Some Values I Strive to Live By at Work

My values for work and my work ethic have been influenced by many, Ernest Hemingway on the attractiveness and persuasiveness of brevity; Ray Dalio on embracing the natural bents, strengths, and weaknesses of others, Shane Parrish on the many mental models I could employ to make smarter decisions, and Marcus Aurelius’ father on how to treat your co-workers, to name a few. Continue reading Some Values I Strive to Live By at Work

A Prayer for George Floyd’s death, the protests, the racial, social, and economic unrest in America

My God, I pray for a change of heart, an absolute 180, a world that wakes up for the flight of our black American brothers and sisters.

Mon seigneur, je prie pour un changement du coeur, un revirement absolu, un monde qui se reveille a la situation déplorable de nos soeurs et frères noire américaine. 

하나님, 이 세계에 모든 아픔을 감싸해주세요, 정부에게 보호를 못받는 제 흑인 형제들과 자매들을 대신 하나님이 보호주세요. 온 세상의 완악한 마음을 가진 인류들… 그들의 마음을 재발 변화시켜주세요.

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On Respecting Authority or Differences in Opinions and Considering the Harm Done If We Choose Otherwise

What does it mean to really respect instituted authority, respect entities, and respect individuals despite encountering drastically differing opinions, values, or personalities?
What does it mean for our mental and emotional states when we choose to do the opposite? Continue reading On Respecting Authority or Differences in Opinions and Considering the Harm Done If We Choose Otherwise

On Psalms

I am embarking on a reading journey through Psalms, and I’ll update this post here as I find words daily that resonate with me in some way or potentially for where I am at a given point in time.   Feel free to check in and follow along: Psalm 1: Blessed is the man[a]     who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners,     nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law[b] of the Lord,     and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its … Continue reading On Psalms

Prayer

6.3.2019_Monday_Paris After reading Acts 8-9 Lord, sometimes we go on our ways thinking it is the right thing to pursue only to find that we’ve been working against you and your glorification. We’re praying all along, but we’re not praying for the right things, asking to see the right things. Help me God to better hear your voice. Teach me to pray and meditate so that I may be closer to your heart and your will. Continue reading Prayer

Nominally Better Than an Animal

“Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. 24 But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people 25 and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.” – John 2:23-25 Because Jesus was well aware that we all, men (all people translated to today’s cultural norms of who is considered a person with full rights), are simple. We run to at the simplest signs of magic, value and treasure (I would say for NY it’s the … Continue reading Nominally Better Than an Animal

Found

May 5, 2019_Sunday To be happy for the rest of my life, no stops– Not just in me because I’m human – fallible. I make mistakes, do stupid things. Think stupid things. Desire, the stupid things. Not in this world because we messed up. Not in treasures or people, because the treasures go and the people human Not in drugs, because they don’t stay Not in power, because it beckons the artificial   I don’t want just stillness, enlightenment, fragmented transcendence, serenity, clarity, purpose. I’m not asking the impossible, I’m asking for what’s possible. I want joy,   everlasting joy. Continue reading Found

A Piece of My Story

Let me tell you a bit of my story. I had some scary things happen to me in my life: I was diagnosed with a neurological disorder in the 7th grade, was sexually assaulted by a family relative in the 10th grade, had my parents divorce after a traumatic narrative that spanned years, and was raped  my first year out of college. This in tandem with my naturally emotions driven self brought forth a very unbalanced, and very unhappy Susan for a lot of my adolescence and into my early twenties. I could be happy and “on,” yes, but I … Continue reading A Piece of My Story

Saturday

Anxious I see you Want to tell you It’s okay But actually You know I don’t know Who am I to say if it will all be okay, in the way you want it to be okay. I just want everything for you to be okay is all I really mean to say. Their eyes trail slowly down the length of this body They see in the delicacy the raw the void the power the weakness the depth   Beauty. #astanleyknife #slashes #luciofontana #human If you were to cut my natural emotions open You’d probably see something akin to an … Continue reading Saturday

Perspectives Global: A Young Streetwear Brand with a 2,000 Year Old Message.

US label Perspectives Global, a streetwear brand founded in 2012 by brother duo Cody and Devon de Jardin takes the phrase “the medium is the message” seriously. In their most recent campaign the talented duo took direct inspiration from one … Continue reading Perspectives Global: A Young Streetwear Brand with a 2,000 Year Old Message.