Posts tagged Life Stories
Know Your Value

When someone starts up a conversation with you by noting, "I've been around long enough to remember very well being bombed by Mr. Hitler", what can you do but listen in reverent awe? In one of those happy chance encounters that filled my commute with delightful conversation rather than the routine hum of my regular playlist, I got to thinking just how incredibly small this world really is. The wealth of experience that passes us by on the street, the subway, and even on the bus is truly astounding.

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A Role Model of Strength in the Face of Adversity

It’s almost alarming how easy it is to let morning traffic or a train delay derail your mood for the entire day. It often takes sombre news to bring some much-needed perspective to a very first-world problem. For example, when we learn that a fatal accident is at the root of the traffic or that a suicide attempt is behind the public transport delay. In a (first) world where we have access to so much – unlimited food, water, shelter – how have we come to demand so much more? Rather than begrudging those who may be well-off and never failing in their list of demands, I think it’s more important that we celebrate those who do it right. That is, those who come out strong in the face of adversity, exemplifying gratitude at their core. 

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