TagPhilosohpy

5 Sneaky Money Leaks Sabotaging Your Budget (and How to Fix ‘Em for Good!)

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Let’s face it, money is important. But let’s also be real: adulting is hard, and keeping your finances afloat can feel like navigating a leaky ship in a storm. But I argue you to “be still” and fear not, fellow financial disciples!  Every day, 99% of people on the planet think about money when they wake up,  how to make money, how to make more money, how to make it fast, and how to...

Education has no proxies

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There is absolutely no effective case against formal schooling. The enormous value that formal education has brought to the world cannot be overstated. Wealth and power are universally associated with education, which may provide difficulty with what we believe to be payoffs. The ability to speak clearly and be understood comes from more than just within a class wall. It is an accumulated skill...

Lonesomeness

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To be lonely is to experience a void. Something is missing. This emptiness affects our relationships, people, and careers. It might be a deep void at times, or it can be an awareness of the void—an awareness that something is missing. Everyone gets lonely at times in a large planet of 7 billion people. Everyone feels lonely at times, whether they are coupled, in a wonderful relationship, have...

The Silent Struggle: Consistency in the Absence of Applause.

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Consistency, often perceived as a straightforward path to success, takes on a different hue when no one is clapping. We are in a world that often measures achievement by external validation, maintaining steadfast dedication without the reassurance of recognition, which can be a daunting task.The silent struggle that accompanies persistent effort in the absence of external encouragement is a...

What Stands in the Way, Becomes the Way

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Life often presents obstacles that seem insurmountable, challenges that test our will and resilience. However, there exists a philosophy that suggests these obstacles, instead of being roadblocks, can serve as pathways to growth and success. This principle, “What stands in the way becomes the way,” illustrates the wisdom of transforming obstacles into opportunities.  Primarily, this...

Decoding Inner Drive: The Dance Between Prize and Glory

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THIS ARTICLE WAS CO-WRITTEN BY BAYO & NKECHI Discovering what truly motivates us is an introspective journey that often involves the delicate balance between the desire for tangible rewards, the prize, and the intangible recognition, the glory. While both hold their unique appeal, the source of motivation can vary greatly from person to person. For some, the pursuit of the prize serves as a...

Love, a feeling or a Choice

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THIS ARTICLE WAS CO-WRITTEN BY E.S. & PAUL I and a female friend of mine were casually chatting when she suddenly typed, “Why do people lie?” I asked what she meant and she said “One time they say they love you and will give up the whole world for you and later they act like you don’t mean anything”. I tried my best to give a befitting answer but what she said...

Scents, Music, Seasons and Memories

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Memories are a stronger emotion than love. A current significant other might be judged in favor of a past partner. Our memories playing a trick on us. We remember people by scents, shared music interests, and the season of time we spent together. Some people prefer the rainy season to the harmattan. Some of us might enjoy the snow, others not at all. We might love the beach, but others are...

Cultures, Tribes, and Empires

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We are defined deeply by where we are born and raised by whom we are born to, and how we are raised. A Han Chinese man born and raised in Nigeria will behave differently from one born and raised in China. Locations are the main definers of who we are. Our cultures influence our morals and the lens through which we see the world. Many great dynasties have existed through time, some stronger and...

Failure’s Gambit: A Catalyst for Risk-Taking

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Failure is a word that often conjures negative emotions, but in the realm of success and growth, it has a paradoxical relationship with risk-taking. The more you fail, the more you want to take risks. This counterintuitive connection reveals the transformative power of failure and how it can fuel a relentless pursuit of innovation and achievement. One of the fundamental reasons behind this...