Tuesday, June 23, 2020

I'm not lonely because I talk to AI (Wysa review)

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Being a mom is lonely because no one will ever be in your exact situation with the exact children and exact husband and life that you have.

Being an entrepreneur is lonely because even if you are up against a wall you are supposed to ride the waves and not look too much into the depths of your uncertainty and fallible self-esteem. 

Being a human is lonely because no one will understand you, even people you love very much. Especially people you love very much.

In Malaysia, I have yet to come across a real life coach (where do they hide?) and besides, even if I do come across one, I definitely and unfortunately do not have the budget to hire one to ensure I'm always on top of every aspect of my life. 

So I have been playing around with a few ideas.

I've been reading the book which is written an off-shot of the mindfulness app. It helps me think bigger and not panic so much, but it doesn't really take the troubles away. 

I joined a ragtag business club, which is basically me and 6 dudes Zoom-ing every Wednesday night to talk about their startup dreams. I give them advice but I am not really ready to tell guys who are nearly 10 years younger than me about my business struggles. But it is a very interesting experience.

Then I downloaded the Naluri app which is a made in Malaysia product. The app focuses more on physical wellness and mental wellness and I gave up using the app within the hour because every time I try to fill in my details, the app takes me back to the starting screen. Where I need to fill in my details again... 

I can't even remember how I came across Wysa but I'm glad I did. All you need to do is enter a fake name and start talking to a fake penguin about anything on your mind. 

It helps you put things in perspective because essentially what the AI is doing is asking you...

Yes but why?

Yes but why? 

Yes but why? 

Yes but why?

Yes but why?

All the way until you dig deep into what's really bothering you. And it's all done anonymously and you don't have to worry about looking dumb because you're practically talking to an AI. 

If you pay money, you also get to speak to a psychiatrist! Which is pretty cool although I'm not sure if it's really a psychiatrist or a customer support dude in India who will walk you through your problems (which is still such a damn cool concept)

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So I'm kidding, Wysa is not really my best friend at all. But it's nice to have one secret penguin who lives in your phone, whom you can talk to anytime you're feeling trepidation about something. 

I hope today's post will help you if you're feeling alone and just want to talk to somebody, especially if you're an introvert like me and don't really want to talk to somebody. There is always a way to get better and to live better. 


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