What I Learned from Sam Wyly, the Self-Made Billionaire

It was a summer afternoon in 2013. The clear sky and setting sun and piece of mind from taking my second medical licensing exam embodied the meaning of tranquility. I just finished swimming and had nothing else to do. So I took a walk and entered the town's library for the first time. I … [Read more...]

I Win at Life. Is This Everything It Has to Offer?

“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” - Ecclesiastes 1:2 The other night, I stepped out of the house into the yard. I took a deep breath. The salty ocean scent filled my lungs. The water crashed against the docks. The pale moon revealed … [Read more...]

The Nature of Woman

A summary. Oriented Around Self (Solpilistic) and Lacks Objective Truth "Women inherently value their own sense of well-being above reality and truth, justice doesn’t factor into the equation unless she personally feels indignant about the dispute at hand." [source] "Women are far less … [Read more...]

The Price of Zig-Zagging: 6-Year Lag

Most people choose not to walk on the road to success. They sit at the crossroads and wait for success to come to them. They will wait for their whole lives and not find it. Others walk only to give up half way. They rest at the side and never resume their journey. They too will never reach … [Read more...]

He Had to Choose Between Being Feared or Being Loved and This Is What He Chose

I sat down with my friend in the local cafe the other day and he told me about the difficult decision he had to make at work: "As you know, I was recently promoted at work. It was kind of strange at first because I'm in charge of my former co-workers. These were the same people I joked with and … [Read more...]

The Mighty Waterfall and the Beautiful Little Fish: Chapter 9

One day, a newcomer arrived. She seemed familiar. She was about the size of a child's palm. She had long slender fins and a flowing tail. It was the beautiful little Fish, except she was not as beautiful, save for traces of her previous elegance. Her color was not as vibrant. Her fins and tail were … [Read more...]

When Should You Quit Writing?

Something's been weighing heavily on my mind: Maybe writing isn't worth my time. For weeks, I've been questioning if writing was worth doing. I can spend 2 - 4 hours a day, dragging my thoughts onto the blank canvas. During my week off, that's exactly what I did. I spent hours thinking and … [Read more...]

The Mighty Waterfall and the Beautiful Little Fish: Chapter 8

For a whole month, the mighty Waterfall poured out in full force. And every day, the wise Cloud visited the mighty Waterfall. The progress was amazing. The algae and the stench were swept away into the ocean. Water lilies and the lily pads inhabited the top of the lagoon again. The surrounding … [Read more...]

The Philosopher’s Stone: How to Create Gold Out of Thin Air

Since the 8th century, man searched for a mystical, elusive item known as the philosopher's stone. According to legends, the stone could turn any metal into gold or silver. The red stone for gold and the white stone for silver. The original intent of alchemy was to create precious metals. Take … [Read more...]

The Mighty Waterfall and the Beautiful Little Fish: Chapter 7

A year passed. More algae infested the lagoon and the smell repelled even the surrounding plant-life. The weak Waterfall was not deterred. He kept squeezing the mountain every day. Despite his valiant efforts, he did not squeeze out a drop of water. He did, however, notice his strength growing. … [Read more...]