Life

To Learn

Midterms are finally over, and I apologize for the long hiatus in posts. As the semester hurtles along, throwing myriads of assignments and deadlines at us, we may wonder why we put ourselves through it all. We ask ourselves: What is the purpose of college? What are we supposed to get out of it? We’re … Continue reading

Life

Success

What does it mean to be successful? Perhaps to many people success means having a good career, family, house, and car. Success may be achieving the accolades of Amy Chua‘s daughters. Success may be winning the Pulitzer Prize or owning a major corporation. To others success is achieving their life dreams, whatever that may be. But … Continue reading

Life

Growing Up

When do we become adults? Is eighteen or twenty one really the age when you become one? Growing up is exhilarating and fun. It is scary and painful. It is the most fulfilling experience in life. Who doesn’t dream of being independent and in control of his or her own life? Finally, you decide what … Continue reading

Life

Finding Home

In my last post I said that Chinese don’t know how to live. This article, 回家的路太遠 (The Road Home is Too Far) by 柯文哲, expresses the frustration many children have with their over-protective, controlling parents. Although 柯文哲 appears quite successful — at 35 he was appointed the youngest director of National Taiwan University’s intensive surgical care unit … Continue reading