Keep Getting Knocked Down

When I keep getting knocked down, again and again, by factors and elements that are not in my control, I wonder how far back and how deep I can fall. Going with the flow is hard. Grabbing on to the unforeseeable string of changing tides is even harder. Many people decide to give up onContinue reading “Keep Getting Knocked Down”

I Now Understand

When I was little, I always wondered why many ballads were either about how hard it was to find love or how tough it was to break up. Now as an adult, I have finally understood the motives, the feelings, and the inspirations behind those songs. Meet Up and break up are definitely not easy.Continue reading “I Now Understand”

Leaders Should Lead, In All Ways

Adults are supposed to be modeling good behaviors. Adults are supposed to be setting good examples for youngsters to emulate. As someone, who’s been following the Toronto Mayoral race debates, I am appalled and disappointed by some of the revelatory instances over the course of these past few weeks. 1) Bad choice of words/Name calling.Continue reading “Leaders Should Lead, In All Ways”

Have Sympathy

When you hear a foreigner try to communicate in your mother tongue with a heavy accent, do you judge him or her silently in your head, or do you hold a level of sympathy in your heart for that person? Learning a foreign language is never an easy task. One’s linguistic predisposition and learning capacitiesContinue reading “Have Sympathy”

Can Act Of Caring Be Used As An Excuse By Parents?

When we reach a certain age in our young adulthood, many of our parents will start bugging us with the importance of marriage. Some do it in an obvious way, while others can get the same message across in a subtle manner. In my own case, the message has been quite conflicting. On one hand,Continue reading “Can Act Of Caring Be Used As An Excuse By Parents?”

Being Independent Of Others’ Opinions

In one of his recent talks, spiritual teacher and motivational speaker, Wayne Dyer, talked about the importance of being independent of others’ opinions. In his research, he’d discovered that all the geniuses in our human history, the likes of Einstein, Pascal, Aristotle and Plato, all these great poets and thinkers were considered weird by their peers;Continue reading “Being Independent Of Others’ Opinions”

True Friends

Back in high school, my dad once overheard a phone conversation that I had with a good friend of mine, at the time. During the conversation, my friend and I used funny nicknames to address each other, which was something that my dad disapproved of and considered disrespectful. He whispered to me while I wasContinue reading “True Friends”

Great Achievement By Robin Sharma

Great achievement always requires great sacrifice. That idea–in a world of quick fix–isn’t so popular. But it still holds true. The bigger the dream, the more work, focus, patience, bravery and devotion you’ll need to find within you to get it done.