Tag: Social Skills

So She’s ‘Dressed Like a Slut’? You Still Shouldn’t Judge Her!

So She’s ‘Dressed Like a Slut’? You Still Shouldn’t Judge Her!

It was around 6:00 in the evening on a Tuesday night when I found myself lost in the hustle and bustle of the Durban City Centre. I was new in Durban and I had no idea how the taxi system worked. But for some reason […]

How To Be Wrong

How To Be Wrong

So you told someone that Spain was definitely going to win the 2014 world cup. And you turned out to be wrong. Or you told your parents that you’re going to be just fine without a college education. But you ended up having to go […]

When You’re Not Rewarded For Your Good Work

When You’re Not Rewarded For Your Good Work

You’re the first to get to your office in the morning and the last to leave when the day ends. You do your very best on every project and then add a little extra to impress your boss. You always ask if there is anything […]

Why It’s Important To Be Loyal

Why It’s Important To Be Loyal

So you’re sitting in a taxi waiting for the taxi driver who’s quickly buying some items at the shop. You haven’t paid him yet, and he seems to be taking a little too long. But as you wait, another taxi driver hails at you from […]

Before You Judge Them

Before You Judge Them

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you see a drug addict? When we meet new people, we all try to sum up their character based on what we already know about their race, their nationality and other parts of their identity. […]

When Help Is Harm

When Help Is Harm

It’s true that many people are alive today because of the help of other people. It’s also true that our ability to help others is one of the most brilliant ways in which the beauty of our human spirit is shown. But we must not […]

Should You Compare Yourself To Others?

Should You Compare Yourself To Others?

“You should never compare yourself to others.” That’s what many people would say, including the famous Theodore Roosevelt who said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” But why is it that some of the poorest people in the world are still happy about their lives? […]

How To Deal With Insults

How To Deal With Insults

It’s like having mud thrown at your face. That’s how you feel when someone insults you. You feel as if the person’s insulting words made you dirty, and when you don’t do something about the insults, you continue to feel unclean. You also feel that […]

Types Of Insults

Types Of Insults

We all know the familiar pain of having our value diminished by someone’s insults. Sometimes it’s a stranger. Sometimes it’s someone very close to us, like a sister or a spouse. And a lot of times, the daggers wound us so suddenly that we don’t […]

Why You Need To Think Of Others

Why You Need To Think Of Others

We are all born inherently selfish. We naturally put our own needs and wants before those others. But why do we have to grow out of that? After all, we all have the responsibility to ensure our own survival. The best way to do that […]