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One good practice I picked up: Reading daily

Most of us don’t realise how liberating the practice of reading could be. I wasn’t a reader growing up. I obviously used to indulge in the occasional reading of magazines and comic books, a few fiction novels here and there. But I never did it daily. Even as an adult, I never really felt like reading. I was always on YouTube. Streaming videos online was my thing. Even after I bought an Amazon Kindle I didn’t do a lot of reading. But from the last year or so, I really picked up the habit of flipping pages after pages without end. I read in the train during the weekends, I read at work, I read at home after work, I read whenever and wherever possible. I can safely say that I’m addicted to it, without regrets. After I started reading, my way of thinking has changed. I’ve read everything...

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When I finally get to use my master’s degree

According to my knowledge, getting a master’s degree is seen as an achievement, a sign of dedication, passion, and greater intellect. I’m of course talking about the West. I could be wrong here, but that’s what I’ve heard, read, and seen. But when you come to the East, Asia specifically, every other Tom, Dick, and Harry has a master’s degree. In fact, if he has only one, or this one over that one, he could be good for nothing! You have a master’s degree in Arts? Seriously? What the hell are you going to do with that? Go back to college and get a master’s degree in engineering, software engineering. Okay, that was a bit too much. But yes, some degrees are considered to be better than others. Engineering, business administration, and medicine degrees are in great demand. So we see most u

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Introvert, extrovert, ambivert. What are you?

I googled ‘define introvert,’ I got this: a shy, reticent person. I googled ‘define extrovert,’ I got this: an outgoing, socially confident person. Googling ‘define ambivert’ gave me this: a person who has a balance of extrovert and introvert features in their personality. Broad definitions, I know. You probably already know in more detail what each of those three words mean. I’ll try to pen down my opinion of each of those later in this post if possible. I’ll start this with what we think is obvious. Gradually, I’ll try to make more sense of this by looking at what a few of my friends have to say. There’s no scientific research behind all this, by me or my friends. Each one of us is either an introvert, an extrovert, or an ambivert. Some of us kno...

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