Accepting Impermanence: Why It’s More Important Today than Ever

As I’m writing this, my former home and community (in the States) is burning to ashes. This is not a metaphor. It took roughly 8 hours for a raging fire to spread 18,000 acres (73 km2) and engulf this small, quiet, rural town. Watching my former home, friends’ homes, workplace, hangouts, and public spaces crackle and collapse just reminds me of the impermanence of it all.  (more…)

What You Need to Do to Feel ‘Crazy Rich’ in Singapore

For this thought exercise, you won’t be needing calculators or budgeting apps/spreadsheets. What you will need is an open mind. Have you ever wondered why some people who have millions feel poor and dissatisfied, while others who have very little feel wealthy and content? In short, monetary wealth is only one form of capital. There are many others that contribute to how rich you actually feel.  (more…)

How I Stayed Out of Poverty

[This article was written as a result of a Q&A session with the CEO of ValueChampion. This is the full-length, unedited version.] Most people know that education is a powerful and proven way to get out of poverty. But what they don’t realise is that it’s easy to slip back into poverty, even with a high-paying job. Let me explain.  (more…)