We often look to other people when thinking about characteristics and personality traits that we find annoying, maddening, or wrong. Yet we overlook one crucial factor: that we, in our personal ways are frustratingly difficult. We’re human, after all. It is not belittling to accept the fact that at some point in our lives, we have been the “toxic” person in someone’s life, just as … Continue reading Are You Difficult?
The last few blogs have been centered around what I think about recent things. I’ve drifted from writing about how I feel about the things that have transpired in my life recently. I’ll attempt to do that here. What I, and all of humanity, are going through now is something that is so extraordinary and unprecedented that all of us are living in lockdown just … Continue reading On Stoicism: Dealing With Hardship
The nature of modern society has fashioned the normal week into a 6-day grind. By the time the weekend comes around, some of us can be so drained that we may just utilise Sunday as a recovery day from the work week. It begins with Sunday morning; on weekdays you’d already be at work or in class by now. Today, you’re sleeping in. Normally you … Continue reading On Sunday – And Self-Development
I have now lived twelve thousand kilometres from home for over 8 months now, alone, but the people and hobbies I have found here have made me feel closer to home than I could have ever imagined. I could not have pictured when I wrote the blog post High School to University that I would so quickly, and so happily settle in to this city … Continue reading A Year Of University, As An International Student
It was a sweltering day, the hottest on record in a long time (or so I was told by distraught locals). There I was, a city boy in a concrete jungle on the opposite side of the world. My polo shirt stuck to my torso as I lugged my suitcases across the sidewalk and into the estate, a towering five-story edifice that sported an endearing … Continue reading College: The Time Of Your Life?
It is no surprise to anybody who has met me that I am an introvert by nature. For the better part of 18 years, I always trembled at the thought of social engagement. Despite my best attempts to feign confidence, it never really seemed to work…until recently. The past year (or two, actually) have been different in many regards. Firstly, I adopted what was the … Continue reading Inside The Mind Of An Introvert