Gratitude

Why do I live? Has this question ever came to your mind? It come across my mind multiple times, and today, I want to share it. I wrote this article in the train on my way back to Jakarta. Train is one of my favorite place where you can reflect yourself 🙂. I come to this thought as the officer in Bandung Station, give salute when the train was leaving. Right after I see that, I want to capture this moment, but I were not prepared to take the picture of this moment. Still, I give a thought, and I have 2 questions: What is the point of them in doing that!? Are they feel that their role is important? …

10 Life Lessons You’d Better Learn Early on in Life

There are so many lessons I wish I had learned while I was young enough to appreciate and apply them. The thing with wisdom, and often with life lessons in general, is that they’re learned in retrospect, long after we needed them. The good news is that other people can benefit from our experiences and the lessons we’ve learned. Here’re 10 important life lessons you should learn early on: 1. Money Will Never Solve Your Real Problems Money is a tool; a commodity that buys you necessities and some nice “wants,” but it is not the panacea to your problems. There are a great many people who are living on very little, yet have wonderfully full and happy lives… and …

This Too Shall Pass

When you feel down, when you feel depressed, remember that this too shall pass. Everything in this lifetime is impermanent. Everything passes, the good and the bad. No matter how hard we want to try to hold on to a good feeling, the emotion will eventually dissipate and all we’re left with are wisps of memory of what it once was. When we feel bad, It’ll seem like misery is our constant companion and that it’s going to be that way for the rest of our lives. But that’s not true,  because it will pass. When? Nobody knows. How? Nobody knows. But what we do know is that depression is not our identity. We can feel depressed but we don’t …

The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness

For the longest time, I believed that there’s only purpose of life: And that is to be happy. Right? Why else go through all the pain and hardship? It’s to achieve happiness in some way. And I’m not the only person who believed that. In fact, if you look around you, most people are pursuing happiness in their lives. That’s why we collectively buy shit we don’t need, go to bed with people we don’t love, and try to work hard to get approval of people we don’t like. Why do we do these things? To be honest, I don’t care what the exact reason is. I’m not a scientist. All I know is that it has something to do …

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