Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from November, 2021

Hara Hachi Bu: The Reason Why The Japanese Live A Hundred Years Or More

Introduction ‘Hara Hachi Bu' is a Japanese saying which means, eat until you are 80% full. Experts today, after a lot of research have reached the conclusion that this is the key to a long, and healthy life. The author mentioned Okinawa Island in Japan, in his book Ikigai, which has the longest-living people in the world who live up to 100 years or even more. They have been following the principle of ‘Hara Hachi Bu’, practicing which the Okinawans are able to achieve longevity. Following are the 6 most effective ways that help you follow ‘Hara Hachi Bu’: Ways to follow ‘Hara Hachi Bu' 1) Reset your Muscle Memory: Reset your stomach’s muscle memory so that it gets used to smaller meals which will take around 15-20 meals. When you regularly eat smaller meals for a few days, it resets the muscle memory of your stomach. 2) Don’t get over-hungry: Eat consciously but do not starve yourself for long because then it will lead to over-eating and making poor food choices. It makes your

Five Dangerous Faults of General: Art of War by Sun Tzu

INTRODUCTION The art of war by Sun Tzu is one of the oldest military treatises in the world. It was originally written in Chinese which was later translated to English in 1910. The art of war has always been of vital importance to the state as it is a matter of death for its kingdom and people. In this book on Art of war, he talks about different skills and techniques such as laying plan, waging war, attack by strategy, energy use of spies, etc. He also explains the five dangerous faults of the General which can ruin the war. In modern times, these faults must be taken care of while leading a team of corporates/people as well. THE FIVE DANGEROUS FAULTS According to Sun Tzu, a ‘General’ plays a vital role in the art of war. A general is usually the one who receives the order from the sovereign, organizes his army, and gathers his forces. General who completely understands the Art of war knows the benefits he can get from the variety of tactics. He also knows how to handle and inspire hi

Emerson Essay On Self-Reliance

Introduction Ralph Waldo Emerson, a great philosopher, wrote an essay on ‘Self-Reliance’ in 1841. In his Self-Reliance essay, he emphasized the need of each person to avoid false consistency and conformity. He also asked individuals to follow their own instincts and ideas. Emerson also wrote 1 more important letter and that letter is known as Law of compensation . Emerson’s self-reliance preached the importance of individuals and the satisfaction it provides in the lives of an individual. This essay can be divided into three parts, i.e., the importance of self-reliance, self-reliance & individual, and self-reliance & society. The importance of self-reliance Emerson’s Self-Reliance promotes the belief in one’s self and intuition rather than others’ opinions. If a person relies on others’ opinions, he minimizes his creative power which is necessary for bold and robust individualism. He also lacks inspiration or hope who be

Epicurus And Epicurean Philosophy for Finding Happiness

Introduction Epicurus is a well-known figure in the history of science as well as philosophy. He believed that we should only believe in empirical evidence and logic. He explained the scientific view of atomism. Epicurean philosophy also suggested that the only way to lead a good and pleasant life is one where we refrain ourselves from unnecessary desires and achieve an inner tranquillity (ataraxia) by being satisfied with simply available things, and by taking the pleasure in having a good conversation with friends rather than pursuing physical pleasures like food, drink, and mating. Epicurean Philosophy for Finding Happiness: Epicurus shared his thoughts on human pleasure, desires, lifestyle, and happiness. Happiness There are three factors Epicurus considered necessary to constitute happiness. Factors for Happiness 1. Tranquillity 2. Ataraxia or Freedom from fear 3. Aponia or Absence of bodily pain People experience happiness at the highest level by the combinations of these factors

Biography of Nikola Tesla

Introduction Nikola Tesla is a well-known name in the field of alternating current. He was Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, a mechanical engineer who aspired to bring new useful inventions in the later nineteenth century. Many people are interested in Nikola Tesla Biography and hence we will know more about him today. Early Life Tesla was born in the sub-ethnic village of Smiljan in the Austrian empire to an eastern orthodox priest in July 1856. He finished his primary and secondary education nearby only. He finished his higher education earlier and got interested in integral calculus and electricity. In 1875, Tesla got a military frontier scholarship and enrolled in Imperial-Royal Technical College in Graz. He performed wonderfully during his first year but never graduated from college. He then worked as a draftsman but was transported back due to the absence of a passport. Career Tesla moved to Budapest, Hungary to work as a chief electrician in Budapest Telephone Exch

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Introduction Habit 3 of Stephen R. Covey’s ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" is "Put First Things First". The first habit is to work proactively and accept responsibility for our own lives. The second habit was "Begin with the End in Mind" which was more about our direction i.e., where we are heading. Now we will explain “habit 3: put first things first” which is more about personal management. Our independent willpower guides us to take important decisions and once we take our own responsibility then our personal management becomes liberating. Our confidence increase as we observe that we are working on our own plan rather than acting upon someone else’s plan. Putting first things first is a method of choosing high-priority tasks first and smartly overlooking time-wasting unnecessary activities.  Managing Ourselves, Not Our Time Do you know what successful people do not like? Just like unsuccessful people, they also hate to work for long hours on their

How to Avoid Procrastination

Introduction Procrastination is a major reason behind failure. Most of us find it hard to focus on the work to be done, we have a deadline looming, still, we are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs, and forums. Somewhere in our mind and heart we know we should be working, but just don’t feel like doing anything. This is the phenomenon of procrastination in which we pass away our free time and put off important tasks we should have done by then. And when it is too late, we panic and wish we had done it earlier. The question is, How to avoid Procrastination? or how to not procrastinate? Steps Regarding ‘How to avoid Procrastination' 1. Break Work to be done into Little Steps: This is the first step of how to avoid procrastination. We generally procrastinate because we find the work too overwhelming for us subconsciously. We should break it down into little parts and then focus on the immediate phase and get it done to t