No Matter What Animal

When I was a kid, I thought Zootopia was this perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, real life is a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means―hey, glass half full!―we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what type of animal you are, from the biggest elephant to our first fox, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with all of us. 

– Judy Hopps, Zootopia

 

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Bullying

One day, I came home in tears after suffering a small bullying incident. It upset me enough to cry and, when questioned by my mom, I told her that a girl in the washroom had made fun of my clothes. She got me to calm down and asked me why did it matter to me what that girl had said. Did I really care about someone’s opinion on my clothes? Continue reading “Bullying”

Power Posts

Today, I bring you another collection of excerpts from some great blogs, wonderful writing, and thought provoking ideas. Do check out the full posts and browse through more of their work.

Khairil Sianipar

Knowing something means nothing if it is not followed by a disciplined course of action. Just by taking that extra effort, putting in the additional work will get you more than those who do what is enough.  Continue reading “Power Posts”

Live Your Values

​It always seemed strange to me that the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first, they love the produce of the second.
– John Steinbeck

Continue reading “Live Your Values”

Being Family

A long time ago, I asked a wise friend about how religion perceives love. She told me that while the emotion has merit, it can fall short. Looking back, I realize that, at the time, I had not really understood what she meant. Now, I remember this comment and realize its validity.

Continue reading “Being Family”

Call for New Power Posts

For me, the wonder and challenge of the blogging community is the great work out there. There are so many incredible ideas and insights out there to read, savour and ponder. For this very reason, a most beloved feature of mine on this blog is Power Posts. I have wanted to share all the posts that I have enjoyed reading.

Sadly, I only get to check in with my reader feeds about twice a day. Which means that I am missing out on a lot of enjoyable reads while I am not tuned in. If you wrote or read an especially spectacular post, I don’t want to miss it! I invite you to leave a mark of the noticeable post on my newly launched Facebook page. Like/follow if you please.

A selection of the links’ reading trail you leave for me will be featured in weekly Power Posts on this blog. I look forward to staying better caught up on your work.

The only criteria for posts: show us how you learn from, love, and live life.

Don’t Wait for Feb. 14th

Love is for every relationship that we value in our life.
Every relationship that gives us meaning.
The people we care about. Tell them they matter.
The care they give you. Never take it for granted.
Forget about February 14th.
Be good to them everyday.

Watch This. Ripple of Kindness

What a sweet video! Such a simple act can create so much happiness for another person. In the hustle and bustle of corporate downtown, sometimes I just watch people going about their busy lives and I wonder how many chances of spreading kindness and happiness are ignored. Continue reading “Watch This. Ripple of Kindness”

Power Posts: The Identity of Hatred

The instance and damage of hatred is growing in our world, but so are the voices against it. Today, I wanted to feature some of these voices that really resonated with me and share a positive message. I entreat you to approach all people you encounter with understanding and kindness. Continue reading “Power Posts: The Identity of Hatred”

It’s All About the People!

PEOPLE, people everywhere! Wherever we go, whatever we do, we are constantly being impacted by others. Interacting and working with them represents for my life the best comforts, the toughest challenges, the biggest lessons, the greatest resources, and more. When I was young, I was a shy, withdrawn kid and I mostly kept to myself. Over the years, I have transformed into a more assured person who loves interacting with people. I now understand and appreciate my own disposition to listen more and talk less, especially in group conversations. I know that I want to be genuine with other people and work towards mutually beneficial scenarios. I relish interesting chats and I enjoy learning from and teaching others. And I am learning to read people and understand personalities, which can be quite challenging for me especially when things get political.

A key lesson for me has been that how we treat people and how we let them treat us is a key factor for success and quality of life. That is why I chose People as a key topic for my blog. I want to continue to understand the psychology of people better and apply it to my life. I will share readings, ideas and incidents. How should I behave towards other people? Why do people behave certain ways and how should I interpret and react to it? How can I learn from the positive habits and success of others and use them as role models to create success within my own life? What kind of people and relationships do I want in my life and how can I build and nurture them? I will ponder and practice all this and much more.

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