Where Is The God ? Part IV (Efforts Not Being Rewarded)

In the holy book, “Gita” there is a saying, “One should only do the work, & should not crave for the results.” As results are often are not in our control. Thus, the easiest way for peaceful living is to detach from the results & attach to the processes. But, it is easier to say than to be done. Doing without asking anything in return is the most paradoxical thing one comes across in life, as the first thought of carrying out any action is the results linked to the action. In a world, where the rewards are related to happiness. How is it possible for a human being to detach from rewards?. In the end, we are just living beings & social animals. For us, one of our greatest accomplishments is being remembered by other fellow human beings. As being recognized gives a godly feeling for at least some minutes. For this, we put results above the process & eventually link our happiness with the results.

How often we have seen people working hard as day labor; who spends 8-10 hours (in India) in toiling heat & humid conditions without any safety harness & in return earns a meager salary of Rs 500 per day. Whereas on the other hand, one person who is working for 4-5 hours is earning in lakhs. Obviously, there is a different set of skills that each person owns that he can leverage to get where he or she is. Yet, in terms of absolute efforts, the rewards are entirely different. How would that person feel, who is working as hard as the person sitting on the laptop but is getting significantly low rewards?. So, are the efforts being rewarded fairly?. Many so-called “Successful” individuals, look down on people who are not by saying that they are not working hard or smart enough. But, they merely forget, that an event of randomness allows them to leap one step ahead compared to their peers. The same concept is in the book, “Fooled By Randomness”. Yet, some feel they are smart enough, hard-working enough, tough enough to beat the competition.

Efforts are subjective & the most essential part of rewards. Donkey toil every day & is probably the most hard-working animal in the food chain. On the other hand, Lion only gets up to hunt & spends the rest of the time relaxing & reproducing. Donkey is treated as abuse, while Lion is the king of Jungle. There is a significant difference in the efforts of both. Yet, one is treated entirely differently from the other. So, how can one say that effort gives you desired results. Although, not doing any work will surely fail you. So efforts are necessary to get to your destination without any second thoughts. But, is the efforts worth the result are entirely different.

A person toiling day in & day out for something extra or some rewards often faces the humiliation & pain of getting rejected daily. After getting rejected hundreds of times, the pain of rejection somewhat subsides & the feeling of hatred, agony, anger takes over the mind. Why the person’s hard work is not rewarded with the desired results? Not getting desired results often robs people of happiness & gives wind to sadness. People who have gone through such phases can vouch for the same. Is God being fair for not treating efforts with rewards? & make them wonder if there is God for real or not?

As per Hindu rituals, nobody gets more than the written & before the time. Maybe this is true & is the reason Lord Krishna said, “Just do work & forget about the results.” As seeking results will make you restless & often anxious & will make you mean. If one focuses on just working irrespective of the results, it will make one calmer & peaceful. The ultimate destiny that we pursue. An efficient way to live life; a life fruitful & less miserable. We suffer because of our desires & the desires arise because of our attraction towards the results. A painful journey that we all need to go through. The best way would be to commence the journey & let the action take its own course. Because, “We feel we are in control of the situations & can determine the results, but we are just pawns in the greater scheme of things.

Quotes By Gary Vee

An investor, entrepreneur, hustler, grinder from the outset. He built his business from the ground up & after creating successful businesses, he started preaching to the world & telling them to trust the process. He made it big through hard work & patience & fantastic acumen to grow & to build something. His keynote speeches & hustling stories are awe-inspiring. Among the few entrepreneurs who can successfully predict market movement & get behind the technology in an early adopters phase only. He was an early investor in Uber, snap, Twitter, etc. He has made tonnes of money, yet his lovelies in a garage sale & flipping. He curses a lot, yet is loved by his followers. He is none other than Gary Vaynerchuk or popularly known as “Gary Vee”. His shows like DailyVee, tea with Gary Vee, AskGaryVee, etc, are already popular among fans. Without wasting any more time, here are some of the best quotes by Gary.

What would you do, if you can do it every time?

When you get to do what you want to do, you have won.

There is a naivete in the world, just because you talk people will listen. You actually have to be good.

If you are good enough, IF YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH, nobody will be stopping you. Not fucking Donald Trump, not the fucking Russians, nobody. If you are transgender, if you are a minority, if you are fucking alien, the market doesn’t give a fuck.

It is way harder to actually have your product win with the customers, than some old white dues on Sandhill Road to write you a check. So if this is breaking you down, you are in deep shit.

If you want to build businesses, hard work should be the first, second & third part of the formula.

Work is the variable of success.

In entrepreneurship, there is no in-between, either you are in or you are out. This is binary.

Every time there is an actual attention revolution, enormous money is being made & enormous money is being lost.

Everyone looks at a finished product today, nobody watches the amount of work one has put behind it.

You cry, you gonna lose & I have bad news about complaining & crying, nobody gives a shit.

Speed is 4 billion times important than perfection.

There are 4000 things one wants, it confuses you. Don’t be confused see what you want, reverse engineer it & get it.

Regret fucking sucks

Tripple down on one thing instead of being half pregnant on the other 9 things.

Stop looking at your friend’s shit.

Every second you spend thinking about somebody else has is taking away from time that you could create something for yourself.

If it was so easy, don’t we all choose that?

You want this to be your life & you are giving up after 4 months.

Patience is grossly underestimated.

Don’t play short games, play long-term games.

Work ethic is a taught process.

We’re beating ourselves up. Everybody sucks at something. Focus on what you are good at.

Take ownership of everything & then everything gets easy.

Karma is particle.

These are just limited quotes by Gary Vee. However, there are plenty more & one can feel refreshed by hearing him. Below is the best video to showcase Quotes by Gary Vee, his mantra towards life & optimism towards life. Unlike Naval Ravikant, who is more philosophical in approach. Gary vee is more disruptive & trying new things. I hope you enjoyed some of his best quotes.

