Book Reviews, Books, Business, Non-Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Art of Non Conformity by Chris Guillebeau

Do you want to decide for yourself with what to do in your life and create rules and live the way you want? Anyone who has the similar desire to be an individual should read The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau. This book conveys a simple message that might be hard to digest at times, but if you succeed in the process of digesting this message, you can pursue your dreams willingly. The message Guillebeau is wants you to focus on is there’s nothing wrong with being different. You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to.

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Books, Non-Fiction

How a Mindset can affect your life?

A book about the growth mindset and how it relates to success by looking everything in life as a learning opportunity.

For twenty years, my research has shown that the view you adopt of yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life. – Carol Dweck

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5 Stars, Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, Thrillers

BOOK REVIEW: Demons in My Mind by Aashish Gupta

 

Published: February, 2017

Pages: 330

Are you looking for a good read with chills and full of surprises? In fact, we all are looking for something that can give us an adrenaline rush just by turning pages. Demons in My Mind by Aashish Gupta is the one that will give you a boost this weekend.

An old man in a village in Nepal is suffering from cancer and wishes to be released from the pain that comes with the disease. He requests his fellow villagers to take him to the three monks. Everyone in the village has heard about them. Everyone in this village is fascinated by the legend of these three monks through their stories of miraculous healing.

Knowing that the sick man’s death is imminent, the villagers leave him alone near the Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu hoping that the three monks, if they exist, would embrace him on the holy land. The old man wakes up to the sight of the three monks, but only to come across the real truth behind these monks as a series of surprises set off from there.

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Book Reviews, Books, Business, Non-Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Tao of Charlie Munger by David Clark

“It’s been my experience in life, if you just keep thinking and reading, you don’t have to work.”

The Tao of Charlie Munger by David Clark is a collection of quotes from Berkshire Hathway’s Vice Chairman on Life, Business and the Pursuit of Wealth. Born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1924 Charlie Munger studied mathematics at the University of Michigan, trained as a meteorologist at Cal Tech Pasadena while in the Army, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School without ever earning an undergraduate degree. Today, Munger is one of America’s most successful investors and Warren Buffett’s business partner for almost forty years. Buffett says “Berkshire has been built to Charlie’s blueprint. My role has been that of general contractor.” Munger is an intelligent, opinionated business man whose ideas can teach professional and amateur investors how to be successful in finance and life.

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I Took A Short Break From Everything

As you might have failed to noticed, I took a short break from the blog. It started when things were going a little over my head at the end of month before the previous month and I thought, I am done, with everything. I did not take a vacation to some destination. I mostly stayed home. I did some things, which I generally don’t do and won’t be planning to do anytime in future.

This morning I woke up and decided, I am ready. Thus, I am writing this.

During this span of almost 46 days, I wasn’t roaming on a beach with a paperback in my hand. I was spending the time with myself without a paperback, focusing on some aspects of life, going through some actions I never planned to perform, thus depleting myself of “time to wonder” to write about.

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Book Reviews, Books, Non-Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Ruined By Reading- A Life in Books by Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Let’s talk about reading books on books. Reading books on books is a constant reminder on why I love to read. Ruined by Reading offers a somewhat a deep insight on why we read and how what we read might shape our lives. It provides an interesting, curiosity arousing introduction to reading variety of books. Also, the title is captivating as well as ironical.

As we grow up and pretend to become more mature, our reading changes with us. The desire to read almost every book still remains but has taken a different form and shape inside me. We understand more, with age, the usefulness of reading a book.

Schwartz’s book reminded me of times when I was indulging myself into this vast world of reading. Schwartz understand and clearly observes that how obsessive are the readers. She then discusses how books have small part, Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Ruined By Reading- A Life in Books by Lynne Sharon Schwartz”

5 Stars, Books, classics, Non-Fiction, Reviews, Stoic Philosophy

Meditating with Marcus Aurelius

Writing a review of Meditations is a hard task since there is too much to describe and discuss in one post considering the idle length of a blog post, or of a book review or to have your attention till the end of the post, but it is not enough. I rejected the idea of writing a review before writing this review, several times. But as Marcus Aurelius said:

At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: ‘I have to go to work – as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for – the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?’

Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD. He is considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers and what we read today as Meditations is actually a personal notebook written by Marcus, for himself. He divided his work into 12 shorter volumes that comprise today the Meditations. One might question, what to learn from a man who is now a part of wandering dust, who is dead for almost 18 centuries? Wisdom. Wisdom is the crux of life.

In each of the 12 volumes, Marcus’ writing is clear as he describes the virtue of one’s life as a plot that progress as the essence of how universe as a whole works. In his journal, he reminds himself with understanding of universe is recursive in nature.

Everything have always been the same, and recuring, and it makes no difference whether you see the same things recur in a hundred year or two hundred, or in an infinite period.

There is no point in loathing how one’s life is and Marcus writing helps one in endurance. He offers wisdom on how tackle endurance without affecting one’s mental or physical state, constantly reminding us of the solo life we have. From the start of the book, Marcus focuses on the logos, the reasoning, the rational part of our minds, our thoughts our actions, each totally depended on one another. He emphasis the importance of work and discourages the distractions and desires we all have to deal in time. The presence of oneself, the conscious moment, and in that moment he encourages one to be patient and control our actions accordingly. His words shine a beam on the tolerance of nature and how one dislikes, disapproves of another, and reminds us that everyone have faults, thus, one should not concentrate his physical and mental energy on anger.

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22 Things I Learnt By The Time I Turned 22

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When I turned 22 a few months back, nothing extra ordinary happened. I got up as usual, and spent my day while reading a book, as usual. But I did make a list of 22 things which I by putting enough effort or not, have learn by that day. 

1- Be honest to yourself.

2- First things are always messy but that doesn’t mean it can’t be good.

3- Read books, plenty of books.

4- Self-love and Selfish are two different words representing two different meanings.

5- Go to the movies you want to watch, even if you have to go alone.

6- Experiment with your hair as much as you can, because it’ll grow back eventually.

7- There are more than 7 billion people in this world, and if someone leaves you, it’s okay.

8- Pamper yourself with things you can afford.

9- Laughter makes us feel brave, so laugh.

10- Be lonely, shut the world for sometime and give yourself the attention you deserve. Loneliness is not a bad thing. It is normal and healthy. We learn who we are when we are alone.

11- World is round. Sometimes, what goes around comes around.

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MyWorks, Poetry

SHALL I DIE? (A POEM)

SHALL I DIE? (A POEM)
by Aman Mittal

Let me die, fot I’ve seen a lot
Let me die, for I had dreamed this of
Days and nights, months and years
Through intended summer and temperate winter,
In eternal times, I’ve hath grown
Light shall fade
For my death does not brag,
Let me die,
For man can breathe
And your eyes can see
For my life shattered to death
Will be someone’s birth in bright.
But still I ask,
As the eye of heaven shines, upon me
Shall I die?

MyWorks

WORDS!

(The First Work by me also published on Wattpad under the same title) 

WORDS

 

OR

Philosophizing On Words

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Aman Mittal

 

 

Prologue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words…

What about ‘em?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words Words Words…

All the time the WORDS!

From Morning to Night, from Birth to Death.

From a peasant’s mouth, to a queen’s speech.

Even you get bored with them.

OR you get exhausted, you cannot run from them.

They will be inside you, and you will be surrounded by them.

Every second of your life. Though SECOND and LIFE are also WORDS!

They are your best friend, sometimes your worst enemy.

They can make your fortune, otherwise you will devastated.

Even your name is just a bunch of words.

Look around you, everything that is known to you is known by a word or group of words.

Without WORD you cannot even tell what thing is which and which thing is what!

Right now, you can’t count how many words are there in your mind.

I, You are both words.

Think it in this way: Words are free, so why should not you be?

Yes, it is a smallest free form that may be uttered anytime, anywhere, isolating, socializing et cetera.

The language we speak, any language, WORDS are the unit of that language.

Words make the questions and Words make their answers.

You are the masters of your own words and yet you are its slave.

 


Words do not have any boundaries.

They can’t be conquered like a land or a woman’s heart.

Words are the perfect sense.

A word is a logical solution to all problems, yet it is the problem itself.

In the end, you will be remembered by your words, or I should say, you will be remembered because of your words.


 

Epilogue

Think about it!

Words

What about ‘em?