Peaks and Valley’s

Right around the time I was learning French at highschool - perhaps 15 or 16 - my father brought home a book with the strange title of "Who Moved My Cheese?" By Spencer Johnson. This book opened my eyes to the possibilities around me, the benefits of being proactive and…

Lessons of History

This book transforms centuries into sentences, capturing the over arching forces that shape our world and ultimately answering the question of 'does history repeat itself?' These are The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant, compiled from their immense 11 volumes on civilization: 💎History and the Earth Teaches us…

Tribe

Something was scurrying across the floor. I followed it with my ears. The teenager and his older brother I was sandwiched between slept contentedly, occasionally scratching their faces or smacking their lips with satisfaction. The females slept on a single mattress in the corner. The cows shuffled and dozed beneath…

Failing Forward

There was a Japanese guy in my Chinese class at university. A really cool dude, he wore flamboyant outfits and spiky hair...in Australia. What I liked about him was his utter disregard for failure. He sat at the front of the class and exploded with enthusiastic bouts of Chinese as…

The Outsider

The Outsider by Albert Camus reminded me that I'm afraid of dying. You might laugh at that because if you asked 100 random people, most would say they're afraid of dying. And yet I feel that society as a whole forgets this. Mainly because of the way we choose to…