Kindness

This article was featured in my all time 4th favourite person and my number 1 saviour Tim Ferriss’s blog.  This one is for anyone who’s in the midst of a storm.


Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.

Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness,
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.

Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and
purchase bread,
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
it is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you everywhere
like a shadow or a friend.

Assassins do it from behind. ;)

Things I am grateful for:

  1. The party tonight.
  2. Finally finding out why I am so unmotivated lately.
  3. Dad completing his training.

Things I need to fix whenever, wherever, however, whatever:

  • From tomorrow I must read my goals and look at images of a body I’d like to have to stay motivated throughout the day.

Did I do everything today to take a mini step towards my bigger goal in life?

  • No. But I have discovered few problems.

Affirmation:

  • I got this.

Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else.

Things I am grateful for:

  1. Finally watching Wonder Woman
  2. Helping Edenla with her CV.
  3. The noodles I cooked.

Things I need to fix whenever, wherever, however, whatever:

  • I have been slacking a lot lately. & being totally not productive. If I do not fix it soon how am I gonna make it big one day?

Did I do everything today to take a mini step towards my bigger goal in life?

  • No

Affirmation:

  • I will wake up tomorrow and start doing the small things right.

Be nice to your kids. They’ll choose your nursing home.

Things I am grateful for:

  1. Finally completing the project on the bootstrap lesson.
  2. The phone interview at NTU.
  3. GuiXin Helping me to get the interview.

Things I need to fix whenever, wherever, however, whatever:

  • Being so unmotivated during the day time.
  • Stop drinking coffee with condensed milk.

Did I do everything today to take a mini step towards my bigger goal in life?

  • Yes!

Affirmation:

  • I, Aranab Kumar, will become the greatest web developer, web designer, fitness fanatic & renewable energy entrepreneur of my generation. & I will not stop till I achieve that and in the process helping anyone I can in any way possible.

Wind energy is here to stay.

Did you know that wind power capacity has increased nearly eightfold in the past 10
years, and that more wind power capacity was added in 2014 than any other renewable
technology? Those are just two reasons to be hopeful about the future of wind power!
Wind power is a practical solution to climate change. It’s so practical that it’s actually
the cheapest option for new power generating capacity in many places around
the world.
Read more about the future of renewables to understand why I’m so hopeful:
Carbon Pollution – And Solutions – In Five Images
On The Road to a Clean Energy Future
Renewable Energy is Growing in Use
It’s time to say “no” to devastating climate change and “yes” to a healthy and
prosperous future powered by renewables. Will you help? If you agree, join me in
demanding that world leaders take climate action now at
https://www.climaterealityproject.org/roadtoparis
Thanks for joining me in supporting this important cause.

The case against Uber featuring HBR

After reading this I did not understand the case. What is so wrong about using ordinary vehicles for business? I do not think it is as big an issue like paedophiles or rapists or killers. Yet they are being treated like one. In my opinion, I do not think they have stolen anyone’s right and were wrongful to any party.

Someone, please feel free to tell me why I am not getting it.

 

https://hbr.org/2017/06/uber-cant-be-fixed-its-time-for-regulators-to-shut-it-down

Little by Little.

Things I am grateful for:

  1. For Mr. Ong to help fix our prototype.
  2. Uber for being so affordable in short distance.
  3. The avocado and watermelon!

Things i need to fix whenever, wherever, however, whatever:

  • I am wasting a lot of time looking for movies and blog post! Gotta tone down.
  • Start using the standing desk.

Did I do everything today to take a mini step towards my bigger goal in life?

  • I did pray. And work out. But 70%?

Affirmation:

  • I am all I need and I will be the best version of myself I fantasise about soon.