Hey there. I’m Jade Panugan. I’m a writer, researcher, and musician. Glad, you’re here. (:
Craftdeology is an archive of my curiosities, sentiments, and discoveries since I started reinventing myself (and still reinventing, learning, experimenting).
This is where I craft ideas and share my worldview, hoping it may help you discover something you’ve never thought about.
It may not be as fascinating as some blogs do, but I do hope you can use some insights here to better your understanding and progress your life.
It Starts with Curiosity
Like most people, I, too, once followed the old pattern of society: Go to school → follow the rules → get a “real” job → buy stuff → and impress others.
Then one day, for some reasons, curiosity takes over. I started questioning why humans do the exact same pattern for the rest of their lives.
Why we keep buying unnecessary things? Why everyone’s trying to be rich? Why we compete? Why can’t we just focus on developing ourselves, cultivating wisdom, helping each other, and living a meaningful life?
And why we need to conform? Why can’t we just be ourselves?
Those questions jolted me, I couldn’t believed. So I started to seek answers — research, ruminate, and read topics about psychology, philosophy, zen, mindfulness, spirituality, minimalism, self-development, creativity, productivity, and biographies of thinkers, artists, writers, philosophers, entrepreneurs, and change-makers.
Alongside self-education, I began practicing self-awareness, empathy, composure, compassion, and meditation. Yes, it’s no easy. But imagine if all — if not all, majority — of people practice these disciplines.
This isn’t aiming perfection, but rather, my own way to be a better human being.
As Mahatma Gandhi famously said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
On a side note: I couldn’t have started seeking answers had I not read the works of some writers, entrepreneurs, leaders, innovators, change-makers, and thinkers. These people have helped shift my perspective about living a meaningful life. I will always be thankful to them.
If there’s anything you want to discuss or share, email me here. I would love to hear any thoughts from you.
If you’re an artist or someone who has ideas but hiding for years, read this — Don’t Hide Your Art; Ship it
Then let me know what you think.
Hey, we can be friends, too. Why not?
See you around, my friend. 😉