The Conscientious and Hardworking

Intelligence is like good looks, some people are born with charmingly great looks, no justification needed! Wisdom can be acquired and cultivated through experiences and consciousness. So, stop craving for genetic intelligence – although, you could always pack more knowledge! – but work towards cultivating wisdom to put your knowledge in good use.

Wisdom often leads to compassion, because wisdom is likely to give you a fulfilled life, and when you are leading a fulfilling life, the only thing left to do is to help others accomplish that too.

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I Am Asian

  Stereotypes are Just Categorization I don’t mean to bring up the race topic but it is the highlight in this post. I am Asian, and in many ways, my behaviours are shaped by my cultural background. Stereotypes are not necessarily a bad thing, they are just categorizations in the mind by creating mental heuristics.… Read More I Am Asian

The Promise

There is a philosopher in me, and it should not come as a surprise. I am an idealist and would die for a good romance. The basics of philosophy highlight the emotional self-awareness – the philosophical movement of romanticism. Although it opposes the rationalization derived from sciences to explain nature, such notion is seemingly fading.… Read More The Promise

The Lesson of Bad Old Shoes

Sometimes we pick up the old pair of shoes and put them on again, because we don’t have other pair of shoes, or we are just too lazy to find another pair that fits. Or worse, we are on a rebound! (You don’t believe? You haven’t meet enough women who are crazy about shoes, they mourn over shoes! – I am not one of them, I am a one pair of shoes woman, literally!)
When we have no shoes, or too impatient to hunt for that perfect pair again, we compromise for less, much less, and conveniently forget the pain that this pair of old shoes once brought. Perhaps there was a time that it fitted quite well, but that time has passed, yet we convinced ourselves that we could rekindle the good old comforting feelings once again.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that all old shoes are no good. I am saying that the problematic ones are problematic.… Read More The Lesson of Bad Old Shoes