Short Story: There’s a Lack of Youth in Asia

The human body demands sleep. It necessitates it. We spend about a third of lives asleep on average, some more, some less. I read once that scientists can’t even figure out why we need to sleep. Something to do with a defect in cells that cause it to exhaust. I don’t know the whole story… Continue reading Short Story: There’s a Lack of Youth in Asia

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“We save our nice words for the funerals”

Everyone seems to care about mental health now. Is it a social trend now? Hashtag Mental Health, look we got some new friends now. Most don't get what mental illness entails, How the mind unfurls. How misguided thoughts bring darkness to your whole world. Do you even know anyone with schizophrenia? People talk about mental illness… Continue reading “We save our nice words for the funerals”

Being Good vs. Being Nice & The Importance of Word Choice

We all make decisions, very second of every day of our entire lives. Every second is a decision, every breath, every blink of the eye is either a conscious or unconscious decision. Life is fundamentally a long intertwined, integration of consistent, simple decisions. It’s a strange way to think about things, but every decision, or… Continue reading Being Good vs. Being Nice & The Importance of Word Choice

“What Are You Doing With Yourself??

Do you ever do that thing where you see someone you know coming towards you on the street, but you pretend you’re busy texting or looking for some restaurant/cafe so that you don’t have to stop and talk? I do that all the time. I’ve heard people say (and I’ve even thought it myself) that… Continue reading “What Are You Doing With Yourself??

The Difference Between Self-Pity and Mental Illness

I’ve talked before about getting anxiety. I get anxious sometimes. I’m not saying I’ve an anxiety disorder, that’s different. I’m saying I get anxiety. I get a normal human emotion. So do you, no doubt. Sometimes it can be excessive and debilitating, but that doesn’t mean it’s a diagnosed disorder. I feel like people forget… Continue reading The Difference Between Self-Pity and Mental Illness

The Cost of Words and Self-Perception

We all talk about other people. When people aren’t around, we talk about them. It’s gossip. It’s not necessarily negative, a lot of this talk can be positive. A lot of it is also negative though. It’s almost therapeutic I suppose. It makes us feel good to bad mouth someone else. Putting down other people… Continue reading The Cost of Words and Self-Perception

Being Insecure and Linguistic Relativity

I take it all in. I can’t help it. You probably can’t either. I absorb it all. I hear how people talk about me, be it good or bad. I pick up on how you feel towards me. I notice the small subtleties of how you treat everyone slightly differently based on your unique relationship… Continue reading Being Insecure and Linguistic Relativity

Poetry: ‘No Answers’

I don't post poems up here a lot, mainly because I think it's pretentious as f**k and absolute #Notions and all that. But this one is different. It kinda captures some of the atmosphere that comes with someone dying by suicide. At least it resonates with how it makes me feel anyway. I wrote this… Continue reading Poetry: ‘No Answers’

There’s a thousand ‘yous’ (There’s only one of me)

You have an idea of who you are. It’s the most intimate version of who you are, the most detailed one. It has all the micro-details, good and bad, that make up you. All the flaws that are hidden from everyone else. All the strange idiosyncrasies, all the glitches and gestures that make you, you.… Continue reading There’s a thousand ‘yous’ (There’s only one of me)