Don’t trade your virtues for vices

Don't withhold the beauty of your spirit just because there is no one around to appreciate it.Be who you are, and let others be who they choose to be.The expectation of being treated the way we treat others is what causes much bitterness and anger.It's not worth it.Give without the expectation of receiving. And when [...]

Expecting hope

Expectations are simply hopes with a sense of entitlement.The reason for our entitlement to the fulfilment of our hopes are many. Most often, they're based on what we contributed towards others.Sometimes we want that contribution reciprocated because we don't want to allow others to treat us unfairly, or to take us for granted.But sometimes, we [...]

The forgotten village idiot

This essay has been playing on my mind a lot lately.Covid-19 has revealed the true nature of many, which only served to reinforce this notion.Who puts a smile on the face of the village idiot?The saddest part of this essay is that most who read the title thought it to be humorous.From my book The [...]