I am not an original thinker. I never have been. I am decent cloner. I pick up ideas which work and make them mine. Inspired by this post by Jacob, I thought of coming up with a list of 100 ways I use to make my life better than before. This is not a list… Continue reading 100 Ways To Live Better
You must have heard from your friends that there is no point of saving money today. We do not know anything about tomorrow. I have. Plenty of times. From friends and family alike. I thought that it is a good reason to present a case for financial freedom. Why do we really need to be… Continue reading Making the Case for Financial Freedom
Two people got together. They mated. They reproduced. You were born. You have been given a life. You cannot help it now. You have to live it. How can you undo it? There is only one solution - death can. Now, what do you make of this life? Do you just die? Or do make… Continue reading Funny Thing Called Life
Napoleon defined military genius as "The man who can do the average thing when all those around him are going crazy." Average things are boring. Boring things are not intellectually stimulating enough (in the wrong ways). They don't give us the adrenaline rush. My rules for a boring life. a. Mediocre skills required to create… Continue reading Very Boring. Works Like Magic.
We have an inherent phobia for putting things out in public. We believe that no one will appreciate what we have put out. To begin with, we must stop giving a fuck. Start putting things in public. I am sailing in this boat for ages now. I have hardly put anything on my blog for… Continue reading Doing vs. Thinking
Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning. - Henry Miller Have you ever wondered that it would have been better if you never took birth? Have you ever wondered that there are greater pains in life than there are pleasures and that it makes no… Continue reading David Benatar on Quality of Life
A happy person wants 10,000 things. A sick person wants just one thing. Desires are clouding your mind, be aware of their effect. Desire is suffering. - Naval Is it too cliched to write letters to your younger self? Have you read way too many of them already giving the same advice to everyone? Do… Continue reading A Letter To My 20 Year Old Self
They have always said "Think before you act". They could have said it better "Consider the second and third order consequences before acting". How do you define Second order thinking (also known as second-level thinking)? Before we define second order thinking, let us understand the definition of first order thinking. First order thinking is the… Continue reading Using Second Order Thinking in Life and Everywhere Else
The race of human beings is meant to get carried away with worldly pleasures. We continue to get stuck in the laboriousness in pursuit of such pleasures. More money, a bigger house, a bigger car, a bigger diamond, or a 7-star holiday. We continue to get anchored to such pleasures and forget to re-consider if… Continue reading Anchors pulling us down and how to deal with them?
She was just a cockney in a nice dress. Until she believed in herself. Then it didn't matter what dress she wore. Can you imagine starting school at the age of 16 and completing PhD in History at the age of 28? Tara Westover, a US national, was born in the late 80s and brought… Continue reading Who is Tara Westover?