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Sonder - The Power Behind Uniting a Community

The world is comprised of countless people, each with his or her own perspective on life. To one person, a particular moment can be one of triumph. To another, the same moment is one of sorrow. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows explains this concept with the word "sonder*". That is the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.

We all live with our own set of conflicts and little moments in life as we traveling our own unique path. However, even in the midst of our worries as we attempt to overcome the storm, we look up and find that the person next to us is not as foreign as we think. They, although never experience what we currently face, are similarly trying to traverse their own path, uncovering their own story as they search for joy. We all have our countless moments, but if there’s one thing we have in common, we are people who will strive to find happiness despite making mistakes. That is how we are one and united.

We are all in this together, going through the trials and passages that life takes us through each with a goal in mind of achieving something better. With this in mind, we build the Azendea community. By connecting with one another in this community, we are inspired to help nurture one another's inner spirits, to embrace what we have and who we are. We invite you to share your experience by sharing these articles with your own community. Join us in learning and growing through each other's experiences.


"In Karate, everyday you have battles, and every time you win. What matters is that you keep going."

"I have a tattoo of the four words I live by: Strength. Balance. Kindness. Humility."

"Train until your idols become your rivals."


*Credits to John Koenig from the The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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