In search of meaning is a series of blog posts intended at reviewing ancient philosophical textbooks. Today I will be reviewing Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. It was one of the books in my reading list that was recommended by many, including people from all walks of life. This title was also one of the common entries for all the answers to ‘What are the must read books in one’s life?’…

Great writers write everyday, great coders code everyday, great musicians compose every day, great artists paint everyday. It’s no surprise that all this greatness comes with a cost – the willingness to sacrifice the trivial matters in life. Even if we have got the willpower to do it we find ourselves falling back into the vicious loop of mediocrity. From high school physics we all have studied that all objects…

You Are What You Think

October 1, 2016

“Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck peeked into my reading list after being recommended by Bill gates in his blog, gatesnotes. Even from the initial chapters, I felt like the book was very much inspired from the books ‘Talent is Overrated’ and ‘Outliers’. Or it could just be my opinion as I have read both and the book at hand had so much overlapping ideas from the…

The Unknown Unknown

March 9, 2016

The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb was one of those books I had been longing to read, after being recommended by one of my teachers. And hence, it was after I ordered the book that I looked for its reviews. It seemed like Nicholas Taleb completely failed to delight the reviewers and critics. Most reviewers called it ‘bloated’ ‘uneven’and a ‘waste of time’. While it may be true that…