When we don’t stretch ourselves, we don’t grow. Physically, doing things that exercise our muscles can make us stronger. However, constantly embracing hardship or comparing ourselves to others cannot be good for our minds. Doing something that is easy from time to time may give us confidence and strengthen belief in our own abilities, but […] Continue reading
When my eight-year-old son told me matter-of-factly, “You know, Dad, Tooth Fairies and Santa aren’t real!” I felt sad and alarmed at the same time. Sad because I didn’t want my kids to let go of those beliefs just yet and alarmed because I figured that someone older at school might have spread this heresy. […] Continue reading
“Hi Mike.” “What’s wrong?” “Nothing. Just saying hi.” “Ah, okay.” *** “Hey Suzie. How are you?” “What’s wrong?” “Nothing. How’s life?” “Everything’s great. You?” *** “Hi!” “What’s wrong?” *** Of course, something can be wrong one day. If someone calls you in the middle of the night screaming on the phone, “Help!” you definitely wouldn’t […] Continue reading
Did you know that there are orange, green and purple cauliflowers? Not only did you know it, but you have just had a baked green cauliflower for lunch? Well, in that case, you are much better informed than me. For a full story on how different varieties of cauliflower came to be please head to […] Continue reading
One question has been on my mind for some time. Especially when I’m on a train or a bus, this question props itself up like a placard at a presidential convention. This question stares at me from the faces of the people I meet on platforms and streets. This question winks at me every morning […] Continue reading
Happy 3rd birthday to The Belief Blog, and welcome to the world to Belief Blog! To you, dear reader, fellow blogger and fellow believer, I say thank you with all my heart for your support and generosity over the last three years. Thank you for sharing your opinions and giving selflessly your time to reading […] Continue reading
Arguably, never before in human history did we have access to so much knowledge and information. Never before could anyone decide to learn and have a fair go at success, regardless of their financial standing. While affordability will always play a part when it comes to choices we can make about getting a formal education, […] Continue reading
When your ability to carry on lacks resolve, please turn around and look at the steely pot on the stove of your mental strength which simmers on even when you’re in the midst of a chilling storm.
You cannot always tell where you are heading just by looking at the direction of the road you are on. You can always tell where you are by looking at what you have learnt from the detours you have taken so far.
Children grow up and they eventually stop asking, “Are we there yet?” They plug themselves into their smartphones and video games, chat with their friends, close doors to their rooms, and generally tune out. Just like us. Even on long drives like the one from Sydney to the Snowy Mountains here in Australia, the challenge […] Continue reading