Lessons From Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant is simply a rockstar in the tech world & one of the most followed people in silicon valley hailed as one of the brightest minds in the tech world. An immigrant from India, who rises from poverty & who took the tech world with a storm. A person who will awestruck you with his vast knowledge & thought process. He is not following anyone on Twitter, yet every great mind follows him. His podcast, How To Grow Rich Without Getting Lucky. Anyone looking to create something without getting washed away in the process should listen to him & sip every drop of knowledge offered by this legend. If you are feeling low in life & lost in the process. Take out few moments & listen to his interview with Joe Rogan. One of the best interviews one will ever listen to. Without wasting any more time, here are some of the best lessons from the interview.

Quotes By Naval Ravikant:

Specialization is for insects. So everyone should be able to do anything. I don’t believe in focus life on one thing. You have got one life; just do anything your gonna do.

One has to be a fool & have a beginner’s mind & go back to the beginning to start over. If you are not doing that, you are getting older.

Reading a large number of books or books to completion is a vanity metric. I would read the best 100 books over & over again till I have absorbed them rather than reading all the books as the brain has finite information & infinite space. You get enough advice & it all cancels to zero & there are nonsense books as well.

Rather than looking at yourself, one is looking at how the other person is looking at you. It’s a kind of disease as social media is making a celebrity of all of us & celebrities are the most miserable people in the world.

You need to be rich & anonymous, not poor & famous.

Everyone needs three basic things, everyone wants to be wealthy, everyone wants to be rich & everyone wants to be healthy. These three things can be actually taught.

When there is a crisis going on you have to be the coolest cucumber who also figures out the correct answer.

Social contracts are powerful, if you want to give up on drinking & if you are serious you will announce it to the world. All these are choices, being fit is a choice, eating nutritions is a choice & happiness is also a choice. If you are so smart & capable, why are you not happy?

Desire is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy till you get what you want. Don’t have the unlimited desire, have one desire & let go of others so that you can be peaceful & calm.

How much output you are getting, what are you doing, how you doing are way more important than, how hard you work.

You are not going to get rich by renting your time.

It is difficult to predict what kind of jobs will be available 10 years from now. Societies will always create new jobs.

Automation will take over all the jobs except the creative jobs.

If you want to see who rules over you, see who you are not allowed to criticize.

People who get outraged are the stupidest people on social media.

All the great minds are figuring out how to get you addicted to the news & if you are addicted your brain will get destroyed. The modern struggle is to resist yourself to these things or draw boundaries.

News has become commoditize & entire news media has shifted to peddling opinions & entertainment. So, these are now propaganda machines for their tribe.

Social media outlets are picking up the next president, prime ministers.

If all of your beliefs in one political party you are not clear thinker, if all your believes is as per your friends & neighbor you are not a clear thinker. If you want to be a clear thinker, you can’t pay attention to politics, it will destroy your ability to think.

All of our diseases are diseases of abundance not a disease of scarcity.

Everyone is trying to program everybody & the only solution is to turn it off.

All the men’s problems arise because he can not sit by himself for 30 min in a room alone.

Peace is happiness at rest & happiness is peace in motion. You can convert peace to happiness at any time.

We think we get peace by solving all the external problems. But, there are unlimited external problems. Hence, the only way to get it is to give up the idea of problems.

One should have a deep understanding of what you doing & why you doing it.

Answers to all the great questions are paradoxical.

I am nothing & I am everything.

Live well below your mean & you will enjoy the freedom that one can’t fathom.

There is no get rich scheme, it is other people getting rich through your money.

Most smart people realize possession doesn’t make them happy.

A busy mind can often rob you of peace of mind or peace from the mind.

The fundamental illusion is that there is something that will make us happy & keep us happy forever.

Retirement is when you start sacrificing today for some imaginary tomorrow.

The way to beat the competition is by being authentic.

Your real resume is a catalog of all your sufferings.

You have to do hard things to create meaning in your life.

Everyone has two lives, the second one starts once he realizes he has just one.

A happy person wants 10,000 things; a sick person wants only one.

Don’t focus on more than one desire at a time. The universe is rigged in such a way that, if you focus on one thing you will get it. But everything else you will have to let it go.

Happy thoughts disappear from the mind quickly, negative thoughts linger.

It likes a play to me but works for them & the reason why nobody can beat me. As I am playing 16 hours 7 days a week, they are working.

Above are some of the gems by Naval Ravikant. There is a plethora of knowledge in this guy & his every tweet or verse is full of enlightenment. Nobody can risk missing it. One can catch the full episode on youtube through the following link.

Naval Ravikant Quotes Mark My Adventure

One can read about his wisdom in the book “The Almanack of Naval Ravikant”.

Life of Cryptocurrency Trader

Cryptocurrency trading becomes fashion during the time of the bull run. In the uptrend movement, everyone jumps onto the ship & considers it as an easy money-making option & this is probably the biggest mistake one can make. People often only talk about the financial aspects of it. However, nobody talks about the economic aspects of crypto. The economic aspect is as important as the financial aspect, which holds for any new startup or experiment. Cryptocurrency is about the unique technology “blockchain” behind it & it is an EXPERIMENT for now. Every experiment comes with a risk of going to zero that many traders overlook. Many people take it as a sure-shot ticket to the moon, which is appropriate assuming if this experiment is successful. Many people who trade cryptocurrency don’t think about it at all & thus lose money. Trading is a highly professional job, just like the stock market. It is not easy to track every stock & determine which stock will go up & down. There are more than 2000 currencies, & each one is unique in its way. During the bull trend, major of the coins pump 10-15x minimum & thus makes it one of the events to look up to. Like every good thing, the bull market tends to over. However, people jump on the boat after seeing insane gains (but the gains have already been made). They buy the hype, which is never a good idea & in a result make losses. In a bull market, everyone is a crypto trader & they are the first ones to leave the market. One should know that cryptocurrency trading is not a cakewalk.

