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The Stupid Urge to Do Something

We have been designed to be occupied, to run from ourselves. With each passing day, humans are spending less and less time with themselves. Even when we are in our bedrooms, we are spending this time with thousands of people. For some reason, we have this urge to always open our phones, pick up a

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In Praise of Suffering: How I Ran My First 10 Kilometres With Zero Experience…

I had never run before. My only memory of running was trying to qualify to represent my house in primary school and never cutting through. My other memory are all the times I dodged the early morning jogging sessions in high school. I never thought of running as my thing. It’s one of those things

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We Are All Microphones

We tend to wait for far too long. We wait for someone else to give us permission to do something. We keep postponing the actual things we wanna spend our lives doing. We keep pushing things to the next day, next month, next year, and then, it’s the next life. But as we do that,

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Prune Your Life

One of my first mentors told me that as a young man, it is best to plant as many seeds as possible. A good part of one’s twenties should be spend finding out many things about one self. Twenties is when you try to live life at the extremes. In one’s 20s, he often told

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Clarity, Conviction and Courage

I was having a discussion with one of my mentors. One thing about a mentor, is that they must be the kind of person you are not worried about being vulnerable in their presence. You ask them all sorts of questions. You have no self-censoring when around them. You can tell them all about yourself.

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How Networks Enabled Humans To Rule…

Human beings are special, they are superior. Life has accorded us other advantages that have enabled us to outlast all the other species despite our many weaknesses. If it was purely about weaknesses, human beings would not have survived this long. We are some of the physically weakest species. We are some of the tinniest.

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Memories Are Over-Rated!

The past is over-rated, past achievements are over-rated. Many people get locked in their past and almost never move on. Some people travel and then waste the whole experience taking photos. I used to be one of those people. Not anymore. I have no time for travel selfies. 90% of my experiences have not been

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Don’t Follow Your Passion!

I used to make a case for ‘follow your passion.’ Like many others, having watched Steve Jobs’ Commencement address supported my biases. I was hooked onto the ‘follow your passion’ train. It sounds a nice thing to tell other people. You’re lost in life? Just follow your passion. You hate your job? Just follow your

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I Was Wrong About Blankets and Wine!

I have a confession to make, I was wrong, totally wrong about Blankets and Wine. From the onset I had written off Blankets and Wine as one event where the snobbish of the town came together, where those with arrivalism syndrome came to have a party. I had all my millions of biases about Blankets

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Creators Rule The World

You want to spend 90% of your time creating and just 10% of your time consuming. The nations that rule the world are those that are the producers or better still, own the means of production. Countries that get this equation inverted are not on top of the bottom chain. You must be creating, you

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