Category Archives: personal development

Why Everyone Should Read Harry Potter

‘…Of course there are many factors that shape our attitudes toward others: the media, our parents and peers, religious beliefs. But Vezzali’s work supports earlier research suggesting that reading novels as a child — implying literary engagement with life’s social, … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Writing and the Perfect Daily Routine

‘…Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly … Continue reading

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What Being an Adult is All About [Video]

‘Gift,’ A Son Confronts His Dad’s Failure This is a terrifically sad short film from Singapore The Crucial Difference Between Success and Mastery We should see ‘failure’ as a learning experience, a trial, a reinvention because mastery is a ‘curved-line, … Continue reading

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Invest in Life Experiences

The Wisdom of Not Using a Mobile Phone Take note I said ‘using’ and not ‘having’. Having a cellphone and not using it is a challenge to discipline self. The worst thing about having a celphone is it deludes us … Continue reading

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‘Common’ Sense

Common sense is the behavior and basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things, which is shared by nearly all people, and can be reasonably expected of nearly all people without any need for debate. That is how I define … Continue reading

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When There is No Reason

    What happens when there is no reason to work hard? The most dangerous one is that it produces apathy. The I-don’t-care attitude — ‘I don’t have to rebel against corruption because I’m happy with my life.’   There … Continue reading

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