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! 😀

Feel free to unfollow. 🙂


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Hi! This is Wan Wei and some affectionately call me WW. As a naturally curious person, I have interviewed over 100 inspiring politicians, C-level executives, entrepreneurs and influencers globally! Also Editor in Chief at IKIGUIDE (, Asia's first portal on personal branding.


  1. Juha Maenpaa says

    Hi WW,

    Your writings have been very delighting. I will not unfollow 🙂

  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. 😉 thanks a zil Ron! Social media really jinx up original raw feelings and messages.

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