Showing posts from December, 2023

2023: Unveiling the Unexpected

Well, let's bid adieu to the unforgettable year that was 2023! These past twelve months have proven to be an exhilarating whirlwind of unexpected twists that have fundamentally reshaped the very fabric of my existence. As I engage in profound introspection, I'm delighted to present you with the luminous highlights that have graced my journey in 2023: 1. A Heartfelt Commencement   The dawn of this remarkable year was marked by the devastating and entirely unforeseen departure of my beloved father, shortly after the joyous New Year's celebrations. It was an earth-shattering surprise that none of us had foreseen, yet it ignited within me the flames of a profound rebirth and new beginnings. 2. Northern Charms Unveiled Following the poignant loss of my father, I serendipitously found myself in the enchanting embrace of Norway, where an unplanned hiatus beckoned me to the bosom of my family. To my sheer astonishment, amid the icy grips of winter, the North unfolded it

No One is Indispensable, BUT...

The phrase "No one is indispensable" is a common saying that implies that anyone can be replaced, and that nothing in life is permanent. While there is some truth to this statement, I believe that it is important to approach this idea with more compassion. This is the focus of this blogpost. While it is true that others may be able to do what we do, and even do it better, and that we are all transient beings in this world, it is also true that each person has unique qualities that make them who they are. These qualities include our strengths, weaknesses, personalities, and life experiences. One sociological theory that can be applied to an individual's indispensability is functionalism. Functionalism emphasizes the importance of social structures and institutions in maintaining the stability and well-being of society. From a functionalist perspective, the phrase "no one is indispensable" suggests that society is greater than any one individual, and t

Cashflow: Key to Personal Budgeting

Managing personal finances can be a daunting task, especially for those who are just starting out or have limited financial knowledge. This has also been a problem for me until I learned one of the most effective ways to manage personal finances through cash flow budgeting. In this article, there will be a discussion about the pros and cons of personal cash flow budgeting and provide examples to support the arguments. Personal cash flow budgeting has several advantages that make it a valuable tool for managing personal finances. One of the primary benefits of cash flow budgeting is that it helps individuals with financial planning. By forecasting cash inflows and outflows, individuals can make informed decisions about spending and saving, ensuring that they have enough cash on hand to meet their financial obligations. This would allow one to foresee months when cash meager, and thus preparations are necessary to make ends meet. For instance, a person may use cash flow budge