A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
We are full of mysteries. The older we get, the thicker the layers. And that’s why communicating is tricky. Grownups are no longer kids who have no issues and problems to live with. We have too many issues to deal with at a point in time, making it even harder for other people to communicate.
Don’t worry; everyone feels the same way. That’s why books and seminars on communication are…
“The Art of War” is presumably the earliest war and military science treatise written by Sun Tzu, a Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher.
This treatise has influenced both Eastern and Western warfare, military thinking, and strategies. It is also reported that Napoleon read the book when it was published in Paris in 1782.
Long story short, this treatise is a significant piece of work — and art — that has affected the history of humankind.
Although we no longer witness the traditional warfares, this book is still a good read, because life is a war.
I have compiled…
The difficulty in life is the choice.
— George A. Moore
As I work from home, my laziness shot up. At the beginning of the lockdown, I woke up, and then I decided whether I’d take a bath. Then, I decided whether I needed to have breakfast. I made a lot of decisions before I was even fully awake. By the time I turned on my laptop to work, I felt a bit tired and unmotivated.
Then, it was time for lunch. As I packed up to go to the nearest canteen, I wondered which food I wanted to get…
I started a photography business because I thought it was my Ikigai.
Ikigai is a Japanese concept on how to live a purposeful and fulfilling life. It is described as the sweet spot among what you love, what you are good at, what the world needs, and what people pay.
Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean.’”
— Matthew 15:10–11
We live in a verbose world. Words are often thrown like harmless weapons. Often they are uttered without second thought and consideration. Often they sow hatred and malice despite unintended.
The advent of social media escalated this verboseness. One can reach anyone in this world in a matter of seconds. One can touch anyone’s life in a matter of clicks. …
Since the beginning of my money management journey, I have always been interested in the longevity of my investment. A good investment option for me will bring me closer to my goal with minimal risk. Hence, I love index funds and ETFs.
I had always been that guy who tells people don't buy cryptos because they are pure speculation.
But my “dislike” was not a groundless accusation.
With ETFs and index funds, you put your bet on real companies, generating real money.
With cryptocurrencies, you put your bet on how high/low the next buyer will buy your virtual coins.
When you first come to Reddit looking for crypto communities, you will be surprised by how many memes and jokes hurled by the members daily. It feels like crypto is just a bunch of geeks trying to be millionaires by buying stupid coins.
But when you dig deeper, it is a community that has one purpose: to explore the alternative of the current system. This means different things to different people.
Some say wealth is the purpose.
Some say early retirement is the purpose.
Some say escaping from a broken and corrupt system is the purpose.
Whatever the reason is…
I had always been a confident man. I was quite a prominent figure in and out of high school. I had many friends, and life was fun.
But in my early college days, I became a very insecure guy. My family had a financial setback, and part-time jobs filled my college days.
I was always concerned about how thin I was, how little money I had, how slovenly I looked, how crooked my teeth are. Everything I had — and was — bugged me persistently.
Every day I looked in the mirror, I saw someone with no self-esteem, no bravery…
Ideas are enigmatic. They come to you when you don’t need them. They avoid you when you want them badly. Brainstorming doesn’t work if you need original ideas. The name itself poses horror.
So why bother trying to ideate? Exactly. You don’t need to ideate; it is as useless and insignificant as Justin Bieber appearing in FRIENDS REUNION.
Instead of trying to ideate, prepare to receive ideas while doing unrelated, mundane activities.
This is my favorite. You can obtain many valuable, crazy, interesting ideas from comments on YouTube videos or Instagram posts.
The comment section is an idea mine that…
Sometimes you need to wait for Axios (a popular HTTP request library)to return a value before proceeding. A promise allows you to do that.
It lets you write asynchronously executed but predictable code.
You won’t be able to run parallel HTTP requests.
You might need to send multiple HTTP requests to fetch your data from multiple API points.
Asynchronous execution lets you run multiple HTTP requests at one go. …