Many of us have seen the posts, which shows how holding a share worth 1000 Rs is now in Cr after 20 years. People generally look at the final price of Cr. However, misses the point of holding the asset for 20years. The most difficult part is holding on to the stocks even after having 500% in profit. Just like stocks, in cryptos, insane gains are made via holding or HODL (a famous word in the crypto community). The problem is the greed of getting rich overnight & some people have become so overnight. But, the ratio of such people is very low & we want to take them as our inspiration. Before reaching the stage of overnight success one has to sail through the rough waves. Thus, there are many phases that grips or torture the daily life of a crypto trader. Like life, cryptocurrency trading consists of many phases.

The Unkonwn:

Unkown Phase
The most depressing & disheartening phase of the crypto industry is this phase. When there is no news, people are not talking about it, the progress is slow & there is a dilemma if this thing will ever shine. Yet, it is one of the most important phases to buy, as those people who look for short-term gains don’t pay attention to the progress. A perfect opportunity to accumulate coins that can become something big in the future. Most of the crypto traders accumulate in this phase & wait for their turn to make some huge gains. Newbies miss this phase because of the lack of interest in the industry.

The Moment:

The Moment
After months or sometimes years of non-movement or sideways movement, there comes a time when the uptrend starts & there are daily gains visible on the portfolio. This part is most fascinating, as the greens are always good for the eyes. This moment is needed to be cherished & a price to be remembered. As this should be treated as support for one’s trade.

The Hype:

Hype Life Of Crypto Currency Trader
After the price rises silently, suddenly the hype is created among the holders & everyone will share screenshots of the gains they have made while holding the crypto. During a bull run, a 10x gain is the minimum one expects & some of the projects outperform others by 100x as well. Thus there will always be someone who will be showing off his or her massive gains.


News Cryptocurrency
If one coin rise parabolically, then it needs to be covered in the News. Which usually is not covered by them. When this happens, one should stay alert & pay attention to the prices. The News covers a larger audience & their reach is more. So, if they cover the price actions, millions of people will get to know about this asset class, people jump in for some quick & easy money; without realizing the technology behind it. This coverage should be treated as the first sign of a future correction. Because of its reach, the News becomes the biggest source for the influx of funds & eventually helps in creating the bubble. A bubble that will blast sooner or later & while doing so will remove all the weak hands. Once prices are being covered in the News, one should brace up for the price correction.

The Selloff:

Selloff Mark My Adventure
The most painful part of the journey is the selling. Big whales who accumulated during the first phase have already gained 15 to 20x on their assets & they already made enough for this leg of the bull market & once the market becomes too big, it is time to sell. Thus, they sell from their original level. However, people who bought the news are the biggest sufferer of this. Because they jumped the last & especially they bought the news. When people talk about money before reading about the product then it is a dangerous time. This time is bloodbath on the streets & all the new people who came because of the news are the first ones to fall down & with bringing down many more weak hands.

The selling continues till weak hands are flushed out of the system & then the cycle repeats. Big whales accumulate, accumulate & accumulate till the prices are covered in the news. The Crypto market is nothing compared to the traditional market, in this market one can experience as far as 90% retracement, which is not normal for any other industry. This retracement shakes out many newbies & weak hands. So, this is not for everyone & also one should not put his or her life savings in this volatile asset. Though the gains are massive, the losses are of a similar nature.

Timing the market is nearly impossible. The best strategy is to invest each month on a fixed date; only when if one is sure about the technology. All the weak-hearted people can skip this brutal, violent & volatile market. One can refer to the link to invest in crypto currency.

Lessons From Kunal Shah’s Interview With Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh is a famous YouTuber from India. He is famous for carrying out interviews with some of the well-known names within the Indian ecosystem. He has two channels “The Ranveer Show” & Beer Biceps. I personally like beer biceps more & his interview with Kunal Shah was the best. Kunal Shah is a giant in the Indian startup world. He founded freecharge that was later acquired by SnapDeal & currently building a credit card payment app via Cred. Kunal Shah is very outspoken & extremely well-read personal. His detailed outlook on various subjects is among a few characteristics that shall be taken note of. This interview of Kunal Shah with Ranveer is extremely detailed & effective. So If one wants to learn anything about a start-up or about the future should listen to this conversation once.

Here are the top points from this interview:

  • Become curious: Being curious can change your life. Try to be curious about certain things & then dive deep into them. Becoming curious can help one to develop interests, & it is hard to beat people who have developed an interest in any subject.

  • Business is a journey of constant iterations. A constant process of finding what people want & will they pay money for that. Most of the startups fail to deliver this fundamental point & iteration is one of the steps that will help you reach that pinnacle.

  • Application of ideas is lacking in India: India is a country of safe bets, people are not appreciated for taking a risk & this may be because of the hardships of the past. Ideas & going away from the traditional routes are highly criticized & which is why innovation is very slow here. .

  • India in 2060 will either be extremely bright or dark:

  • The world’s useless jobs are shifting to poor countries: Useless jobs of the world, are shifting to the poor countries. As rich countries value time more they are looking to utilize the extra time to develop & innovate.

  • Most of us are job seekers: Seeking a job is the first thing we are told & we are not innovating this place will burst with unemployment. As most of the jobs in the future will be mechanized & we don’t have infra to support such high unemployment rates.

  • No of financially independent women are decreasing rapidly: This is a scary part of growing India, as the lesser, the women working or financially dependent will create an unequal society.

