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Sword in The Stone and The Prodigal Son: The Narrative of Every Man

In medieval literature and the legendary materials associated with Great Britain, King Arthur is often recalled repeatedly. King Arthur was a British King who lived in the late 5th and early 6th centuries. Among the many heroic tales in Arthurian literature, there is a particular myth which I believe is an ancient metaphor of every man’s life. The myth is about a magical sword called “Excalibur” owned as a lineage by King Arthur. The legend is this – when Arthur was a young boy a group of enemies infiltrates his castle and kills his parents. The only survivor was the…

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The Legend of Samurai: A Deep Life Warrior

The Samurai were the warriors of the medieval and early-modern Japan. Still, in Japanese popular culture, their memory remains prominent. In countless films and novels, the Samurai is depicted as the fearless warriors with lethal skills in sword fighting and hand-to-hand combat. I happened to watch the 2003 epic movie “The Last Samurai” and was fascinated to know how much the legend of samurai could be related to what we discuss here. What makes the Samurai different when compared with the military nobility of other cultures is their unbending adherence to their moral code of conduct in their livelihood and…

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Take a Pause Challenge. #noscreensaturday

Before jumping into anything I like to ask you, what day is today? …. If you took more than 3 seconds to answer that, you are a completely normal person. I couldn’t answer that question a few days ago. That’s how tough and interesting these times are. The last time I checked, the pandemic has already taken down the lives of more than 50,000 people around the globe. Governments and organizations among all the countries are striving to reduce the virus-spread and the death rate of people. We have been staying in our homes for a couple of weeks now.…

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Do Something Now. The Endless Loop of Motivation

Few people commented that the articles that I wrote were good and I would like to thank them for their appreciation. Few others were asking some of my friends who am I? Who is this guy writing about this life theories? What is my motivation and how am I getting motivated to write this blog? Answer to the former question is simple – “I’m nobody”. As I was thinking about the answers to the other questions, I found that it all began with a summer evening two years back, when I decided to “do something”. I was never motivated to…

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Are You Preparing to Thrive in The New Economy? More on Embracing Deep Life.

Yesterday I wrote an article on why someone should embrace a deep life and why these are the best times to do so. In that article, I was just jotting down a few introductory levels of ideas about deep life. For most people, it would appear that deep life is more about avoiding distractions and improving productivity. It certainly is that but there is more. For me, a deep life is an inevitable skill if someone wants to thrive in the future economy. It was back in 2018 that I was first introduced to deep life after reading the book…

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Here You’re Amid the Pandemic. What are You Going to Do About it?

First of all, I want to thank you for taking your valuable time to read this article from your daily scheduled social-media, scrolling newsfeeds, watching that NetFlix series or the new movie on prime video, playing that video-game or whatever you are doing all day amid the crisis that the world is facing. Whatever you’re doing is saving this world, if you are keeping a personal distance of 6 feet from another human being. I like to appreciate that. It’s never been a great time to do all those aforesaid fun activities by laying down on your couch all day.…

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The Point at 7000 RPM

I watched Ford v Ferrari two days ago at a theater nearby. Before heading into anything I like to quote a dialogue from the movie that stayed with me even after I walked out of the theater.  “There’s a point at 7,000 RPMs where everything fades. The machine becomes weightless. It disappears. All that’s left, a body moving through space, and time. At 7,000 RPM, that’s where you meet it. That’s where it waits for you.” I never experienced what 7000 RPM would feel like but I can imagine from the exhilarating movie experience what such a terrifying moment in…

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Read This Before You Set Your New Year Resolutions.

I was taking a nap in the afternoon. During the middle of the nap, one of my friends called me. The interesting thing is he was asking for a link to an online web development course which I took almost an year ago. That was quite surprising for me because he wasn’t the one who usually go for such things like taking an online course to really learn something intentionally! I send him the link and wished him success with his surprisingly new endeavour. I really liked his intention to do something new. I don’t know whether it was his…

Meaningful Technology

Microsoft, Google and Facebook- The History and the Present.

In this article I tell a story about the history and the present of the three tech giants. Moreover, this article explains my philosophy that compelled me to quit social media. In the previous post I made a simple attempt to establish my argument that is-social media act as a proxy to make people feel they don’t lack any shallowness in the real work and the value they provide to physical world. As I argue in that post, I am a post-millennial who is born right into the hands of Facebook. I am 21 now. I joined Facebook when I…

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Focus,Value and Mona Lisa’s Social Media

I have been pretty much experimenting my online presence so far. It’s almost an year now that I had these thoughts of curating a good social media or online presence. But after all those experiments I learned that both social media presence and online presence can be completely different! I quit social media at the end of 2017 and started my blog here. But after a successful isolation from social media distractions I again went back to create a Facebook page and all other social media platforms out there, just to increase my blog traffic. To be honest that wasn’t…

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Most Career Advice Suck!

Most career advice suck! It’s a fact! Why? Most of such advice is centered around two things Follow your passion Connecting to a network and using it for job opportunities As you may have already familiar from my previous posts “follow your passion is crappy advice”. May be such an advice is too much old for this generation. In the past, during the generation of our parents, loyalty was rewarded more. They maintained loyalty with just a single firm to have a lifelong employment. If you do some case studies, most of your parent’s generation may have worked for a…

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Tradable Passion – What If People Don’t Care Your Passion?

This week we have been discussing the myths of follow your passion adage. A great recent work that focus on busting this fallacy of passion is Cal Newport’s So Good They Can’t Ignore You. It’s a best seller and a notable, fascinating may be a crucial work on the topic of leveraging meaningful work. The book focuses on becoming excellent at what you do and how to trade that value in the new economy. This is the point that I’m interested in this article. Passion vs. Jobs We all may feel that most people are doing the work they are…