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Get Rid of Your TGIF Mentality

What if one Friday you wake up and the world tells you "TGIF is a trick you muthafuckin' suckah! I designed it so that establishments will be guaranteed you'll spend money on them every week. I designed it so that you'll be miserable half of the time. I designed it to lure you away from doing things you ought to be doing because you have to spend your weekends at a bar, in the movie house, and some other place built for entertainment."?

What must you do?

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#ThinkAboutIt - Paradise is Prison? Safety is the True Enemy?

Horror aside, I found the film beautiful and fascinating at the same time (Confession: The film is my introduction to the Attack on Titan universe). It made me ponder about the smallness of life. Us humans think we are the best thing on this planet since sliced bread. But with just one swoop of a hungry Titan, we become breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a midnight snack perhaps. Our life ends in the most disgusting and horrifying manner, no chance of it being ever romanticised. It's one of the worst ways to expire from Earth.

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#ThinkAboutIt - Are You Willing to Disconnect?

Yes, I'm guilty.

I'm guilty of calling the Internet service provider's hotline to yell profanities at the telephone agent, who I knew could do nothing beyond making reports, logging the details, and transferring calls, at the other end of the line.

I'm guilty of looking at my smartphone's screen every now and then, anticipating a like, a favourite, or a comment. 

I'm guilty of getting in the know and consuming life updates from my friends and family through the World Wide Web.

Yes. I admit it! I'm guilty...

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An Esoteric View on Ageism

A decade has passed between the conception my dream and today, when I write this blog post. You may react, "Wow! That's a long time before taking action." Indeed, it has been a long time, a long time of doubt, of fear, of procrastination, and of confusion. I'm here, where it matters, and no longer there, where I shouldn't be.

Before I took the leap, I faced an obstacle. "I spent many years not pursuing my dream. I'm almost 30. It might be too late for me," I told myself. Unfair. Unkind. Undeserved. Nobody should tell themselves that it's too late to chase their dreams. I had been a victim of a social disease called ageism.

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The Truth About Love

How can you love someone else's flaws when you can't even accept your scars, blemishes, and uneven ears?

How can you love someone else despite their past if you haven't let go of your own?

How can you love someone else's language when you are not even familiar with your own?

How can you let in someone who's worthy when you believe yourself you are not worthy?

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