After all those blogs I've written throughout my journey, I've realized a lot of them have content that is sometimes irrelevant or innapropriate. However, the nature of my writings was personal and not for publication and hence I did not ammend them grammatically or factually. This is the nth version of a space where I can write about the challenges I and many others face. I have made errors, I have accomplished a little bit and this is my archive. My error prone perspective on the world before I leave.
I hate to say this but many people feel like charlatans these days. This wasn’t always the case and Naval definitely isn’t a charlatan. There is definitely more context to this that will be explored in due time. However there are many opinions floating around these days and it doesn’t take much to back them up with some sort of graphic or data that has been cherry picked to fit the narrative. In a time like now critical thinking is more required than ever before and its need is only going to increase by the day.
There are themes that seem to repeat themselves in content that I come across these days. Perhaps these themes always existed but I only observe them clearly now. This also makes me think that I don’t need to follow content anymore. It’s time I produced my own work and published it for other beings to look at and learn to live a better life.
In a few weeks I’ll mark four years of living in the United States. I have learned a lot and I have another year to go. If given a chance I would change a few things and try to learn more. After all, what is the purpose of this one wild and crazy adventure? Live, learn and pass it on? Having the goals pinned to the board definitely helps and perhaps I will have an update about them at the end of the calendar year. What then about the other five months? What five months? A bit of Math and you’ll see the magic.
Don’t be deterred by your surroundings. Use everything to your advantage and try to make the best of every situation presented to you. Use the facetiousness of mentors if that encourages you and pretend to understand until you actually begin to understand. If you start the book from the contents each time, the majority of the time you won’t get very far. Instead roll with the flow and approach book reading (like other things in life) as a puzzle. Fit in the pieces and then take a few moments (days) to step back and look at the larger picture.