With great power comes great responsibility
I first heard Uncle Ben say this to Peter Parker at a time when I was too young to understand what this meant. But now that I look back, I feel those reruns planted a seed that grew as I went through my life and read books like George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984, and of course, having my own experiences with the world I live in today.
But, it’s quite a fascinating concept — don’t you think?
Quite simply put, it’s your ability to influence people and situations in a certain way. And…
I made a promise to myself a few years ago
I remember leaving my room and the fears and worries that were suffocating me and stopped under a bright star-lit sky that embraced me. I stood there, letting this sight ease my mind and bring me back to my center. As I got closer to my composure, I slowly built up the courage to say, no more — from this point on, I am going to be better.
I, of course, didn’t know all of what that meant at the time, but I had a vague idea
As you must…
Life is chaos
It is changing with every passing moment and uncertainty lives around every corner. As much as you may try to escape this chaos, it will surprise you when you least expect it. And like you, we all try to find a little structure in our days to have some control over this chaos. We adopt habits and rituals that bring a little order to our once unfamiliar and chaotic days.
But the truth is, none of us can escape the chaos of life
Think about it — your daily habits, like brushing your teeth, exercising or speaking…
I have always been curious about the point of winning and losing
I don’t mean to say that they are not special in their own way, I just have been thinking about the deeper meaning behind these results. There seemed to always be a subtle sense of pressure to stay away from losing, especially when you know that the people around you may not easily welcome it, but sometimes, it’s unavoidable.
Yet, more than what the outside world may think, these results feel to be personal
If you take a moment to look deeper into them, for whatever goal you…
Without a good reason, the soft and warm bed would probably win every morning’s battle, don’t you agree? You wouldn’t have a strong enough reason to leave your comfort zone and would probably stay there for as long as you can — life would be easy.
But as a human being, you too have needs and responsibilities that you cannot avoid, you too have to take care of yourself. For this reason, you build up the strength to endure discomfort, make sacrifices and fight your way out of your comfort zone.
A strong reason can really help you do some…
Love is powerful and it shows its importance in its many different forms
Think about the love you share with pets and animals, the love you share with children, the love you share with friends, and the love you share with family — they all have subtle differences, but they all make your life feel a bit more complete. And each of them demands a great deal of bravery because there’s a lot of trust and vulnerability invested in each of them.
But this puzzle holds a significant piece that is often overlooked
It is hidden far beneath the love…
Let me share with you a quote by Epictetus that improved the way I see the world,
These reasonings have no logical connection, “I am richer than you, therefore I am superior”, “I am more eloquent than you, therefore I am your superior”. The true logical connection is rather this: “I am richer than you, therefore my possessions must exceed yours”, “I am more eloquent than you, therefore my style must surpass yours”.
I was getting it wrong this whole time
Those who were stronger, more appealing or more knowledgeable, were all people that I put on pedestals, thinking them…
I wonder whether the answer can be a simple one, yet somewhere in me, I believe it is.
To be honest, I have always written, but when I first learned to write, it wasn’t really for me, it was more for grades and the acknowledgement, so my words were not authentic.
Over the years, this changed. It grew into a venting process, then a personal journal and now, it’s little pieces of art that I share with the world.
I know that I still have much more to learn, but I cannot help but look back and think about the…
Being respected amongst others is quite wonderful, right?
When you look into the eyes of the people around you and feel a mutual respect for one another, it is quite special. There’s no urgency to prove your worth or need to show how capable you are. There’s no hostility or apprehension. There’s a common understanding that allows you to show your human decency for one another without restriction. And any disrespect towards another feels like disrespect towards yourself.
But don’t you find this last part to be quite interesting?
If for no good reason, you choose to disrespect another person…
Every day is a gift, right?
But, why? Some days certainly don’t feel like gifts, yet other days feel like the universe has everything perfectly aligned for you — so, how can every day be a gift? It doesn’t make much sense looking at it from this perspective, but let’s try looking at it like this — your growth, like the one of a seed, does not depend on good or bad days, but rather on the nourishment and value it can draw from them.
So each day holds the potential to grow you in some way — this is…