You can’t just do it once and expect results

Last summer, I was having nachos and beers with one of my good friends after work. She told me how whenever she went to the gym, she compared herself to the fitness girls in the locker room and wondered what their secret was. While she then washed down a nacho…


And how to reverse it

Apparently, it’s very shameful to be white in the rapping community. This was made clear in the movie 8 Mile where the white protagonist engaged in a rap battle against a black opponent who ridiculed him for his skin color. The protagonist was so embarrassed about this that when it…


It’s nothing personal, you’re just different

The day after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, a school teacher named Jane Elliott conducted a social experiment on her third-grade class to teach them about discrimination. This experiment, which is now famously known as the “Blue eyes/Brown eyes” exercise, began with her telling her students that the brown-eyed…


After all, how long can you hold onto a cloud?

When I signed up to participate in the Medium writing arena, I didn’t know much about how to play the game, the competition, or anything about leveling up. Despite this, one of my first articles got curated by a senior editor. I couldn't believe it! The next week, the article's…


How to undo the damage our negative thinking causes

After trying to kill myself when I was fifteen, I was sent to a psychiatric inpatient unit. The minimum stay in places like these is 72 hours, but I was at such a high risk of relapsing, they kept me for a month. Despite what many people might think, I…


What the power of a belief can do for your personal development

There was a time when people believed it was physically impossible for humans to run a mile in less than four minutes. People knew it was possible to get close, but our physiology had limits. Then, in 1954, Roger Bannister did the impossible and beat that limitation. Since then, tens…


And how to stop our vices from destroying us

In the story of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, five kids find golden tickets in their candy. These tickets grant them the privilege of visiting Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory and experiencing everything that it has to offer. Four of these kids are consumed with gluttony, greed, envy, and pride…


11 simple tactics that are so obvious, we don’t even notice them defeating us

When we think of gaslighting, we usually think of the tactic an individual uses to gain power over a victim by making them question their own reality. This tactic can even be employed by a government to manipulate its citizens into submitting to a political agenda. Either way, it’s done…


What Denmark can teach us about the trap of privilege

I live in Denmark, which, for many years, has been ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world. Danes live in a socialist society where free healthcare and education are guaranteed to everyone. Therefore, having a master’s degree is common, and many earn a middle-class salary. Without the…


And how resistance will slow your growth

David Vetter was known as “the bubble boy” because his immune system was so weak that he had to spend his whole life isolated in a sterilized germ-free bubble. If doctors could have strengthened his defenses, sterilization wouldn’t have mattered, and he would have been free. When it comes to…

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