The time I got leeched

One day I decided to clean up my room and I found some old family videos. I decided to watch them and came across a video of my family when we were on a holiday in Nepal. It reminded me of one of the best and worst experiences of my life. It was an adventure …

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Why do we punish people?

Punishments have been there for aeons. You just have to look at old medieval drawings and some hieroglyphs to realise that people have been punishing each other for centuries. Even old stories and fables are filled with punishments. Now, before I continue, let me put in my disclaimer. This is an opinion piece. I have …

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How much freedom should people have?

Freedom has always been a heated topic. There are those who believed people and their freedom could be bought and sold (I’m talking about slaves in case that’s not clear), and there are those who believe freedom is our right by birth. There are also those who talk about how you need to earn your …

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Is it easier to love or to be loved?

Well this is a tough one, isn’t it? Talking about love, one of the most complex emotions we can feel. An emotion that can bring out the best and the worst in us at the same time. An emotion that can make you the happiest person in the world or can make you miserable or …

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Today’s Music

I’ve come to a point in my life where I find myself disliking most of today’s music. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I dislike all the music that comes out nowadays; but I do feel like a lot of the new music that comes out is bad. I know there are a lot …

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Dealing with a difficult situation

Everyone has had to face a difficult situation in their life, some face them much more than others, some don't even think a particular situation is difficult when others do. Regardless, everyone has their own way of handling them. Whether it’s facing it head on, distancing yourself to get a better look, running away from …

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The power of a good story

Before I start, I want to say that everything I will be talking about in this post is my own opinion. I have no research to back it up with. So you are free to agree or disagree with everything here as you see fit. A good story can really change how we look at …

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Is there an absolute way to attain a happy state of mind?

While your answer may vary, for me the answer is no there isn’t. Here’s why I say this. We’re all very different people, from very different places, following very different cultures, living very different lives. That means what makes us happy is different for everyone. Yes, there are some things that will make many people …

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What is a genius?

We’ve all met or known at least one person who is exceptionally good at something, and we would call them a genius. For the most part, when someone calls somebody a genius, it is usually for that person being exceptionally smart, especially in academics. Is that all there is to it? Just being very smart? …

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Do we really need the internet? And should it be a fundamental right, like education?

The internet is a truly awesome thing. It's also a new thing if you think about it, only gaining real popularity in the 1980’s - 1990’s. But in such a short time, it has become an integral part of so many people’s lives. People use it everyday for entertainment, shopping, gaming, talking with each other; …

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