Category: Youth

Powerful beyond measure

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And more important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – Steve Jobs We all at some point look in the mirror and can’t help but admire how beautiful we are. It is the same for me. In front of

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Thoughts and choice

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And more important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” This is a quote from Steve Jobs, Apple visionary. Let me delve deeper into his words. What I write here is strictly what I think and feel. In life, we

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The journey of a thousand miles

“When you want to succeed as badly as you want to breathe, then you will be successful. Nothing will hinder you from attaining your set goals. Only you can change your own life. Nobody can do it for you.” Tina believed every single word in these few sentences, and lived her life keeping in mind

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The longshore drift of life

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And more important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – Steve Jobs “You will be wounded many times in your life. You will make mistakes. Some people will call them failures, but I have learnt that failure is really

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The power of self-belief

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And more important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – Steve Jobs What others say are just opinions, unless you decide to make them facts. In one village, there lived the most beautiful princess in the whole world. When

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Hardly Difficult Hardships

“Hah! Are you talking about trials and complications? You are not going to take me down that easily! Bring it on!”   Life is hard and harsh. It is complicated. That is already obvious to many of us people living in this world. Every one of us experiences troubles, challenges, hardships, and adversities in our

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Why I am what I am

I am going to start with a famous quote – a deep and beautiful quote that Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple said, in his 2005 Stanford Commencement Address: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other

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The Bull

Present day. Immortalised she stands, glistening in the sun, which beats down onto her brow. She stands defiant. She stands tall. Stance low and grounded, her opponent is battle ready, snorting and grunting thick pillars of ashy, white smoke. He sways, shifting his weight around, ready to annihilate her without a flicker of guilt. Our

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We and our daemons

When presumed to apologize, before being sentenced to death for “corrupting the youth of Athens and being impious” (euphemisms for caring about his fellow souls), Socrates told the Athenians that he deserved free meals for the rest of his life for working to save them, an exhaustive job he would keep on doing. The philosopher

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Victory of Innocence

The statue of the charging bull has long been symbol of the confidence of investors in the stock market. In fact, we have seen it more as a symbol than as a work of art. With the recent addition of the “Fearless Girl”, who seems to be staring the bull down, however, there has been

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The Apology of Algebra

Why should we learn things like algebra? It is not uncommon to hear people say things about the putative uselessness of subjects such as math. If one is to apply the principle of charity and refrain oneself from asking what people think the house they live in was built with (or, for that matter, how

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Puppetry of the Encephalon

We live our life blindfolded. We cannot predict the future and we cannot change the past. I always ask myself how my character would be reflected. How I would want to be depicted. Or do others want me to act in a specific way for their own benefit? Surviving in this world is brutal. The

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Dream plus effort equals success

One day, a young boy was looking at the sky. What he saw was beautiful and amazing. The first satellite in the world’s history showed up in the heaven. The boy was so inspired, that after a while, he realized he wants to build a missile. The first rocket, which he had created with his

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Inner Turmoil

What is an idea? An idea should be something unique, since no one but you has your brain, your imagination and your creativity. In every single mind, perspective and perception work differently. So why do we manipulate each other? With invasiveness, burglarising minds, disloyalty to oneself, we lose a battle and suddenly we lose a

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The Message of the Mehndi

The floral-like, intricate traditional designs upon these hands are only done justice through the struggles of its making. There are the processes of wrapping aluminum foil around your hands and feet, adding lemon onto your drying hands, or even just allowing the green cracks to diminish onto your carpet or hardwood floors, making a mess

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Let your words reflect your true self

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And more important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” These words of Steve Jobs; a prodigious man in the field of technology, are indeed so relevant as we explore the wonders of the 21st century. The lofty ideals of

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The X Factor

The classroom observes in horror as their instructor approaches the board with knowing haughtiness and scribbles hurriedly. He then turns quickly to face his abject audience who awaits explanation in baffled dread as they realize that numbers, concrete and predictable, have been replaced by letters, previously the concern of a far removed subject. “How can

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ACHIEVING DREAMS

I suppose we have all had dreams. The beauty of being human is the diversity. We all have different goals, different passions, and different aspirations. But how far are you willing to go to achieve your goals? Do you always push forth despite the stumbles you encounter? Are you always determined to accomplish your passions

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www.thinkforyourselves.com

17th September 2017 I’m still very unsure on what I have to write for my English assignment which is due next week. Hold on! Isn’t it the 17th today? This means that my assignment is due TOMORROW! OH NO! This can’t be happening to me. If I don’t turn this in tomorrow, my grades will

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Regarding Education

Why do we keep students in school for twelve, well, sixteen years for grad students, and still cover the same things? “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction,” the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell, Shakespeare is the greatest thing to have been on the face of the Earth, Columbus sailed the ocean

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