@jules welcome to the fediverse!
@jules welcome. sounds good.
But would you mind to explain the context of the image?
I just see an animal with a chain /rope around their neg. Usualy that's linked to some sort of slavery. Only very view times it's linked to care taking imho.
@paulfree14 Hi dear, the picture was taken at a rescue center for former enslaved elephants in Chiang Mai. The picture felt suiting in this context due to the Mastodon logo. But, I do agree with the large room for misinterpretation & now disagree with e.g. the sanctuaries daily 'mud baths' organised for tourists, which cause the elephants skin to dry out faster... Although, I saw with how much love, care, medicine, food (..) they treated the animals, it isn't an ideal image/sustainable solution.
Tired of society and yet determined to change the world for the better?
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I am Jules and this is my personal Mastodon.
With a background in psychology and humanitarian actions, I am currently building a science center on wheels (just a fancy way to call a 1989 MB van...) with which I plan to engage traditionally disadvantaged youth and adolescence in sciences & research in a playful manner. Covering everything from natural sciences, English, research methods, data analyses, philosophy of science, creativity, mindfulness, goal-setting, project coordination, story-telling, healthy living, cultural sensitivity, dialogue & communication, self-esteem, to self-actualization and more.
1st stop - Skaramagas refugee camp in Greece.
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Research suggests humans are social creatures, we live of others affection and care, and our purpose is defined by how well we contribute to society. Sadly, in recent years a persons 'value' has become more definable by his or her salary than by held 'values' such as morals, compassion, empathy, creativity, loyalty, truthfulness, etc. That in addition to growing automation, and subsequent competition for employment in increasingly urbanized contexts, lays the need to adopt relevant and broad, practical and soft skills, which allow for self-actualization regardless.
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