Positive

Being positive is key to success in this journey of life. At every juncture, we have to choose our path and not being positive will let us down.

I was a super pessimistic human until a few years back, then thunder lightning struck. Why am I doing this?

In the end nothing matters, we all die. Some leave a legacy while others find a mistake in everything.

The feeling of positivity has fueled what I call radical fearlessness. I am feeling a better version of myself.

In every situation, my mental model reminds me: nothing can go wrong, I am breathing and all my body parts are well intact.

Capitalism

My tweets and previous posts must be signaling about my disliking towards Capitalism. To clarify, I am a product of capitalism. So having a biased approach against it is irrational.


This independent life of mine, the freedom to do whatever I like and wherever I can travel is part of Capitalism. The meritocratic rise of you without your caste or fathers reference is one such example.


Like our life Capitalism also has the other side aka consumerism. The industry of need creation. The constant reminders by advertisers on what we should eat, wear or buy. The imaginary mirage of earning more on account of killing present life is what I hate.

Disruption

My ear hurts everytime I hear about disruption. I don’t understand why marketers, growth hackers, VCs, journalists or entrepreneurs make use of this.

How can we disrupt something when in reality we are rebuilding it on the same base.

Should disruption be not called progress? The enablers of any market become better with time.

Disruption sounds like nuking for growth.

Read

There is a saying: You are what you read. I subscribe to this philosophy. Past few years have been great, I have been reading in bulk.
I have also realized most of the new age writing: productivity, efficiency, and self-help writings are old wine in new bottle.
Some of these best sellers are personal experiences or summary of research papers. Nobody knows if they will work in real life.
I have decided to limit my reading this year. I will spend more time re-reading some of my favorites.

Wealth

Death is a great equalizer. It treats rich and poor equally. The materialistic wealth does not go anywhere with you.

Famous kings and pharaoh had their tombs built with all the amenities. What happened to those? The thieves are digging for that wealth and pigeons are shitting all over those tombs.

The famous Greek and Roman empires have fallen and their wealth has disappeared.

It took me 33 years to realize that true wealth is not money but the cherished moments of life. The company of friends and family.

I still miss my mass college bunks and hostel bunks for 11 am shows at PVR. We had no money, we would eat cheap burgers at McDonalds’s but I still have a memory of those.

I am not mad at my physical education teacher who beat the shit out of me for skipping early morning runs. I am reaping its benefits now.

Silo

After leaving my fulltime job, I have been living in my own world. I decide and plan my day in accordance with my nature.

When to surf the internet, whom to reply and whom to join for coffee is my decision.

This living in my own world, like Silo mode, has made me better. I am less distracted and not entitled to respond to anyone’s opinion.

The amount of learning I have had in past few years is more than what I had learned in any job or during my graduation.

I wish I could have done this much earlier in my life.

Delegate

Working with a small team has its own challenges. One has to wear multiple hats. While it makes you a multitasker and you end up learning many things, On the positive side, focus gets hit.

The best way of handling this situation is to delegate some of the responsibilities to other members. I understand it is a challenge and for a control freak. If you have hired best folks, you should believe in them.

Delegating will foster positivity and bring everyone closer.

Inequality

I am not a saint. I am part of this same construct where one section is celebrating while other working ass off.

Why is this world so unequal? Why some of us have everything in plenty while others nothing.

Why is that one part has the luxury to gain from all the benefits while paying taxes while another is deprived of essential services.

Expecting a better world with everyone is happy is no less than a Utopia.