The pain needed to grow

Back in 90s there is a TV show called “Growing Pains”, and I grew up watching it. I didn’t think much about the meaning of title back then.

Sometime ago, Ajahn Brahm also mentioned in one of his talks about growing pain.

Pain is usually associated with bad or negative energy, unpleasant feeling, and no one wants it. It’s not always about the physical pain like bruise, but it can be one too.

When you’re aiming to complete something but didn’t go smoothly.

For example, there are times at work when I was so caught up with the situation I’m in. I thought, why can’t we have a smooth work. There are many factors contributing to it, aren’t it?

Or when you’re trying to run a marathon, when you just want to finish it but your legs won’t just cooperate.

At first, those pains make me upset, disappointed or irritated. But I start to appreciate it as pit stop. When things just move smoothly, sometimes I tend to forget what happened around me.

Tired mind could be caused by ourselves, we think too much, or take the damage to ourselves. Muscle pain because we hardly exercise or we do it wrongly. So let’s embrace them.

As things are happened for a reason.

Do you have any growing pains moment lately?

A LIVE (Pt 2)


If you fail to realize your value, isn’t it because you didn’t acknowledge it

That’s what the main character told the other lead, after hearing that his justification why he behaved that way and did many things because he wants to be recognize by the people around him.

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As long as the possibility is not zero, we should pursue it.

Was said by a female doctor to the main lead. I’ll not say anymore to avoid any spoilers. If you have time, you should watch this Japanese drama A LIVE. It’s still airing, although it’s reaching out it’s climax.

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DOCTORS 3 The Ultimate Surgeon: side note


When it’s painful, say it’s painful. You don’t need to endure it. It’s OK. There will be someone around to help you. Sagara Kousuke.

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두번째 스무살 side note

You wrote a bucket list because you’re dying. Then you found out that you’re not dying, you stop pursuing it. Don’t stop!

ref: Twenty Again

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Shinagawa Daichi: Once they label you delinquent then the label will stuck with you forever

Adachi Hana: The first time I met you, you were willing to do something for someone you just met. So I think you’re a nice guy. Isn’t it just you trying to keep the label? We have the option to change

Yankee-kun to Megane-chan (ヤンキー君とメガネちゃん)

I’m following 37.5度の涙 (37.5° no Namida) drama at this moment and one of the main characters is played by Narimiya Hiroki (成宮寛貴) whom I used to hate so much because of his role in Bloody Monday (ブラッディ・マンデイ), and I found that his character in the current airing drama is not bad. And then I stumbled into his older drama.

It’s a little slow to get to the point in the first episode, and I think the Adachi Hana character is a somewhat noisy, but it has few good lines. So, I’ll watch it too.

アイムホーム I’m Home

Key 4


There are too many things in this world that we can’t turn back. But I think that, there are not many things that we can do it again.

Hisashi Eiji

Getting impatient

Recently I was watching “Miss Pilot”, a Japanese drama, about a lady who has easy going personality and not particularly smart but has a good heart. She was accepted as pilot trainee and surprised that she pass the preliminary screening. (maybe you think that it’s very typical scenario in drama right?)

When she was in training with other candidates, they started with different job role before having pilot training. They were thinking that all of those are useless and doesn’t help them in becoming pilot. So they are restless and stress if they are actually on the right track to become a pilot.

Their instructor didn’t want to help them directly but indirectly giving them few hints.

All of those are necessary because a plane can’t take off if they don’t run in the runway and they have to reach certain speed before taking off. So, those chores are their runway preparation.

Sometimes we just too impatient when we can’t get what we want. Then, we started to doubt ourselves that can we do it? or maybe asking “does this suit me?”.

1. We need to have clear master plan to achieve our goal. And take note the results of each milestone. By tracking and evaluating it, we will be able to determine if we really make progress.

2. If our goal is too big to achieve, for example world domination, break it into smaller steps. It will make it easier to reach and accomplish. Once we get one down, move on to next one.

Also, have a talk with your friends, sometimes it helps to see things differently.

Do you have similar experience? Getting impatient because your goal seems too hard to reach?