The Most Misguiding “Advice” From Our Parents

After college, our parents expect us to land a job and then earn money — decent money: “Graduate college. Land a great job so you can buy a car and own a house and have a great family. And then, save for retirement.” I get it. They want us safe and have a better life. … Continue Reading →

 

You Always Criticize Their Content, Why?

He wrote a blog post and share it on Facebook. People criticize him for his worldview. He made a vlog and share it on Facebook. People, again, criticize his worldview. And the funny thing is that, these people who love to criticize are those who haven’t created anything meaningful. They don’t have creations to share. … Continue Reading →

 

But I Am Not Jesus Christ

A group of kids laughed. I had no idea until one of them shouted, “Jesus Christ!” Oh, it was my face. I tried to smile. And it wasn’t the first time. Last year, an audience screamed, “Jesus Christ!” while I was on stage playing with a band. Again, I smiled. Do I have a choice? … Continue Reading →

 

Failure Teaches Us More Things Than Success

When people mocked how a failure I was as a writer, it makes me realize my shortcomings. I need to learn more about grammar. I need to develop a unique style. I need to read more and write more and learn from other writers. When people mocked how a failure I was as a musician, … Continue Reading →

 

Maybe You’re Not Aware, But Facebook is Making You Unhappy

Your friend posted photos of his brand new car. Your high school buddy finally landed his dream job. Your college roommate celebrated her company’s first anniversary. Hooray! Scroll. Scroll. Scroll. Ah, she finally got married to a wealthy man. A street vendor was so lucky a rich family helped her. Your former officemate is now … Continue Reading →

 

Because You Compare

When life gets in the way, it’s easy to forget all the good things. At times we wonder what could have happened had we choose a different decision last year, or we followed our parents’ advice, or we followed the rules and never tried something new. These narratives arise for one reason: We compare ourselves … Continue Reading →

 

Care, Is it Hard?

In business: There are companies who don’t care about their customers or their staff. I’ve met some of these entrepreneurs and I wonder what the hell happened. The reason? Money first. In politics: During electoral campaigns, we hear a lot of promises. So many promises we all get excited. But when they won, where are the promises? … Continue Reading →

 

Sometimes, It’s Just Hard to Be Honest

She had a bad breath. I could not stand it. So I ended our relationship. She asked why. I told her I wasn’t the best guy, I couldn’t commit anymore. Her world fell apart. She was my college girlfriend. … When the church people invited me to join their special gathering, I made a lot … Continue Reading →