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Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining

29 Nov

This is so well written and hits home all too well. The years of tears and angst and horrid thoughts and actions all because I couldn’t get a single doctor to help. Thankfully I currently have what I call my ‘awesome foursome’. GP, psychologist, psychiatrist and chinese herbalist/meditation master. I feel incredibly fortunate for them all.

Excluded Middles: Quitting Facebook

10 Sep

THIS is exactly what I’ve been pondering lately. Perfectly written and thought provoking – are we really who we think we are?

Good Things Run Wild

Originally published as “The Sosyal Network” in the Manila Bulletin, October 26, 2011

I recently shut down my Facebook account. This is partly for pragmatic reasons: doing so has saved me a lot more time for work and leisure reading. It is partly for security reasons: like most people, I live with an exaggerated sense of self-importance, and am in constant fear of creepy strangers looking at my bikini photos.

I do not regret it. Getting rid of my Facebook account has liberated me from the bondage of constantly keeping up with my peers. I no longer know where everyone else is going and with whom and what they are doing there, and I no longer feel bad or uncool about not being there too. It has also saved me the trouble of trying to find good photos of myself to post, and evaluating my self-worth on the number of…

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