“passionate”

I think people throw around the word “passion” too liberally

If you are passionate about something, can you show me the results?

Your projects… your outlook… your portfolio

People who are passionate, truly passionate, have projects they’ve done

Passion doesn’t need to be told; it’s shown

Show me your passion.

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Transcendence, or whatever

We are condemned to a life of freedom.

Now, more than ever, the youth are imbued with an immense power

We have the freedom to do anything we want

but this freedom is a double-edged sword. Too much power and we fail to recognize it

Paralysis of analysis occurs

Choosing one project means closing the doors to an infinite number of other doors

Other projects

How do we do them all?

Transcendence requires us to be the best version of ourselves

But how do we know we are choosing the right path? Our freedom has given us infinite possibilities. So which one is the right now? It’s inevitable you might fall into phases of nihilism while pondering this thought

We are condemned to a life of freedom

But transcendence has no asterisk next to it that entails we must choose the best option.

Transcendence requires us only to choose the path willingly, independently, and aware of our freedom to choose that particular path.

Transcendence does not require us to necessarily pick the winning lottery number. Instead, it’s an absolute dependence on self, on self-awareness of self-actualization.

Transcendence, or whatever, is about having the power to exercise our freedom.

Gratitude Day

I like to make my Sundays a gratitude day.

Have no daunting commitments, and just spend the day with a sense of appreciation for what I have.

Today I wanted to say a thank you to my readers of this blog, particularly to my readers from India. I’ve had a huge surge of readers from that region in that past few weeks and wanted to extend a warm thank you.

It baffles me that when I first started this blog, that I had 2 readers. One of them being myself.

Now I’ll get thousands of views per month on the 500+ posts I’ve made, from people around the world that I will most likely never meet.

And I’m just getting started.

Things like my Podcast, and my Finance Blog, all reach people I might never meet. And it’s amazing how much power I have in terms of influence.

And I am grateful for that.

Grateful for people who support my content.

High thrill

Diminishing sensitivity

It’s a concept that’s quite intuitive but also great to understand

We become numb to emotions

Both good and bad

And it’s important to keep track of them

It’s why they say life is a roller coaster

Without the lows, the highs aren’t as fun

self-contradictions

Our real Instagrams are fake

Our finstas (fake Instagrams) are real… at least more real

We are all self-contradictions

Heroes wearing a thousand masks

Are we meant to reveal our private self?

Our public self?

Our true self?

Does anyone really know who they are?

I think maybe not. Self-identity is constantly expanding. We are constantly changing.

How can we truly know something that is ever-changing?

2 + 2 will always equal 4, given basic math principles.

But the Jeff Wang of yesterday is different from the Jeff Wang of now from the Jeff Wang of 10 seconds ago.

Even as I write this post, I’ve changed, I’ve changed the direction of how I wanted to present this post, this very sentence as I write it. Self-contradictions.

Who am I, truly?

Maybe I don’t know

And maybe the sooner I realize that I don’t know who I am, the sooner I can get towards the path of self-revelation

Homophobic Slurs and Freedom

New podcast episode out!: Homophobic Slurs and Freedom

“The other weekend while I was in New York some random man said a homophobic slur at me for no reason. But I am not offended. In fact, I want to liberate him from his own oppression.

In this podcast I talk about Simone de Beauvoir’s concept of genuine freedom and how we can all approach life with a perspective of a common good.”

Click the link below OR listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite app and search “Grok This!”

https://anchor.fm/grokthis/episodes/Homophobic-Slurs-and-Freedom-e3mq1e

movies

i love movies

i think there’s a certain mystery behind every movie

who wrote the script? how did they get the idea?

how did the actors/actresses interpret the script?

how did the director convey the message?

editor?

music?

stage crew?

everyone plays a part in making a movie

it’s a team effort, using skills from every discipline

each person have their own distinct role

in fact, ‘movies’ is just another term for building a project through extensive teamwork

let’s make more movies (hopefully good ones)