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Undoubtedly, 2020 had been a tumultuous year for all of us. For some, it could even be a year of sadness and loss. Loss of freedom, loss of stability, loss of jobs, and even loss of loved ones. As I'm writing this, the world is still battling hard with the pandemic. 

As we stepped into 2021, let's embrace Faith, Hope and Love. We will continue to learn new things, change and transform our lives to accommodate new ways of working, playing and living. Focus on family, health and the environment. Keep our mind and body active always. Besides family, remember that friends play an important role in our social and mental health. So, my friends, have a truly blessed new year. Whatever life throws at you; all this will pass.    

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January 2021

When life doesn't go the way we want it to

by Autumnlife's Pick, 31 Jan 2018

"Things can and will go wrong" urged Gary Hayden in this article. He recounted a poem by Robert Burns, a great Scottish poet, "To A Mouse, by way of apology." 

Further exploring the works of English mentalist and illusionist, Derren Brown, and 19th-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, Hayden tells us that much of what happens in our lives is beyond our control. As Derren Brown advises, we should not dwell on what our lives should have been but accept the present and make the best of it. After all, it is not worth living a life that is constantly disappointing and frustrating in trying to control what we can't.

 

Read the full article on https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/when-life-doesnt-go-the-way-we-want-it-to

Gary Hayden is a philosophy and science writer.

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