I scroll through Quora. And one thing I find is this. Did you know what one piece of advice that you are glad you ignored? And answer has common theme, You are the only person who knows what is best for you. Become self-independent. Do your research. Learn everything that you can. Books, interviews, the internet, people's experiences are all your advantage. Use them. Other people that you are going to ask for advice, most probably they are clueless in their lives too. Nobody
This advice is usually given so that students/children/teens won't feel bad. Often those people who are early in their career. This advice assumes, You know what your strengths are. You know what your weaknesses are. This is bullshit. In the previous advice, 'Don't follow your passion', we have learned that it's better to become competent in any skill. The process would be a valuable source of your happiness. And while learning, the process itself would be much more rewarding
“The Tea Party movement and other libertarians have convinced millions of Americans that they have to answer to no authority but themselves. Many in our culture have come to define freedom to mean the liberty to do whatever one wants as long as it is within the bounds of the law. In a consumer-driven society, we as individuals have become empowered like never before. The wild growth of capitalism in the United States means that everything is a commodity—something to satisfy o
“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice." [Stanford University commencement speech, 2005]” ―Steve Jobs What if I tell you that to start a business, you don't need social media. Which at least this is stupid. Then it will be extreme underutilization of leverage the modern world has to offer. That's another case of your business does not need customers. But still even for B2B needs someone to buy from them. To sell, you need to make aware of you.
Update(5 April 2022): This essay now does not reflect my current understanding of learning. But rather than deleting this essay, keeping it here for historical purposes (and more likely to remind me how little I know). In near future, I will publish an updated (better and nuanced) version that is working very great. Subscribe to my newsletter to get updated. To not leave you hanging. I highly recommend you to read the book Writing To Learn by William Zinsser (affiliate link)
Blockchain technology isn't just a more efficient way to settle securities. It will fundamentally change market structures, and maybe even the architecture of the Internet itself. - Abigail Johnson I recently started a course by ICAI. It is densely written. But it's free. If you are a CA student (foundation, inter or final level), then do signup with one. Thanks, Ankit Lohiya for recommending me those ICAI courses. I appreciate it This post is not about investing in bitcoin.
Another school story. I wrote one yesterday. I remember the day, 2017, studying from new accounting books. After journal entries, we were taught ledger. It was all excellent. But to be honest, as seniors at that time have said, it's fun and easy. In just a few weeks of school starting, the novelty of new subjects and new school (for me) drops. Accounting, for me, was neither fun nor exciting. Especially ledger. What I find lacking in textbooks is that stories, we have plenty
Writing essays was used to be a pain in the a$$ during my school time. We usually have to write about (except for a few) abstract topics. Either we didn't care, or we couldn't understand. Especially for me, But I have always found a way to add a story or a unique insight. From childhood, this uncreative way of writing an essay was to memorize everything. We usually get a list of topics that were expected to come and boom. Choose your favorite ones. And write about them. My fa