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Luxury is not necessarily the opposite of poverty, it is just necessity multiplied.

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Fear

People are afraid of all kinds of things: spiders, the dark, or being enclosed in small spaces. Tell us about your greatest fear — rational or irrational.

I’m considered a brave/courageous person, which I too agree with unhesitatingly (well one of the few good qualities I possess that is :P) But in reality, just like any other person, I too have some, rather big long term fears. And it can be incorrect to even put it that way technically, to put it bluntly what I fear is dying alone without being loved or remembered (I guess perhaps suicide is not an option for me anytime eh?)

Being in my 20s at the moment I know it’s a bit far-fetched thought, but well I always felt strange about that. To elaborate more on it:
– I fear what if I don’t have the courage to live the life true to myself? What if I don’t find it?
– What if it’s too late to express my feelings?
– What if I’m unable to find happiness?

This kinda points towards depression and loneliness, but in the end these thoughts are usually in the back of my head. Also this article helped me phrase my own, which I resonate with, Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed. You can see I mean exactly the same thing, with just the catch being I haven’t even begun living yet!

Loneliness Illustrated So Beautifully You Will Need To Tell Someone

I often write (and talk!) about loneliness and being alone. It’s something I personally quite struggle with, perhaps all my life, circa rise of the Internet. Well, in a manner of speaking all those in their 20s and 30s today practically grew up with it. And yet, out there I’m always surprised at finding that I’m not alone in my thoughts, and there are those who put things so quite brilliantly that I can’t help but smile (with my head spinning at the same time)

The Innovation of Loneliness from Shimi Cohen on Vimeo. (for some odd reason the vimeo video isn’t being embedded here)

via Upworthy, sharing the exact sentiments. In a world where we collect friends like stamps, here’s some sense for our social networks. At 0:40, my jaw hits the floor when creator Shimi Cohen outlines the capacity of our social circles. And when at 2:20 he gets into the mind-blowing reason hitting delete is a crutch… Yup, my brains were pretty much leaking out my ears.

Do watch and share (oh the irony) the video. Now I really need to talk to someone.

To Boldly Go…

An impending new year gives rise to reflection and goal setting. What will your goals for 2014 be? It’s never to early to start thinking about self improvement!

2013 was/is so far the worst year of my life for various reasons, with 2012 giving a run for the same. :/

Apart from just hoping that 2014 would be better, haven’t given any thought to it. Actually I haven’t even given a thought about hoping, just came in to my head when I typed this.

Hope you (reader) have better luck in self-improvement.