How to cool down and understand negative feelings

Feb 12th, 2016 Articles

Did it ever occur to you why people get angry? frustrated? feel helpless and all these other negative emotions? It is mostly because of certain factors, at that time, that invoked those emotions. We all understand that, but most commonly people get trapped in those emotions that result in negative situations, and thus a negative life. I’ll try to explain how to deal with such…

Why I won the speech contest

Jan 15th, 2016 Articles

“次はアーリフ・ムタズさんです。「名前珍しいですね!」というタイトルです” (Next up is Mutaz Arif, the title is “your name is pretty rare!”) The hall went silent. More than 100 pair of eyes are starring at me as I steadily walk toward the podium. I momentarily give no shit about the audience and setup my iPad and the mic so I can have a smooth speech. I decided I should go army style so I…

Thoughts about the get better mindset – My experience in High School in the US

Jan 8th, 2016 Articles

I wrote this article after I just got off watching this great and important video for Heidi Grant Halvorson in 99u. (that was back in March 2015) Heidi Grant Halvorson: The Incredible Benefits of a “Get Better” Mindset She was talking about “be good mindsets” and “get better mindset”. Summarizing those will be as follow: – be good mindset is all about only looking at the final goal,…