Philosophy Disclaimer

Sometimes I fail to follow what I say, But I never fail to try.

Everything I say may be wrong.


Anand Gandhi

What Marco Polo and a web designer have in common / Wrote it

Marco Polo is merchant who wrote about the ancient silk road. Before many of them traveled through that, but he only wrote it down. Chris who found the css-tricks is similar to him, he wrote about css and eventually build a business from it.

Think through the people who are well known in your industry. Why do you know who they are?

Are they the most talented? Sometimes, but often not.

Almost always it is because they teach.

To be known, you must teach

The way I see it, you have two options: keep your skills and knowledge to yourself and be quickly forgotten (like the first explorers) or take the Marco Polo/Chris Coyier path and share what you’ve learned so that you will be remembered.

Nathan Barry

Health Benefits of Friendship

Longevity researcher Dan Buettner on the health benefits of friendship:

I argue that the most powerful thing you can do to add healthy years is to curate your immediate social network. In general, you want friends with whom you can have a meaningful conversation. You can call them on a bad day and they will care. Your group of friends are better than any drug or anti-aging supplement, and will do more for you than just about anything."


The Power of Positive People

Feynman Learning Technique

The Feynman Learning Technique is a simple way of approaching anything new you want to learn.

When you really learn something, you give yourself a tool to use for the rest of your life. The more you know, the fewer surprises you will encounter, because most new things will connect to something you already understand.

There are four steps to the Feynman Learning Technique, based on the method Richard Feynman originally used. The steps are as follows:

  1. Pretend to teach a concept you want to learn about to a student in the sixth grade.
  2. Identify gaps in your explanation. Go back to the source material to better understand it.
  3. Organize and simplify.
  4. Transmit (optional).

The Feynman Technique is not only a wonderful recipe for learning but also a window into a different way of thinking that allows you to tear ideas apart and reconstruct them from the ground up.


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Life is not a journey

Life is not a journey. Journey is all about at the end, may be at least sometimes.

May be we are cheating ourselves from school days. we gone into the Kindergarten , School with all grading system that washed out our creativity and intelligence. An we joined a company and work hard day by day for getting to the end may be the success or heaven, whatever it is.

Journey is all about the end.

Actually the universe and life is playful. Its like playing a guitar or dancing, its not about the end. its all about the moving, the present moments.

Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road - Paul H Dunn


After Skool

10 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Older, if You Aren’t Careful

10 things you may regret when older, if not purposefully, mindfully attended to now, are likely to include:

  • Following the crowd in order to fit in or gain approval
  • Not taking chances
  • Not putting in discipline and effort toward your health
  • Staying within your small bubble
  • Not making the time and effort for the things important to you
  • Complaining all the time
  • Not putting priority and energy toward your great friendships
  • Not reading more
  • Not playing more
  • Working too much


Stay foolish

The list of mistakes you can never recover from is very short.

But you likely realize your life will not be destroyed if your book doesn’t sell or if a potential date turns you down or if your startup goes bust. It’s not the failed outcome that paralyzes us. It’s the possibility of looking stupid, feeling humiliated, or dealing with embarrassment that prevents us from getting started at all.

The first step to being courageous is being willing to look foolish.


James Clear

Second Brain Summary

Building A Second Brain is a methodology for saving and systematically reminding us of the ideas, inspirations, insights, and connections we’ve gained through our experience. It expands our memory and our intellect using the modern tools of technology and networks

These 10 principles are basically different aspects of a system/approach to knowledge work that helps us reduce stress, produce more, and live a life of creative joy:

  1. Borrowed Creativity: Stand on the shoulders of giants
  2. The Capture Habit: Outsource memory to devices
  3. Idea Recycling: Reuse idea repeatedly
  4. Projects over categories: Don’t silo insights - organize them into projects you are working toward, right now.
  5. Slow Burns: Not everything has to be a heavy lift. You can accumulate in the background.
  6. Start With Abundance: Don’t start from a blank canvas
  7. Intermediate packets: Breakdown work into manageable projects.
  8. You only know what you make: Taking actions is the best way to discover what you dont know.
  9. Make Things Easier For Your Future Self: Package up things for your future self to use.
  10. Keep your Idea Moving: You never need to be stuck.

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