Exploring Martyrdom with literature
Volume-3 | Issue-2: We explore the emotions, themes and psychology behind the idea of being a martyr
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“The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.”
― Soren Kierkegaard | Danish theologian, Poet, Philosopher
Martyrs come in various shades across science, wars, freedom struggles, religion, etc, worldwide, with the same passion of sacrificing yourself for the cause.
It’s sad that we have created a society where one decides to take this drastic step of bravery to fight for what they think is right.
We would be dedicating this newsletter to sharing some amazing recommendations themed around the act of martyrdom across different themes.
Check out the podcasts, documentaries, and read recommendations around the same.
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This week’s read: Why we sleep by Matthew Walker
The author, a neuroscientist and sleep researcher teaches us about the science of sleep, why do we even need it and how one can unlock its potential to benefit our daily life.
Lessons from previous week’s book: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
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- On Death by Kahlil Gibran: Sunday, 6th February 2021 | 8 PM IST | Poetry
- TED Circle on 'Everyday Leaders' - Screening TED Talk - What if you could help decide how the government spends public funds? by Shari Davis: Saturday, 5th February 2021 | 8 PM IST | TED Circle
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Why are science and religion always in a state of conflict? - Share your views by reading this article by The Guardian that explores martyrs of science like Galileo
This interesting article by The Guardian explores the plight of Galileo and scientists like Einstein in Nazi Germany, and their quest to defend the facts in front of the society they lived in.
Do read the article and share your thoughts on the discussion points mentioned!
The Martyrmade Podcast - Darryl Cooper
Podcast description: Religion, ritual, ideology, nationalism, identity... Human beings are meaning-seeking creatures, and history is the tale of the many ways our remarkable species has sought to orient itself in the world. From Zionist zealots and radical Islam to human sacrifice and aboriginal mythology, The MartyrMade Podcast will jump into the transcendent dreams and dark nightmares we've conjured in our search for significance.
The Psychology of Martyrdom | Jocelyn Bélanger | 14 Mins | by TEDxNYUAD
This interesting TED Talk explores what makes someone sacrifice irrespective of the consequences, while how one can leverage this for impactful causes. He explains the psychology behind people sacrificing in the name of a larger cause by focusing on his research on radicalization and de-radicalization.
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