Fifty years before Steve Jobs urged college graduates to search for their true passion ceaselessly, the great Trappist monk Thomas Merton observed, “The world is full of unsuccessful businessmen who still secretly believe they were meant to be artists or writers or actors in the movies.”
According to Oxfam’s report, India’s top 10% of the population holds 74.3% of the total national wealth while the bottom 90% owns 25.7% of national wealth. The report puts the gravity of this inequality problem at the center stage.
In fact, if we look at the increase in wealth of India’s top 11 billionaires during the pandemic, we can see that the amount could sustain the NREGS scheme or the health ministry for the coming ten years.
In liberal education, exploration is not just a whimsical luxury; it is a central benefit. Learning stuff is of secondary importance than learning about oneself—the emphasis is on developing all capacities of a human being—intellectual, physical, emotional, aesthetic, and moral—in an integrated manner.
Overthinking drains your mental resources, which can interfere with your ability to solve problems. So you end up caught in the tangle of rumination, and no insight is gained. Overthinking makes you feel worse, says Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychology professor at the University of California — Riverside, and author of “The How of Happiness.”
You may say that even the simple act of consuming food looks like a lot of work. Initially, it may look like one, but once you start reaping the benefits of this choice, you might be amazed by its profound simplicity and long-term gains.
Trying to get positives out of 2020 might look as hard as making milk from almonds. We may still be struggling today, but there are opportunities we haven’t fully seized yet, and the potential we haven’t fully realized yet.
It’s true while learning alone can’t help us succeed; the life lessons from the year 2020 can help us prepare better for an uncertain 2021.
My personal 20 life lessons learned in the year 2020 are enlisted as follows.
The problem with most of your stressful experiences is that they all eventually cease. Those experiences in themselves do not cause any suffering; it’s your aversion to them that makes you suffer.
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it, and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
And it has nothing to do with your coding ability A team of code-breakers has solved a cipher attributed to the Zodiac Killer.
Once in a while, I indulge in writing a short story to pull something interesting out of my imaginary hat t’s the early hours of yet another night.
Approximately 1.3 billion people speak English worldwide; still, only a few can master it. Even if you are a native English speaker, it doesn’t hurt being more careful about common grammar errors.