It has been three weeks since we last posted on the club sessions, so this is a summary of the last three events.
To begin with, I would like to show you a picture. This is the entrance door of FISE, and what you can see there is the very first Take Five poster ever to appear on the street. We are planning to pin a couple of more on the bulletin boards of the university soon. If you have any ideas as to where else we could spread the posters, let us know.
The meeting was canceled due to the low number of visitors. We passed the topic on to the following week.
“Would you pay a fortune-teller to look at your palm?” The conversation revolved around occult sciences. First, we shared our experiences related to homeopathy, naturopathy or any other science of the sort. To what extent is our psiche connected with our illnesses or the recovery from them? Do the words of a fortune-teller manipulate us, that is, predetermine our deeds? Then, we moved on to the seemingly inexplicable phenomena of life, such as instincts, intuition, or specific events that look more like divine intervention than simple coincidences. How can we dream of the future? Why do film-like things happen to us? Is it really a touch of fate? We ended up discussing what an important role self-knowledge plays in our personality development. Are personality tests useful? Do they have anything to tell that we would never figure out ourselves?
What if you were walking the streets and somebody collapsed in front of your eyes? And what if you were the only one there to help? Would you know what to do? Our topic was first aid. Many people don’t know what to do in a situation like this, or simply don’t have the courage to make the first step. However, if we kneel down to the lying person without thinking and do a few simple things, we can save a life. You only get to know expressions like recovery position, chest compressions or kiss of life if you are studying to get your driver’s license, or if you decide to take a first-aid course. It shouldn’t be this way! We all agreed that giving first aid should be taught in high school in the first place. You have 2 to 6 minutes to restart a heart, otherwise there is an extremely high probability of irreversible brain damage. While the paramedics are on their way, you are the unsung hero.
Here is a song called Resuscitation by Sheryl Crow. It could be heard in the fifth season of the well-known drama series ER.
You can expect some inconsistencies with regard to the upcoming club meetings, as all three of the organizers are university students, and the dark clouds of the exam period are approaching. Check out our pages every week to stay in the loop.