Playing The Comparison Game

Recently, I had a conversation with my mom, during which I let her know the education system and societal environment that I grew up in deprived me a sense of free-spiritedness. It was a difficult yet honest confession that was needed at the time to bring new understandings into our distant relationship. Throughout my growingContinue reading “Playing The Comparison Game”

Compete; Then, Stop Doing It

Most of us were raised to be competitive. We were conditioned into thinking that if we were not just as good as the boy or the girl sitting next to us in class, we would be punished by our parents or teachers, and be spending half of our summer break in school. We were trainedContinue reading “Compete; Then, Stop Doing It”

Parents, Who Choose Not To Say, ” You Are Beautiful!”

Many of us long for someone that we love dearly to tell us, ” You are so beautiful!” In fact, the most preferred choice of that special someone can be either one of our parents, because they are the two people, with whom we have the tightest bond and the closest relationship in our lives.Continue reading “Parents, Who Choose Not To Say, ” You Are Beautiful!””

Honesty Between Parents And A Child

Is honesty the best policy in between a child and his parents? In childhood, I believe that it is. In adulthood, I doubt it. As a child, we were constantly learning. Like a sponge, we absorbed everything that our parents taught us. We took our parents’ teachings as gospels that not a single word spokenContinue reading “Honesty Between Parents And A Child”

A Poker Face In The Big City

A few days ago, I read an article about a person, who just moved to New York City. She found herself so out of place in this world famous concrete jungle. Someone told her that for her to fit in with the New York crowd, not only did she need to dress like a NewContinue reading “A Poker Face In The Big City”