Self-motivation

Are you rich? How rich is rich?

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The other day one of my friends shared his financial management on Facebook and talked about how we, graduate students, especially ones with scholarship or assistantship, are considered “poor”. He posed a question about being rich: “How rich is rich?” This reminded me of my own conversation with other friends here. I remember the question […]

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Being single: “How can you be okay?”

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Some time ago a friend saluted me for being able to be fine and look okay while being single. She asked, “How can you be fine without a man or a boyfriend?” I was confused at that time. I wasn’t sure how to answer it. 😂😂😂 I mean, “Can’t you?”, “Why can’t you?” But, well, […]

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Being A Serious Person: Is it a bad thing?

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Back in college, when I was still an undergraduate, my friends made this kind of “categorization”, you know, something like, “The smartest, the funniest, and all the other superlatives.” And guess what they categorized me with: “The most serious.” So I asked, “Why?” and the response I got was, “See? She’s so serious.” I remember […]

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About Feeling Stupid

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Actually, I love driving. I mean, I want to excel at driving the way I feel good at riding a motorcycle. But driving makes me feel stupid. It feels like no matter how careful I am, I’m going to crash and get scolded. It feels like no matter how law abiding I am towards the […]

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About Being Nice

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Some time ago a friend of mine said that she hated a person that is too nice. I asked her what she meant by “too nice”. She said it’s like someone who apologized even if it’s actually not her mistake or even if she’s already forgiven, someone who kept saying “thank you” even though “she […]

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Walk the Talk: Skill and Attitude

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Some time ago, there was this debate on Twitterland in my country, Indonesia. It revolved around skill, intelligence, and attitude. Some argued that skill is more important, while some others argue that attitude is more important to succeed in life. Well, I’m sure there are some, like me, who believe that both are important. The […]