My friend built a little house from scratch! It’s too cool, Atiqah Nadiah Zailani!
In a capitalist society, everyone has a price tag. You are worth how much the system is willing to pay for your labour.
At times, you have the freedom to give a set of numbers to tell others how much you are worth (for x amount of time/work).
I find it so hard to put monetary value to my time; it is worth much more than whatever I’ll ever charge.
Thoughts from this article: People who have ‘too many interests’ are more likely to be successful according to research
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” -Charles Darwin
Now I don’t feel too bad in my recent obsession with philosophy and all the random interests I picked along the way e.g gardening, calligraphy, finance… No knowledge is useless. I just need to use it and use it I will!
“Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that’s counted truly counts”
“What you resist not only persists but will grow in size.”
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of the intelligent people
and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition;
to know that one life has breathed easier
because you lived here.
This is to have succeeded.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.”
-Miguel de Cervantes
The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.
Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations is giving me goosebumps. In short, don’t take sides, don’t be spoiled, don’t gossip.