Expression, Random
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We quit.

It’s quite funny.

My friend Michael + I decided that we will stop writing “serious stuffs” for 2016. I feel quite happy about this. ^^

The motivation is simple– Everyone has ideas, but not everyone can empathize. Everyone preaches “freedom of expression”, but it usually ends up in hate, especially without knowledge of context.

Today I read an article by my favorite Finnish Politician Erkki Tuomioja. It points out how damaging social media is to the perpetuation of hate speech. I completely agree! You can spread whatever lies, shame, or nonsense via social media. Make up something, repeat it 1,000X, and people swallow hook, line and sinker.

I don’t want to express my opinions on controversial topics anymore. I used to think of engagement as really challenging people’s opinion. Playing the Devil’s advocate sometimes, so to speak. But now I see that perhaps, engagement on social media is but a form of praise and inflating a bubble.

For Michael’s case it was like, “So that’s my game plan for a 2016 completely devoid of hope. That’s okay. Hope is completely overrated anyway.”

Ha-ha! πŸ˜€

Feel free to unfollow. πŸ™‚


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Hi! This is Wan Wei and some affectionately call me WW. I help people remember you. Also Editor in Chief at IKIGUIDE (, Singapore's first online portal on personal branding.


  1. Juha Maenpaa says

    Hi WW,

    Your writings have been very delighting. I will not unfollow πŸ™‚

  2. Free speech, once a noble value has now become a tool to spread hate. What some don’t seem to understand is that with freedom comes responsibility. Responsibility for one’s self and others.
    But back to the topic. I quit long time ago. Welcome to the other side. 😎

    • Couldn’t agree more. πŸ˜‰ thanks a zil Ron! Social media really jinx up original raw feelings and messages.

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