How do we know that we know everything? Aren’t we hedging and living our life mostly. Is the if-else state constantly competing with each other?
The race of winning and putting a dent in this universe is so prevalent among us humankind.
What is it exactly? Are we chasing some imaginary goalposts? Or is it a vicious cycle that makes us run?
Our life is all about moving forward, the journey into the unknown. As we grow old the past tries to throw a brick. It tries to remind up about our misdeeds and failures. It is not our fault, the brain has been conditioned such a way that negativity hits harder than success.
What matters to some is their accomplishment which can be monitory or appreciation like pictures hung on a wall.
One thing which makes this journey fruitful is being true to self.
Some people come to our lives and change us for good. Their method might not be conventional.
Stick by them, have trust in them.
Our days are limited and to live a rational life we need their company.
Our world is shaped by the thoughts, people and the environment around us. We are as we see the world and for that people, we interact with, books we read, the environment around plays a major role.
Weave a world with great people around you. Life will be rational and the journey will be more comforting.
Running a startup is like a joyride. One has to be ready for every uncertainty. At times it is fun while stressful at another.
Uncertainty also fosters the opportunity to go against all odds and written conventions.
In most cases with a small team, it unites them and brings them closer. A founder has to give more responsibility to everyone with a firm belief that the team will do it.
Most of the time we live in our echo chambers and blinded by pedigree and bias over age and experiences.
My learning from the small journey so far has been:
- Give responsibility. Keep a firm belief.
- Mentor, be there to guide
- Treat humans as humans, not slave or resource
It is easy to get lost, lose vision for short term gains. We have seen time and again in business and relationships.
Our faith in our journey plays a vital role in reaching our milestone. Every day, every moment our faith is on a test.
Having faith does not mean neglecting reality. But having a clear true north and willingness to walk on the journey towards it.
Nothing comes easy in life, even breathing requires complex coordination.
Being nice costs nothing. All it requires is not being an asshole.
The hyperconnected world persona association is easy. If a bunch associate you with a bully and unkind, you are that. But it is more treating others as you would like to be treated.
We are all fighting our own battles. Some at work, others in a relationship. The world is not perfect. If we have nothing good to say about a person or scenario, we can be quite.
One reason I avoid social gatherings is the number of opinions I get to hear. People with no skin in the game has all sort of advice.
Having an opinion on anything and everything does get a conversation going, not sure how meaningful thought.
Deep knowledge on a subject and skin in the game should take precedence over opinions.
Ruins remind us of the past. Each has its own story and reasons for existence. Some were built to showcase strength, prosperity while others to safeguard from intruders. From being the wonders of the world to reminding ill-fated past, we see them in the present.
Get some time out of your busy life, read, visit them. They will all disappear in no time.
I have stopped seeing disagreement as rejection. Every day of our life is about negotiations. Taking things personally is irrational.
In my 20’s rejection meant war, be it in business on a personal relationship. As I am growing old, I am starting to make peace with it. I don’t see failing negotiations as rejections but a learning experience.
Is anyone preferred before you at an entertainment, or in a compliment, or in being admitted to a consultation? If these things are good, you ought to be glad that he has gotten them; and if they are evil, don’t be grieved that you have not gotten them. And remember that you cannot, without using the same means [which others do] to acquire things not in our own control, expect to be thought worthy of an equal share of them. For how can he who does not frequent the door of any [great] man, does not attend him, does not praise him, have an equal share with him who does? You are unjust, then, and insatiable, if you are unwilling to pay the price for which these things are sold, and would have them for nothing. For how much is lettuce sold? Fifty cents, for instance. If another, then, paying fifty cents, takes the lettuce, and you, not paying it, go without them, don’t imagine that he has gained any advantage over you. For as he has the lettuce, so you have the fifty cents which you did not give. So, in the present case, you have not been invited to such a person’s entertainment, because you have not paid him the price for which a supper is sold. It is sold for praise; it is sold for attendance. Give him then the value, if it is for your advantage. But if you would, at the same time, not pay the one and yet receive the other, you are insatiable, and a blockhead. Have you nothing, then, instead of the supper? Yes, indeed, you have: the not praising him, whom you don’t like to praise; the not bearing with his behavior at coming in.Enchiridion of Epictetus