How I Write

Ever since I started this blog, I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback, but this is often accompanied with questions about my writing: “Where do you get your ideas?”, “How do you decide what to write about?”, “How do you write so well?” 
So in this installment I’ll attempt to put together the key things I’ve learnt about writing ; some by practice, some from great authors and others by pure luck.

The Illusion of Control

Sometimes it’s very easy to get so caught up in the things happening around us, that we don’t stop to think about just how little influence we have in the grand scheme of things. Sometimes all we do is think about how wonderful things will be once we achieve this or accomplish that, and oftentimes deep down we know that it won’t be that easy, but we cling to the ideas with our characteristic stubborn optimism

Resolutions : A Fresh Start

Around this time, it’s very common to see people set goals and make plans to make sure the year is as fulfilling as it can be. Almost everybody makes some form of commitment to improve an aspect of their lives over the course of the new year, and that sounds wonderful. But how many of us actually follow through on the new year resolutions we set for ourselves?

Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome is greatly rooted in the fear of not being good enough. Instead of seeing this and working to overcome it, your brain concludes that you must be an imposter. The mind trap of imposter syndrome, then makes it difficult to shake this feeling off.

Stoicism: A Better Way to Live

How we react to challenging situations, how we fix moral dilemmas and the way we think are the things that come together to form our personal philosophy. Today, let’s talk about a system of living that is so… so ancient, and yet effective towards living a happier, less stressful life: Stoicism

It’s a Small(er) World

Ever had the experience where you meet someone for the first time, get to know them, and then realize you have a friend in common? The theory of Six Degrees of Separation might explain this, but it goes far deeper than that.

IKIGAI: The Japanese Concept of Purpose

We all want to be happy, but majority of us don’t know what we want to do. Do we focus on making more money? Do we follow our passions? Do we sell all our possessions and become monks? Everyone seems to have a different answer, and that’s why Ikigai is so convenient. It’s a formula for purpose and happiness, and who doesn’t want that?

Quiet Fortitude; A Case for the Introvert

When we tell people to be themselves or feel free, do we really mean it, or do we refer to the prevailing mental picture of people being so sickeningly verbose and overly expressive? Modern society says, “Be yourself, but if you’re an introvert, then be someone else – be more lively.” To an introvert, quiet and serenity is what feels natural

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