Why We Should Avoid Social Media During a Break

Imagine that you live in a developing country and you earn your income through working as a labourer. Your profession requires you to carry heavy stuff from one place to another. Or you are a construction worker who spends his…
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Finding Extra Hours for Personal Growth

My very first article on this website was about the cost of wasting an hour. It turned out that the cost of wasting just one hour a day is around 2 months of our productive life every year. This is…
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In Praise of Wasting Time

In his book In Praise of Wasting Time, author and MIT Professor Alan Lightman emphasizes how important it is to waste time these days in terms of allowing our minds to roam freely in any direction which opens the gates…
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On Learning from a Single Source

Eric Hoffer was a fine American philosopher whose quote below resonates really well with the technological era. In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer…
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Man vs Artificial Intelligence (AI)

A hot topic these days is the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the following decades which I have touched briefly in a previous article. Some believe in a Terminator like scenario where machines will be ruling the world while…
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Forming an Opinion

There is one little error I see in reasoning of so many people that I feel the need to mention it here. In fact, I have heard it from famous and well-established thinkers and read it in their best-selling books….
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The Next Thing

The Next Thing

One of my favorite books is The One Thing in which the authors describe the concept of time blocking of up to 4 hours to focus on the most important task each day. Their philosophy is that the person who…
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A Good Hand

Being members of the same species, all humans have a similar physiological functioning. Due to this reason, we sometimes mistakenly assume that everyone is the same and general purpose techniques for self development are devised by amateurs (including me) that…
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Being Grateful for Being Grateful

As they say, the children do not listen to our words, they simply imitate our actions. As I have mentioned in other posts on gratitude here and here, we have this ritual at the dinner table where every member of…
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Because We Can ….

Android David conversing with Dr. Holloway

In the great movie Prometheus, the android David engages in a very interesting conversation with Dr. Holloway. Holloway: You think we wasted our time coming here, don’t you? David: Your question depends on me understanding what you hoped to achieve…
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