Updated on June 13, 2021.
I joined Medium under a pen name mainly to write about mental health issues and share my own experience with depression and suicide — topics that are still taboo in our society. So much so that I feel pressured to hide my identity from my working colleagues, friends, and family members.
Even my family doctor who used to be a close friend wanted to transfer my file to another doctor after finding out I attempted to commit suicide.
Mental health, depression, and suicide touch everybody — personally, or through a friend, a family member, or…
After surviving a suicide attempt, I fight depression and mental health taboos by writing about suicide prevention and asking troublesome questions regarding life. Let’s stop pretending it is sunny when it rains. And let’s deal with the rain.
Since I attempted to commit suicide, I am overly sensitive to discussions about suicide. And one repetitive message that gets to me is the notion that suicide is a selfish act.
When I concluded that my own death was the best path forward, I believed that it would be best for everybody in my life.
I was wrong. Probably. Suicide is usually…
If you are like me, you always skip the tutorials when logging in to a new game. I just want to get into the game, “see” what it looks like, and get a feel for it. Then, if I like it, I’ll figure it out!
This approach is a major mistake with Upland.me virtual property trading game.
I missed big opportunities and a lot of UPX currency by not properly planning my arrival in Upland. …
Remember Game of Thrones, the HBO TV series we all cherished until a wrecked final season?
While torturing Theon in season three, the infamously sickening Ramsay Bolton shared a piece of wisdom with his victim: “If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.”
I still have nightmares about Ramsay Bolton. Yes, I’m an overly sensitive guy and images of extreme torture haunt me. That’s why I couldn’t watch Criminal Minds. …
“Most people don’t want to be confused with the facts.” ~Jay Bender, mayor of Pollocksville, North Carolina.
Reliable, impartial, and complete news reporting is crucial to democracy.
“Democracy cannot function without communication” ~Jon Krosnick.
We need to find a solution to dying newsrooms and the rise of misinformation.
Updated on Feb. 2, 2021.
We’re living in the past, the present, and the future, all at once — and it hurts!
There are still publications trying to survive with printed material (the past) while almost everything is available online, for free, instantaneously (the present). And since offering everything-for-free is not a sustainable way of running a business, online content creators are trying to find different revenue sources (the future)— with limited success.
Where will that lead us? That’s the million-dollar question (more like billions), but one thing is sure: The current debate in Australia is at the center of…
If you find a friend in the middle of the road with a broken leg, you will do something. You will find a way to prevent traffic from running him over. You will call 911. You will probably visit him at the hospital. And you will do all of that even if it is not convenient for you — even if you have other pressing matters to deal with.
That’s what a friend does.
In fact, we say…
When tough times come, you know who your true friends are.
If you ever went through tough times, you probably realized you…
As announced a few minutes ago, on November 7, Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election in the USA. In January 2021, he will become the 46th President. So what’s next?
Much of the world is breathing a sigh of relief after fearing a second term of Donald Trump in the White House.
Before we get into three steps leading us to something even worse than a Trump re-election in 2020, let’s quickly summarize what the fears were.
Donald Trump is authoritarian and acts as if he is better than the second coming of Jesus (or whatever is the equivalent…
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