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Existentialism

Existential Loneliness

I have been away from this blog for quite awhile due to a health issue requiring surgery and an on-going relationship issue. Both combined is enough to make me think my life over. At this low point in life, existential loneliness is vivid.

I have been questioning:

Why do good people experience unfairness?
What does love mean?
What is my life purpose?
Am I the cause of these unfavorable incidents?

In dark hours, we are so...
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Our Brain on Fiction

I admit that I don’t read romance books that much. I read detective and science fiction books, but none of them contain much romantic plot. A practical person by nature, anything “overly romantic” is corny to me.

An article by Annie Murphy Paul in New York Times on March 17th, 2012 titled “Your Brain on Fiction” shook my core.  Perhaps I should read more romance fictions,...
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Cultivating Positivity in Children

Raising children is about shaping traits and instilling values, not merely about fixing behaviors. Teaching children how to flourish should begin with focusing on their strengths, not their weaknesses. By focusing on their strengths, parents and children are more motivated to work together as a team.

But teaching positivity isn’t synonymous with using positive reinforcements all the time. It’s a tricky balance of reframing.

Every child is born with...
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What is A “Good Life”?

What constitutes a "good life" may not be identical from one person to another. This notion, however, can be tracked back to Aristotle’s eudaimonia. “Eudaimonia” means happiness or welfare, which was used by Aristotle as the center of his ideas on ethics and political philosophy.

Happiness or welfare makes every effort of any human progress worthwhile, in which virtue and moral wisdom are expected to reside. It’s not about...
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