Discipline and grit

For the most part people succeed because of their discipline.

Not because they are particularly smart or talented, but because they stuck to what they did.

Malcolm Gladwell touched upon this in his book Outliers, quoting the magic 10,000 hours. To get really good at something, like expert level good, go spend 10,000 hours on it. Continue reading

Fight that urge

The other day on Community I was having a conversation with a young Christian woman. She writes about religion, church, and Jesus as humanity’s saviour.

An interesting point came up: whether it is correct to describe Christianity as a religion. Continue reading

Victory: TVB’s reporters issue open letter condemning narrative tampering

A bunch of reporters from TVB write an open letter condemning the tampering with impartial reporting.  Continue reading

Umbrella Revolution: erosion of impartial reporting, police beating footage, and truth seeking amid chaos

This is again, about Hong Kong’s fight for democracy. But it’s also about censorship, good journalism, and collective truth seeking. Things that matter to everyone.  Continue reading

Book Review: The Happiness of Pursuit

Review score: 4/5 

There is something disarming about Chris Guillebeau’s writing. In his book The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life, Guillebeau writes about extraordinary quests completed by ordinary individuals, and he makes you believe that you too can complete a quest of your own. Continue reading

No blog is an island: recommendations

Have you ever felt exhilarated by stumbling across a blog that speaks to you? I go through my reader every now and then to find new material and good reads. Here are three that I highly recommend – click on the image for their homepage, or the link to the article I read Continue reading

In solitude we are real

Anonymous Blogging

When I started this blog I contemplated linking it to my real profile. Finally decided against it because I will never be able to write what is true. I will self-censor, editing away the parts I fear will hurt or damage, deleting those moments that I find too embarrassing Continue reading