel
Posted over 3 years ago
Would you rather be an ordinary person in extraordinary circumstances or an extraordinary person in ordinary circumstances?
wow.. it is good question! it's simple - but not! :) Of course, i can ask you next question: what do u mean by "ordinary" ? but i think it is not a point.. So..you make me confused.. :) I know that does not respond to the question with a question.. but can I refer to another example? Whether it is better to be average among the best or the best among the average? I personally would prefer to be average among the best - it would give me a chance to develop and improve my skills.. Perhaps in this case also - I'd rather be an ordinary person in the extraordinary circumstances... and like Albert Einstein said: "Do not try to be a man of success but a man of value." :)
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Magdalena Grzondziel
Posted over 3 years ago
What's 'wrong' with the world? And what can we do about it?
I think there's nothing 'wrong' with the world... there is something 'wrong' with lots of people whose live here. I think that most of people are lost in the daily hurry, they work more and more to achieve career.. want to earn just to get rich.. thereby cease to notice ordinary people, they cease to respect others, they think only about themselves.. they equate happiness with material goods..do not know that happiness is not associated with what you have, but who you are. Anthony De Mello said: " Happiness is our natural state. To acquire happiness you don't have to do anything, because happiness cannot be acquired. Does anybody know why? Because we have it already. How can you acquire what you already have? Then why don't you experience it? Because you've got to drop something. You've got to drop illusions. You don't have to add anything in order to be happy; you've got to drop something. Life is easy, life is delightful. It's only hard on your illusions, your ambitions, your greed, your cravings. Do you know where these things come from? From having identified with all kinds of labels! Happiness is not something you acquire; love is not something you produce; love is not something you have; love is something that has you." And how we can change it... ? Mahatma Gandhi said: "You must be the change you want to see in the world"!
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Magdalena Grzondziel
Posted over 3 years ago
what is the basis of our existence? Is the word "Existence" only a kind of our subjective sense? How do we judge existence?
I think you started a topic on which we will never find only one answers .. The word "existence" comes from the latin word existere meaning "to appear", "it arise," "to become", or "to be", but literally, it means "to stand out" (ex-being of the Latin prefix for "out" added to the latin verb old, meaning "to stand").. I like yours exchange of views, but I think.. I am mostly agree with the statement of Edward's: "If you pinch yourself and it hurts, it is highly likely that you exist, AT LEAST IN A WORLD OF YOUR OWN"! For Jean-Paul Sartre, "existence precedes essence" (l'Existence Precede l'essence) so man should take full responsibility for own actions, which may induce in him a sense of loneliness, confusion and danger in the world, fear of death. But is really "exist" means to create yourself? Make your own decisions and be responsible for actions? If yes.. what can we tell about people with profound mental retardation? they exhibit no signs of thinking and in no way responsible for their actions, they can not decide for themselves, there is no verbal contact with them.. I think the word 'existence' may be considered only in an individual way.. and has very broad meaning.. The Indian philosopher Nagarjuna said that: " 'impermanence' describes existence. It refers to the fact that all conditioned things are in a constant state of flux. In reality there is no thing that ultimately ceases to exist; only the appearance of a thing ceases as it changes from one form to another. Imagine a leaf that falls to the ground and decomposes. While the appearance and relative existence of the leaf ceases, the components that formed the leaf become particulate material that goes on to form new plants.. what exists is in non-existence, because the subject changes"..
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Magdalena Grzondziel
Posted over 3 years ago
What Makes Us Happy?
Like Anthony de Mello said: " Happiness is our natural state. Happiness is the natural state of little children, to whom the kingdom belongs until they have been polluted and contaminated by the stupidity of society and culture. To acquire happiness you don't have to do anything, because happiness cannot be acquired. Does anybody know why? Because we have it already. How can you acquire what you already have? Then why don't you experience it? Because you've got to drop something. You've got to drop illusions. You don't have to add anything in order to be happy; you've got to drop something. Life is easy, life is delightful. It's only hard on your illusions, your ambitions, your greed, your cravings. Do you know where these things come from? From having identified with all kinds of labels! Happiness is not something you acquire; love is not something you produce; love is not something you have; love is something that has you."