Category: life philosophy

Bigger Than Life Ramón Emeterio Betances y Alacán was born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico on April 8th, 1827 and died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, on September 16th, 1898. He was a doctor, scientist, surgeon, abolitionist, poet, novelist, diplomat, public health administrator, social activist, and a freemason too. In school, they teach you he was “the […]
What is the Meaning of Life? What is a purpose life philosophy? It is a philosophy of life about living with a purpose. It is popular with Christians. No, it is not a Christian-only thing. For most Christians, their purpose is Jesus and his message of salvation. However, you don’t have to be a Christian […]
Old Night Indeed New Year’s Eve is called “Noche Vieja” in Spanish, which means “old night”. As the last night of the year, it is old. It feels old. We are ready for something new, something better. We project our hopes into the new year and try to put away all those negative memories from […]
Because Superficiality is Not Your Thing Don’t you hate when people ask you, “are you still doing (insert hobby, pursuit, or lifestyle here)?” Sometimes well-meaning or simply curious. Other times, maliciously. Who cares what I do, for how long, and my level of commitment? It is my life. I may be a lot of things, […]
An Outspoken Woman Ahead of her Time Luisa Capetillo y Perone was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on October 28th, 1879 and died in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico on October 10th, 1922. She was the only daughter of two immigrants, Luis Capetillo Echevarría and Luisa Margarita Perone. With a Basque father and a French (Corsican) […]
Wait, There Are Two Types of Optimism? Optimism is thinking things will get better, that there would be a favorable outcome. that good times will follow bad ones. Who does not need some optimism in their lives? Think positive, they say. Believe, they say. I got this, I tell myself. Make a wish, take action, […]
Life is Too Short to Think Small What do people mean when they say you need to think big? Does it mean you need to come up with crazy ideas? Or does it mean you need to constantly strive for more? More growth, more income, more clients, more followers, more, more, more… Like an all-consuming […]
Where Do You Get Your Ideas? A question everyone always asks of writers is, where do you get your ideas? I would like to say there is a magic hat where I pull them from but, alas, there is no such thing. But writers are not the only ones who live of ideas. Ideas matter. […]
What Do You Want? What do you want? What is your heart’s desire? Yes, that burning desire you would give up everything for. You know you have one. Don’t pretend otherwise. I bet you would make a pact with the devil himself to achieve it. Or so you deceive yourself. Honestly, what do you want? […]
Leadership is Not for Everyone So you want to hear the dirt on leadership? Welcome. Incidentally, leadership does not have to be dirty. Leadership is not for everyone because not everyone wants the responsibility. Otherwise, everyone can be a leader. Indeed, most people can be leaders. Leaders are not born, they are made. Furthermore, there […]
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