you only live once/
- a call to live life to its fullest.
I genuinely dislike the term 'YOLO'. Like when someone shouts 'YOLO!!!!' right before doing something slightly out of the norm, like jumping off a cliff into the sea, while I stand there thinking that I will indeed only live once, but not for very long if I crush my skull on one of the rocks.
Almost as annoying as the word 'Selfie'.
However, I have to admit that in my late twenties, this idea of taking more risks and actually living how you want to, rather than how others would like you to, is quite liberating. I have always planned. I like planning, and I still plan. Whether it's my week, my whole year, my life. But over the last few years, I have decided that sometimes it's good to be spontaneous, whether you do so with others or go solo. The best memories I have are those of when I did something different, or random, or scary. Book that trip, apply for that job in Dubai (you don't have to go), allow yourself to fall in love, (try to) climb that mountain, jump off that plane (with a parachute). Be fearless, or try to fear less.
In this section, I hope to explore various aspects of my life that I have experienced in the (almost) three decades of being alive. Some of it may apply to you and if not, I hope you find them interesting to read.
Many of us spend way too long looking for new ways to be happy. Sometimes all it takes is a couple of life events to make you realise what you have, what you should be grateful for and what you should try to change to be your personal best. I found a few basic rules that have really sunk into me and have helped me deal with challenges and life so far. Have a read, who knows. Some of it may help.
Lessons from a baby
Sometimes we need a baby to remind us about things that can make life a lot easier and possibly better. We can learn from people of all ages, so why not the youngest of them all?
REAL LIFE USES OF economics
Did you think economics was boring? Here are five simple theories that can give certain situations a 'name' or some structure to help us get some clarity and perhaps some perspective in certain situations. We just need to figure out how to apply them...