Posted in Life, Salient Thoughts

A Rebirth

It was not an instant death. It was a dwindling, like the waning of a candle light that was once burning with fervor. Then the air grew thinner and the light began to die slowly.
 
Except you didn’t take note of the implication. You focused on the tiny patch that was still visible too much to notice that the rest of the room had grown dark.
 
Then the light went out. And total darkness was all you had left. You had to feel your way around like a blind man walking in a world full of light but can’t see it–because that is what you are.

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Posted in Life, Thought Dump

Inches In A Mile

Progress is as simple as an inch in a mile. It’s not leaps, not at first. It the little effort put in at being better at something consecutively, so that that effort builds up and you don’t have to start from scratch each time. Continue reading “Inches In A Mile”

Posted in Life, Thought Dump

Just Be Yourself

“Just be yourself.”

This is perhaps the vaguest advice to give anyone trying to fit in anywhere.
Why?
Because most people don’t know who they are.

They sure have this idea of who they think they are, but it’s not grounded on any intrinsic value or personal belief and principles. It is rather inherited from societal norms and widely accepted biases.
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Posted in Book Review, personal growth

Book Summary + Opinions: ‘The Obstacle Is The Way’ by Ryan Holiday

I actually wrote this last year after reading the book, but seeing Tim Ferriss recommend it again in his newsletter made me decide to share this:

The Obstacle Is The Way is a collection of stories and principles about Stoicism, a philosophy I stumbled upon last year and I’ve found very helpful, thanks to books like this and authors like Ryan Holiday who also wrote The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living.

So without further ado, let’s get into this. Continue reading “Book Summary + Opinions: ‘The Obstacle Is The Way’ by Ryan Holiday”

Posted in Scattered thoughts, Thought Dump

Give A Little Fuck

You’ve heard it a million times, but it doesn’t kick in until you experience it.

I mean, you could recite it if it were a poem. You could preach it like it’s the gospel–that you have to love what you do to get optimum satisfaction and outcome.

But then, after preaching, you go back to doing your shitty job everyday and hating every moment of it, wishing for a big break when you could do what you actually love and do it passionately, on your own terms. Continue reading “Give A Little Fuck”