“Can you suggest us a book?”, asked the host.
The Chief Guest of the event:
❝There are many people here. I won’t suggest a single book; even if I do, I doubt if more than one person will benefit from it.
I know why you are asking this (laughs pleasantly). I was like this in my early stages in my late teens to be specific, where I wanted to learn anything, anything from people, I wanted to listen to anything anyone says be it any achievers in my college or any famous people on the internet.
I thought I was so empty that I wanted their words and wisdom to fill my mind.
But what I’ve learned lately is that if you choose to learn from people (which is one of the ways to learn) in your earlier stages of learning, you become stagnant and submissive, like a mold. The process will be slow and illusively painful so much that you accept your standards that are purely set by others.
There is learning for sure, in fact learning from people is the powerful and effective way to learn. Yet, it is deceptive, specifically to young people.
What I am trying to say is, before all of that, set yourself up, build yourself up, cultivate your interests, experiment with life, ask questions to yourself, try things but try not empty-mindedly, consciously do things even when its unconventional, have a life of value and learning without any approvals from people, constantly learn and adapt and fail in things and most importantly don’t lose hope or feel ashamed to lose.
Everyone here is trying to do something with a powerful thing given to them: Life. Everyone is trying to figure it out.
Do things that excite you and don’t disrespect your interests. Work alone. Recognize the patterns in your thinking. Have a philosophy completely built from experiences of your life and make it malleable through reasoning and reading and play with it throughout life.
Simple living this lifestyle has huge benefits in earlier stages than listening to people simply bragging for they might haven’t got time to think about these things.
Lay a firm foundation in yourself and after that learn from people, you won’t regret it for the entirety of life.❞