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The successful know that their efforts will become significant as they move forward

Blue Moon, lunar lander replica, at the Washington Convention Center, with Jeff Bezos standing in front of it
Blue Moon, lunar lander replica, at the Washington Convention Center, with Jeff Bezos standing in front of it
Blue Origin, working with NASA, is aiming to go to the moon by 2024 — Image by Dave Mosher

Big things start small because we can’t understand a complicated task unless we break it down into bite-size chunks. Our minds can process only one item at a time. We have to start small.

I read something similar in an interview where Jeff Bezos was discussing his experiences during Amazon’s growth phase. He said, “The biggest oak starts from an acorn, and if you want to do anything new, you’ve got to be willing to let that acorn grow into a little sapling and then finally into a small tree, and maybe one day it will be a big business on its own. …


Is it true that curation is no longer important

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Image by Briam Cute from Pixabay

Some of the writers on Medium are saying that curation is not important anymore. But the explanation given by Medium staff is vague and confusing.

First, we’ll explore what is relational media and then we’ll dissect the explanation to reach a conclusion about whether Medium has really pulled the plug on its curation program:

Part 1: The main question is: what is relational media?

This was explained by Evan Williams in one of his posts:

“Among other ways, the internet has changed media consumption along a spectrum that you might call relational to transactional.”

In simple words, the readers on the internet don’t care who has written the article they are reading. They just read it — a one-time transaction — and forget everything about the writer — they fail to create a relationship with the writer.


You can express the same idea in more than one way

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Image by Peter Olexa from Pixabay

When someone starts telling a story, you are more likely to pay attention. If the account is entertaining, you may be willing to learn a thing or two if you need that information to enjoy the narrative.

Consider this: Would you like to read a book that tells you all the features and history of how Apple developed the MacBook? Or would you like to watch a movie that tells you how Steve Jobs lived his life?

Storytelling helps your readers remember more information and learn more without losing interest. Storytelling is a device for learning, storing, and memorizing information.

You can write your first draft the way you want. …


Would you be willing to change the way you live your life?

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A drawing of a woman who is touching her head as if she is stressed.
Image by Prettysleepy from Pixabay

After an argument with my partner, I feel tense, and even during my sleep, I am restless. Sometimes, when I feel overwhelmed by work, I start forgetting little things.

We’ve all been there. All of us have felt stressed out at some point.

But would you be willing to make changes to your life if you knew how the stress affects your brain?

Sometimes the stress is good — it’s called eustress — and you feel more enthusiastic, creative, or physically active. …


Are you ready to live a more vulnerable life?

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Image by Prettysleepy from Pixabay

Romance is not always fun. It requires courage to see yourself from the eyes of another. Are you willing to deal with the vulnerability that comes with romantic love?

It requires almost saint-like acceptance of who you are and to be open for criticism and to give value to someone other than yourself.

It is not easy to truly love someone. The best strategy is not to value someone else more than yourself — though it is a standard feature of love — but to balance self-love and romantic love in a way that your self-love boosts your romantic life.

Why is it the most dangerous thing a man — or a woman — can do? Because the failure of romantic love can change you.


Trump is not going to leave the oval office — the experts have been saying this for a year now

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Trump is not willing to go easily. — Image by Ralf Genge from Pixabay

This year’s election is a difficult one. The authorities will not be able to finalize the results for a while as the counting process is going to take more time. This year more people opted to vote via mail.

Biden has 50.2% votes, and he is leading. But Trump has more than 48.2% votes at this time. It is a narrow margin. It is going to be Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and upper-Midwest states that are going to matter more in the final shape of result figures.

At 2:25 a.m. on Wednesday, Trump declared his victory at the White House. He alleged that his opponents are stealing his votes, and he’ll go to the Supreme Court. …


Socrates must have met a politician before choosing the poison cup

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Photo by Ruben Michel on flickr

People are amazing. Alive and vibrant. Masters of what they do. Busy. But only a few of them are interested in understanding what is hiding behind a beautifully presented political promise.

They don’t have time to go down that rabbit hole or follow the lives of politicians and conspiracy theorists. According to an article in The Economist, ‘The voters without degrees are uniquely placed to pick the next president’. Since only thirty-three percent of Americans have college degrees, most of the voters are not well-educated — they are morons as far as their understanding of politics is concerned.

This situation makes me think about William Golding’s 1954 novel “Lord of the Flies.” The book describes the story of a group of young boys who find themselves on a deserted island. They develop rules and a system, but without any adults to control their impulses, the children become a violent bunch. What could have created a difference there? …


When you continuously criticize yourself, it becomes your default state of mind

One cartoon like character is looking at a big shadow of self-criticism
One cartoon like character is looking at a big shadow of self-criticism
Self-criticism becomes a state of mind. — Image by John Hain from Pixabay

When you start doing some work, a stream of thoughts starts simultaneously to tell you that your techniques are not good enough. After some time, you do not even have to criticize yourself; the inner critic runs in the background — like a state of mind — forever telling you that you do not have what it takes to be the chosen one, the liked one, or the preferred one.

You cannot get rid of this feeling. …


Would he be willing to leave the oval office without a civil war?

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Image by John Hain from Pixabay

According to Reuters, when Trump won in Nevada in 2016, he felt how it could contribute to his victory. “We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated,” he declared on 23rd February.

It was love at first sight of victory, and it grew steadily. “The best single predictor of Trump support in the Republican primary is the absence of a college degree,” The Atlantic reported in March of that year.

Trump actually does love the poorly educated. He is not laughing at them or ignoring them or wishing them away or informing them that they are wrong about what is really best for them. …


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You have to challenge the idea of a stereotypical hero

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Image by AD_Images from Pixabay

Whether it is Nietzsche’s superior human or Jerry Siegel’s Superman — who first appeared in American comic books published by DC Comics in 1938 — the idea of a super-human has been here for a long time now. To be a hero, you have to understand what it means to be a hero — and unlearn the popular meaning of the word.

Superhero movies, in our modern world, are a magical part of our childhood. A study suggests that even infants recognize heroic acts.

Do you remember how you felt about the superheroes when you were a child? At that age, the superhero stories are easy to believe. But when you accept that there are people who can do crazy things, you feel inspired to act like them.

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Dew Langrial

Living life in awe of it all. Hoping to make sense. A Thinker, Writer & Storyteller. Working on my tech startup.

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