Living in India and being a child to parents who had to struggle to make ends meet made me hyper-aware of how fine the line was between dire poverty and a tolerable lifestyle.
Not only that but I realized that having education or just expanding one’s mind is essential for survival in a world that’s too prone to superstition. Ignorance and cruelty are things that often go hand in hand.
Reading and expanding one’s mind is a form of self-protection and a way to feel confident and have pride in oneself despite challenging circumstances.
WriteSeed came about from two firm beliefs:
And I do mean that you can solve almost every problem. Whether it’s learning to be more assertive, make more money, find love, be a better parent, cook great food, dispel past trauma… there is someone in the world who has shared your experience and overcome it. And they wrote a book about it. Finding it and reading it will get you out of any bad place you’re in.
I’ve broken down the WriteSeed philosophy into three main activities:
We’re not talking about gaining basic literacy, but rather, we’re looking at how making reading books and articles, and writing in your journal, or picking up new skills can transform your life.
Charlie Munger said:
“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none, zero. You’d be amazed at how much Warren reads–and at how much I read. My children laugh at me. They think I’m a book with a couple of legs sticking out.”
Having said that, the focus is not that every single person who reads will become a billionaire or win the Nobel Prize, but rather most people who are smart, rational, and just wise tend to be people who read. And read widely.
On this site, you’ll find book recommendations for different subjects, ways to boost your reading skills, and tips on how to build a reading habit.
You’re encouraged to pick up reading at any age and to choose good books that have withstood the test of time. And to practice critical thinking and read opposing material as much as possible to gain insights.
Reading is only part of the formula for a more meaningful life. It’s when you apply what you read that you’ll see differences in the way you think, feel, and do things.
Reading feeds writing. And if you live in the time of the internet then you have to write in some capacity.
You need to create emails, make presentations, write essays, or just social media posts. Sometimes a simple text can make or break a relationship or open new doors for you.
Practicing writing in an age where every employer and client tells you to send them an email before you can even talk to them is the knife’s edge by which your life can change.
This blog will have writing tips for you whether you’re a professional content writer, a student, or just someone who’s keen on knowing why it’s a big deal to write well.
You’ll also learn ways to write and doodle to process your thoughts and support better mental health.
If you’re reading and writing then you’re already on the way to learning. But learning to learn is a multi-dimensional activity. Sometimes (or some of you may say ‘very often’), just reading something isn’t enough.
And then there are those of us who have severe mental blocks that stop us from getting to the top of the mountain that is a mathematics or science concept.
I know that the vast majority of people in the world have the capacity to be deeply introspective and intelligent folk.
But too many people let their discomfort and fear stop them from learning. And I’d like to change that.
I’ll share common mental blocks a person may have towards learning and how to overcome them, ways to study less and remember more, and how to make learning a lifetime activity that feeds your soul.
This blog is growing and will have plenty of helpful content to help you grow intellectually, emotionally, and virtually every other way you desire.
I’ve picked up a few fishing skills and caught a few big fish. I think I can show you some fishing techniques and help you find good fishing spots so that you will always stay fed for a lifetime.
Come back to the blog, keep reading, and reach out. We’re heading towards an awesome journey together.