Saturday, October 8, 2011

When rejection is welcome

Not all people are nice.

We were all born good and innocent, I agree with that. Still, some of us grow up to be complete assholes. There's no need to pretend otherwise.

So, no, I don't like everyone, simply because they exist. I respect all human beings and give everyone a chance, or at least I try really hard to. But when I see a traitor, a pathological liar or a hypocrite, I don't pretend to look at Gandhi.

I like very few people. Those who consistently demonstrate that they live by the values I observe as well.

Being excluded by some groups comes as a compliment. They confirm I have not forgotten what is important in life.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Google became a verb for a reason

I look at my computer and I see a little dot connected to millions of other computers and servers around the world. A gateway to education, hobbies, shopping and even new relationships.
It dawned on me today that there are still around people who look at the same object and see a black or silver item that doesn’t quite match the photo frame they just purchased from IKEA.
The internet is obviously not a perfect creation. It is here though, and it will never go away. It is, in my opinion, more good than bad. The only thing to do with it is embrace it, befriend it, and use it.
With so much information readily available, ignorance is no longer easily pardonable. The barriers of costs and English knowledge have been knocked down. There are no more excuses.
So the next time you don’t know something, google it first, then ask a coworker. It will do wonders for both.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Train for life

It amazes me how the educational system continues to stuff pupils' heads with expired theories and names of rivers they will never even mention again, yet it fails to teach kids basic skills they will so desperately need in life.

How to manage rejection.

How to stay focused.

How to keep going after having failed a hundred times.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Food for thought

Are you who you want to be?

Therese J. Borchard provides a powerful metaphor for how we live life and react to adversities.

Made me feel like a carrot and egg salad dreaming of being a coffee bean...