“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
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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
Today, I argue that cultural conformity leads to human dishonesty. We have learned that restrictive cultures don’t encourage open communication between children and parents — children spend their lives lying to their parents in order to avoid consequences. This sets the notion that lies are acceptable because how our parents treat us is how we treat … More Culture — The Antithesis of Honesty
Religions seek to elevate ‘god’ while philosophies aim to deprecate human nature. ~Mikavelli~ Plato once stated that “good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws”. In the context of religion, “good people do not need religions to teach humanity, while bad … More The Concept of Religion
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