If you had to choose between being a good talker or a good listener, which would you rather be? The gift of gab is the most commonly associated trait with achieving success in life. Without the ability to talk and convince people with your ideas, you’ll never get anywhere in your career, and the same goes for your social and even romantic life as well. … Continue reading The Importance of Listening
It’s a brand new year, and with it comes the same old same old: Making resolutions to keep for the year. However, many of us don’t bother with this because we know resolutions don’t work. How do we know it doesn’t work? Well, we hear stories of failure from our friends, and we read about it in lifestyle magazines about how hard it is to keep to … Continue reading How to Stick with your New Year Resolutions
Superstitions. Like it or not, they are a fundamental part of life. Whatever community you live in, they will be there. Your Western friends will tell you to take good care of that mirror you have in your room, lest you break it and suffer seven years of bad luck. Meanwhile, your Chinese friends will tell you not to let that same mirror face your bed, lest your soul gets stolen … Continue reading The Value of Superstitions
Let’s begin with a simple, but difficult question: Do you know how long you are going to live? Sure, you know roughly how long the average human lifespan is – around 70 to 80 years old – but do you know your own? You don’t. We all don’t. No matter what actions we take or choices we make, there is simply no way to predict … Continue reading Time: The Most Precious Resource
Have you ever felt guilty for acting selfishly? Do you feel that being selfish is a trait that can and should be eliminated from your personality? What if I said that being selfish isn’t a choice, but a fundamental part of human nature? Humans cannot help but be selfish. I understand this seems like a hard thing to swallow, and so let me tackle the … Continue reading Hard Truth: Everyone is Selfish
Have you ever been in a position where you were asked or expected to do something you didn’t really want to do? Think back to such a situation: How did you react to the question or expectation that was posed to you? Did you acquiesce to the expectation, and do what you were told, even if you didn’t like it? Or did you refuse, and experience … Continue reading The Power To Say No
This is a guest article contributed by Song. Interested in contributing an article to The Thought Experiment? Read more here, otherwise enjoy reading his work! When people speak of passion, they often refer to it in a positive light, as in the case of a strong enthusiasm or love for something. However, Dictionary.com also defines passion as ‘any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, such as … Continue reading Guest Article: What is Passion?
There is a certain concept that we encounter frequently in our daily lives. Although most people profess to embrace it, in reality most abhor it, and will try all ways and means to rid themselves of it. What is this concept? I’m talking about the truth. Now, most of you reading this must be thinking: What? Who says I don’t embrace the truth? I don’t … Continue reading Truth: Friend or Foe?
There is a lot of talk these days about pursuing your passion or interest. That is to say, there is a lot of talk about it, but there isn’t a whole lot of accompanying action. After all, dreams and fantasies are things many of us like to talk about, but at the end of the day, we know that they are just that – dreams … Continue reading Finding Your Passion and Losing Your Fear
When you hear or read the word, ‘Idealistic’, what are the first few thoughts that spring to mind? Chances are, you may have heard others voicing out certain adjectives that have become synonymous with the word in recent times. Adjectives such as ‘Unrealistic’ and ‘Naive’, with perhaps the odd ‘Impractical’ thrown in. It is clear that in today’s world, being seen as idealistic carries with it a certain negative connotation. … Continue reading The Power of Ideals