Life · Society & Culture

The People Around You Define your Creativity: Midnight In Paris by Woody Allen

Creativity differs according to each individual.

Either way, how we express ourselves can be scary at times. No matter how creative we can get, there will always be jabs at us.

Some people find this overwhelming, and choose to conform their creativity to acceptable levels. Others go the opposite direction: they strive to improve their craft.

This post is about the latter, and how a movie reminds us of just how creative we can truly be. That is, creativity through other people.

The artist’s job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence. -Gertrude Stein

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Life · Society & Culture

You are at your ugliest when vulnerable. Here’s why

I was afraid to share my secrets.

Here we are at the usual coffee shop near Town Hall, and my friend asks me.

“Could you tell me what’s wrong?”

I couldn’t. I didn’t want to be seen as weak.

I bottle my problems up so that I don’t bother others. Yet, I felt his sympathy.

“Well…”

15 minutes of silence after, I told him.

I didn’t want him to know, but I was at a loss. No one was there to help me. I couldn’t make sense of the thoughts in my head. I didn’t want my best friend to see me in such a poor state.

Have you ever had a time when you were uncomfortable with sharing something due to who you are?

It could be this notion I have in my head. Whatever my problems were, it doesn’t seem right to share. He might be uncomfortable hearing about it. He may judge me.

He won’t. He’s my friend. I know him that well.

Yet, I felt unattracted to the idea. I am at my ugliest when I’m most vulnerable.

When I realized that, I started crying. He already had his hand on my shoulder.

He knew I was suffering. We all need help sometimes.

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Polymaths · Society & Culture

How Polymaths are Designed to Think From Multiple Perspectives

How do polymaths think? How would you map out their minds on a diagram?

Would it be, a Venn diagram with fields intersecting each other? Would it be a mind map? Is it a long list of things that make up you?

In a quest to visualize the mind of a polymath, I designed a simple diagram that pretty much fits every individual.

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Polymaths · Society & Culture

Polymath: The Search For Renaissance Men

I had the epiphany to turn this blog into a home for the Polymath: one who knows a broad range of things.

I had to ask myself a question: in what direction should I go towards?

Would it be about philosophy, its inner workings and how it empowers us as individuals? Or, would it be about money, and how it plays such a big part in our lives? 

But first, a definition!

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Life · Society & Culture

I Failed Acting School Auditions: What I learned

A week ago, I lived my childhood dream again.

I saw a link on my feed recently. One of the rare moments I’m actually on Facebook.

A British Acting School was arriving in Kuala Lumpur to have auditions. They’re known to bring in students from all over the globe, with chances to study theatre, creative directing and most of all, acting.

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Life · Society & Culture

How Children Mentor Me: The 6 Ways

Lessons can be found within everyone.

Children are a double-edged sword.

On one hand, they can be demanding, annoying and downright loud. I speak this from having experience. I was a passenger on the same plane. We all know that feeling.

On the other, you can watch them grow. You can watch them learn the world, and make decisions on their own. It must be a satisfying feeling to see one of your own growing to become a full-fledged adult.

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Life · Society & Culture

How to develop yourself through your Golden Circles

People are golden to me.

They can be unrefined, found in the deepest of mines. Some are greater in quality than others. In order to put a value to it though, a piece of gold must be refined by human hands.

I came to this realization earlier this year as I was going through a hard time. A mental breakdown, questioning my own purpose in life. No one had the answer to my question.

Calling a friend that night though, saved me.

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Business & Finance · Life · Money

Wants and Needs: How Validation Kills Us

You bought a handbag recently. It looks nice.

It sits beside your 20 others.

While window-shopping, you see a BUY 1 FREE 1 sale happening.

It’s an amazing deal, you think to yourself.

You fumble through your wallet full of cards. You wonder which ones have not maxed out yet. You forgot. It doesn’t matter.

Now you think.

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