Jun 18, 2014

The scam of motivation

You know what the Internet is filled with? Porn and scams. 

These two categories are fighting each other so hard that they are almost encroaching into each other's territory.

I bet there are at least one or two porn stars who have given up their career in porn industry and taken up motivational speaking out writing books about motivation.

You look for motivation online and you can find more flavors than Baskin Robbins ice cream. There are four hour work weeks, four hour bodies and minimalism and GTD and what not. There is personal motivation and business motivation and God knows what the fuck all.

What I mean here is that, all these people trying to motivate others are not really doing a good job. The whole world is in a much more chaotic state than say the 80s or the 90s. People are not sure about anything,  shit is changing so fast. More businesses die out than those that actually make a mark.
Every venture like Facebook is built upon the corpses of a thousand kickstarters. 

Why does that happen? Why?

Because people don't want to be motivated. Motivating others is as big as a scam as anything. Hell, I believe that a person can be motivated for a day or two or maybe months, but the overall sum of humanity needs more than motivation to do actual real shit that matters.

As Yoda said, you do or do not, there is no try. Motivation is trying. And trying to do things sucks. Just do shit and be done with it.

Next time someone tries to motivate you to do something,  tell them to fuck off.

Jun 17, 2014

The Importance of Pain in Life

Everyone is in pain

Pain is a sign that somewhere things are wrong and it tells you that they can be set right

Physical pain many times is an indication of a deep psychological pain

Pain is the precedent to change, for good or bad, who knows

Pain is progress

Pain is an option to grow

Pain is at times an indicator that you need to shut the fuck up and lay low

Pain at times makes things worse before they get better

Pain is a sign that you fucked up and if you get through this shit, you need to do better next time

Pain is your friend

Pain is a teacher

But, fuck, if you're in constant pain, go see a fucking doctor, cuz philosophy on blogs is much different from the hurt of real life

Jun 16, 2014

The Death and Rebirth of Blogging

Look, I'll be very frank with you. Most of us never really had any patience for blogging. That is why you see more people wasting time on facebook and twitter than people on Blogger or Wordpress. Why? Because twitter and facebook are relatively easy to manage, the reward is instantaneous and hey, if your tweet or fb post bombs, you can always write another one.

Blogging was never meant to fight with these new mediums of expression/validation or whatever you might want to call them. Blogging is something different. It's something you do out of love, it's something you do because it feeds your soul. You might or might not seek validation or approval from others, but it's mostly because you feel you want to say something and you feel that it's important.

Blogging is not inane like a silly tweet about breakfast or dinner, because it takes some amount of effort, time and gumption to write a post. Hey, even if it is a post on a teenager's blog with meandering thoughts or rambling something in the title, that shit took more effort than a tweet and for that reason alone, I'd go and read it.

About death of blogging

As it goes on the internet, blogging as an activity dies about three times every year. You can google the phrase and you'll get countless hits that blogging is dead and tweeting or facebook-ing or pinning pictures is the new shit. I beg to disagree. Blogging can never really die, it just goes to sleep, maybe and wakes up again. I like to think of it as ebb and flow of a tide. Things happen and when those things cannot be expressed in 140 characters or the confines of a facebook post, people blog. Whether those things are personal or on a larger scale, they make people think, they make people move their fingers on their keyboards like lazy spiders, but shit happens and shit gets posted.

There are still people out there who are much more busier than you or me, plus many of our friends combined, but they still find time to write a blog daily. Seth Godin, James Altucher and many others, you can look them up.

So, here's something I am going to try. I am going to put an alarm on my phone for 10 PM and I'll write a blog every day that alarm rings.

I don't know what it will be about, but it will be about something.