This is Alden Tan! And welcome to the blog of Honest and Real Stories For People Who Want To Be Happy But Can’t Stand Self-Help
The blog that wants to help you, but without any cheesy bullshit
Straight up, this blog about personal development and self-improvement. Its topics ranges from life, relationships, social dynamics to writing and blogging as an entrepreneur.
But… there will be no cheesy bullshit.
I don’t know about you, I hate all the annoying, cliched and trite advice we have out there in the self-help industry today. In fact, I find a lot of advice out there, from supposed entrepreneurs, gurus and experts to be downright insensitive.
They lack empathy.
Everyone’s talking about how great life is, when really, sometimes it’s not. It’s just life.
Everyone’s talking about how happiness is a choice, when really, sometimes it’s not the case for someone. I mean, tell this to a starving kid in Africa or in Syria.
Everyone’s dishing out their life hacks, tips, tricks and overnight cures when really, sometimes professional therapy and even medication are the answers.
Everyone’s regurgitating the same old, motivational quotes, pasted atop a pretty picture of the sunset of some shit, when really, sometimes we aren’t in the mood for such shit.
Most of all, everyone’s conveniently attaching a ridiculously high price-tag on their products that is supposed to heal all your woes. $997 for an online course that’s going to make you happy FOREVER?! I once talked to some life coach (ugh) who claimed to me that he never felt anger again in his life ever since he started meditating.
Give me a break…
Can we just stop meditating and just grab a beer?
Now of course, I do believe self-improvement is important. A curious mindset and hunger to learn are require to become better.
And I think it’s better to do that with honest and real stories. That’s why I am here.
As you’re reading this, this blog is over six years old with over 500+ articles written and published across the web, including at popular websites such as Thought Catalog, Elite Daily and Reader’s Digest. I’ve also gathered over 10,000+ subscribers who have opted in to get my free book, 12 Things Happy People Don’t Give a Fuck About!
How did I achieve all of that?
With my honest and real style. My stories are extremely honest, open and I go straight to the issue without beating around the bush. My advice is unique and in-your-face, so you know that there’s no bullshit involved. My style and tone is extremely personal, which is what my readers love.
You want to know what I think about life coaches and why I think they’re a detriment to people? Read this.
You want to know what it feels like to lose my dad and how to get over a loved one? Read this.
You want to know why I prefer to hang out with gay people sometimes? Read this.
You want to know my experience in going through therapy? Read this.
And you can find many more honest and real articles in the archives. Take your time though.
Here’s a little something about me:
My dad died when I was 20, over a decade ago. He suffered from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) for a couple of years before succumbing to it.)
That day of course, changed my entire fucking forever. You may read more about it here.
Long story short, I obviously have had my life lessons.
And that made me realize life is short (cliched, but well, true.) I’ve since been doing the whole “quit my job to follow my dream” thing. I love to write. I love to dance (I am a Bboy. Sweet picture below.) I love tattoos. I love talking to girls and I love my beer.
In the six years of writing in this blog, I’ve evolved a lot and it’s all for the better as I get to help YOU in the honest and real style.
So I don’t want to ramble on anymore. This blog isn’t just about me.
It’s for you too!
Thank you for taking the time to read this page. I truly appreciate it.
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