“You find maturity through knowing what you’re going to do and, not only concerning yourself with the present, but thinking about the future as well.” This was how a friend of mine described maturity to me. It was not in those exact words, but I hope she could forgive me for paraphrasing. After she said it, […]
Inconsistency as a Handicap One of the biggest struggles in the lives of many is in finding the thing they want to do. It becomes even more of a difficulty when the fact is that people need to do something for a long period of time in order to build a valuable skill. Inconsistency is […]
What my 16-year-old English Student has in common with Richard Branson, and why she will be more successful than you.
When Aurora, now a 16-year-old student in Northern China, missed out on first place of her school’s English speaking competition, she took it personally. This isn’t uncommon in Eastern countries where such an intense importance is put on academic achievement and getting ahead of the competition (competition, in this sense, refers to every other adolescent […]
I did something a few nights ago. More accurately, I did nothing at all. I sat in a room, quiet and dark. I wasn’t meditating, at least not in the way I’m used to. I moved everything away from me, especially electronics, and just sat. It was late enough that there was no activity outside. […]
In my last three years of traveling I have spent a majority of my time in the Far East, namely Taiwan and Japan. Before arriving I suspected I would be meeting people with different ideas, values, and beliefs. I was also certain the experience would have a profound effect on the person I would become. […]
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