If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which path you take

“Novelists sit cloistered in their rooms, intently fiddling with words, batting around one possibility after another. They may scratch their heads an entire day to improve the quality of a single line by a tiny bit. No one applauds, or says ‘Well done,’ or pats them on the back. Sitting there alone, they look over what they’ve accomplished and quietly nod to themselves. It may be that later, when the novel comes out, not a

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The thing that I dreamt of as a little boy

Are you supposed to have dreams at 36? Isn’t that for children? Wasn’t that supposed to be killed in primary school where they teach you what you should do and how you should do it? What about us who don’t fit into that mold and who still think that this world has more to offer than show up at work, show up at home, get paid once a month, repeat? We don’t belong to the

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What is critique?

Are there human relations without critique? The critique rarely says anything about you. Instead, it gives away a lot about the critic’s perception of you, or about their perception of something you did or failed to do. If your actions are always rightful, there is nothing to worry about because you know you did exactly what needed to be done. That’s why it’s important knowing what’s right and acting in the right manner. People will

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Change one thing and improve yourself

According to Jordan B Peterson, if you want to change yourself, pick one thing that you want to improve and work on it until you’re satisfied. When picking that one thing, you need to think carefully; you might want to think how important that thing is, because changing your hairstyle probably won’t do any good to you, but changing your time management skills will definitely have a huge impact on your life. And, time management

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How to get unstuck while writing a novel?

For the past 8 years, I’ve been trying to finish my novel. It would be reasonable to spend that much time working if I were writing my first novel, but the fact is that I can’t finish the second one. If it was the first, it could simply be justified with me not knowing how to write a novel. But I ‌know ‌I know how to write it. I have the evidence. It’s right there,

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Live your dreams

Each morning, I get to ask the same question – What do I want to do today? Having the infinite options is way more paralyzing than having just one. Even having five or six options can put you in an endless loop of choosing what seems to be the wrong thing. One day, I want to write fiction, but then when I sit down to read what I’ve written previously, it seems so lame and

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How a trip to an ancient city helped me stop complaining

When I look at some of the older videos on this channel, I can notice that I was complaining a lot. I didn’t like my job; I didn’t like pandemic measures; I didn’t like China; I didn’t like the weather, the traffic, the noise, my income, my gear, my YT videos, my writing… I liked nothing at all, and I used my camera to complain about it all. But, that wasn’t the end. I used

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Who is to blame

When we agree to do something, and I give you a hand, and you fail to keep promise, not because you didn’t have the resources, or the man power, but you simply failed to due to your recklessness, irresponsibility and procrastination, things which are closely related, when that happens, who is to blame? It’s easy to put the blame on someone else, but if we did everything we could and the other side still fails

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Sleep

is the most important activity in a day. Imagine how stupid nature would be if it had made us spend the third of our lives doing something completely unnecessary or even moderately important. Two main goals for living beings are to reproduce and survive and sleep is one of these things that helps us survive. Yes, we are vulnerable during sleep and predators can’t kill us without any problems, but that’s why we evolved to

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You are enough

When I was a kid, and when I attempted to do anything, my parents would compare me to someone who was a master in that field. They had the best intentions when they compared my painting attempt with Picasso, or my writing attempt with Dostoyevsky, but we all know that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. When you say to your child that she is a little Mozart, the first time she

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