The Bridge: How Toxic People Can Affect Our Lives

Arvin Ardakani/ January 11, 2019/ Coffee Chat with Arvin

This short story really resonated with me and perfectly shows how sometimes toxic people enter our lives and affect us in negative ways. The fable begins with a man wrestling with his own thoughts about his future and what choices he wants to make about his life. After much contemplation, he achieves great clarity and is excited about the vision

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My 2018 in Review

Arvin Ardakani/ January 1, 2019/ Personal Development

Here I am. On first day of 2019, reflecting on everything that happened last year. 2018 was challenging, but I loved every step of the way. Because new challenges mean growth, and growth means progress towards something bigger. But WOW! What an adventure it was last year. In 2018, I had to be the most courageous version of myself. Surprisingly,

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Clive Staples Lewis on Love & Vulnerability

Arvin Ardakani/ November 8, 2018/ Coffee Chat with Arvin

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe

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Theodore Roosevelt on vulnerability

Arvin Ardakani/ November 8, 2018/ Coffee Chat with Arvin

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again

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Can One Person Make a Difference?

Arvin Ardakani/ May 14, 2018/ Coffee Chat with Arvin

So what does it mean exactly to make a difference? And can only one person do it? Making a difference is when someone uses his/her vision, values and beliefs to change the future, no matter how small. Looking back at history, the number of people who changed the direction of the world and the future of humanity is not small.

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Hi There!

Arvin Ardakani/ May 13, 2018/ Coffee Chat with Arvin

Hi there, Welcome and thank you for checking out the English version of my website. This website was initially designed for Farsi language only. However, I am working on the content to make the English version available as soon as possible. Thank you again, Arvin