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Sep 12, 2020 โ€ข 23 tweets โ€ข 11 min read
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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 ".
4/ 22
#Forgiveness is the key to a good night's sleep . We clutter our minds when we cannot forgive.

We may be wronged many a times but one must learn to forgive even without receiving any apology .

For then the day's deeds are truly done .
#Nature is the best teacher and companion .
She gives us everything , expecting nothing in return .
But she is a force to reckon with when meddled with ...
Be like nature - generous and kind always but don't let others take you for granted .

Life isn't a bed of roses and yet quite often , we do have roses out of season ...
It's just that we fail to acknowledge them .
So let's start by practising #gratitude every single day . We have so much to be thankful for !!
There is bliss is not knowing everything !
It's good to have a #mystery at times to savour in solitude..
Let us not try to figure out everything in life .
Let us simply be ...
#Slow is good .
Slow down time & again to appreciate everything around you.
Enjoy #mindfulness and even a bad day shall become good !!

Listening to the birds chirping , the cooing of an infant , the aroma of wet soil , the scent of a lime ....
Create memories!!
#Meditation or #Contemplation ?

A healthy mix of both ought to do the trick .
Nothing can be forced afterall ...
Whatever comes naturally should be followed ...
Be less materialistic and life becomes so much simpler !!

#Money is a necessity but the key is to have as much as needed ,or maybe a little more to share with the less privileged.
11/ 22
Life isn't a #timetable to be adhered to .
Live the moments - good or bad , enjoy it while it lasts ...
For later, only the #memories shall remain and they too shall fade over time.
Let them not linger .
Let them be fleeting .....
My personal favourite*

" The pleasure of #travel is in the journey ,not so much in reaching one's destination" .

Enjoy the journey . Laugh your heart out . Get lost ! Get exasperated ! Be in awe , scream out in joy ... It is all a part of the journey ! Cherish it !

"It is courage ,not luck ,that takes us through to the end of the road" .

Now #courage could mean anything ! As simple as being honest , to standing up alone , to lying for the greater good ,to knowing our imperfections...

Courage is subjective and rightly so .
We may lose something precious but gain twice as much in return in different ways , only if we choose to look at it positively. .

Learn to make #peace with your #losses .
The sooner, the better.
" Aim at the sun and you may not reach it , but your arrow will fly far higher than if you had aimed at an object on a level with yourself ".

If something really matters to you, give it all you have got .
Now #success isn't in our hands.
But the #efforts certainly are !!
#Fame is temporary . Don't hang onto it . Learn to let go and simply make it your past .
Welcome it . Embrace it gracefully for we have had our moment .
Now it is time for someone else to have their's ....
#Friendship can emerge in the strangest of circumstances , in the queerest of places ,with the most unimaginable living beings ....

All provided , we take a chance !
All it takes is #willingness and a smiling face certainly does work up a charm...
#Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication ! Be it in living or writing !!

Being simple helps us being understood better, for our aim ultimately is to connect .

Being understood triumphs sounding smart using a host of complicated words.
#Acceptance in relationships is the key .
Each one of us is unique . We can't expect people to change themselves because we wish so .

Adjustments , yes . .

The key is take both the good and the ugly , the same way .
For we cannot take the love but spurn the lover .
#Humour is our best friend during our worst times !
We must learn to laugh our troubles away and also at ourselves !!

One must not take life too seriously .
I mean as @position_trader says , we aren't that all that special , for life to single us out!!! ๐Ÿคท
Another brilliant note !

Avoid mirrors as far as possible and instead look at the contours of the creations of the world! There is so much to learn & gasp out aloud !

Our beauty is all temporary and frankly of no use to anyone !
For handsome is as handsome does. :)
#Dreams have no expiry date ! Don't give the excuse of age or non availability of time .
If we really wish to pursue something we shall make time for it !
Never quit on your dreams for until death comes , all is life !!
I thank you Akshay @position_trader, from the bottom of my heart for recommending this one ! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
This is sheer brilliance, man !!


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How To Decide by Annie Duke.

A brilliant no frills book that offers a framework for thinking about how to improve your decision making , along with a set of tools that help execute it.

A few of my takeaways from this gem !
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We have some control over only one of those two things.

When you make better quality decisions, you increase the chances of good things happening to you.
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Thereby we examine the quality of the beliefs informing the decision,the available options & try to envisage the future based on our choices.
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Do you know why most of us are majorly unhappy with our lives ?

Why do we constantly feel anxious or secretly envy others' life ?

Why do we feel unhappy despite having quite a few things going for us?

The answer is actually simple.... ๐Ÿ™‚


It's because we humans constantly COMPARE ourselves to others.

Comparison gives birth majorly to all our emotions, especially the negative ones.

So why do we compare our lives with those of others' we (think) we know of?

Why do we benchmark our happiness to theirs' ?
Ever wondered why we constantly crave to equal or better our peers ?

What purpose does it truly serve ?
Isn't everything in life fleeting ?
Be it fame , beauty , money , laurels ....

So does it really matter ?
And if so, then how much ?

And at the cost of what ?
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Bitly links of the #BookSummaries I have written from Non-Finance to Finance.
Do share if helpful !๐Ÿ™‚

๐Ÿ”ธ The only self help book I recommend.
Made these notes post my 3rd reading & implementation of the book.

Atomic Habits :
๐Ÿ”ธThe secret to a productive, happy & healthy life.
Wisdom in simple words !

Ikigai :

๐Ÿ”ธ My all time favourite , read in any mood kinda book, for simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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Pay less for your share than what it is actually worth in terms of future earning potential.
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But what exactly do they mean by this ? ๐Ÿค”

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However consciously our learning is restricted to just a few quality years.
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2021 has been one crazy year for me.

Recently took a break from twitter as I needed to think & reflect in solitude.

My biggest learnings / relearnings of 2021 - A thread as random as my thoughts. :))

#Life is fragile.

We never know when it shall be our last breath. Covid just reinforced this.

Do good. Be good. Expect nothing.
Make mistakes but have no regrets.
Forgive . Make peace often .
Live life each day to the best of your abilities.

That's all that can be done!

Always ensure you have a nominee to all your investments. Don't take on unnecessary loans.

Make a WILL !

Inform your spouse / family.
Document everything correctly &

Else, this becomes an added pain later on for the bereaved family !
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