  • India playing a game of capitalism but having the blood of socialism.

  • India is a status-driven society & not wealth driven society (crab story) & respect: The only thing India is great & feel great about is their ego, everyone has the ego of something, color, money, caste & they will force their way on the ones lower than that. India plays a status game & the status game is short term game & people should play a long term game to win & to be successful.

  • Nobody is interested in the future & everyone is celebrating the past: Although we have a rich past we are still stuck with it, we are building statues & temples rather than spending on free education, basic infrastructure, or future research. Any country that refuses to invest in the future usually gets doomed.

  • Nations super obsessed about their past are delusional about their future:

  • Covid is a catalyst to the future:

  • When countries become emotionally charged, one can never know what outcome it will create: India is an emotionally driven country & if a group of people decides to do something the outcome can get very bleak. With the rise of uneducated social media use & fake news, we are sitting on a ticking bomb.

  • Indian is conflicted between very few people who think we are in Singapore & the rest of the country feels like Africa: The difference between the rich & the poor is growing & specially during covid when the country was in the lockdown the gap is expected to widen.

  • One has to constantly up the game to stay in the game:

  • It is not cool to be entrepreneurs: India doesn’t celebrate failures, everyone wants to be stable & safe & people are not appreciated for trying new things. While trying any new thing, the chance of failure is high, yet it is necessary to try it, just to find some new avenues & the feel of achieving something remarkable.

  • We fundamentally have wrong role models: We society believes in a facade & the person who is top on the list are actors, cricketers, we celebrate them & hence to mock them is the easiest things. While entrepreneurs hunt in silence & in hardship while following it is not for the weak stomach. So, if we celebrate entrepreneurs, we can shift this momentum.

  • Whenever one finds the flaw in people & people blame it on the external factor, they are not reflecting on the problem:

  • Until we ask tough questions, we are not going to get better:

  • Our opinion is of a group & we don’t appreciate; if one is alone:

  • It is difficult to find individuality without being an explorer:

  • Some professions are fundamentally limited to only a few people:

  • Any country that has not experienced the Industrial Revolution doesn’t understand the value of time: Western countries realized the value of time early & they dedicated the time to build something great. Value of time is the main difference between poor or rich nations.

  • If 90% of your time is spent with a smarter mind, you will become smart:

  • Everyone has 24 hours & it depends, what you do with your 24 hours.

  • These are just small pieces of information to get you started. There are lots of gems to learn from this interview of Kunal Shah & probably a real eye-opener. There are limited opportunities to win in life & this interview will help you to align your efforts in that direction.

    Stop Living, As If You Will Live Forever

    Follow your passion, get a life, you will only live once & many other such motivational quotes inspire every ounce of our blood every now & then. These words of wisdom help us to rise from the ashes & help us in performing best. Motivation is never a problem nowdays, especially with the rise of social media as more & more people have access to the internet & can get motivated at any hour of the day. Although, life is meant to be simple, yet we ruin it by running millions of thoughts. Thoughts are not the only reason for our misery, we become somber by looking at other people’s lives & forget what makes us happy. Our happiness depends on other people’s happiness. We often feel we are losing on life if we don’t post happy pictures on Instagram, Facebook, or any other social media platforms. So, we do things to impress people we don’t know. While doing so, we lose ourselves & that leads to a sad & unsatisfied life. There are many layers to life & explaining it in simple terms is certainly not easy. With some recent events in my life, I realized that we live here as if we are here forever. We want to impress others so that other form good opinions of ourselves. Rather than finding what makes us happy, we rely on the outer world to provide this. With our greed for wealth, fame, luxury, etc. We are continuously running behind something & somewhere. We are so much fascinated with the future that we forget about the present. But, like everything, motivation, thoughts, healths, etc, are all perishable. So, we need to remind ourselves again & again our purpose in life & remember we are not here forever.

    Our life is only for us, to make it, create it, live it & do whatever you feel is worthy of your time. Here is one of the contradictions of life. What if we like to copy others & love to bully them. Then the question arises, are you happy while doing that? Most of us determine our happiness based on the standards set by society & follow rules set by them. We do what is best according to society & not by our own wit. The biggest problem of following other’s advice is not the path but lack of love for the work. We are doing it, not because it may or may not make us happy, but because it brings us stability. As per me, if you are not happy, you are already half dead. Happiness is grossly underrated & people often mistake happiness with the amount of wealth; which is a basic mistake everyone is making. There is no correlation between how much a person is making with how happy a person is. Happiness is intrinsic & hardly anyone is aware of this fact. We relate happiness with wealth & thus follow wealth to reach happiness.

    If one looks closely enough, we live in the world for around 70 years. Out of which, in starting 16 years, we are knowing about the world & figuring out our interests. From 50 to 70, our health deteriorates & we may or may not be in great physical shape. That leaves us around 3 decades to live & how we live those 30 years determines how fulfilling lives we have lived. Even during these 30 years, we are busy sleeping, enjoying, traveling, eating, drinking, partying, etc. That left us with a handful of years & even during our short stay we are constantly frowning & drowning in our sorrows. But, for a moment, if we kill our fears & pursue things we want in our life, we can do wonders. If the ultimate truth is death, then why to pursue something that we love?

    Let’s start with life. What is life to you? One of the most common answers is it is “Unpredictable.” Nobody can confidently say that they have planned everything in life even, the time of death bed. There are many flavors to life & unpredictability fits in it perfectly fine. How often it has happened, that we think something & it happens completely opposite. We are not sure if by taking specific steps we will reach our destination & the same has been mentioned in the holy books as well. One shall focus on process & not on results. Thus, there is no guarantee that you can reach your goals while following a specific path. As there are many paths to goals. No two days are same as time is constantly changing. There are so many granular portions that make up a life. So even if there is some change in any of these parts, the whole system changes. Hence, it makes life unpredictable.

