The L word

Learning is about inspiration, not information!

You are never really “done” learning. Learning is a constant process that keeps your mind alive and functioning. It can be thought of as breathing for your brain, once you stop doing it, your brain becomes dead<so to speak!> Idle mind is a devils playground. And when you stop assimilating knowledge, your brain becomes idle and starts wandering off in unproductive directions with you having no control over them!

When you do not feed your mind important, informative, intellectual <and other words starting from i that’ll make you think I’m smart> things to think about, it’ll usually result in you pondering over problems and overthinking, which is not healthy for either you or your brain. Keep your mind busy enough so it does not have time to think and worry about all the things that do not exist. Overthinking causes you to worry about the most unlikely scenarios <Imagine some witty example of why overthinking is a mess!>

We can all agree that education system, which says it is teaching something to kids, is heavily flawed. A bunch of kids — each definitely unique in their own ways, with obviously different interests, and who will all take varied amounts of time to comprehend and learn something are taught the same thing over a same period of time and are tested on the basis of their understanding of that! In my opinion, these tests determine the ability of the teacher to convey the information more than the student’s intellectual ability. <Many Indians nodding furiously in approval>

Since the obvious choice of learning seems to be below par, what do we do? Well, the Internet is a wonderful place to turn to at this time. We are fortunate to be a part of a world where you can Google anything and information about it appears for free, at your convenience.

Think about it, Internet is like your portable library+personal advisor+intellectual partner in crime.

In a world where information is so easily and readily available, the irony is that not many access and make use of it. We instead use the Internet for social media stalking and validation purposes. There’s nothing wrong with that but I urge you to take one small break from that routine and to focus on learning something new. It is a very small change in your life that could lead to many good things.


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ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW YouTube Channel!

Hey guys,

I am happy to tell you all that I have started a new Channel on YouTube to be able share my ideas better and in a better way and I hope you guys find it interesting, I would greatly appreciate it if you could take a look at the channel and support it. Thank you in advance.

Here is my video, introducing myself and why I started YouTube:

Stop trying to fix me

We get disappointed sometimes. We fuck up. We get tired of hustling so hard. We get confused. We overthink. We oversleep.

This is all normal. This is all natural.

But have you noticed, when we talk about these to someone — your friend, family member or anybody— they always jump straight into giving advice. They want to tell you what to do, how to do and a routine to follow. They’ll give you solutions, ways to tackle, and overcome this ‘phase of life’. Steps to be productive, a morning routine, an evening routine, a micro habit that you MUST do to change your life. And what not!

I appreciate the urge and the eagerness to help, but please stop now! And I mean this in the politest way ever. Sometimes, I just want to rant, feel helpless, let it all out without wanting any ‘solutions’. I will ask for your help if I need, please do not shove it down my throat when all I want you to do is listen. Just listen to me go on about how I have not done any work this week. Listen to me rant about that annoying person I met on the bus. Or the time I was confused about my career choice. Also, the time when I was overwhelmed during my birthday surprise! Just. Listen.

This is not an order but a request. Stop trying to fix everything. Stop trying to fix me. I am not broken; just living. I’m bound to complain and rant. I’m allowed to do that. I understand the urge to wanna fix something—I have it too, it is human nature to want everything perfect and shiny. But I’ve learned to let it go and take life as it is.

I will surely ask for your assistance if I need it. But until then… Just Listen.


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