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While writing this essay, I am sitting on my bed back home. At this moment, this bed is my space. It’s a space where I laze around, sleep, watch, eat, and work. It’s a space I’ve grown to love and hate. I love the comfort it brings but I also hate the ‘comfort’ it brings. It’s too comfortable and it’s stopping me from doing things that I want to do.

I’ve been looking for a space to be myself for my entire life, not just in my bedroom but in a roomful of…


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Before beginning the course on mindfulness on Coursera, my preconceptions about mindfulness revolved around the figure of the monk. Reading the description of the course, I instantly connected it to Lord Buddha, the father of Enlightenment. For me, mindfulness was about meditation. It was about disconnecting with the world to make sense of it. It was about leaving the material world for a spiritual one. However, the more I pondered over it, I realized that mindfulness was not just about the spiritual world or the world of Enlightenment. It was about living in a world being mindful about others, about…


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Covid-19 has stuck the world with us becoming modern-day hermits. The laptop has become a constant companion and for many, replaced the living. Sure, social isolation is inevitable in the digitally-driven world, but it has reached alarming levels in 2020. As someone who has experienced limited social interaction this year, what I fear is becoming a hikikomori​. For those unfamiliar with the term, it refers to those individuals who isolate themselves socially, for at least a period of six months to even decades.

After not getting out of the house for almost a month, when I finally left the house…

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