The silent ones

True misery doesn't love company.It decays the soul in silence.When someone is complaining, it's because they still have hope that someone cares enough to listen or respond.Or even to empathise.When they give up on these three things, they go silent because they have grown to accept that no one else cares, or understands the state [...]

A healthy self esteem is the greatest gift

I believe that the greatest gift we can give our children is a healthy self-esteem.Without it, they’ll seek affirmation from the worst sources in their quest to feel appreciated.The greatest skill they can acquire is that of observation, which in turn, develops their critical thinking skills. Without it, they’ll struggle to tell truth from falsehood, [...]

The Placebo Effect

I sometimes wish I could speak myself out of an unpleasant situation. I don't mean a negotiation with someone else, I mean literally talk my mind out of noticing reality for what it is. So I often marvel at those that hold on to mantras and affirmations and repeat that to themselves in times of [...]

Fake

The world is full of brave faces. People showing a strong front while internally their world is crumbling, or has already crumbled. Some let in a select few to witness the destruction first hand while they serve a dual purpose of being a shoulder to lean on. Others are too ashamed to admit to such [...]

Carrots And Sticks

I recall, with some discomfort, a time in my life when I was painfully focused on how I was received by others. I recall simple moments when I made someone laugh quite unexpectedly, and then found myself feeling compelled to continue focusing on possible behaviours or witty statements to solicit more of the same. It [...]