An Ode to Selfishness.

Sacrifice — A virtue, it’s taught

By books, sages and great men of the past

To put another’s need and want

Ahead of your own thought and heart.

That selfishness is mean and naught.

But in the end, it only leaves you bruised and wrought.

“Love thy neighbor as thyself” — we’re taught.

But how does one know LOVE, when love for oneself is lost?

Self-care isn’t selfish, it is anything but

For how does one serve others from an empty pot?

Show me a man who isn’t selfish and I’ll prove it a tort.

’Cause the ones that don’t want the world to be self-thought

Are the ones that are the most selfish of the lot.

This one thing can determine the kind of guy you will marry.

If I had to pick one quality that most determines the person you’ll marry it is this — Self-Esteem.

Self-Esteem and Relationships:

When you have a low self-worth, you’ll sell yourself short to some half-smiling wit passing by and allow them to trample over you.

A scene from “The Perks of being a wallflower”
Having a low self-esteem makes you vulnerable to crafty men who lure you with unrealistic praises. Ignorant & gullible women blush and giggle at obvious flattering flirtations and fall prey to guys who use them for their own benefits.

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Time > Money

Ignore Gold and Bitcoin, how about Time as the new currency?

The Industrial Age taught us the only way to make money was to trade time for it. The deal was clear and has always been the same: You give me 8–10 hours of your day, and I’ll give you some money.

Most people spend their entire lives working to earn a “LIVING” while forgetting to actually LIVE.

We often lose sight of the purpose while being too busy in the process.

We live our lives waiting for the weekends; always living ahead of the present moment, assuming happiness lies in the next promotion, the next job, etc., thereby living for “weak ends”. Continue reading “Time > Money”

How to arrive at the TRUTH using the scientific method ?

Aristotle is known to be the father of the scientific method, for establishing a framework of systemic inquiry to measure the truthfulness of a hypothesis.

So, what’s the scientific method anyway?

The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry is commonly based on empirical or measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning.  Continue reading “How to arrive at the TRUTH using the scientific method ?”

Why I talk to myself and why you should too ?

When we see someone talking to themselves and indulging in a serious soliloquy, we usually jump to the common stereotypical conclusion that he/she is weird or insane(schizophrenic, to be precise).

But studies from psychologists show that in fact talking to yourself will make you smarter, relieves stress, retain focus and organize your thoughts more effectively. Continue reading “Why I talk to myself and why you should too ?”

Entrepreneurship: YouTube channels you DO NOT want to miss.

YouTube channels on Entrepreneurship from the people who’ve been there and done that:

1. Every Steve Jobs Video

This YouTube channel has the largest collection of  Steve Jobs’ videos on the Internet.

It has playlists from the 80’s when Steve Jobs started NexT to some of his last days at Apple.
It has a huge library of videos that give interesting insights on his marketing acumen, building a brand, rebounding from failure, his skill for finding the right product-market fit, the user-centric design approach, the man that he is and  how he became the icon of entrepreneurs and of Innovation itself.
Discover his journey on how he built Apple into one of the greatest companies in the world.

2. How to start a Startup

This channel has the most holistic, insightful and practically relevant information on how to start and grow a startup company.

It has a complete package of 20 video lectures from the Stanford University, each of one-hour duration from the co-founders of Facebook and PayPal, and other leading industry experts, which give insights into everything right from starting up, finding a co-founder, pitching to investors, raising investment and basics on sales and marketing.
If you want the lecture notes for the videos, you can find them here.

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