Harder Ways: Running Away

read first: Harder Ways: Introduction first, a conclusion This essay is the final installment in the series "Harder Ways", the trilogy I began about a month ago with the central theme revolving around being intentional with your life. Even though you might opt for a more difficult one, exchanging effort and hard work rewards you with… Continue reading Harder Ways: Running Away

Harder Ways: How to Buy Your Happiness

read first: Harder Ways: Introduction retail therapy This previous Sunday, as I was watching the Super Bowl amidst 30 screeching fraternity brothers, I came across a Snapchat story from a company called Nifty with the feature title of "33 Affordable Little Products That Will Make You So Much Happier." Reading through the overly-long list of items,… Continue reading Harder Ways: How to Buy Your Happiness

Harder Ways: The Importance of Time

Read First: Harder Ways: Introduction Each and every human being is born on this planet with a set of attributes to their life that they had no control over. Just as we had no control over our genetics, we also had no control over where we would grow up, the experiences we would have. As random… Continue reading Harder Ways: The Importance of Time

Harder Ways: Introduction

the issues we have The 21st century is a world built on convenience. The simpler and easier something is to do, the more we're sold on it. Ubers let us get from point A to B with a press of a button. Tinder basically eliminates the real-life dating fears everybody has. Venmo and PayPal let… Continue reading Harder Ways: Introduction

We’re All Ducks!

I can safely say each and every one of our lives is wonderful, full of adventure without a minute to spare. Success is always at our fingerprints, and we're flourishing at all times. We're constantly on the run, seeking out new adventures and always happy and optimistic about the future. When we're not, it's always… Continue reading We’re All Ducks!

Bad at School

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” - Albert Einstein At the end of the day, I’m not good at school. To be honest, I was never good at school. As much as I… Continue reading Bad at School

Relativity of Pain

Several years ago, a friend of mine crossed paths with a man who was paralyzed from the neck down, the result of an attempted suicide from a highway overpass. In their brief conversation, the man told his story about how and why he decided to end his life following an unfortunate breakup, one that had… Continue reading Relativity of Pain

Quiet, Yellow Man

I sit, as one, divided. Divided in today's nearly black-and-white world where the society around me forces me to pick sides. On racial issues. In political debates. On everything. And when I can't quite make up my mind, I end up staying silent: a mute watching from the sidelines. When I keep my mouth shut,… Continue reading Quiet, Yellow Man