Pleasure and pain are both life’s ringtones – don’t keep hearing the tone, start picking up the phone
Jun03

Pleasure and pain are both life’s ringtones – don’t keep hearing the tone, start picking up the phone

Suppose our phone rings. Some phones have a pleasant ringtone, whereas some have a jarring ringtone. More important than…

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Chemical highs can’t cure life’s lows, we need to go spiritually high
Feb20

Chemical highs can’t cure life’s lows, we need to go spiritually high

When life’s adversities push people down, they often feel so dejected that they desperately seek something to lift themselves.…

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Comparing is unavoidable, but comparing mentality is undesirable
Feb12

Comparing is unavoidable, but comparing mentality is undesirable

In our competitive world, comparison is almost universal. In a class with any kind of assessment, who gets higher grades…

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Don’t run from pain or rush towards pleasure – refocus on your purpose
Jan20

Don’t run from pain or rush towards pleasure – refocus on your purpose

Suppose we are driving on a road to a destination. If the road is filled with traffic moving at a snail’s pace, we may find…

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Failure is a bump on the road, not the end of the road
Dec12

Failure is a bump on the road, not the end of the road

When we fail at anything, we feel disheartened. Some people, however, become so disheartened as to become chronically …

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See failure as a practical problem, not as an existential problem
Oct30

See failure as a practical problem, not as an existential problem

During life, we all fail sometime or the other. How we respond to a failure depends on how we see that failure. Suppose a student…

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