Would you rather have the truth, or have your feelings spared? If it was possible, you would like them both; that is, whatever the truth is, it is also in line with your ego and your feelings and it makes you feel good about yourself and conversely, it doesn’t make you feel like you’re wrong… Read More #2 – What Is Truth?
Two of the most vocal camps in the conversation about religion are the atheists and the believers. The third kind of people – the kind who are agnostic, or those who suppose that god may or may not exist – are, for the most part, not as loud or as compelled to prove their belief… Read More #1 – The Fourth Kind of People
For the most part, I try not to bother with news. It is either negative, or repetitive, or completely unnecessary. So when I see random news stories that are actually positive, I find myself smiling and finding something positive, generally is a rare occasion. Earlier when browsing through my flipboard, I came across a story… Read More Death, But Not By Nuclear War
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?