What to do when shit happens

Every new day is an opportunity to wipe your slate clean and start fresh. Shit happened? Feeling hopeless? Confused? That’s fine. Sleep on it. Figure out just one thing you can do next. Then start. Life is no bed of roses. You can’t expect opportunities and solutions to be served to you on a silver […]

The thing about meds

We have become far too reliant on medication. There’s a medication for every little thing these days. Even children are being medicated heavily. This quick-fix culture of resorting to meds for every little thing does our health more harm than good. Don’t just take my word for it, do your own research to find out […]

The miracle that is you

You are enough. In fact, more than that… you are a fricking marvel of nature. You are an incredible creation. A miracle of bioengineering, and science. You are so advanced in fact that even the fastest computers can’t outpace your brain. Even the advanced robots can’t replicate everything you can do. No device can replicate […]

Make politeness the default

“Life is too fucking short to be an asshole.” If I remember correctly, that’s something I heard from Louis CK. It’s a sentiment I wholeheartedly agree with. I’ve written about the importance of politeness before. Growing up, the importance of good manners, respect and politeness was emphasised – respect more than others. I vividly remember […]

Training a cat to talk

Spending time thinking and worrying about things you have no control over is like training a cat to talk. It’s a complete waste of time and energy. Why? Because thinking and worrying about those things won’t make any difference. If you can’t do anything about it, every day, every hour, every minute, every second that […]

Developing your idea muscle

James Altucher has a great daily habit: he comes up with at least 10 ideas daily. Good and bad. It’s a great habit. The quality of the ideas are not as important as the quantity. The whole point here is to exercise your idea muscle, and start building those neural networks. Over time your ideas […]

The thing about innovation and creativity

Creativity and innovation are like conjoined twins… You can’t have one without the other. You want to be innovative? You need to be creative. And if you’re creative, you will be innovative. See how that works? What they both require is the ability to think outside the box. Can you think outside the box? If […]

Different is good

Too often we get hung up over things like race, religion, sexuality, and so on. The differences separate. They create segregation instead of the integration that humanity as a whole needs. People get hung up over their identities as defined by the colour of their skin, the place they were born in, their sexual orientation, […]

5 reasons why phone addiction is a very real problem

Phone addiction is a real thing. A very real problem. People get so hooked to their phones that some actually experience withdrawal symptoms, even panic attacks, when they are away from their phones! That’s a problem. Here are 5 reasons why: It drains your time and energy, both of which can (and should be) used […]

Life is an adventure

Life is an adventure. But only if you perceive it, and treat it as such. Good or bad is a matter of perspective. Every day, every moment, every challenge – is an opportunity. They are all opportunities. Opportunities for you to do something interesting, and exciting, and even life altering – but only if you […]