Homo Sapiens

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Man dressed as an old times' soldier
What’s his story? (Photo by Petra Lehto)

People. Humans, Us. That’s what I’m most interested in. Why do we do what we do? Why do some things make us feel good and some bad? Why do we sometimes end up hurting those who are supposed to mean us the most – ourselves and our nearest and dearest?

Why is it that when we meet someone new, we instantly get a gut feeling that tells us, whether we like that person or not? Why is it that some feel energised when they spend time with other people, while others avoid crowds almost at any cost?

What is your real story?

Sure, you want to give the world a certain impression, but what’s underneath it? What are you really made of? What is your real story?

Over the years I’ve interviewed countless of people, and pretty much nothing satisfies me more than that moment when I feel that we’re connecting. I see you, you see me.

I really believe that we almost always, as the late UK MP Jo Cox put it, “Have far more in common than that which divides us.”

Last autumn, while I was still working for another company, I spent my evenings and weekends building an online magazine that focuses on the human mind. The site is called Evermind.fi, and all content will be in Finnish.

There’s not a huge amount of content there yet – there’s only so much that you can do on top of a full-time job – but now that I’m working for myself, I’m planning to start writing more. Way more, I hope, even though I’m not quite sure how this work will ever bring me any money, but I guess I’m not broke enough to worry about it quite yet.

The social media channels, too, are pretty bare so far, but expect more sharing in the upcoming months:

Follow Evermind on Facebook
Follow Evermind on Instagram
Follow Evermind on Twitter

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