Twitter is a great place for connecting, learning sharing ideas. Unfortunately in the current scenario, it has a little sad for me. I am taking a couple of week’s break from it. I have discontinued my account for 20 days.
It is humankind vs invisible virus, who would have pictured world war 3. This time around we don’t have two camps fighting for superiority or resources. This time it is different, it is about our survival.
War and corona are alike. They both take lives and wealth. Both make the global economy paralyzed.
A war that requires no ammunition but doctors and precautions.
After crossing 30 I have realized a few things matter in life. Most important being building relationships. I can count on my fingers the number of people I have around me whom I can bank on when am dying.
Does this mean I am stopping my adventure of connecting with more people? Nope, on average, I interact with one or two new people every day. Some stick by, teach me and make me a better and to some I am of some help.
This urge to build new relationships and learning, sharing is what keeps me going. Relationships guaranteed me in getting all my past jobs, hiring I have done currently and mentors who are shaping me in becoming better.
Any relationship requires trust, love, care and the urge to give selflessly. We have to shed our capitalist glasses and know others, their imperfection and relate with them. We have to give more be it love, respect, care.
The more and more I am drowning inside books am realizing about the authors who are reaping $$ out of buzzwords.
Mental model, a cure for stress, leadership, becoming successful, a winner in negotiation. These are the topics you will find the topic of the bestsellers. My limited learning suggests most of these are puff pieces.
I ended up going back and reading history, philosophy, and autobiography.
We, humans, are no machine that requires if-else decision-making capability. We like to be trusted, believed and get loved. Every relationship and handshake happens in a win-win situation.
If you are filling your house selves buying books you are wasting money.