Pierre Stanley Baptiste

The Art Of Leveraging Scarcity

Month: January 2014

Passion: The truth nobody tells you

“Follow your passion.” For the last five years this sentence has become a cliché (buzzword). More and more people are saying it without really knowing the true meaning of it. What’s passion? Are you passionate?

For a long time, we have been fooled into thinking passion is doing something easy, something we love that doesn’t require big sacrifice or high discipline. In other words, just a hobby, but is it? Let’s take a look at the Latin root of the word. Passion is from the Latin verb pati, which means, “to suffer”. It’s why in Christianity, the period of Jesus’ suffering is called Christ’s passion. read more

I just Wanted to die

It was a beautiful shiny day, the kind of day that makes you think that Earth might be the real heaven. It felt like Earth was suddenly alive. It was around 4hr 30 in the afternoon. I was going home from teaching a computer class. Suddenly, I heard a loud noise and felt a terrible vibration under my feet. At first, I thought the vibration came from a tractor or a big truck, so I moved to the side of the street to let pass the monster engine pass. Brrrrrrrrrrr! The earth started to vibrate harder. I just could not stand, so I laid down on the street. read more

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