    Like the only sane person in the world. We want to control our life, we carefully choose our path & assuming every missing piece will fall in the place (wishful thinking). We are so engrossed in the positivity that we ignore all the challenges & aspects which are not in our control. We can only control a handful of things in our life & still we feel, we are king of this life & can pull off anything. One can call it arrogance or wishful thinking or any fancy name one can think of. Yet, we can’t even predict if we will be in a healthy condition after the end of the day. It is so unpredictable & uncontrollable.

    This is not a sad or depressing post. However, if you ever observe your surroundings with an open mind. One can come across many incidents where people left us without any problem & the reasons maybe even weirder in some of the cases. Sometimes without any fault of one, he or she finds him or herself in dreaded condition. Even the present situation of covid is another example of how unpredictable it is in nature. A small virus shuts down the world for good six months & even after six months we are reluctant to resume our normal life. So, if we can’t control even the most important factors that can ruin our life. How can we be sane enough to think life is ours & we are here forever?

    How do we deal with life?

    After reaching adolescence, our mind, body & thinking changes drastically. We are about to reach our prime & it seems nothing is impossible. Our dreams fuels our life & like an animal preying on its food. We follow our goals & some of us eventually reach there. Yet, only a handful of people are such dedicated & determined. Most of us are still processing what we want in life & this vicious cycle of finding what we want carries on till we lose our zeal for the goal. We start our rat race to earn money without any effort to rise mentally & emotionally. We start to value money, property, assets in such high regard than the nature of human beings that we start seeing life through these parameters only. We forget that all the materialistic things are perishable, but the impression of one person lasts. Because of which we still remember the heroes from hundreds of years back.

    We are ready to cheat, hurt or use any other method to get what we want & if this happens successfully, we are creating an example for other people to follow & each one of such people uses dirty tricks worse than the others to reach higher. We do all the bad things for what? For the life that we want to control & dictate every aspect of it. Yet, none of us can reach this stage. Even for the most powerful ones, life is unpredictable & uncertain.

    What is my take on life?

    What is life
    We are here only for the only number of years & how we impact the world to the best of our efforts shall be our motive. There is no wrong in having a goal & reaching it by working hard. Yet, that doesn’t give us the right to harm anybody, no matter how powerful we are, we should respect others & act humanly. For people who are not able to find the work, we love to do.For some, it is photography, for some traveling, for some coding & the list goes on. Don’t get disappointed keep looking for it as a child. Try different things & see if something clicks. Sometimes, things will not be simple & straightforward. Yet, we should try, as if we don’t have dreams, then what is left in life. When things are so uncertain & unpredictable & there is no certainty if we can see the next day. We should live our life like it is our last day & start doing what we love to do.

    Our ancestors didn’t have such opportunities due to lack of finances, food & infrastructure made it hard for them to pursue their dreams. However, we are in one of the most comfortable times in the world. Technology is changing every day, rather than every minute. After completing our daily roles & responsibilities, we can pursue our dreams. Even if one doesn’t have a dream they can enjoy family time or enjoy any other things that one does. But, don’t forget to appreciate life. Don’t say no to things that are important to you, but can’t do because of commitment, don’t ignore the friend who wants to have a drink with you, don’t skip that phonecall when someone calls you to know about you. But, remember your priorities, you can’t pick every call that is not good for you, you can’t go out drinking every day with people. One has to set priorities & follow it. Balance every aspect so that you can live fully. The knowledge is unlimited, but the only thing missing is our interests.

    Best Quotes From “How To Get Rich Without Getting Lucky- Naval Ravikant”

    Naval Ravikant is a much-celebrated angel investor, philosopher, advisor, in short, a tech superstar. His bits of advice are hardly taken lightly & rightly so. Having worked for decades, he has gained enough knowledge to share it with the world. He is the guiding light in this haphazard world & anyone who has listened to him can vouch for the same. Sometime back he started a tweetstorm with the title How To Get Rich. A tweetstorm, that took the world like a tsunami. His wisdom, knowledge, thought process is breathtaking to experience. His work is an inspiration for any mind. Every one of his tweets is a gem & finding a few very important ones is a difficult task to do. Yet, there are always a few that rise above the rest & this post will cover a few of those magnificent tweets. These are just a glimpse of the genius & I would recommend watching his video on youtube with the same name & you will be amazed by it. Great way to learn something new & important. So, here are few best quotes by Naval Ravikant while explaining the world, about how to get rich without getting lucky.

    About Money:

    Quotes on Money By Naval Ravikant
    Businesses, assets, that you earn while you sleep. Wealth buys you freedom.

    Money is how we transfer wealth.

    Wealth is a positive-sum game. Status is a zero-sum game. Politics, sports are an example of a status game.

    To win in a status game, you will have to pull somebody down & it makes you an angry person.

    Everyone can be rich, wealthy, & successful. It is merely a question of education & desire.

    You can’t be normal & expect abnormal results.

    You are not gonna be rich by renting out your time. To become rich, you should own equity, business, or some form of asset.

    You are replaceable, as you are doing the work within set instructions. Sooner or later, you will be replaced by AI, Robots, or some new technology.

    Heroine & the monthly salary are two highly addictive things.

    You can become rich by creating something for the society that is required by society, but it doesn’t know how to get it yet, at scale.

    Escape competition with authenticity.

    People should play long term play with long term people.

    To create things you, have to be rational optimistic.

    The giants of any industry are those who can build & sell.

    Read what you love until you love to read.

    The ultimate foundations are logic & maths.

    Motivation has to come intrinsically

    Don’t partner with cynics, and pessimists. Their beliefs are self-fulfilling.

