[Guest Post] What’s the real noble truth of love, Attachment vs Genuine love

Prologue

Buddhism defines love into separation of attachment love vs genuine love

We are almost never satisfied after an argument outbreak. We felt tired, exhausted thinking over and over again on what went wrong. What should we correct, what we deemed is right and we refuse to change for our other half. Trying to think what our other half is thinking, we want them to change, we want them to understand the pain we go through, we need them to understand.

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Are we fully responsible for our actions?

The other day I have an interesting conversation with a friend. The question was, “are we fully responsible for our actions?” I have argued no but the counter explanation given was worth pondering; if we are not fully responsible for our actions, are we just wriggling off the hook conveniently anytime we want? That according to my friend isn’t right. In a way, I agree on taking responsibility and accountability for our actions. But sometimes it’s just beyond our control.

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How to Overcome Psychological Damage?

Most people do not realize they have psychological damage. Even if they do, how many can overcome the damage in an effective way? Hiding it or outright denial will only delay the inevitable and often when it’s too late. This damage is known as fear and it’s the worst of the lot.

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A Summary of This Blog to Date and The Next Pit Stop

So much has changed with this blog entering its fourth year, yet so much has not. Whether I’ve found the truth I couldn’t confidently tell. Only nearer, I constantly console myself. A step closer to unravelling the mysteries of life, mayhaps?

Upon reflection, the basic pillars of this blog haven’t changed.  They are based on (a) Covey’s framework and (b) the conscious competence theory.

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How to Negotiate

I remember some time back when a friend of mine casually mentioned that the most important thing he learned during his MBA is negotiation. While decision making is concerned with optimizing resources (click here for the post),

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Occam’s Razor, Scuttlebutt and Lao Tze

From Wiki, Occam’s razor (also written as Ockham’s razor from William of Ockham (c. 1287 – 1347), and in Latin lex parsimoniae) is a principle of parsimony, economy, or succinctness used in problem-solving. It states that among competing hypotheses, the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions should be selected.

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Overcoming Fear

I recently read George Soros’ The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means, a bargain book I got off Big Bad Wolf 2012. Having read the author’s Alchemy of Finance, this 162 page book further refines his idea on reflexivity. While I don’t claim to understand every single thing he talked about, I posted on my goodreads.com account, “Just read all his books anyway.”

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