You can’t control all the events that will happen to you in life, but you can choose how to react to the things that do. If you perform poorly on your algebra test, you have two options: You can complain that the test was too hard, that you are not a “math-person” and that your […]
“Everyone 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
The bird is excellent at flying. The elephant is strong and excellent at heavy lifting. What would happen if we asked the elephant to fly and the bird to do the heavy lifting? I guess they would both feel like failures. But what about us humans? Often we expect ourselves to do something that others are great at but that we are not so good at ourselves. And then we feel like failures. Why do we do that?
I think we can learn something from animals. Find out what you are good at and do that and try to not compare yourself to others.
What does it mean to show courage? Some would say it is brave to skydive from a plane or speaking in front of many people. Others would instead say that showing courage is speaking up on behalf of others or following a dream no matter what people think. No matter what bravery means to you, […]
In 1964 Kitty Genovese was murdered on the street just outside the apartment where she lived. The attack lasted more than 30 minutes, and she was screaming and resisting. The attacker stabbed her multiple times, until she died at last. It was later discovered that 38 of her neighbours saw the attack from their windows, […]