Own Your Mistakes

There’s a weird discrepancy that exists between how you see yourself, and how others see you. We seem to always give ourselves the benefit of the doubt. We decide that although we may act out of character, that ‘this isn’t the real me’. We persuade ourselves that our negative actions aren’t part of what makes… Continue reading Own Your Mistakes

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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

“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

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’

A Light in the Dark: Talk About Suicide

I write about suicide a lot. You’ve probably noticed this. I purposely bring it up. I talk about it a lot, I write about it. I make it a topic to talk about. There’s a reason. I kinda want it to become the case that you read about it so much that, it becomes less… Continue reading A Light in the Dark: Talk About Suicide