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The Confidence Project

 

Book and Glasses - Image courtesy of Simon Howden / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
“Image courtesy of Simon Howden / FreeDigitalPhotos.net”

Do you ever have a story that no one believed but is completely true? A story that you try so hard to convince people believe, but they’ll look at you in a funny way, shake their heads and exclaim, “No way!” or “You’re joking!“?

Well, I have one such story and it goes like this . . .

Once when I was young, I tried so hard to be inconspicuous — both at home and at school because I was afraid to be put on the spotlight. I barely said a word in school unless I have no choice because it’s a graded recitation or the question was directly addressed to me. Nevertheless, teachers pushed me towards various extra-curricular activities like being part of Glee Club, Girl Scout, Lyre and Drum Band, acting on-stage during school fairs and other embarrassing *activities. Continue reading The Confidence Project

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Are You In?

Get in the game to be in the game.

There are so many times that I mentioned (apart from quoting Shakespeare) how life is like one big game or stage and [almost] everyone becomes involved the moment we’re born.

It’s unfair — really — to be an infant and not given a choice but to start playing the game. Getting dumped in without knowing the rules of the game is even worse since not everyone has the privilege of having wise parents and/or mentors to guide us through.

Risk Blocks by David Castillo Dominici
Risk Blocks
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Role Models, Anyone?

There’s a growing lack of good role models lately unlike when I was younger. All I see now are twerking, trucker/potty mouthed, debauched, pedos, lying-through-their-teeth, almost naked public figures who bask in the media’s attention even if it’s in a negative context.  It seems as if attaining stardom is becoming a contest on “who’s the vilest” out there. Continue reading Are You In?