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May 28, 2019 17:23:10

The Best Book You Really Need to Read Next

by @santhoshguru PATRON | 322 words | 🐣 | 228πŸ’Œ

Santhosh Guru

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I came across an interesting Tweet by Visakan today:

It’s interesting to me how many people consistently undervalue their own experience and their own feelings. Both are extremely valuable. The best book you could possibly read is IMO the book of your own life

This resonated so well with me. In fact, this is exactly what we all at 200WaD are doing. Like @basilesamel writing an online book, we are all writing a book about ourselves here. The book is very interesting because it has our observation, experiences and our own feelings.

Every day, we are all drafting a page or a chapter of our book. We are all indulging in the act of crystallizing our thoughts and taking a snapshot of it in a post. 

Yes, it is hard. We run out of ideas or topics to write. Somedays we get interesting thoughts flowing but many days it is a struggle. But we are not alone. Everyone goes through this. Worse, there are people who have such thought but not even attempt to write it. They just lose a part of themselves by not doing this.

We all contain multitudes. 

Six months ago, the Santhosh who was keen on keto and healthy eating is not the same Santhosh now. A lot of changes at home, I have fallen way off from that habit. Keto is just an example. On many things, I have changed my views, slightly or drastically. 

If I was a version 2.0, I am now version 2.5. I am sure after a year or so, version 4.0 of me will be drastically different than 2.0. I might be cringing at my writing style (or lack of that) or my thoughts in the future. But that is a great thing, isn't it?

Some wise guy said, "Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything". 

What better way to track our progress than our writing?

Thanks for reading.

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    @santhoshguru we both reach #TeamStreak at the same day. Congrats to us :)

    Chris πŸ€”πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ avatar Chris πŸ€”πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ | May 29, 2019 23:05:25
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      @chrisdeuda Yaay. Congrats to you too, Chris :-)

      Santhosh Guru avatar Santhosh Guru | May 30, 2019 16:34:48
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    @santhoshguru "We all contain multitudes. " - LOVE this. So so true. So easy to forget this, even from myself about myself! ;) And welcome (back?) to #teamstreak!

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | May 29, 2019 21:48:19
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      @jasonleow Thanks, Jason. This phrase stuck with me after reading a book by Ed Yong called "I Contain Multitudes". It is about the microbiome in our body. But it very well applies to various versions of ourselves :-).

      Santhosh Guru avatar Santhosh Guru | May 30, 2019 16:37:30
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      @santhoshguru Oh didn't know it was from a book about microbiomes. So cool. Will check out the book now...thanks!

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | May 30, 2019 19:25:26
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    @santhoshguru Welcome to #TeamStreak!

    Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | May 29, 2019 06:51:40
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      @phaidenbauer Thanks a lot πŸ™

      Santhosh Guru avatar Santhosh Guru | May 29, 2019 12:12:52
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    @santhoshguru Congrats on joining #TeamStreak! And a great post!

    Your post reminded me of a friend who said: why should I watch reality TV? I'm living it.

    You're right. We seem to have more of a fascination with other people's thoughts and lives than we do our own.

    Haider Al-Mosawi avatar Haider Al-Mosawi | May 29, 2019 03:11:49
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      @haideralmosawi Thanks a lot, Haider.

      //why should I watch reality TV? I'm living it.// - This is so true. Every one of us is having a "Truman Show" of our own.

      We need to be curious about other people's thoughts but we need to more fascinated and mindful of our own, I think.

      Santhosh Guru avatar Santhosh Guru | May 29, 2019 07:38:39
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    @santhoshguru welcome to the #TeamStreak, hopefully joining this can help you to keep up !

    Knight avatar Knight | May 29, 2019 06:22:01
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      @knight Thanks. The pressure to keep the streak is too high now 😜.

      Santhosh Guru avatar Santhosh Guru | May 29, 2019 07:34:49
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    @santhoshguru - congratulations on joining #TeamStreak. A fantastic post to mark that milestone

    Keni avatar Keni | May 28, 2019 14:05:25
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      @keni Thanks a lot, Keni. Glad you liked the post.

      Santhosh Guru avatar Santhosh Guru | May 29, 2019 07:35:16
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    @santhoshguru So 200 WaD is really a great library with so many priceless, unique and irreplaceable books written by people around the world! I should be more serious about the pages I am writing as well as others' works. Thanks for sharing and congrats!

    5plus6 avatar 5plus6 | May 29, 2019 00:02:48
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      @5plus6 Thanks. Yes, 200WaD is a personal biography of so many of us. It is unique. Or that is the way, I motivate myself to write and continue the streak πŸ˜‚

      Santhosh Guru avatar Santhosh Guru | May 29, 2019 07:36:38
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    @santhoshguru Welcome to #teamstreak - is this your first time here, seeing as you have 155 posts?

    Twizzle avatar Twizzle | May 28, 2019 16:55:51
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      @twizzle Thanks so much. This is my second time. Had broken my streaks a couple of times but hoping to continue.

      Santhosh Guru avatar Santhosh Guru | May 29, 2019 07:34:00
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    @santhoshguru Ladies and Gentlemen of #Teamstreak....we have a NEW TEAM MEMBER!!!! Santosh, you have been a fine example of the value of sharing what you learn with the team. You have given us book recommendations, tips from online courses, and thoughtful posts like this one. By the way, I'd like to hear more about your experience with the Keto diet. I am very happy that you have joined us. Welcome to the team!! We are #Teamstreak!!!
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    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 28, 2019 08:48:13
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      @brandonwilson Thank you so much, Brandon. I really read your comment in the tone of Tyrion Lannister when he proclaims Bran the broken to be the king, in the final episode of GoT. I really feel inspired and excited to be part of #TeamStreak.

      On keto, yes, I will start writing on it soon. I am in a lull phase on that. Need to pull myself out of the keto-rut.

      Santhosh Guru avatar Santhosh Guru | May 29, 2019 07:32:52
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      @santhoshguru So I have now been compared to two GoT characters. Tyrion and someone who heard my speaking voice said she was reminded of Varys.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 28, 2019 19:24:54
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      @brandonwilson Thats awesome. 😁

      Santhosh Guru avatar Santhosh Guru | May 29, 2019 12:13:30
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      @brandonwilson actually... how do you count your "chicks"? There were 29 yesterday with @santhoshguru in a waiting room, and yet there are 28 today, as if 2 were gone...
      Omg... I wouldn't be able to stand that tension... that EVERYDAY you can lose one (or moreeeee....? noooooooo????)

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 29, 2019 12:08:17
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      @santhoshguru @lucjah We lost Brian. I don’t stress about it. I know #Teamstreak is only for the diehards.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 29, 2019 05:43:19
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      @santhoshguru @brandonwilson <<We lost Brian>> I knooooow! And we just gained him... :-/

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 29, 2019 21:34:48
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    @santhoshguru "Your existence is the best book there is!" :) Congrats on joining #TeamStreak again!

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 28, 2019 14:33:49
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      @basilesamel Thanks man. πŸ™

      Santhosh Guru avatar Santhosh Guru | May 28, 2019 19:20:36
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    @santhoshguru hihi... I can see I am first to congratulate you on your #TeamStreak membership!!!

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 28, 2019 14:23:48
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      @lucjah Thanks a lot. I would have missed it by a whisker. After getting into bed yesterday, I remembered, I didn't post and wrote it. So it is a privilege to be among you all in #TeamStreak 😎

      Santhosh Guru avatar Santhosh Guru | May 28, 2019 19:20:20
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