Starting Point

It can be tempting to make excuses why you can’t achieve that crazy dream. There are so many things to blame. Your country. Your parents. Your community. Your physical inadequacy. And on and on. Now you’re losing hope — or maybe not. Maybe you’re just researching. Asking questions. Seeking answers. Or maybe just waiting for … Continue Reading →

 

Is it “I don’t know”, or “I don’t know, but?”

Some people (who know me) often assume that I’m wise because I’ve read lots of books. But that’s not even close. When they ask me about politics or a particular mathematics formula (which I don’t have any idea), almost all the time I’d reply “I don’t know”. They don’t like it, for sure. But I’m … Continue Reading →

 

It’s Just a Target

All these “live a good life” philosophies or self-improvement practices are not meant to make us perfect individuals. They aren’t meant to make our lives perfect every single day. They are just a target to aim for. If you’re feeling bad or beating yourself up because of failing to hit your mark, you miss the … Continue Reading →

 

11 Truths I Learned at 31

Last Aug 2020, I turned 31. Yay! And again, it took me a year (or more) to distill and reflect the most important truths I’ve learned. I’m starting to accept that this is actually my process. So maybe I have to stop apologizing why it always take so long? You can check my previous entries … Continue Reading →

 

I Want to Become Like “that” to be Happy and Successful?

“Someday, I want to become that kind of person.” Sure. You can have that kind of goal or target. Nothing’s evil with that. But don’t confuse it with happiness and success. Happiness Having a goal isn’t always a requirement to be happy. Happiness is a state, not a result. Which means, we can choose to … Continue Reading →

 

How to Feel “Enough”

Most people I know never feel enough. And with social media, that feeling is even more amplified. We say to ourselves we should be doing better or living life differently or investing in cryptocurrencies because that’s what others are doing. Otherwise, we’re left behind. We’re being stupid for not taking advantage of the opportunities. You … Continue Reading →

 

The Final Battle

If you’ve played some video games specifically a role-playing game (RPG), then you’ve experienced how being a hero works (inside the game of course). But even if you haven’t played one, it’s still relatively easy to understand a hero’s life — thank you Marvel Studios! So here’s how it goes: You start by picking a … Continue Reading →

 

The True Meaning of “I Don’t Have Time” and “I Don’t Know”

Every time you say “I don’t have time I’m busy”, it’s not that you don’t really have time. It just means it’s not your priority right now. You can test it yourself. Imagine you’re being invited to a party — scheduled next Friday. If you’re hesitating, it’s likely that you already have a plan next … Continue Reading →

 

But Life Goes On, Even Without You

Silly question. Can you remember anything before you’re born? I couldn’t remember anything either. They told me I was born in 1989. But what happened to me before that? Where am I? What was the world look like that time? Even more frustrating, I couldn’t remember most of the things that happened to me when … Continue Reading →

 

This is Your Evolution

No matter how disciplined or intelligent you think you are, you are still you — an imperfect human being. You can’t change that. Can’t escape that. You will make mistakes. You will make irrational decisions. You will make fun of others to feel good about yourself. And at some point you’d probably get tempted to … Continue Reading →