Thursday, February 18, 2016

Learnings from Life

Someone asked a great question on Quora about "What are some things you realise as you grow older?" I wrote an answer that was loved by many. Sharing it here!

What are some things you realise as you grow older?

  • The only thing that finally matters is 'being at peace with oneself'
  • Real friends can be counted on fingers. Of one hand.
  • Only crises can make a man out of you. Rest is routine.
  • Leaders are 1%. Great managers are 10%. Rest are workers.
  • It takes barely 5 min in an interview to judge a person truly
  • No one works for any corporation. People only work for themselves.
  • Happiness can be eternal if you choose it to be that way
  • 'Sharp at academics' is not equivalent to 'happy in life'
  • Daily brisk walking routine is the best medicine for entire body
  • Laughing out loud is the best stress-buster
  • You don't need lots of money to be happy
  • Kids who love you are the greatest source of constant joy
  • Brands are in the mind. Life can go on merrily without them.
  • Fast food is the fast way to destroy your body
  • Atheism is easy fashion. Rationalism is hard fashion. Spiritualism is tough fashion.
  • Run hard from anyone promising salvation - it lies within
  • No matter what you do, you die. All legacies are temporary
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    The colours of life
  • Violence never solves any problem permanently - only love does
  • Everything gets recycled, including our bodies
  • Everything changes with time - the harder you resist, the more they change
  • No one is absolutely right ever - everyone is right in bits and pieces
  • Perceptions are as good as reality - in fact, there is no genuine reality
  • Mother Nature is the biggest badass around, unstoppable & unaffected
  • The Universe is a very mysterious place with tonnes of secrets
  • And finally - Teenagers know everything, Communists want an equal world, Capitalists believe in trickle-down, & Governments work for citizens!

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

very well written sir, increase your number of blogs

Navdeep said...

Dear Sandeep sir, I have been a regular follower of your content. It is extremely lucid, helpful and power-packed! Keep posting … thanks again

Kumar tarun said...

Great..!

DEEPAK SINGH said...

Sir, Please enable Email Subscription of your Blog Feeds. Currently it's not working the way it should.
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Best Regards.

DEEPAK SINGH said...

Sir, Please enable Email Subscription of your Blog Feeds. Currently it's not working the way it should.
This Feed address - http://feeds.feedburner.com/BrightSparks
shows Posts From 2014 and have not been updated since then.
Best Regards.

anil tyagi said...

As we grow older, we learn to confine our powers, we learn to adjust with the society, we learn to try for success in each second and forgot the ultimate peace and happiness.
Regards
Anil

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Ashok Kumar said...

Thank you very much for this helpful content

Anonymous said...

please write on JNU

Topgun said...

Thank you sir. Since I am not a student , I enjoy your non exam related posts more.
BTW I recollect one more learning you spoke about in one of your sessions -
"Don't forget the law of Karma. Whatever you do, good or bad, comes back to you with 10 times the force". Pls correct if I am mistaken.
Thanks for the post.

- Sylvan.

Topgun said...

Thank you sir. Since I am not a student , I enjoy your non exam related posts more.
BTW I recollect one more learning you spoke about in one of your sessions -
"Don't forget the law of Karma. Whatever you do, good or bad, comes back to you with 10 times the force". Pls correct if I am mistaken.
Thanks for the post.

- Sylvan.

Neha Negi said...

This is Great! These learnings will help us to grow :)
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Sunil said...

great post sir!

Saras said...

Thx a lot!

Nikhil Raj said...

Sir m a biggest fan of yours, and i liked this answer.
The complete summary of life is defined in it....one should learn from it and go ahead.....
Thank you very much sir.

Rajeev Sharma said...

Sir, we are waiting for your next blog. It's been a long time.