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Human, Dad, Husband, Overthinker

This is amazing stuff and valuable. Thanks Obsidian !

Truth 👆🏾

The part about nurturing ourselves with empathy is so important. Because too often we think about everyone else, but ourselves.

Thanks for sharing :)

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I woke up today with an intense desire.

To achieve something fantastic. Poured me my cup of coffee, picked up my pen and notebook. My phone pinged, and it was a notification about a good friends Instagram story. I looked at it and then scrolled to the next story and the next and so forth.

I looked in the mirror today, and my love handles resembled pool floaties. The ones I wore around my belly. As a child splashing in the swimming pool of the local Mumbai gymkhana. I resolve to improve the way I look. I slip into my…

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Expect anything worthwhile, to take time — Debbie Millman

Tim was a childhood trainspotter.

He spent hours on end tinkering with a model railway. He taught himself the fundamentals of electronics. At the age of 21, with a degree in Physics from Oxford University, Tim had made his first computer using a soldering iron and an old television.

Thirteen years later, in 1989, he submitted an initial proposal for the universal linked information system. Two years later, this initial proposal led to the birth of the world wide web. …

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Recently, I quit a job where my boss had conveniently not extended my contract as was promised. As a result, I could not claim my pay for the last 2 months I had worked. When confronted, he blamed the error on the bureaucracy above, given it was a large public hospital. He also found several ways to avoid the discussion and eventually ceased all forms of communication with me. The principle of the matter more than anything else made me query this odd series of events with my boss via email. Surprisingly, I was met with avoidance.

Upon reflecting on…

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Almost everything John Ronald Ruel Tolkien wrote was non-fiction. The names and details were no doubt created by him, but through his characters, real emotions surfaced. A regular resident of Oxford, and initially a tutor, Tolkien rose through the collegiate ranks to become a professor of medieval languages and literature for more than two decades.

For a significant portion of the time that Tolkien resided at Oxford, it was also home to Clive Staples Lewis who attended Oxford and then went on to teach at the University.

Lewis and Tolkien’s first meeting was not only by chance but also filled…

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Thomas Edison was an artist that had an art studio in Menlo Park, California. Yes, I know what you are thinking; Edison was a scientist, not an artist. And as a society, we have learnt to treat these two entities, very differently. But the processes they use are, in fact very similar. In fact, both are united in a kind of shared curiosity, a sense of inquiry; one conscripted by an unrelenting protocol and the other conceived from an expansive abyss like imagination. Art, often the result of individual expression or an attempt to make sense of the world that…

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My usual weekly weather forecast check on this balmy Sunday afternoon at the park made me unusually happy. A whole week of rain and grey. I peeked around to see if anyone was watching. I felt guilty at this smug indulgence I was secretly deriving from gazing at a weather app.“Miserable weather for the next week apparently”, I overheard someone on an adjacent picnic blanket mutter. Another sip of my pinot, Cheshire grin spread on my face, I now definitely felt like Gru within, the “evilest” villain of all time. I always hear people talking about the adverse health effects…

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As the clock approached midnight on the 1st January 2000, the era of Silverchair and the Sydney Olympics, officials in government and across many industries watched with bated breath. They wanted to know how significant the effect of this bug would be. They called it “y2k”.

Twenty years later as the clock approached midnight earlier today, no doubt some of these policymakers in government now greyer, balder, and wrinklier were pondering again — this time around not an artificial bug., but a once in a lifetime health crisis.

As I look in the rearview mirror at the year that has…

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