Klipsun, Winter 2012 - Weakness
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Vol. 42, Issue 5
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It is in our nature as humans to assume that weakness, in its most literal form, insinuates disadvantage or fault; almost instinctively, our minds seem to formulate the dichotomy between weakness and strength.
We each have our own intellectual, physical and emotional attributes that define our personal singularity. Varying connotations of the word “weak” stand as one such example of our uniqueness and variety, yet despite these different interpretations, we all experience weakness in one way or another.
In this issue of Klipsun, you’ll read that for some, weakness is indulging in our guiltiest pleasures – which may mean secretly listening to Vampire Weekend’s self-titled album, while assuring friends that they’re “too mainstream.”
You’ll see that it’s common, especially in the Pacific Northwest, for one to think they’re getting their daily dose of caffeine by ordering the boldest roast that Starbucks has to offer, when in fact, the lightest roasts pack the biggest caffeine punch, so to speak.
And in one case, while coming out of a coma leaves him at his weakest physical state, one student’s struggle proves to have the strongest mental and spiritual implications for his fervor for life.
This issue of Klipsun looks to set aside preconceived notions of “weakness” and broaden the interpretation of the word “weak.”
Before you read any further, take a minute and think about how you would define the word “weakness.”
Now forget that definition.
As you flip through these pages, remember that our weaknesses are what help us relate to one another. They’re what make us feel human. And without them, we’d only have our strengths – and how boring would that be?
Howie, Stephen S.
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Nazareth, Elysia, "Klipsun Magazine, 2012, Volume 42, Issue 05 - Winter" (2012). Klipsun Magazine. 147.
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