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1 aspect of my body I'm not happy with is my terrible immune system

while I didn't officially become disabled until I was 18,
my quality of life often was effectively chronically ill growing up,

I catch everything, & when I get sick I stay sick for twice as long as others
For my teen years, I literally got pneumonia every year
Being always sick made keeping up with school really difficult, especially with my caring responsibilities

My grades struggled & until college I believed I had no intellectual potential at all
I bring this up to point out a major modern broken aspect of our medical system & the way American society approaches an illness,

Specific identified illnesses & diseases,
names & cures, societal false/true for claims of illness
#chronicpain #DisabilityTwitter #medtwitter
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I first read this book in 2009 after losing 80% of my monies on Penny stocks as a student when the 2008 drawdown happened.

Thought it was too simple !

Now in 2021, I think this is one of the best books to absorb & implement.

A 🧵

Investing means different things to different people - Be it health/ career/external assets with an intent to reap benefits in future.

So then is everyone an Investor ?
When people do different things with even same investment products we give it a different name.
Investing is a PERSONAL Plan .
It's NOT a product . NOT a procedure.

One needs to have a clear picture of one's financials BEFORE making an investment plan.

Investment products comprise of items with distinct characteristics DESIGNED to satisfy a particular need.
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A rogue, thieving U.S. Postal Service employee is in illegal possession of two books from 1899, "Paradise Lost" and "Paradise Regained" by Milton, published in Boston by Henry Alrumvs, stolen from a package entrusted by me to the care of the @USPS.

The @OIGUSPS has an open case. Image
The package was mailed from my home to a valid Southern California address, but returned "undeliverable, no forwarding" and missing the contents. It had been opened, and the inner envelope containing the books ripped open. It was returned by my mail carrier, sans the rare books.
I am offering a modest #reward upon the return of these books, and hope to see a successful apprehension and prosecution of the @USPS employee who committed what appears to be felonious theft by a Postal Employee.

CC: Every Rare #Book Store
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#BookTwitter #AcademicTwitter reviewing @CarissaVeliz’s book Privacy is Power: This is the book you should be giving your family, friends, colleagues for Xmas. Why? 1. I devoured it in half a day bcs it’s so compelling. 2. Bcs we all need it to wake up. A 🧵on best quotes (I) ImageImage
1. v informative book that should be compulsory reading in all courses on Intro to Law & Tech. I'd definitely recommend it. 2. Excellent description of status quo, esp re data sharing problems & surveillance and how we got there. 3. Bold policy solutions
Most interesting parts: 4. Protecting one’s privacy is not about protecting wrongdoing or secrets. 5. “Privacy is not only about you. It’s as collective as it is personal.” Image
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Sharing some takeaways from the book : India's Money Monarchs* , ONLY of the conversation with Sanjoy Bhattacharya.

* Available on Kindle Unlimited now.

@Vivek_Investor and @dmuthuk
I think you & your followers might like this . 🙂

🔸On How to Minimise Risk ?

* Look at long term volatility of Cash Flows ( assuming Financial Statements paint a fair picture )

* Check if business generates Free Cash Flow ( FCF). This ensures company is unlikely to be wiped out at the bottom of the cycle.
🔸Management Integrity matters.

You notice good governance only when it is gone !
Hence unless one has demonstrable proof on a long term basis that people are honest , consider them to be crooks .
Cynical approach but helps save us from losses !
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1. It was the haphazard remark of a photographer, an agnostic I believe, that opened my eyes... it was to the effect

#CatholicEdChat #Jesus #Twitter #Bible #books #BookTwitter Image
2. that if Christianity were true, obviously the Roman Catholic Church, with her authority was right.

It was the testimony of a man who had no ax to grind. A Jewish dentist made the same remark in effect to me shortly afterwards. The man-in-the-street
#Catholicism #Christianity
3. testifies the same with his: ‘If I were religious, I’d be a Roman Catholic.’


I entered upon an intensive study of the point. I read the history of the doctrine,

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The Courage To Be Disliked is an extremely logic oriented look at happiness and life.

Snippets of it may sound patronising at times but it leaves you with more questions than answers - It forces you to think!🙂

Some takeaways via a 🧵..

The world in itself is simple. Life in itself is simple.

It is WE who make it complicated.

How ?
By Comparison.

We all live in a subjective world that we OURSELVES have given meaning to from OUR perspective.

So how can then they be the same for all ? 🙂
Ever observed how the world seems beautiful at times , sometimes mean & selfish , at times helpful ?

So does the world actually keep changing or does our subjective world change due to the change in our projections ? 🤔

Something worth reflecting upon !
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@PriyamvadaGopal Hello Professor, thanks for your kind words about my forthcoming book, much appreciated! ☺️👍📔 #history #BeninBronzes #repatriation #reparations @HurstPublishers #books 🌳🍁🍂…
If anyone would like to know more, please sign up with @HurstPublishers for their New Book Alerts… ⬇️🤓📚 #books #history #BookTwitter
All pre-orders make a *massive* difference to independent authors, so please consider using @hivestores to place an advance order… 🙂⬇️ #books #history #BookTwitter 🌳📚🍂🍁
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Some books within minutes , force you to ditch the e-version of kindle & buy the hard copy instead !🙂

The Joys of Compounding is one such 💎
Content ( Curation + Creation ) at its finest !

Compressed JUST A FEW takeaways in this 🧵

Invest in yourself. Read.
Self educate. Think in isolation !

Everything in life can teach you when you possess the right mindset.
Read across a wide spectrum,for the scenes change but the behaviours & outcomes don't.

