Underestimating uncertainty (IM 836)

It is a human nature that we overestimate what we know and underestimate the uncertainty. We always tend to underestimate the uncertain events. We just can’t predict. We humans are so bad at prediction. None of us predicted the likelihood of computers 40 years ago, the internet 20 years ago, Tesla 10 years ago and…

Two lessons from Meditations – Book VI (IM 812)

The following are the two lessons from the book Meditations by Marcus Aurelius which I find intriguing: You take things you can’t control as “good” and “bad.” And of course when the “bad” things happen or the “good” one don’t you blame the God and feel hatred for the people responsible – or those you…

A trap to be aware of (IM 793)

Success is what we all are seeking, but in the name of success we seek happiness in material things. And get trapped on the fancy things which we all no will not makes us happy long term. So, Don’t mistake the trappings of success for success itself

Science knows the future? (IM 786)

The job of science is to discover things. It discover new technology, new drugs, new treatments, and new machinery. They discover artificial implants. If your heart is not working, this can be fixed by replacing with artificial pacemaker. The future of all the discovery relies on politics and economics. The technology lasts long if it…

Inside of us (IM 785)

We search happiness in outer world. We seek respect from others. We are hungry for praise and pride. We always look at the outer world for everything we do. But in most cases it doesn’t work. It is because most of the content we are looking for are present within us not in other people…

Tolerant and strictness (IM 781)

There is a old saying that goes- “one should be tolerant with others and strict to themselves.” But we see the other way around most of the time. Being tolerant with others requires empathy, patience and temperance and being strict with ownself means being self-disciplined and staying in accord with the principles. PS: Happy Thanksgiving…

All of it comes to one point (IM 773)

And that is self awareness… Self-awareness is enlightening ourselves. Whatever we gain or lose, all the successes and failures will make no sense when we are self-aware.  All the rejections, guilt and insecurities does not exist in the face of self-awareness. Self-awareness is the end point and the beginning point of everything. And this is…

We see the things as we are (IM 771)

What we do everyday becomes a habit and we are the reflection of what we do everyday. Based on your past experiences we make assumptions and conclusions on many things including our ourselves and our potentials. The way we talk to others or to ourselves reveals our character. The way we deal with different situations…

Tranquility (IM 766)

Marcus Aurelius in his journal, which became the present day book “Meditations” wrote doing less is the way towards tranquility. He says, “if you seek tranquility, do less.” To be more specific do what’s essential – what brings internal satisfaction.

A passionate mind (IM 761)

I’m intrigued by the ability of the single mind to change the entire world. From Marcus Aurelius to Thomas Edison to Mahatma Gandhi to present day successful entrepreneurs, they all have changed the entire world in some way. The started with no money or technology  but with passion and perseverance. There is nothing more powerful…