Every time I want to learn a new skill, I browse through a list of online courses. I go through the course catalogue of Coursera, edX, and Udemy. After spending enough time researching, I pick one based on the credibility of the instructor, the institution, and reviews. Most of the time, I audit these courses. … Continue reading On online courses
The internet has made it easy for people to spread false news. They frame stories in a way that we find it hard to doubt their credibility. These stories win us. Some of us believe these stories because of shared sentiments. The rest of us ‘prefer' to believe them because the people around us do … Continue reading Question everything on the internet
When you share an opinion publicly, you may have people who agree with you, disagree with you, or have absolutely no opinion. But what you may not be aware of is the label people instantly associate you with. Categorizing people is an evolutionary reaction. But in the recent times, I feel that it has gone … Continue reading The problem with labeling people
We live in this world, making plans and acting as if we're going to stay here forever. We behave as if the people we love, hate, and can't forgive are going to stick around. And that's what leads us to have unhealthy attachments. It can be hatred, anger, envy, toxic love, and everything in between. … Continue reading Death as a reminder
I've always had an aversion to LinkedIn. It's mainly because of the way people use the 'professional networking platform.' For example, some things I dislike are, when people use LinkedIn to post Plagiarized content for likesWhatsApp forwards as if Facebook and Twitter aren't enough,About 'celebrating a teammate' — something that I believe has a significant … Continue reading What’s in a Linkedin profile?
We've all experienced many 'light-bulb' moments in our lives, whenever we think of random, exciting ideas. These ideas occur to us when we least expect. For eg., it can be when we're in a meeting, in the loo, while petting a dog or walking on the road. When the idea hits us, we brim with enthusiasm … Continue reading Great ideas and blind spots
I always feel that there’s something wrong about how we consume the information we read online. We immediately believe what we read because the so-called 'experts write it.' It's evident when we google our health problems. For example, if we search what a mild headache and fever mean, we know the top results will either … Continue reading The problem with generic advice
Entitlement is a disease. A disease that's not easy to identify and cure. It often starts with false ideas about oneself. It's when we tell ourselves that we "deserve" or "have the right to do" something because we think the world revolves around us. It's the epitome of the "Me! Me! Me!" attitude. Entitlement can … Continue reading On entitlement