Moving On to Routine
So... I have to admit that since my last post On Discipline [https://theredstringblog.com/on-discipline-and-adulting-yes-again], embracing discipline hasn't been going so well. In fact, I think that right after I made the resolution to face discipline head-on, I got a little sidetracked. I got sidetracked on a brief journey
On Discipline (and Adulting — yes again)
So I've finally figured it out! This thing that has been bothering me about adulting. This thing that is so worthy of Awe, so deserving of Practice, and so mindblowing to me in my young adulthood, and it is this - Discipline! * The discipline to go to bed on time
The title of this post has haunted my thoughts for the last 3 weeks. The two words combined, say something so simple, so powerful, and so profound, that their depth, makes me shiver. When I stumbled upon them a month ago (on @memkoh's [http://instagram.com/memkoh] Instagram profile), they
Rejection, I think, is a profound experience. Especially when it comes from those close to our hearts. Profoundly sad, profoundly lonely, and yet also, profoundly illuminating. Because rejection, leads us to ask “Why?” Why was I rejected? What went wrong? These questions, encourage us to probe ourselves and the circumstances
Is the Glass Empty?
I recently found myself in discussion about Nigeria with an acquaintance of my grandmother's. A man only a few years older than my older brother. He was of the opinion that there was no hope for significant progress in Nigeria within his lifetime, and I was of the opposite standpoint.
Go on, Take the Chance...
Last week, I wrote about fear. The idea behind the article, was to challenge us to face those fears we want to overcome. I even came up with an acronym - Feeling Extremely Anxious over Rubbish [https://theredstringblog.com/fear-oh]. But feeling anxiety itself, usually has good reason; wanting to
FEAR Oh! Feeling Extremely Anxious over Rubbish
Hello everyone, After a couple of months spent writing The Honest Truth [https://theredstringblog.com/tag/the-honest-truth], I truthfully, was kinda spent. So I spent the entire weekend mulling over what I should write next. I didn't want to write without an idea, and I didn't want an idea unworthy
I'm a Little Teapot
Since my last twist [https://theredstringblog.com/i-have-a-big-ego-such-a-big-ego] back in August of last year (where I became aware of my inflated ego), I have been taking steps to adjust my sense of self and reign in the more damaging consequences of this character trait. The results so far have been
I Have a Big Ego... Such a Big Ego
> The first step to solving any problem, is recognizing that there is one. The second, is identifying it correctly [https://theredstringblog.com/the-right-term]... ...and early this morning, I was able to do just that. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You see, after posting the 26th knot [https://theredstringblog.com/tag/26th-knot] yesterday, I took
Fathers From the Outside
As I've grown older, words like "marriage", "husband", and "father", have changed. Like some old friends who I haven't seen in many years, when I see them now, I do a double-take. For they are nothing like I remember. > "Marriage, you used to be a featherweight! Have you been working
In computer science, the term reinforcement learning [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinforcement_learning] refers to a sub-study of Artificial Intelligence called machine learning. The subject itself is actually quite broad and deep, and propels you quickly into the world of probabilities, Markov Decision Processes, weights, and rewards. Thus it
Romantic Love is Selfish
Happy Valentines Day Everyone! It's been a while since I've written a twist [https://theredstringblog.com/tag/twists], but today is Valentine's day, and I believe it calls for one. As with every Valentine's day, our thoughts drift to either the joy of love, or the solitude of loneliness. This