Browsing posts tagged: socialization
agape.

“People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you’re successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. […]

people pleaser.

Be Yourself. Everyone else is taken. -Oscar Wilde We all have our own personal tendencies, attitudes, personalities and quirks. To what degree should we censor these in order to satisfy those around us? Obviously, this is more of an issue for people who are naturally accomdating. People like this flex according to what others might […]

the value of modesty.

I think genuine modesty has more practical value than people realise. Say you recieve praise for something you have a knack for. Most of us have heard it before–“hey you’re pretty good at that!”, “hey, where’d you learn to do that so well?”. Obviously, the more praise recieved, the bigger tendency there is for people’s […]

terrifying tweens

Let me just quickly set the stage for you here. So there’s Tween1 and Tween 2. Let’s call them “T1” and “T2” to save my fingers some tap-time here. They both had the statures of any other tween…lanky, under-developed, impossibly skinny, etc. These tweens were exceptional though…they were tweens with style. You have to understand […]

Punctuality

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” -William Shakespeare I never understood why it always tweaked my annoyance when someone was late. Obviously, there’s a lot of leeway given to people I don’t know very well, because people are entitled to their own lifestyles and I have no right to judge whether […]

Brisbane VS Vancouver – 2nd Generation Asian Culture

Since Brisbane is a relatively young city (it wasn’t incorporated until 1902), I feel the tension of narrow mindedness more than I’m used to; especially racially. I realise that Vancouver is a young city too (it was incorporated as a city in 1886). However, I can’t help but to notice how much more comfortable I […]

white lies

It’s an extremely uncomfortable feeling when your honesty is met by anger and disbelief. It seems I make the same “mistake” time and time again. It makes me wonder… When is it a better idea to refrain from telling the truth? I’d like to think that I have sound discretion when I spill my beans. […]

is facebook stunting socialization?

Since being back in Australia, I’ve met a some new people and as a fluke of nature, I didn’t ask them for their facebook details. Instead, I’ve been taking the time to actually spend my second, third, etc. meetings with them in person. What a difference it makes! I obviously don’t need to elaborate on […]