Thursday, October 10, 2013

Life | Empower

Today's post is all about *cue in Michelle Phan's soft angelic voice* EMpowerment.

Lately I found myself thinking that although I'm quite intelligent in general, I don't have much knowledge about, well... anything. Maybe it's the desire for excellence in me but I'd really like to enhance and gain more knowledge. These last few weeks I've been making an extra effort to try and educate myself. I've been reading anything and everything, I've been visiting informative websites like, and local newspaper websites, I've been expanding my English vocabulary, I've been reading magazines and books with existential and philosophical themes(it's not my usual cup of tea, but lately I find myself drawn to them) and asking numerous question to my parents especially during dinner time.

I digress. I remember someone, whom I've only met once, told me that I seem very serious and stiff. Back then, I kind of mistook it as crude comment but now I came to accept and love that certain quality of mine. So, I'm more of a thinker than a talker. I'm an extreme introvert. Big deal? Nah. More than anything, my acceptance has made me realize the path that I want to pursue.There are numerous people I know who have the same personality and they're very intelligent, talented and creative. I'm proud to be one - to say the least. And I'm willing dedicate my long hours of 'me' time for improvement and education.

Let's go back to the original topic. I can't stress enough how important it is to educate yourself because nobody will do it for you. You are the only person who you can count on. There are so many advantages of being knowledgeable and educated. First, you will always have something to talk about with your family, existing friends, and new people you may meet. Second, you will gain more confidence because you will have a better outlook in life and it'll gain you respect from your peers. And third, it will get you ahead in your field of business, whatever your chosen career path, you will always have advantage over people who just trudge along doing the bare minimum and not really inspiring anybody.

So read, everything you can find. Investing in yourself one of the best things you can do, just make sure you enjoy the process. :)


  1. Very well said!!! Some people these days doesn't pay much attention to studying. Doesn't even bother to read a paragraph. Haven't they thought that they're very lucky to have parents to send them to school? I mean, really, people should start educating themselves. Reading for one, is a big factor in our lives. We can learn a lot from it. Too bad I just realized it lately.

    1. Well, its never too late to start! Learning is a lifelong process and it keeps you young and sharp. Just keep going and you'll soon realize that you've come so far. Promise :)