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On Being Pragmatic

I wrote about curbing negativity in the last post and about optimism in a post earlier. I’d like to add a few words about pragmatism in this article.

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The system isn’t rigged

When some people feel helpless, they turn into a sort of despair saying words like, “life is unfair” or “businessmen are cheats”. Or they will say words that sound grand, like “I speak the truth, so people hate me”. Or “So and so is a fake, that is why people are around him”. This kind of negative outlook is not only harmful but in itself unfair to oneself and the rest of the world.

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Use the tools you have

My last post spoke about considering an expensive laptop as an investment. But what if you cannot afford one? Easy answer: use the one you have.

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Productivity

Investment vs. Expense

When someone rents/buys a store and purchases fixtures for it to set up a business, they would consider it an investment. No one would consider it to be outrageous. However, when developers spend a little more money to purchase a high-end laptop, it is often considered an unnecessary expense. I believe this has to change.

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Personal

The ๐ŸŽ Ecosystem

My first smartphone was a Nokia Symbian – back in 2011. I loved the fact that we could install “real” software aka apps on a phone!

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Lessons

Being a nerd isnโ€™t a shame

During my school years, a student who used to be eager in studies and technical topics (for example) was sometimes the subject of ridicule. It was a world where extraversion was given more credit than being introverted. Nowadays, I donโ€™t see that happen โ€“ and Iโ€™m happy to see this trend.

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Optimism by default

Growing up, I used to consider myself a realist. By being realistic, I thought I was weighing the costs and benefits carefully before making a decision. It all seemed well and fine.

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Towards a more inclusive post-COVID world

I’ve been reflecting a bit on how much of a disaster the Coronavirus has been to every single one of us. We are all affected but at different levels. Some have faced the ultimate loss, their life. Others have lost their jobs and livelihoods โ€“ the list goes on. It’s gotten to a point where I hardly check the news or the numbers on COVID-19 since it makes me sad.

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You may not need to apologize

If you are someone who writes on a blog or makes videos for YouTube, here’s a suggestion. If possible, get to the content of your topic quickly.

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The art of not responding

If you are a creative (aka human because I believe all of us are creative) in this internet age, chances are you’ve been afraid to put your work out there. And understandably so. We all have that fear of how our work will be received. Perhaps you have had someone criticizing yourself or your creative output unreasonably before. Maybe you have felt you are not good enough because someone made you think so.