The Reason Why Books Have Survived and Will Continue to Do So

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The trendsetter of hooking teens to the TV Dramas at my time was “Lost” and “Prison Break”. I got hooked on the movies when I was a teenager.

That’s the thing of being addicted to something. All I thought was which episode, which movie to watch in my free time. I was so intense on watching some of these TV shows that sometimes I thought the real world is not real.

Owing to my geeky nature, I enjoyed (and still do) my formidable years alone. …


Knowing and judging is not the same thing

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Ever heard anyone say “I love going to the gym”. You will instantly associate that statement with someone who is very conscious about their health and like to be in shape. However, this statement doesn’t mean that he/she actually goes to the gym. Yeah.

Humans are emotional creatures not logical. When someone says that they like to do charity, or they would love to change their environment we associate these thoughts with a compassionate person. But want doesn’t get.

“We are the sum of our actions.”

- Seneca

Merely stating something doesn’t mean you will get it. I have been…


Sapiens: Love for those who like history, inspiration for those who resent it

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I love history but scientific history with events related to changes of the molecular structure of mountains and rocks bores me to death. I was a little skeptical before I picked this book by Yuval Noah Hariri. After reading the book for about 5 minutes that’s about 2 pages, I was glued to what was going to be the best history listen of all time.

Reading this book: Sapiens is like taking a boat ride on the river of time. The ride starts from the dawn of humanity, sails smoothly through the timeline of a few thousand years when humanity…


In this case, less is more

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Addiction to anything is bad, even to books, trust me. But unlike the other addictions which you have to give up, you don’t have to give up your love and affection for books. Just tame it. How? Read every day for a fixed amount of time.

There was a time when I only dreamt of reading books. It was not due to a lack of interest. It was just a lack of trying. Once I picked my first fiction book, there was no going back. Reading for me became a drug, an escape from the real world to another place…


From scrambled data to meaningful information

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I have been keeping a personal journal for over a year now. In the beginning, it did help, but after a while, I felt like I hit a plateau. Different people keep a journal for different reasons. Some use it to organize life, some want to get hold of their feelings by documenting their thoughts.

All of it is possible by doing journaling as I have experienced it firsthand.

But I always felt something was missing. There is so much more in my brain which I don’t understand. One thing I became sure of was that if I have to…


No one is going to write for you

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I so wanted to click that “Join Now” button which was supposedly going to vanish in an hour. The offer was going to be withdrawn. It’s everything I wanted, a course on Medium from a top writer with a promising course line. But then suddenly my eye caught a line written at the end of an attractive paragraph. It read “If you can show up every day I can help you achieve your dreams on Medium”.

I thought for a moment and asked myself what is the thing which I am struggling with the most. Is it my writing skills…


No jokes I promise

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I would never write a book review if someone told me to. But I read a lot of books and there are a lot of things in my mind which I want to share. I also happened to be a writer. The writers seeks content like eagles scour prey every day. Voila!

Pandemic has stopped the tea and coffee breaks which gave me a chance to discuss the things I read every day with my friends. I started writing on Medium in July last year. I was always thinking of topics to write about. …


We Need Formal Education on Life

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I am an Engineering graduate. I and my mates know nothing about life. We have the most awkward social skills. I learned about complex theories of telecommunication and physics in 4 years. But never in our student life, from school till I graduated, was I educated formally on how to live a life as a person.

We have a very meticulously designed education system. And by we, I mean the whole world. Some countries have better than others but anyone who stays in the system for about 16 years graduates with a fair amount of advanced knowledge. …


We can all be the fishermen of our lives

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Once a billionaire was on vacation on an island. He wanted to cross over to another island so he went out looking for a boat. He saw a fisherman’s boat. The fisherman was lying in the boat with his hat covering his face.
The billionaire while waiting for luxury boats chose to strike up a conversation. He asked the fisherman that why he isn’t out fishing at this time of the day. The fisherman replied he had already caught enough fish for the day. The rich man was surprised and a little bit angry. “It’s still early afternoon and you…

Ahsan Chaudhry

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