The Power of Vulnerability

So I just wrote this post on my other blog. The post made me a bit in a dark mood, darker than usual. Then, I accidentally found the answer to my question (or should I say remedy?) about an hour after. Somebody’s up there must be paying attention so much because I had this kind of moment of posing a hard question in my head and having universe sending me the answer straight away a lot.

Or maybe I am that weird. I don’t know.

Anyway, here’s the summary, watch it if you’re interested. It’s worth it:

Vulnerability is the core of shame and fear, but also a birthplace of joy and connection 😀

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

An incredible storyteller indeed :D. A story: a research data with a soul. 😀

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The Antigen Works!

Antigen

ˈan(t)əjən/
 
noun
noun: antigen; plural noun: antigens
  1. a toxin or other foreign substance that induces an immune response in the body, especially the production of antibodies.

 

Banyak hal bisa terjadi dalam setahun. Baru saja ‘lulus’ dari banyak hal yang gak ada ijazahnya, gak ada wisudanya, gak ada yang nonton dan ikut tepuk tangan juga. But I’ve never been this proud of myself before ^^

Puncaknya hari ini, I did something that I would never be brave enough to do it before.

I survived.

Demam dan sakit-sakitnya sudah lewat, antibodinya sudah ada dan terbukti bekerja dengan baik.

Saatnya istirahat sejenak sebelum kembali melangkahkan kaki dan belajar lagi 😀

 

Mandhut.

Position Needed: Someone Who Would Listen

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Position Needed: Someone Who Would Listen!

With an attention span limited to only around 8 seconds (less than goldfish, according to an article by The Telegraph), we could say that humans nowadays are everything but a listener. Our world has become so hectic and fast, the idea of sitting together to talk about our virtue and sorrow becomes so unattainable–almost magical. Things that could have been said in person is shifted to a mere phone call. Things that could have been told through a phone call is shifted to an exchange of e-mails. Things that could have been conveyed in written words is shifted to a shorter chat texts. And what could have been expressed today is shifted to tomorrow, next week, next month — most likely will end up as a forgotten plan.

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My MBTI Test Results,

 Please read this post also. You are amazing!

Psychology is one of my favorite topics and I am (officially) addicted to every kind of psychological test. From MBTI, 4 temperaments, all through Kokology, I tried it all, and MBTI test (established by Myers Brigg – I believe she/he is the professor of psychology every psychology student knew about) is the one that I took the most.

There’s a reason for why I am willing to diligently answer all the oh-so-many MBTI questions, though. I took the test several times since I was a sophomore in college (that’s more than 10 years before now) and I found that my test results have varied through time. First, I was declared as an ENFP (the happy-go-lucky extroverts who talks too much — based on my self-assessment about myself). I could relate so much to this explanation of ENFP from Heidi Priebe :

When an ENFP says they love you, you can guarantee their heart is turning a thousand miniature cartwheels every time you enter the room. The thought of you drives them wild and their ‘I love you’ roughly translates to ‘My heart is basically BURSTING OUT OF MY CHEST every time I think about you, which is approximately all of the time.’

If only you know how many mini heart-attacks I used to suffer every time my college crush pass my way. T-T

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Topic #1 : The Harsh Truths of Life.

What harsh truths do you prefer to ignore?

(source: Conversation Starters World: 202 Philosophical Questions)

wow. ok. harsh truths that I prefer to ignore, ya.

Hmm… sebenernya kalau dibilang gue memilih untuk pura-pura gatau atau gak peduli, ya gak juga sih. Secara gue punya sedikit anxiety disorder, yang kayak gini mah buat gue gak bisa dicuekin, pasti kepikiran terus makan ati. Kalau gue itu mungkin lebih ke… setelah makan asam garam gue jadi tau how things work in this realm, yaudah gue berusaha cari cara supaya gue bisa terima itu tanpa gue merasa kesel, terkhianati, atau kalah *ini sih yang paling bikin bete, merasa kalah*.

Kalau bisa ya harsh truths itu sebisa mungkin gue jadiin bahan pertimbangan gue untuk tahu seberapa jauh gue bisa percaya atau berharap akan sesuatu. Kalau emang sakitnya setimpal dengan apa yang gue dapatkan, kalau emang gue mau, gue siap buat kecewa. Kalau emang bener2 ga ada jalan lain selain ambil risiko gue bakal kecewa itu. Ya dijalanin.

Gitu aja sih.

Beberapa harsh truths yang gue temukan dalam hidup:

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Topic #2 An Envelope.

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If you were given an envelope with the the time and date of your death inside, would you open it?

(source: Deep Conversation Topics)

Tergantung penjelasan dari mana si informasi itu berasal.

Kalau sebatas itu info supernatural dari ahli nujum bakal gue bakar. Kecuali dia mau jelasin dulu makhluk astral mana yang laporan, gimana cara taunya, bisa dijelaskan gak kehadirannya pake mesin deteksi apaaa gitu dll dsb. Itu gue biarin dulu dia menjelaskan, baru gue bakar.

Kalau itu adalah prediksi saintifik dan biologis berdasar rekaman kondisi kesehatan secara fisik dan mental gue selama hidup, gue cuma mau tahu apa2 aja yang dijadikan bahan pertimbangan dan apa kondisinya sekarang, tapi tetep aja info prediksi kapan matinya itu sendiri bakal gue bakar :D.

Intinya gue bakar lah.

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