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20 Things I Am Grateful For

I am starting a new year. In this post, I will be looking only at the things in my life I am grateful for. One time watching the GaryVee show on Youtube, he did a thought experiment that brought things into perspective. It went like this: imagine that one day you come home to meet […]

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Mindset by Carol Dweck

I enjoyed this book. I seem to be reading a lot of books that emphasize the usefulness of hard work. I just finished reading Thomas Sowell’s books Intellectuals and Society, and Black Rednecks and White Liberals. Sowell’s books emphasize the importance of putting in deliberate efforts to achieve results just like Dweck’s books. Most of […]

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GOOD AT BEING MEN

I read a detective novel by Jeffery Archer, I think. It was one of the books in the Lincoln Rhyme series. The hero, and quadriplegic detective, Lincoln Rhyme succeeded in making out the villain, a world class assassin. Then a curious thing happens. Lincoln Rhyme asks for an interview with the criminal. In the interview […]

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POLITICAL HOPELESSNESS

I don’t believe despair is always useless. It can sometimes lead to change. When you offend someone you ask for forgiveness as a result of despair. The despair I think isn’t useful is the political atheism among my fellow youth.  The Buddha teaches that before we speak our words should pass through three filters. 1. […]

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ON SLEEP

The commencement speaker when I graduated from university was Mr. Daniel McCauley of McDan Shipping. He said something to the effect that if you weren’t sleeping for four hours you are not working hard enough. This fetish of sleeping for few hours is problematic. It could also be that I am saying this because I […]

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THE NECESSITY OF DATA

Have you ever waited on someone for what you thought were hours till he reminded you that you have only been waiting for fifteen minutes ? This is why having a way of checking what you believe is important. We can be fooled into unnecessary exaggeration, and in other times underestimation. I propose that the […]

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THE LOVE OF BUREAUCRACY

This is an observation I have made. People love bureaucracy. Most people like complicated things. They want to talk about nothing. I don’t mean small talk. I find no problem with small talk where we are all being silly, are happy and have a conversation with no clear goal. Rather, I am saying that people […]

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FOLLOW YOUR BLISS

This title is taken from Joseph Campbell. He uttered the phrase in one of his series of interviews which come under the title Power of Myth. I loved the phrase so much that I couldn’t get it out of my head. I also think that it is a useful idea. I am not sure, but […]

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THE GOOD BOY MENTALITY

I am uncomfortable about this title. I will be talking about a character trait I share. What does good boy even mean? I don’t like to think of myself as a good person, because thinking thus is proud, and one can never be humble enough. The second problem is connected with Cato’s position that he […]

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