    We’re descended from pessimists. We’re genetically hardwired to be pessimists.

    Arm Yourself With Specific Knowledge

    Specific knowledge is found by pursuing your curiosity.

    There is no actual skill called “Business”.

    About Doing:

    Doing is faster than watching.

    If you are willing to bleed a little every day, you may win big later.

    Embrace accountability and take business risks under your own name. Society will reward you with responsibility, equity, and leverage.

    People who can fail in public have a lot of power.

    If you have high accountability, you’re less replaceable.

    Product and Media Are New Leverage.

    An ideal business model has network effects, low marginal costs, and scale economies.

    In an age of nearly infinite leverage, judgment is the most important skill.

    Judgment is knowing the long term consequences of your actions.

    The people with the best judgment are among the least emotional.

    Even though what you work on and who you work with are more important. Work as hard as you can.

    Impatience with actions, patience with results.

    On a long enough timescale, you will get paid.

    When you’re finally wealthy, you’ll realize it wasn’t what you were seeking in the first place.

    The money will solve all your money problems. But it doesn’t get you everywhere.

    A calm mind, a fit body, and a house full of love must be earned.

    Get rich quick schemes are just someone else getting rich off you.

    Figure out what you’re uniquely good at, and apply as much leverage as possible.

    Envy can give you a powerful boost, or it can eat you alive

    Negotiations are won by whoever cares less.

    Above are some of the best quotes from Naval Ravikant but not limited to this. He became one of the most renowned voices in the tech field for a reason & that reason can be felt with this masterpiece while explaining the world, about how to get rich without getting lucky. His unique point of view on diverse aspects of life is a lesson to learn & to acknowledge it.

    Traveling During The Time Of Covid 19

    Corona is far from over & each day, it is setting records every passing day. The cases are rising & after months of lockdown, people have realized one thing & that is they have to live with the virus till the vaccine arrives. As the vaccine is far from the reach, people have moved on with their life & started traveling using public transport. Trains, planes are resuming their services & even people are no more afraid to travel. With proper safety measures & protocols in place, traveling is not an issue anymore. I recently traveled via flight & through this post, I would like to explain my experience of traveling.

    Every airport is taking extra efforts to maintain hygiene & social distancing. However, with the population like India, maintaining the distance between two people is a difficult task. Authorities try hard to inform people about the rules & guidelines, yet people find it amusing to break them. So often, people are reluctant to follow the rules, those rules that are for their safety. Especially when the rules are laid for their safety. At the gates, one person will sanitize the bags using a spray. A good thing about the pandemic is becoming paperless. Using paperless mode for verification should have been adopted much earlier. So, after verifying temperature, writing down personal details, verifying flight details, you are permitted entry. A mobile boarding pass will work perfectly fine nowadays. So, if you don’t have any luggage bag, you can directly go to the security check-in & wait for the flight.

    While entering the airport, there are fewer people nowdays to avoid crowding of the place & a great way to avoid any spreading of the infection. So, only a few airport staff, airline staff & people traveling will be present on the site. There is no rush as such at the airport. So, you can relax after completing all the hectic process. Just before boarding, there will be a box full of face shields, masks, sanitizers to help you stay safe. It is recommended to use all the assets available to be safe. Everything is the same as it was before COVID except masks & face shield. If you expect people to maintain distance, you will be truly disappointed, people here don’t follow any such rules & it seems they are fearless & ready to challenge the virus. So, as the prime minister of India has conveyed that your safety is in your own hand that holds true in this situation. Airlines have done all that they could do & traveling should not be of any problem. Your safety is their priority & they are doing a terrific job in that.

    I traveled after a long haul of 6 months & from the outset, I know things will be a bit different from the pre-COVID times. But, with no vaccine in the sight, it is sensible to carry on with life & resume regular living. As this disease is transmissible, the best you can do is to take all the precautions & carry on with life. Now is the time to behave sensibly & bravely. One can’t hide behind the door for the time vaccine comes out. So, better to take life in your control & start moving ahead in life. As even if everything is slowing down, there is one of the most important things that is not stopping, TIME.

    Why Choose Youth Hostel As Your Next Stay

    Traveling solo requires courage, energy & lots of planning. During an extended trip, it is quite evident that people may feel lonely sometimes. In a foreign land, where everything like food, environment, language, culture, social activities, etc are unique to your experience, it is easy to get dejected at some point in time. There should be someplace that can help you overcome all the surprises, the uniqueness of visiting a new place has superseded these shortcomings to an extent. Yet, there is something else that one can do. Staying in youth hostels is one thing that can help you overcome all these factors. In this post, I will list down many benefits of staying in hostels that will encourage you to try this at least one time. A place to cherish uncertainty, excitement & some wild stays. Staying in a hostel will become one of the memories of your trip. I will cover topics like the advantage of staying in youth hostels, why youth hostels should be in your list & my experiences of staying in different hostels in different countries. Traveling is one such activity that enhances the mood substantially & makes a person happy & staying in youth hostels will certainly add on to this amazement.

    Benefits Of Staying In Youth Hostels: 

    *) Affordable:

    There is no comparison of prices offered by youth hostels, usually, the bunk beds are chosen by backpackers hence keeping it affordable is the sanest thing to do. The price of a bunk bed can be as low as Rs 200 per night in some of the hostels. The number of beds varies from 4 to 16, because of which the rates are very affordable. Staying in a youth hostel will be very cost-friendly. Also, there are many options to choose from so availability will never be an issue.

    *) Culturally Enriching:

    Hindu Culture
    Many backpackers from all over the world stay in hostels. So, far I have enjoyed the company of a wide range of people ranging from South American, Britons, Japanese, South Koreans, etc. This is one of the best points of staying in hostels one can talk to people from different cultures & backgrounds. It is very refreshing & amazing to learn about different cultures & places.

