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why 23 things

Why I choose to write

23 Things.

The 23 Things are 23 questions to ask yourself when you are alone with your problem. It is a unique technique that acknowledges primarily that you must confront your problems alone as this is the only way you will move forward. Unlike other problem-solving suggestions such as ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’, in fact 23 Things identifies that for 90%of the time, that’s the worst thing you can do. Your friend may be able to lend an ear, but they are not a professional psychologist, not to mention that they just may not be free at the very moment you need them, or can be trusted with your inner most secrets. The more you can learn techniques of how to deal with your own situation either for now or for the ongoing future, the happier you will be.

23 Things works on the principle that our lives will always be full of problems no matter what age we are, however to not see this as a pessimistic view on life, it asserts in fact that the only route to ongoing happiness is to learn how to manage your problems yourself either on a long term basis or at the very least at the beginning.

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Who is Raewyn Gwilliam

Raewyn Gwilliam was born in New Zealand but has lived the last 27 years in Malaysia. Spending most of her life as a Primary school teacher and later an English language teacher, Raewyn owns and operates her own International English School, ELIT Language Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

She has also given keynote speeches related to international education and accreditation at global conferences in Bali, Kuala Lumpur and Dubai and has won numerous awards for Outstanding Contribution to International Education.

She spends most of her time developing her Language Centre internationally and writing for her successful blog The Future of Learning.
Raewyn also began her literary career in New Zealand writing stage and radio plays, poetry and has completed one novel. 23 Things is her first self help book.