“You’re the average of the five people you spend your time with”, is a popular saying by the father of self improvement, Jim Rohn.

Whether you believe in this statement or not, science has already shown how easily influenced we are as a species.

Human behavior is predictably irrational. Give…

What type of person do you want to become? How do you want to be remembered as when you die?

These are questions I ask myself because it reminds me of how to act.

But David, shouldn’t you just be yourself?

I agree, but I also want to be a…

Do you feel guilty after talking with your parents?

I’ve experienced this many times and I always questioned it. I wanted to know where it came from, and why.

After dissecting the many conversations I’ve had with my parents, reading many books / articles on psychology / philosophy / history…

The average calories consumed in an average American Thanksgiving dinner is 3000–4500 calories. And that’s just dinner, not including the entire day.

Thanksgiving is the day we spend time with loved ones and enjoy ourselves with good food, but we also want to be forward thinkers and not overly indulge…

A lot of people have a misconception of what it means to be Stoic. If someone is Stoic, they are perceived as people who don’t have feelings and they are stern as a rock.

And I think a big part of the misconception comes from the fact that people who…

There’s a time and place for everything.

There’s a time and place where it’s appropriate to crack a joke.

There’s a time and place where it’s appropriate to have a tough conversation with someone.

I also believe there’s a time and place where we have to choose on viewing the…

How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself” — Epictetus

Philosophy can have a slight nuance or overwhelming connotation, based off the people I’ve spoken with. There’s a look on their face where it shows they want to disengage.

However it’s not something to…

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” — Goethe

A big shift happened in 2020. Lots of people realized that they can lose their jobs in a snap of a finger. …

There’s a common maxim that says “enjoy the journey, not the destination.”

But how do we exactly do that?

In a world praised for early achievement, inundated with the pursuit of material possessions, and obsessed with convenience, this concept of the “journey” seems like it’s becoming more elusive and difficult…

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” — Bruce Lee

In my quest in learning how to live a more fulfilling life, there was a common thread connecting all the people I studied.

These people, who seemed like they…

David Hong

To live a more fulfilling life

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