How to go about #READING & #THINKING effectively.

First Principles Thinking requires us to delve deeper & question everything until one is left with the fundamental truth in essence.

Deconstruct to effectively
Reconstruct ! ( Both in times of Greed & Gloom )

How to apply it to the field of #ValueInvesting
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📚 120+ Books Recommendations for Entrepreneurs shared on @aisclubhouse room.

#BookTwitter #Books #bookworm #BYNR

🧶 Thread
1. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, & World-Class Performers by @tferriss

2. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth & Happiness by @EricJorgenson

3. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by @peterthiel
4. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by @NikeUnleash

5. Slipstream Time Hacking: How to Cheat Time, Live More, And Enhance Happiness by @BenjaminPHardy

6. Rework by @jasonfried @dhh
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'Vampire Test'
Something interesting that I came across while reading the book 'Show your work' by @austinkleon

A little context-

Picasso used to completely drain out a person of all his energies when he met them.
One would have a great time hanging all day with Picasso but would be completely exhausted by the end of the day, not able to do anything.

And well for Picasso, he used to feed on the energy that he sucked and paint all night!
And yet, people were hanging out with Picasso because after all, he was the great Picasso!

But Constantin Brâncuși, the famous Romanian-born Sculptorist refused to have anything to do with Picasso.

Hailing from Romania, Constantin knew a Vampire when he saw one.
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Just for the record since certain people never miss a chance to defend their big name author buddy. I never claimed Nick Mamatas was an abuser or a predator. I said he was an asshole with a history of harassing people online which he is and does. #BookTwitter
I had no idea who he was before that whole thing, just that he was a big leftist SFF writer who appeared in the community tab all the time. Everything I've heard about him since only solidifies that he's not someone whose opinion I should have ever cared about. #BookTwitter
If other people in the SFF community still want to act like he's anything other than an asshole with a problematic history that still somehow got a book deal they can be my guests. They're still out there fawning over Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear anyways. #BookTwitter
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" Zen and the Art of Happiness "

It's a simple book but it makes you think .

Few of my takeaways ( with random 2 min doodles).
What is Zen ?

#Zen is a Japanese word that is derived from the Sanskrit word Dhyana meaning "Meditation" .
Zen is a journey of exploration & a way of living that , in and of itself doesn't belong to any one religion or tradition as such.

Zen doesn't teach. It merely
points, enabling us to wake up & become aware.

Ever noticed how zen stories rarely have predefined morals? 🤓

The zen of doing anything is doing it with a concentration of mind , a calmness & simplicity of mind, that brings the experience of enlightenment and, through that experience , happiness.

It could be something as mundane as sweeping or peeling potatoes !

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Doing a thread of some amazing books that I have read. These are all self help books. You can read each of them again and again. #BookTwitter
Mindset by Carol Dweck

Extreme Ownership

Can’t hurt me

Mans search for meaning

The obstacles is the way…

Start with Why


The one thing
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What would YOU do if you KNOW your time on earth is limited ?

Would you
Wallow in Self Pity & Wither away ?
Decide to make the Best Use of whatever time is left ?

Would you walk THAT final bridge between LIFE & DEATH whilst narrating your trip ?

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Affinity to some books tend to grow over time . The more we read them , the more they force us to pause, reflect & introspect .

Tuesdays with Morrie by @MitchAlbom does that !

It is Raw , yet Real.
Simple , but Complex.
Dark , but Humourous.
Obvious , yet Profound.
Morrie the Professor on his deathbed ( due to ALS) & Mitch , his super successful student meet after a gap of 16 long years for ONE LAST CLASS every Tuesday .

The subject being " The Meaning of Life " , taught purely from experience with a funeral in lieu of graduation .
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Been working on this for a while, and the winter of a global pandemic is as good a time as any

I designed myself a solo “great books of history” project using a syllabus from St. John’s College

Aim: to read the canon and become a “liberal arts” student in the classic sense
I’m giving myself five years to read somewhere in the region of 100 great books. Finishing in four years would be a bonus.

Very broadly:
Year 1: Antiquity
Year 2: Middle Ages
Year 3: The Enlightenment
Year 4: Modernity

I have a list, but recs welcome! See you all in 2026.
Here’s year one:

Homer: Iliad, Odyssey.

Asechylus: Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound.

Sophocles: Antigone.
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By far the best book I have read in a long long time.
One can simply begin from any page,for each note makes so much sense that we get lost in them , sometimes chuckling & often amazed .

Here are MY learnings from
" A Book of Simple Living" by Ruskin Bond.
The book is enriched with life lessons . Most profound of all for me being ,

#Life is simple despite all its hardships and complexities .
For the purpose of life is to live ....

Now, how we choose to live our life makes it simple or complicated.

Do we chase #happiness by climbing infinite mountains in the quest for fame & wealth or do we savour the goodness in the little things that often come our way but go unnoticed and unappreciated by us ?
For ultimately , " It is the little things that matter the most ".
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Just finished @tripurdaman's Sixteen Stormy Days .
What can I say ? This is an EXCELLENT book.
The book is a blunt account of first amendment a.k.a 'the second constitution' . The writer has thoroughly researched and put forth the story of the beginning of Nehruvian state...
As you'll progress with the book, the dots will connect, all these draconian oppressive laws that are into picture today, theirs constitutional groundwork was established via the first amendment.....
In the words of the Author - "they (oppressive laws) are not as often believed, a remnant of colonialism but a consequence of the drive for power displayed by India's post-colonial elite"......
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