    *) Local Insights: 

    Youth hostels hire people from the local places, this means they are very well versed with the local culture, environment & can suggest you some of the hidden gems about the city. This is not only about the local touristic site but also the safety measure. While my stay in Vietnam, the hostel receptionist helped me with a few safety measures that helped me a lot during my stay. Staying in a hostel can allow you to find all these unattended questions.

    *) Next Adventure: 

    Every hostel has a billboard, a place where people put their requirements. While on the roads, the only certain thing is uncertainty. If due to some reason or miscalculation, one is uncertain about the next place. This billboard can come to your rescue. Many backpackers hire cars or bikes or are looking for some partners. If you are lucky, you can find someone with similar interests & decide accordingly. Trying new stuff has never hurt anyone in this life.

    Next Adventure (Why Choose Youth Hostels As Your Next Stay)

    *) Never Be Alone:

    The place is always throbbing with people from different backgrounds & cultures. Staying in a room, you will often meet them during breakfast or dinner. Yet, this will not be any problem. The people are generally very friendly as they are travelers & explores & have seen cities. There is a high chance that you will find someone like-minded & can share a long-lasting friendship with.

    *) Wild Parties: 

    As the name suggests youth hostel is for youths & youth from the European countries are truly wild. They believe in enjoying their time with full energy. They drink like anything & they party like anything. Hostel parties are fun & exciting, they play games, listen to music, drink, dance & enjoy the time. For enjoying parties, one needs to visit the place when the tourist season is on. As during that time the place is truly lit. It is always recommended to enjoy such places while you can.

    *) Best Trip Organisers: 

    Every youth hostels have short tour providers that will take care of your needs. They will pick & drop service from the hostel will save you hassle big time. The tour services are not only easy to book but are pretty affordable as well. One can find all the famous & some new tours that will help you in exploring the place. Also, they can help you arrange rented motorbike, cars, cabs, etc. With the help of hostels, I was able to tour Cu Chi Tunnels, Sand dunes, Chapman’s peak & whatnot.

    Why You Should Choose Youth Hostels?

    Many people are not fond of the uneasiness of sharing a room with complete strangers. Some people crave for privacy, personal hygiene, etc & it will not be completely wrong if one will find it difficult to find all these things in a hostel room. So, people who are not comfortable with staying with strangers shall avoid booking a hostel bed. Further, in dorm rooms, sharing washrooms is one of the other aspects that will be a downtick for many travelers. Washroom hygiene is one uncontrollable aspect, as it is entirely dependent on the people visiting the place. Although, hostel personals take care of hygiene to the best of their abilities. Yet, it is not easy to maintain the same all the time. Many travelers don’t like to compromise on their hygiene & staying in a hostel for them may be a tough task for sure.

    The youth hostel will tick most of the remaining points. It is one of the most pleasurable experiences that you can ever feel. There is a rawness, uniqueness & new avenues that is unprecedented in the usual hotel stay. The energy of the group & constant collaboration with the new travelers will keep your energy high. While traveling solo there will be a time when one will feel lonely. During those times, staying in youth hostels can change the mood in seconds, one can have a conversation with other solo travelers or can join group tours to cure their loneliness.

    Because of the many great points, choosing youth hostels over a regular hotel is one of the best decisions one will ever make. It is hard to ignore such an energetic, unique environment. So, any solo traveler who is yet to experience such an environment shall surely try it once & experience it yourself.

    My Experience of Staying In Youth Hostels:

    So far, I have been to places in Aisa, Africa & the European Union. All the youth hostels some of the stays were truly eventful. One time I stayed in a hostel based on the theme of How I Met Your Mother. Another one was just across the ocean, one youth hostel is located in one of the most active streets of the city. In Barcelona, I stayed in a hostel in La Ramblas Street which is considered as a haven for the backpackers. I usually choose a hostel based on its location & price. The hostels in the best location will charge a hefty amount. Still, the price won’t be that high that it will pinch your pockets. I enjoy staying in youth hostels, it is a very energetic place to stay in. Of all the time I stayed in hostels, there are only good memories. Along with the dorm rooms, youth hostels also have a private room.

    From Where To Book Best Youth Hostels:


    Booking.com is one of the oldest sites to book accommodation. The listings on the booking.com are good & with basic filters in the place. This site is perfect for booking your next stay. The site is easy to use & if booking any accommodation in Europe. This should be your go-to site for sure.


    The Hostelworld has probably the largest collection of hostels in a wide range of countries. It doesn’t charge any booking fee. Thus, you might well save some bucks over there. It is popular in Europe & the US. There is also an option of comparing hostels which is an added advantage considering your requirements. So, this can also be a great place to book some hostels.


    Hotels.com is one of the latest sites that have cropped up in this busy industry. Hotels.com has a wide range of hotels to choose from. This site is famous for hostels & if you can even check hotels.com recommendation to book the best of the best. Further, throughout the year, one can find discounts & special offers. Thus, it is best to check this option.

    To know more about the best places to book hotels, you can refer to this link. A memorable trip is incomplete without a proper stay & these sites will give you the best options to choose from.

    Best VPN Service Providers In India

    Virtual Private Network is used by the internet community to secure the internet safely & securely. A technology with which users can hide its real location, IP address & other online activities. Lately, many users are using this technology to become invisible in the internet economy. With the rise of social media, uncensored contents, things have become really tough for the government to censor & to govern it. The easiest solution to avoid all the hassle is to ban all the sites that don’t suit your requirement. Many government are doing blanket ban on the apps, sites, etc either due to content, geopolitical tension, or any other reason. India has witnessed the same in recent times. Due to geopolitical tension with China, the Indian government banned major players like TikTok, PubG, Wechat, etc. With a huge number of users in India for all the major apps, China must have felt some hit in their revenues for sure. Geopolitical reason one reason, data privacy & saving oneself from data theft is another. So, the people are opting for VPN services to save themselves from any mishappening. VPN services are highly in demand in the European market. VPN services India are still not mainstream but some people do use them. Below are some of the elements that can be banned by the government.


