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Grow Beyond The Image


When you are in a relationship with someone, you form an image of that person in your mind. For some time, the person’s actions and the image of the person you have in your head are in synch. Over time, Read more…

A Subtractive Approach Is Sometimes Better


In my weekend reading, I came across a scientific study featured on the cover of the April 8 issue of the journal Nature that presents a compelling idea about the importance of subtraction in our daily lives. The core idea of this scientific Read more…

Why Do We Care So Much What Other People Think?


Why do we care so much about what other people think? 5000 Years Back…… Imagine for a moment that you are back in time, roaming the savannas of central Europe. You are a part of a close-knit tribe, hunting together Read more…

Seek Out Diversity


It is a normal human tendency to belong. So when we go to any new place, a new setting, we seek whatever is familiar- familiar faces, familiar locations, familiar food- because this is what makes us feel comfortable. So we Read more…

Embrace Vulnerability


What comes to your mind when you think of the word “vulnerability”?  Fear, being hurt or betrayed, or sign of weakness ? For a long time, I used to think that showing vulnerability is a sign of weakness. Therefore, if Read more…

Time Well Spent

Time Well Spent

“Were all the geniuses of history to focus on this single theme, they could never fully express their bafflement at the darkness of the human mind…No person hands out their money to passer-by, but to how many do each of Read more…

Don’t Count The Flaws In Others


Napoleon Hill in his book Think and Grow Rich said something very wise. “It was as great surprise to me when I discovered that most of the ugliness I saw in others, was but a reflection of my own nature.” Read more…

Generosity Is A Form Of Energy

Generosity Is Energy

A friend called me last evening, and while chatting, he said something that intrigued me immensely. My friend, based in India, helped many people during the last wave of Covid crisis that India went through. But, in his mind, he Read more…

We All Have Three Levels Of Fear


A couple of days back, I wrote about how defining the fear is an essential first step to overcoming fear. I had a reader reach out to me wanting to check how we can define our fears, particularly when the Read more…

Is Hotdog A Sandwich?

Is Hotdog A Sandwich

“Is Hotdog a Sandwich?” I did not know the answer to this question is such a big deal. Apparently, it is for many who are on both sides of the divide. A few years back, social researchers did a small Read more…