Musings: Hedonism and Satisfaction

As H.L Mencken once quipped, “A wealthy man is one who earns $100 a year more than his wife’s sister’s husband.” Ha. Jokes aside, he was definitely on to something. It doesn’t matter how much a person has, countless studies have shown that given a choice, people would settle for a lot less if it […]

Musings: The Beauty in Mediocrity

As recently as 3 years ago, if you asked me what my biggest fear was, I’d tell you, “Leading a mediocre life.” I feared being average and normal, or having a life that wasn’t exceptional, a life that made no difference to anyone. Where no one would feel the loss of my existence. I was […]

Musings: Cultivating Patience

  I’m not proud to admit that as I get older, I’ve become more impatient. It could come from living in a city where everything is done efficiently and like clockwork. Or it could be that because as you get older and more experienced, you expect the same from others and your tolerance for tardiness […]

Musings: Happiness in the Present

I’ve been reflecting a lot on what makes people constantly anxious, fearful and fundamentally unhappy. Of course we can pinpoint specific problems in our lives, crises, frustration at not achieving our goals and so on. But quite simply, I’ve found that every single time I’ve allowed myself to be preoccupied for too long by events […]