    India recently banned TikTok, PubG, WeChat along with other apps on the grounds of stealing data. Data theft is the only aspect of the ban. Many people made a living out of these apps. People belonging to a small town with no excess to the great studio, editors, sound systems, lighting, etc became popular on the platform & earned hefty amount through advertisement. But, with a single decision, they lost one mode of earning if we don’t include entertainment as one factor. Banning TikTok might be a strategic decision for the nation.


    PubG is one of the fastest-growing games in the world & a tournament wining can be around thousands of dollars. Players around the world live- stream their game on Twitch & earn handsome money for that. A game that opened up new horizons for the gamers & they can earn from playing it. How banning Pub G will impact the young minds can only be known afterward.


    Platforms like Amazon Prime, Netflix, or other OTT platforms can be censor-free in a place like India. A place with so much diversity, culture & sentiments. Some or the other contents might be not suitable for the viewers & because of which, not everything can be watched. So, content that is available in America might not be available in India & so on.

    A government deciding things about a person doesn’t always go well with the people. Some people bypass all the security & can access to all the things censored using a VPN service. VPN service is a great way to bypass securities & access most of the banned content. So, there are plenty of options to choose from. Below is the list of best VPN services in India. Some of the best places to beat censorship.

    VPN Service Providers In India:


    NordVPN is one of the widely used VPN services in the world. This service claims to be the fastest security on the planet, with 5500+ VPN servers worldwide, Block malicious websites & it works on all devices (it works with more than 5 devices at the same time) Some of the added pros are easy to use software & one can pay with the bitcoin. Further, it comes up with lots of exciting offers timely.

    Nord VPN service India


    Express VPN is easy to use service with widely distributed servers, it can be accessed by distributed networks & TV networks like smart tv, firestick, etc. The installation is super simple & can work on more than 5 devices at the same time. Ads can sometimes bother users. But apart from that, it is a pretty sweet deal. The servers are located in more than 90 countries.

    Private Internet Access VPN:

    Private Internet Access promises its customer super fast connection speed, an unimaginable 10 devices at the same time, more than 1500 servers across the various geographic locations, ad blockers, no traffic logs. It is covered by most of the publishers & trusted by many users. Like some of the VPN service providers, this also accepts bitcoin as a payment method.

    CyberGhost VPN:

    Rated among the best VPN services available. CyberGhost can be downloaded from file sharing websites like filehippo. CyberGhost has more than 6000 servers all around the world. One of the major drawbacks of this service is the high fee. If a user wants a dedicated IP address then they can opt for this service. Like most of the VPN service providers, this can also block ads & it supports 7 devices at the same time.

    Surfshark VPN:

    Surfshark is among the lowest fee provider. It charges quite less than the major players like express VPN & Nord VPN. A huge list of servers & can be accessed on unlimited devices at the same time. This VPN services are a steal deal. Also, one of the rare features of this service is camouflage mode, where the internet provider will not able to figure out if the user is using the VPN service or not. Also, this VPN has 10 libraries of Netflix.

    Safer VPN:

    Safer VPN is one of the fastest browsing speed, more than 1300 servers, unlimited server switching, no-logging policy & can be connected to the 5 devices at the same time. Like all the VPN services this also allows privately, secure internet.

    TunnelBear VPN:

    TunnelBear has a network across more than 20 countries in the world. It is one of the providers with great privacy policy. A very affordable product that can help you to bypass local censorship. It has a plugin as well that can further smoothen the process. TunnelBear can operate in more than 5 devices at the same time.

    Tunnel Bear VPN In India

    IPVanish VPN:

    IPVanish has more than 1500 servers across more than 75 nations offers high-speed connection. Some of the features are no backlogs, unmetered connections, encryptions, etc. 10 devices can join the network at a single time. IPVanish doesn’t publish an audited report that can be a drawback.


    Proton VPN has servers more than 1000 servers located in 54 countries. It offers high connection speed, strong encryption & protocol policies, & an interesting feature of kill switch & always-on mode. Kill switch will help you to disconnect from the servers if the network loses connection. While always-on mode reconnects the network with the servers. Proton VPN comes up with Tor support which is used to view onion sites with a single click.

    Why You Need a VPN?

    VPN not only allows you to view content censorless. However, it is one of the important accessories in terms of privacy. While connecting to public wifi, there is a huge chance that some evil mind will be looking to hack your phone & your valuable data. The instances of which are on the rise in recent times, using a VPN can make you invisible & can save your identity.

    It is now well understood that advertisers track your IP address & by using your browsing history, they bombard the user with the ads. Using a VPN in India or anywhere in the world can allow you to stay anonymous & untraceable.

    VPNs can help you view & enjoy the content which is generally censored due to government strict rules. If you are interested in Netflix US, you can do it easily via a VPN service in India.

    So there are many use cases for VPN in India or the world, topmost being Privacy & security. Thus, this is up to you to decide, if you want all those things or not. If you are not willing to spend a fee for the VPN services, it is highly recommended to use Brave Browser once. It is the newest browser & only browser that PAYS YOU FOR WATCHING ADS. Users receive BAT token for viewing ads in the brave browser. They have an inbuilt Tor browser to bypass local censorship & recently they have come up with a built-in VPN service if you opt for it. A fantastic way to keep your tracks private & no digital imprints. So, maybe VPN services in India might be the next big thing.