It’s Not Other People’s Job to Make You Happy

People will hurt you. They will bring you down. Even if you care for them, they will not care back. Even if you love and admire them, they will not love or admire you back. And what makes it even worse is that nobody will truly know about what you feel. You family, your coworkers, your … Continue Reading →


Why is My Life Miserable?

I compare myself to other people. When I see how successful others, I feel bad not having that kind of success. I want it badly. I want to be famous and rich. Why can’t I be like them? I always play as the victim. Look. I don’t have a decent job because I don’t have a college … Continue Reading →


Anger Will Destroy You

He was about to beat his wife. He was raging. And his tantrum was heating up. I was shocked. That was the worst scandal I’ve seen firsthand. It’s clear he couldn’t control his temper. He could’ve waited until he got home. The second time, he berated his wife (again). This time, I didn’t know what the … Continue Reading →


Does it Make You Feel Good Inside?

Although everyone has different definitions of success, there’s one version that bothers me a lot. This: Success is being super rich or being famous. I used to believe the same thing. But who could blame us? That’s what the media has been portraying for years. Society bought it. Our parents bought it. I’m not here to … Continue Reading →


What to Learn From People We Don’t Like

It is to never, ever become like them. Let me explain. I’ve been hesitating to write this, but finally decided give it a shot. As you may already know, I started Humans Unite together with some friends in hopes of spreading message about the importance of love, peace, and unity. My belief is that, in … Continue Reading →


Stop Fantasizing About the Results, Instead Focus on the Real Work

Whatever definition we have about success, one thing is always certain: Success is a byproduct of putting in the work. In my case, whatever success I have in my music journey, it is the result of hours practicing the guitar, rehearsing with the band, writing music and doing anything to promote it, and on and … Continue Reading →


It’s Okay to Change What You Think or Believe

Two of my favorite thinkers/writers Charles Chu (The Polymath Project) and Zat Rana (Design Luck) surprisingly admitted that they’ve written many things they now disagree with. Now that made me introspect. Because just like these guys, I too, notice that there are many things I’ve written that now contradict my present worldview. It’s embarrassing in … Continue Reading →


Will it Still Matter Next Month?

Imagine this scenario: A drunk guy sneers at you in the bar and you’re offended. Now that’s an issue. I’d suspect you’ll get very, very furious. Because… how could he do that? Shit. When this kind of issue arises, our default reaction is to rage and confront our opponents, often through aggressive means. We are unstoppable. We … Continue Reading →