Hope and expectation might look like words that have the same meaning.

Well…

No!

But people use it interchangeably.

Defining hope and expectation (since I made you doubt yourself!)

Chaos and opportunity are everywhere around us. We get carried away complaining about how the world doesn’t change. But you can do something about the problems that are in your control.

You can look at all the news in the world and be concerned and worried at problems around us…

When talking to someone, we try to adjust to the information that we have from the past to judge the conversation and update the image we hold of them in our heads. This would make sense if the image is actually a true picture. But the truth is, it is…

People try to run away from toxicity. As this becomes more common, one has to wonder whether isolation is really going to solve the problem.

Toxicity is normally not a conscious action. People generally do not try to bring unhappiness and suffering into others’ lives. There can be people who…

Blindly listening to someone else sounds silly. So, you are careful when you listen to someone else speak. There is an inner gatekeeper who listens, processes and accepts the information. Yet, It’s just a voice in your head. Let’s call it the observer. Should you trust the observer?

The observer…

We are without doubt the most comfortable generation. But, we are also the most anxious, depressed and suicidal generation. What is even more disturbing is the fact that people in the so called wealthy communities seem to be doing worse than the average man who is just trying to make…

She was just back to meet me for a coffee after an interview. She looked like she really wanted the job. There was this overly excited facial expression mixed with a touch of nervousness when she spoke. I knew her for a very long time. I knew that she really…

I am in my car in the middle of this busy street. The signal is red and there is a lot of traffic. I felt impatient. When I changed the gear, suddenly, I was able to fly above all the cars in front like magic. It felt so real…

Imagine a conversation between 2 people, the bond strengthens at the moment you decide you want to simply spend as much time as you can with the other person. Time is the most valuable resource we have. The moment you are ready to give that up to be with someone…

It’s easy to complain about something. I am referring to chronic complainers who vent out their complaints to people who do not have any influence on the situation. Almost everybody complains about their work, their school or any other situation they are in.

Complaining requires no effort. You can blow…

Shad Ali

Vancouver based writer

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