8 Ways to Counter Loneliness and Isolation

Loneliness is a killer. It is disturbing to note that in spite of the instantaneous availability of entertainment and human connection brought by social media, an increasing number of people is suffering from loneliness and social isolation. In a review of the study on the harmful effects of loneliness conducted in the US, it shows that loneliness kills …

Who are you becoming?

We become what we repeatedly do. The things we spend time doing each day will become a part of who we are, no doubt. If you spend even a little time on the court every day practicing your shooting and ball handling, one day you will become a better basketball player. Or if you spend …

On giving

Some people give at the time they need something. Some people give before they need something, thinking that they'll receive something, when they need something. While some people give after they got something. And some because they have so many things. But some people give without needing anything. Not with the pretext of needing something in …

Becoming a pro

Earlier this year, a car wash company was able to gain access to the parking areas of the building where I work. Primarily, they offer their services mostly to the employees to have their cars washed during office hours. To the employees, it is very convenient. You don't have to go out during break time …

Why you should be unreasonable

"Embrace the uncomfortable." This mantra doesn't seem right. Human beings are not designed to do and embrace the uncomfortable, the scary, the uncertain, and the difficult. Because the human brain is programmed for self-preservation and survival. It is designed to keep us safe and comfortable; to keep us alive. But if you're seeking to make …

The 5 people whose criticisms you should listen to

Critics are all around us. Regardless of what you do or don't do, people will still find something to criticize about you. Often, criticisms occur when you do something new and unconventional; it happens when you take bolder and bigger moves and when you take risks which you've not taken before. The thing is no matter …

Bridges and walls

Human being's inner dynamic is characterized by numerous contradictions. One of these contradictions resembles that of a 'bridge 'and a 'wall'--that is, the inclination to expand and connect, and the proclivity to withdraw for self-preservation or protection. At first, we seek to grow and develop and mature; we go out and socialize to expand our …

Comfortability is not the test of truth

Whether you realize it or not, you have your own life's philosophy. That philosophy is the force inside of you that drives and guides and dictates the way you think and act and interpret the world. Your philosophy, however, doesn't always sound perfectly reasonable to everyone. But unquestionably, you uphold it and live with it and comfortable …

Be empowered by your vulnerability

In October 2014, sixteen years since her affair with the then US President Bill Clinton broke out to public—a scandal that swept her overnight “from being a completely private figure to a publicly humiliated one worldwide”—Monica Lewinsky made her first major public speech at the Forbes Under 30 Summit held in Philadelphia. “My name is Monica Lewinsky,” …