I often hear this advice on internet forums and in person. “Write what you know.” It’s great if you’d like to write something, and don’t know where to start. But it’s really sh*tty advice if that’s all you’re going to do. Don’t write what you know. Write what you’d like to know, what you’d like to read,… Read More Write what you know is such terrible advice…
Some people say that the purpose of life is to find the purpose of life. It is one of the purposes of life. The great thing about life is that, no matter how strongly someone feels about “one” ultimate purpose, the subjectivity of human experience ensures that the purpose of life depends on the individual. In my most… Read More Purpose: What is the purpose of life?
Does Life Matter? In the grandest scheme of things, life doesn’t matter. We are all eventually going to fade away while the universe itself lasts for infinity. But on earth, given how the human species have taken to form, and how rare it is for human beings to emerge, life does matter. There is no… Read More 3 Things You Can Do To Make Life Worth Living
The act of dying itself gives our lives meaning. It is because we die that we live. To die means to embrace our humanity, so there is no bad way to die. But there are bad ways to live, that make ones death preferable to his life. Living as if one knows everything is a… Read More What is the worst way to die?
I often get asked this question – especially from people who want to write but are scared to start. So here’s my two cents. You only need three things. First, you need self-discipline to write. No matter what, you set a goal for yourself and you write. Most authors will write a chapter or 500 words every… Read More How do you write well?
That we are not perfect is widely accepted. Why else do we need to work towards the betterment of ourselves? Not that we all do it as much as we ought to, and in this busy world where there are a million things to do, it just gets harder. I came about this quote from… Read More An Ode To Death, Inspired By Bertrand Russell
I was very close to making the title of this post “the three steps to achieving world peace” or “improve human life in three easy steps”. Those would get me the clicks, but would they bring back my soul? Jokes aside – this was originally a question on quora. I liked the question so much,… Read More What Should We Do To Improve Human Life?
I’m sure that you have heard of this quote widely attributed to Einstein: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life believing it’s stupid.” It’s quite apt in a situation where we tend to compare ourselves to others. Perhaps we don’t think… Read More Comparing yourself to others is crazy – but you already know that!
Every person that I meet wants to read more. Two problems face us when it comes to reading. First, we don’t have enough time to read at all and second, when we do – there is so much to read and so little time. Conversely, We don’t spend as much time reading as we used to. This story… Read More Reading and the Three Golden Rules of Wisdom
How many conversations have you had about Passion? Most of life is about reflection and to ask oneself whether one is living the best possible life. So many people continue to reevaluate, turning away from job opportunities that are prestigious but not courageous, making families out of friends and neighbors, buying less, giving away more,… Read More Passion: Did you give it your very best?