#196 - The war-life balance | Curio

#196 - The war-life balance

25 mins | Apr 26, 2022

Today's episode from 26th April 2022. As Ukraine enter's a third month of war, we explore how even in times of conflict, ordinary life seems to find a way of emerging. From amateur football matches to cafes opening, we go on the ground to hear from Ukrainians finding a war-life balance. Then later, whilst giving people psychological diagnoses can be comforting and easy, can this classification come at a cost? A psychologist explains how reducing yourself to a single word can can turn a multi-faceted character into a flat stereotype. Even in times of conflict and unimaginable devastation, ordinary life always finds a way. In The Economist’s 1843 Magazine, Wendell Steavenson explores how Ukranians are dealing with their new life of war. Psychological diagnoses offer an easy way for us to understand character and how a person interacts with the world. However, our habit of using them does come at a cost, explains Lucy Foulkes in The Guardian. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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