“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~Viktor E. Frankl~ These past ten weeks in Hong Kong have been filled with peaceful protests, police brutality, gang violence, and riots. Millions of people … More There is Freedom in Oppression
Be responsible. “Problems” exist all around us, but when noticed, it is our duty to find solutions rather than wallow in the atrocities of said problem. There are many people who enjoy challenges and have the courage to tackle personal problems like a bull. However, there is also the risk of impulsive and aggressive behaviour as … More Problems and Solutions
Dear World, This is for you, for all of you. For the days when you feel like there is no purpose or meaning in life. For the days when you feel so jaded by society, by people, or even by yourselves. For the days you just want to give up because you feel stagnant. You … More Don’t Lose Heart, Find It
More discipline, less control Simply how a forest grows ~Mikavelli~ In this world of perceived freewill, the term “self-control” has an odd connotation. Some shy away from the word “control”, others flinch at the word “self”. Some, however, take to the phrase and see the beauty in its structure. For years, I’ve personally struggled … More Self-Control vs. Self-Discipline
(True story, personal share. Enjoy!) My first vacation was at the age of 3, to a place in Malaysia called the Cameron Highlands, a mountainous region with valleys, hills, and Venus flytraps. It was known for its tea plantations and strawberry farms. As a toddler, I didn’t know that this would be my family’s chosen … More The Cameron Highlands: Malaysia
Struggle. What is struggle? It’s a strange one, when you really try to break it down and describe it. We hear this world dropped so casually in conversation, struggle, as if it is like an obstacle course that needs to be completed, or a challenge that needs to be accepted. But struggle is so far … More Struggle?
In your search for the relatable, do not forget to build relationships. (This one was inspired by a reflective conversation with my father in the last month.) An issue has been spanning across the nations, across the generations. What is this “issue”? It is that people have become more invested in finding “relatables” rather than … More Simply Relatable, or Simple Relationships?