The Far Insights

Farihah Fuaad
weekly musings on the wide world of life, with relations to pop culture (mostly k-culture), self-empowerment, and sometimes, something else..
Created 04 Jul 2021
  • Sunk Costs Are Real and Why It Prevents You From Moving Forward
    12 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    Sunk costs... A concept I’ve heard for the first time last week, in Seth Godin’s podcast appearance in The Knowledge Project. "Sunk cost is a gift from your former self.” It puzzled me... What gift? U...
  • A New, Foreign Place Can Make You or Break You: 7 Cautionary Life Lessons from Spirited Away
    05 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    Finally, after dealing with distractions, I am in a better place to move forward and write about Miyazaki’s magnum opus, Spirited Away (2001). We all have come across this quote, somewhere…. “Current ...
  • TMI: Defeated by Distractions
    28 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    P/S: Instead of my usual persuasive/argumentative essay, this week's a rather short one. Share The past 3 weeks or so have been taxing. Emotionally and mentally on me. How I felt for the past month: j...
  • Why Having an Alter Ego Helps us Meet Our Goals
    21 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    We all have a favorite superhero movie—My favorite one growing up was The Dark Knight Trilogy. And whether your favorite superhero/superheroine was Spiderman, Batman, or Wonder Woman, they all share o...
  • Anger, Rage, and Nagging
    14 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    I’ve been thinking a lot about anger. Its consequences on our relationships, and the ability to ruin trust and burn bridges. In truth, anger is something that I’ve been meaning to explore for the long...
  • Why instincts are real and shouldn't be ignored (following Seungri's Burning Sun scandal)
    07 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    Ever heard the saying “a mother's instincts are correct”? Or that you should “always trust your gut instincts”? You must have. Because they are very much real. In a world dominated by science and rati...
  • The Paradox Within Ourselves
    31 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Friends of The Far Insights, As a person who works in a fast-paced environment, I hate being rushed. But I am always in a rush to do something, regardless of work. I have ambitions that require a lot ...
  • Why Every Team Needs All-rounders & Multi-dimensional Members Like Han Jisung of Stray Kids
    24 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 5 0
    I read somewhere that: “An information saved, is an information lost.” Acting on it is the difference. One piece of information lost is what I actually wanted to say about Han Jisung in last issue. ‘H...
  • Pause, and decelerate.
    17 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 6 0
    I have a confession. I do not know how to slow down. There is this looming sense of urgency in me, always. Is it because of my profession as a journalist? The instant-gratification social media/smartp...
  • A Piece of Your Mind
    10 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 8 0
    The thing I love about popular culture is that its ideas can be stretched to the ends of the earth. And no one would question (unless it is absolutely illogical to the storyline) because... it is a wo...
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