Marija Kovačević

Hrvatska Kostajnica, Croatia

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I'm passionate about

chocolate, travelling, architecture, people...

People don't know I'm good at

making marmelades and jams!

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Marija Kovačević
Posted over 1 year ago
The big bang didn't really happen.
When I was young and naive, I used to explain how "God" didn't create the universe, but it was born with a big bang. Now I see it's the same thing. The BB theory is just another step in our understanding, sort of a scientific explanation of the old testament. My simplified idea is the one of constant pulsing of the universe, that never started and will never end. Unfortunately, or finite nature makes it really hard to comprehend that we are not the measure of things, and just because we die, doesn't mean that the universe has an expiery date.
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Marija Kovačević
Posted over 1 year ago
Do you think there is a benefit in providing a percentage of courses within every college free and online?
I believe all education should be absolutely free. In one of TED talks (don't remember which one), the speaker explained how our ability to communicate is the ground for progress of our society. Everyone should have access to knowledge, universities, museums, internet... Can you imagine how many Einsteins did we lose because they couldn't get an education.
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Marija Kovačević
Posted over 1 year ago
Modern day propaganda
I don't think what I hear in the media is much different from the story of the West. That actually is what I'm worried about. What we hear in the news is the same thing what USA, of french, or UK citizens hear. Our media don't judge US invading other countries, they call people protesting on wallstreet hippies, and we are apparently "Friends of Syria". And if you disagree, you must be some kind of extremist. I feel I'm not getting the whole picture, and I want to. Think about all the people who don't even question! Who and what do they vote for? Do they even know?
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Marija Kovačević
Posted over 1 year ago
Modern day propaganda
I know how it is. Unfortunately, I have a very common name for where I live. Turns out a certain Marija Kovačević appeared in Playboy... OK, now on a more serious side, yes, I am aware of all the things you mention. But on the other hand, as long as I know I'm being sold something, I can make a choice. I'm worried about some information I take for granted because it's presented as the ultimate truth. Just what I wrote to Pat, I don't care for McDonalds, I wouldn't eat there if they paid me to, I'm worried about someone telling me "keep calm and carry on" all the time.
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Marija Kovačević
Posted over 1 year ago
Modern day propaganda
But I feel it goes beyond selling products. Tthe situation we're in is much worse than just the ads on TV. The numbing of population is much more effective than raising emotions, because if people don't care, you don't have to persuade them that bombing another country is a good thing.
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Marija Kovačević
Posted over 1 year ago
Modern day propaganda
Exactly what I was thinking. Is the story always the same, but it's coloured differently every time, so in the end we think we actually have a freedom of choice, but all we have is an illusion of choice...
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Marija Kovačević
Posted over 1 year ago
Modern day propaganda
I loved the remark about education not being an indicator. It is amazing how many young and well educated people I know, who just act like sheep. Is it because the new generations don't give a damn, or are the universities also becoming a subject to the same propaganda?
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Marija Kovačević
Posted over 1 year ago
Modern day propaganda
Don't worry, over here we're still not in the age of Jerseyshore and Kardashians and Honey Booboo, but we're getting there :/ I guess the only good consumer is the amused one!
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Marija Kovačević
Posted over 1 year ago
Modern day propaganda
Sure, it's always the "profit". But don't you think every group, no matter how small in number, has this type of dynamic, those who try to persuade, no matter for what reason?