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By Bien Justin Mandac

So many thoughts. By Bien Justin Mandac

What gets you thinking?

Life has a way of catching us by surprise, of eating through our minds inch by inch, or of hitting us hard on the face, whether or not we were looking. It’s so interesting to hear how life has been for other people, how their experiences have shaped their personalities. I have learned so much from listening to stories like these, and frankly I believe I need to. We’re given such a limited window to live our lives, to really see what’s going on out there, and unfortunately, some people never get the chance to see that at all. In fact, we may all have been existing and breathing, but barely living at all.

Life is so precious, but also remarkably short, so short that we never will be able to experience every thing in a lifetime. That’s why we hear other stories, why we learn from others’ mistakes and why we build up on what other people discover. We are united in a community of ideas, experiences, stories. These are matters that we shouldn’t keep to ourselves. We should share these, tell these stories. Maybe some would listen. Maybe some would agree. Maybe some would hate us for it. What’s important is it spreads beyond your scope, it goes beyond that forgotten, unrepeated conversation with a friend, or that long-buried tweet, or that sliver of memory. I’ve decided to take that chance, to write my take on what life brings to my table, to write about what provokes my thoughts.

I started this blog in October 2013. I’ve had numerous blogs since high school but I was never able to properly maintain them. For this blog, I’ve decided to turn over a new leaf and write as regularly as possible. I’ll be writing at least every week with a post about a variety of subjects – medicine, career, life, relationships, occasions, literature, pop culture – anything that may tickle my fancy. These are stories and thoughts that got me thinking, and I hope you find something here that would get you thinking, too.

Thanks for visiting!

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