"Is life + love = happy?" -Lex
This simple question, coming from a 5 year old boy, made me think about how simple life should be. In our unending quest to find happiness, we try so many things, go to different places, and aspire for various goals. We spend a lot of time, money, and energy in this seemingly unending pursuit. And most of the time, we still come home feeling tired, lonely, and unfulfilled.
My life so far has been a rollercoaster of emotions, especially the first 30 years. But someone changed everything for the better. This someone made me realize that even though life has many ups and downs, love has a way to make everything better. It is through love that we can convert a good experience into a great memory, and a bad experience into a good lesson. For when we love, we strive to become better than what we already are. When we love, we gain our north star, our purpose, our anchor, our home.
That someone is none other than my wife.
To my dear wife, you know t…
Q: Why is it that no matter how hard I try, I still fail?
A: It depends on whose perspective you want to get.
pessimist would say that your objectives are too high and unreachable.
An optimist would say that reaching your objectives is simply a matter
of time and distance. You just need to exert the required amount of
effort to get you from where you are to where you want to be, given the
A pessimist would say that you don't have the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve your objective. An optimist would
say that knowledge and skills are simply tools to reach your
objectives. Anybody can learn new knowledge and gain new skills whenever
they want. You may not learn as fast as the other person, but if you
really try, you WILL gain those tools.
A pessimist would say that your efforts are fruitless and result to nothing. An optimist would say that even if you don't
achieve your objectives now, you can use the experiences that you
gained from that att…
Everything has a reason. No matter what happens, I will always be there for you... I promise. Never looking back, we will face our future, stronger than we could ever be. Hold on, this journey will be short. And in the end, let us cherish those moments gone past, in sweet company of each other.