A Lesson in Humbleness

“The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self” — Dalai Lama

Growing up in the Western world comes with a certain set of expectations. Having been brought up in Canada and The Netherlands has given me somewhat of a perspective on “Western upbringing” — if there is even such a thing. We are born. We are educated in preparation of work. Then we work. Eventually we retire — and die — at the end of it all. But somehow life can get lost in between; in between the nuance that is life, in between the nuance that makes life read more...

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