Tag: life lessons
Contrary to popular belief, ostriches do not stick their heads in the sand (source of image)
Time and time again, the Ds of life assail and pummel us to the ground.
Defeat. Discontent. Debt. Distress. Disease. Disappointment.
Courtesy of Daily Devotional
Do you know what you are truly paying for in every aspect of your life? What are the different “life currencies” that we trade with?
Nope they aren’t just time and money, although both of those “life currencies” are extremely important.
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela
Freedom, like love, is a many splendoured thing. All forms of freedom are interrelated. You may have some of the freedoms all of the time, but not all of the freedoms all of the time.
Have you wondered how some people lead such joyful and fulfilled lives? What is the secret sauce behind their success?
After studying the behaviours of numerous successful individuals and reading a tonne of motivational and self-help books, I believe that it all boils down to pursuing empowering habits.
What is the secret sauce of happiness? Do we need to go on an Eat, Pray, Love expedition to find it?
The human mind is one of the most brilliant creations on Earth. There isn’t a computer invented by man that can rival what happens between his ears.
Unfortunately, our minds are vulnerable to various quirks and idiosyncrasies which makes us prone to errors. Don’t believe me? Just look at the examples highlighted by Dan Ariely in Predictably Irrational.
Breaching hazardous levels of close to 400 PSI (Pollutants Standards Index), #SGHaze is upon us yet again. In a manner eerily reminiscent of the last time PSI levels breached 300 in 2013, entire streets were shrouded in a cloaking and choking grey.
Brought about by the El Nino effects as well as the clearing of forests in the surrounding islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan by various parties, the rising pollution levels triggered emergency responses from both the Singapore Government and various organisations.
Image from ahhh_poetry
Have you heard the story of the frog in a boiling pot?
Well, if you drop a live frog into a boiling pot of water, it would immediately leap out and save its life. If, however, our webbed protagonist sits comfortably in a pot of room temperature water which is slowly heated up, it would be slowly boiled to death.
Frog legs, anyone?