In the corporate -- and real -- world, one spends a lot of time around subliminal messaging focused on aging and the negative effects of growing old. While most people will agree that perhaps turning 50 does not bring the same elation as did turning 21, a new article by Psychology Today blames the negative feelings we have regarding aging stemming from the subliminal messaging all around us, and in fact, we can turn this around by just thinking nice thoughts.
First of all, a belated Happy 2016 (!) is in order. One would assume that a little side blog would not be so time-consuming, but that means that one would also underestimate the demands of a job in the financial sector...
We made it!! As you may know, I don't particularly enjoy the sentimental vibe that pervades our culture around this time of year, but I do suppose it's tradition.
Here are a few of my 2015 highlights, and my 2016 hopes.
For 20+ years I've successfully resisted the siren call of Asian pop culture, but now that I've been making a concerted effort to learn how to read Chinese, that means watching Chinese shows to follow along with its subtitles...which is the first tumble down the rabbit hole.
Recently, a college roommate visited my hometown, and together, we crossed quite a few things off my autumn to-do list.
It's well-established that friends come and go, but how do you deal with friendships that stagnate?
Remember my previous post about making it through the probationary period at my firm? I under-exaggerated a bit. At that point, it had been five months, and now after five -and a half months (let's round up to six, shall we?), I have officially decided to move on to another position in a different industry.
I have officially made it a little past the customary three-month probationary period in which my employer test-drives my mettle as an employee. Three months is a short time, but in hindsight, is a great motivator to laying down your foundations at an office.
As I've mentioned before, I'm not in the habit of plunking myself down on the couch to watch television in its full, commercial-ed glory. Television, to me, is usually white noise I leave on for when I'm studying or researching my next purchase thoroughly by crawling through ten pages of Amazon reviews -- that is, until I started watching the below, recently.
Aside from fireworks on the Fourth of July, a proliferation of USA-emblazoned paraphernalia come Olympics-season, and Tom Hanks, there is nothing Americans love more than the story of an underdog. So what is it about struggle that makes it such an ostracizing experience?
Bridging the gap between my LinkedIn and Instagram.