Archives for May 2011

Happiness in Solitude

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.  We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.  ~Henry David Thoreau   The past weeks have been one of the busiest days of my life.  Not only because I had to do a lot of things,  but also, there were many results.  Some of these things and results included transferring to our new home and preparing for our upcoming wedding this June.  Because of these two events, my daily schedule became demanding.   There are times I’ve needed to forget my own plans and desires just to accommodate the things we have to do and the people we have to please.   To tell you honestly, during those days, I couldn’t help not to feel frustrated.  My frustration often arises to the fact that I needed to consider people in my decisions and actions.  I felt that the blessings I’ve been having had a huge exchange, and that was my lack of freedom to do as I please.   Most … [Read more...]

Personal Finance 101: What is Financial Freedom?

One life lesson I consider as very important is financial freedom.I'm a Professional Accountant, and in my profession, we always talk about money or finances.  However, most often, we talk about the money of big business firms and individual, but not of our own money.Despite the reality that I am professionally educated and trained to count money, I've used to neglect it on my own personal finances.  Until I've learned about financial freedom.Learning financial freedom wasn't like a light bulb that suddenly pop into my head and showed its importance.  Unfortunately, I've learned it the difficult way.It was during my favorite event in life, the depressing and difficult stage back in 2008. I'm saying it’s my favorite because aside from the other many life lessons I've learned from such event; it also cultivated the person and life I have become now.  And one of the important life lessons I've learned was financial freedom.During that difficult moment, I was mentally, … [Read more...]

Defining Real Education

The whole object of education is...to develop the mind. The mind should be a thing that works. - Sherwood Anderson (1876–1941) American novelist and short story writer.Many people give a lot of importance to school education.  Because nowadays, it is believed that having a diploma and certificates represents a key that which can open many doors of great possibilities and opportunities to success.In order to guarantee success and to feel secured, most people invest time and money to study in prestigious university.  After graduation, they aim working on top fortune 500 companies.  And then later on, they will strive to climb the ladder of the corporate world.But if school education is the key to success, why is it that many educated people are unsuccessful in life?  Why many professionals are struggling financially, physically and emotionally?  On the other hand, why is it that the worlds richest is dominated by people who didn’t even finish school education?  They are … [Read more...]

How to Conquer the Missing Piece of Life?

The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence. ~  Thomas Wolfe  Have you ever felt suppressed?  Do you feel like your life is full of restrictions that you want to breakaway?   I, personally, have felt this for a number of times in my life.  I'm not sure if it was because I'm perfectionist, idealist and impatient, or it was because there is indeed a missing piece in my life.   I've made a lot of mistakes, which a number of times I can't admit as a mistake, even if it is indeed a mistake.  There are moments when I feel that the missing piece was result of my mistakes.  Although there will be instance that it is, however, I've learned to accept that the missing piece will always be part of life.  Everybody is Searching for that Missing Piece Finding prosperity and happiness … [Read more...]