Craving for acceptance has the potential to slowly kill our joy. A desire for someone’s emotional warmth can overwhelm our rational minds. Why is there such a strong craving for others’ acceptance?Continue reading “Craving for Acceptance”
In my mind, I walked around a park that doesn’t exist after riding around on my Dutch bike for 45 minutes. Medium-sized grass was sat on by a group of artsy college students who blew e-cigarette smoke. Green shit produced by geese was easily stepped on and that showed on the hard ground.Continue reading “The Fangs of Idealism”
We need to stay strong regardless of what happens. Likely everyone on Earth has heard a similar phrase spoken in their native tongue. Such words are so overused that they begin to lose meaning. Maybe hearing a story with fantastical elements will help us rediscover something we tend to overlook.Continue reading “Stay Good No Matter What”
Regret is obviously an inevitable part of life. The “what ifs” alongside the lasting effects of some decisions can haunt our minds. Films with time travel in their plots often show the main characters making different choices in order to “clean up” their timelines.Continue reading “The Face of Regret”
I haven’t lived a long time in all honesty. More likely than not, the upcoming days will have laughs, affections, travel, and a sense of mystery. There is hope that some of the gained wisdom will be of good use in the future even in the more mediocre, uneventful days. Try to achieve greatness!Continue reading “7 Life Lessons”
Well into their adulthood, many people constantly struggle when facing rejection and addressing the fact that not everyone will accept them personally, physically, or career-wise. Rejection can invoke some level of trauma. Among ugliness, there is also that reminder that the horrifying monstrosity called Rejection can be a life-saver.Continue reading “Rejection’s Bitter Flavor”
Apparently the flowers are supposed to make a comeback since it is that time of the year again. My mind was too distracted to even care.Continue reading “Forward Thinking”
Dealing with people can be unconditionally terrifying. Social rules differ based on cultural context, evolve throughout time, and can absolutely confuse all of us because what works for one person doesn’t work for the other. Our increasingly digitalized world does not necessarily require in-person contact and it’s no shocker that social anxiety is becoming more prevalent as a result.Continue reading “Social Anxiety is not as Powerful as it Seems”
No matter how much I tried to shut my eyes, I just couldn’t fall asleep thanks to those racing thoughts for what was to come. There was also no doubt that stress sweat eventually took over. Bleh. I was so tired. My body and mind would eventually rest, but not now because there were too many nerves involved. And, I actually pulled a rare all-nighter. That morning was the first time I attended community college. Continue reading “The Youthful Roars of Community College”
She, the wise old woman stares
at a former city with nightmares
left. Will good times ever return?
Or will this city forever burn?
She sees light of hope left
as armored ones fight with theft. Continue reading “Degraded Humility (Poem)”