This has been kind of an awkward time lately. Not just because of the wellies situation during the winter (nowadays snow can change into rain within minutes apparently), but also because of the borders we set for ourselves. More precisely borders of speech or as other call it "freedom of speech". I just finished a course in university devoted to etiquette and protocol and one more time we were reminded that religion is one of the fields that should be left alone during the small talk and the like. So it left me wondering, has media failed the etiquette course? Sure, we should be able to talk about everything, but certain borders are needed. Something unfamiliar should not be immediately considered evil, wicked and just plain wrong and worse, be mimicked. The saying "don't poke the bear" is there for a reason. Even in our daily life we are very careful about peoples beliefs to avoid unnecessary conflict. Just because I consider myself atheist doesn't mean I'm going to say my family and friends are wrong because they believe in something  I consider being false and the other way around. Think about this and be careful about choosing your sides and maybe making your own one.

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” 
― George Orwell



SILK DRESS: H&M | BAG: VINTAGE

PHOTOS: LĪVA KAŅEPE
EDITING: BRIGITA DAMBE


This has been kind of an awkward time lately. Not just because of the wellies situation during the winter (nowadays snow can change into rain within minutes apparently), but also because of the borders we set for ourselves. More precisely borders of speech or as other call it "freedom of speech". I just finished a course in university devoted to etiquette and protocol and one more time we were reminded that religion is one of the fields that should be left alone during the small talk and the like. So it left me wondering, has media failed the etiquette course? Sure, we should be able to talk about everything, but certain borders are needed. Something unfamiliar should not be immediately considered evil, wicked and just plain wrong and worse, be mimicked. The saying "don't poke the bear" is there for a reason. Even in our daily life we are very careful about peoples beliefs to avoid unnecessary conflict. Just because I consider myself atheist doesn't mean I'm going to say my family and friends are wrong because they believe in something  I consider being false and the other way around. Think about this and be careful about choosing your sides and maybe making your own one.

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” 
― George Orwell



SILK DRESS: H&M | BAG: VINTAGE

PHOTOS: LĪVA KAŅEPE
EDITING: BRIGITA DAMBE

15 comments

  1. bet re kur tā nelaime...tik ļoti maza daļa noteikti uz visu skaitu ir tādi, kas domā kā tu, līdzīgi kā tu.... paveicies ar skolām, kur ko tādu māca, paveicies ar skolotājiem un paša dzirdīgajām ausīm... šodien uk presē lasu, kā skolās notiek jauniešu kūdīšana...piedod sameloju, neizlasīju - ir grūti par tādām lietām lasīt, domāt.... varam tikt cerēt, ka šis viss murgs noved kkad nākotnē kādu jaunu paaudzi pie savādākas apziņas...

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    1. Jā, esmu jau paspējusi ietrenēt kritisko domāšanu, laikam Stradiņu eseju plejādes arī atmaksājas. Tāpēc bieži man ir grūti skatīties ziņu vai sarunu raidījumus, jo es nesaprotu cilvēku domu gājienu un viņiem škietami racionālo pamatojumu. Bet viss ar laiku, ticu, ka aug laba paaudze. :)

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  2. These photos are so dreamy
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  3. So beautiful photos with all that snow, like from fairy tale..

    Happy Monday,
    Michael
    www.ontheleaf.net

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  4. So completely jealous that you have snow! It never snows in Sydney but these photos are so dreamy although I'm sure it doesn't feel that way!

    Great photos!

    Helen xx
    http://CH1K.com

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    1. It seems like everyone wants something they don't have, I would love to lay on the beach right now. :D This day in particular was very nice, it really felt like a fairytale and it wasn't insanely cold either!

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    2. I know right! Such is life!

      I've recently relaunched my website CH1K.com and would love if you could check it out and let me know what you think!

      Helen xx
      http://CH1K.com

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  5. Great post! I love your outfit too, especially the coat - looks so cosy! I miss the snow, London doesn't get any :( is that a sequin hat? Adds a nice touch of glam!
    www.greenpencilskirt.com

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  6. cool pics :)

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  7. Your statement is beautiful, it's great to hear others discuss topics such as these. Loving your vintage bag as well. If it wasn't vintage I would've checked it's website straight away hehe.

    Regards,

    Miss Eliza WonDerland
    www.misselizawonderland.com

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    1. The store is called Mamas Closet, haha. No, but seriously, serious gems hidden there!

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  8. Beautiful pictures, I wish I could be there !!
    www.rizarelrizzo.blogspot.com

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  9. Stunning and cool total black winter outfit. I love your coat and the beanie!

    xx glamdevils.com / miradevils.blogspot.com

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  10. Amazing! Great post and very nice blog!
    I'm following your blog. Can you follow me back? Thank you! :)
    Bisous,
    www.pequenomuffin.com.br

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  11. Thanks for the thought-provoking post. Loving that sequined hat and lovely images!

    Chelsea
    Chowing Down by the Bay

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