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The world is a school and everyone is a teacher. 

Lessons From The World is a collection of interesting stories.


It ranges from history to culture to personal struggles and successes. It covers places that you may know well but most certainly many places that you may never even have heard of.


This is my journey to explore and learn from stories of our world. 

/ My Story


Hi, My name is Philip.

This site records what I have learned from everyone. About myself and others. About individuals and societies. About history and future. About humans and nature. 

I remember the day when I graduated from my university, with dual degrees in Mathematics and Business, as well as a minor in Economics. I was at the top of the world. I thought I was done learning and have understood most things in life.

But as I hopped from job to job, country to country, I began to notice how vast the world is and how little I know. Calculus is great, but there is much more that I have never heard of. 

And then Covid-19 forced a real change in my routine. Life became very fragile. Things I have taken for granted disappeared. This all led me to re-examine the relationship between myself and the world. I started learning more about the world through self-reflection, reading, and writing. This blog is my attempt to summarize and share the lessons I have learned.

Perhaps there is one lesson that sums up all lessons: The more you realize the vastness of this world, the more you will realize the vastness of your possibilities. For me, learning about how history has evolved and how people live around this world has expanded my thinking about what is possible in life. I hope these lessons would also provide you with a positive spark.

Learning is a lifelong journey.
It would be great to have you as company.

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