Empathy is taking oneself out of the picture and knowing that people have their own lives, their own challenges, and their own emotions. It’s understanding that if someone feels a certain way, it may or may not have anything to do with you personally. Compassion is helping someone who needs something you have in surplus, … More Empathy, Compassion, Gratitude: More Easily Done than Said
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
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?
A seventeen year old once asked me if all problems in life spring from laziness. It took me a moment before responding, “yes, and no.” That thought, however, did get me thinking. Firstly, different cultures breed different definitions of “hard work”. Some see working hard as a career, a financial ladder to climb. Others see … More Embrace The Storm
(*Disclaimer: This one is a bit paradoxical, on the theme of “Crossroads”) We live in a world of information, competition, and perceived freedom. It is true that since the perpetuation and expansion of what one generation calls the Internet, and the rising generation calls “Social Media”, information has been at our fingertips by choice. The … More Mind Over Matter is Truly the New Matter