Hi world, I’m back on the internet! I recently got back from a 9 day vacation to the Ladakh valley, driving through some of the most remote parts of Northern India. I’ll get down to writing a much longer post about how amazing the experience was once I get bored of staring at this picture. Sigh. Where’s my chai, now?
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.Roald Dahl (via kateordie)
I saw this notebook (A sentence a day) at Kikki.K yesterday and it made me understand why I don’t write or blog much. The commitment needed for writing a well thought out blog post scares me away. Since writing isn’t something I don’t have a natural flair for, even writing a 2-3 page essay is a few days worth of work for me.
But that notebook made me realise, I still want to document the small stuff. Ideas, pictures, feelings, general ideas that occupy my mind - probably just a paragraph or two long. In fact, I recently discovered a friend’s blog that seems to be exactly like that. I wonder why I don’t do this more often because Tumblr is the perfect platform to do that on! And there’s no fear of it taking up hours to do. So, yeah, small steps. I didn’t spend the 20$ buying that notebook, but I have promised myself - one post a week.
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.M Scott Peck
The thing about capitalism, and our dismal history with capitalism-at-large, the “assume the other party is a shitbag” idea is so fundamentally ingrained in our cultural DNA that it is very hard to imagine any other form of collaboration/competition where this assumption doesn’t hold.An excellent essay by Chris Johnson titled “Anti-tesla sentiment and the Death of Optimism”
The feeling when you finish up an analysis only to realize the raw data was all garbage.
Over the past few months, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about the qualities in people that I really respect and look up to. What does ‘growing up’ really mean? And how should I be measuring my progress as a human being, rather than the conventional ways society has taught me to, i.e. money & career.
Then I stumbled upon this image. It describes my ideas absolutely perfectly. I might not be on the top yet - But i’d like to believe that I’m attempting the climb. I think step #1 to making yourself a better human being is definitely self-awareness and accepting that you have flaws.