Friday, April 24, 2009

that greatest enemy

It is not fake when they say your worst enemy is yourself. How do I overcome myself and this dreaded low self-esteem?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Goal #1

I will work hard to get that soon-to-be-but-not-yet-realized-article on Solution-focused therapy published in a journal. We have our first steps already!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Finding yourself

After years of being the person society wants us each to be, I thought that after graduation, I can finally be the person I want to be. But no, I am starting to feel the almost suffocating pressure from the outside world, the same one that had forced us into the molding template, only now it is a lot rougher, filtering into the safe school environment I had always been in.

It comes in situations like:
Friends telling me I should just apply for a job, regardless of whether it suits me or whether I really want it.
Discussing with friends the jobs we are looking for, our fears, our desired salaries, comparing salaries across jobs.
Friends telling me how bad the market outside is.
People asking me what am I going to do after graduation.
Watching course-mates going for interviews.
Hearing my cousin-in-law telling me I need to go for interviews really soon.
Me actually going for interviews.

Everyone sound really sensible. But the thing is, I hate this feeling of being pushed into and molded into what society wants me to be - a good, hardworking employee. Regardless of what I have in mind of doing, regardless of wanting to finally start discovering myself, the most sensible thing to do, according to society, is to "find a job related (or not) to your degree first, regardless of whether you like it or not, and earn money." In fact, out of all of them, this is the one that really bugs me most.

Everything everyone says sounds right - "Economy is bad, find a job first." But is it really right? Ok, perhaps there really is not anything wrong with it. It's just that over the year, I realize I am getting less afraid of working, but more afraid of one other thing - being the person society wants me to be and not being able to explore and discover who I am and what I want.

And so I am tired of being the me-who-follows-what-society-and-government-wants-me-to-do. I'm tired of being scared. I'm not happy. I just want to find out who I am, what I want, what I can do and just be me, with my own ideas.
Find yourself. Don't you want to do that?


A funny video shared through plurk that will answer your question of whether animals dream:

Sleepwalking Fail

I was so amused by it! Hope that brightened up your day!

Friday, April 3, 2009

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