A look at Winston Wu’s controversial site, HappierAbroad.com.

I love to consume large amounts of information and ideas. Occasionally, I stumble on sites that really get me thinking about certain topics. Whether my reaction to some of the ideas are positive or negative is not relevant, because what makes me curious, or gives me a desire to debate, is inherently good for my intellectual appetite.

Among the many sites like this which I frequently visit is HappierAbroad.com. This is a site run by Winston Wu, who I believe is one of the more controversial figures on the net. He has a large amount of critics, and this is readily apparent if you look up his name. I first heard about him from from a post on an internet message board several years ago, where there was a thread with about 100 responses of people making fun of him. This piqued my curiosity, because when I see a bandwagon of people tormenting some poor schmuck on the internet (or anywhere), my first instinct is to take a step back, avoid the “mob mentality”, and find out what’s really going on. As it turns out, Winston actually has a very large fan-base, and many people who are intrigued by his writing and insights which are very politically incorrect. Interestingly, I was introduced to his writing through his critics.
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How To Become Marketable

Smashing!


You may have recently read my article: (How To Be Your Own CEO). On this same vein, if you become the CEO of your life, one of the first departments you should establish is a great marketing department.
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Is Arguing Good?

Serious arguing. Serious business.


Ever hear the term “preaching to the choir?” This is not a good habit, and it’s the reason arguing is often very healthy. You shouldn’t allow your beliefs and opinions to remain unchecked.

People don’t like to go outside of their circle of comfort. This is why it’s unlikely that you’ll find one of the vast community of Scientology critics doing presentations at the Hubbard center in Los Angeles, with open-minded Scientologists listening, taking notes, and offering constructive rebuttals.
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How To Be Interesting

“I just want somebody who’s interesting…”

Most girls want this in a guy. And, there’s a lot of guys who want this in girls.

“He / she is not very interesting…”

These are not words you want a potential employer to say after you leave the interview.

“What I do is not very interesting…”

This statement translates to “I’m not a very interesting person”.

Let’s face it, there’s a lot of interesting-anxiety out there. Am I interesting enough?

If you don’t feel like you’re very interesting, there are ways to treat this. Most likely, the culprit is a lack of inner-motivation, a lack of direction, and a tendency to withdraw during your spare time into media-centered anesthetization (video games, movies, web browsing, internet pornography, or whatever you fancy).
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Social Status Don’t Mean Jack

High Society

“I need it all… The money, the fame, the cars, the clubs” Rihanna – Hard.

Social status is not, and never will be, a replacement for happiness. There is absolutely no correlation between things like money, status over others, a feeling of power over others, and happiness.

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The Power of Going Out

Do you get out enough? Do you ever hear the phrase “You don’t get out enough”?

Sometimes the simplest solution to a gloomy feeling is to get oneself out of the house and interacting with people. I consider this highly therapeutic.

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