So I am back 😳 from my trip 🚆 Safe and sound and with no symptoms of covid yet😌
This week’s blog is going to be about me discussing a bit about my trip + me making a lot of big plans for the coming week most of which I am not sure of yet 🥶
But before that begins I would like to announce that I might have discovered the cure to my emails getting delivered to your promotional tab of Gmail instead of primary and I have shared the solution at the very end of this blog so you can either scroll and fix it now or read the entire thing first and then do it.
So this week was completely different from any other week that I have had in more than a year.
The reason being I was out on a trip in my home town.
There isn’t a lot to share from my trip as I spent most of my time meeting old friends instead of clicking pictures[Yeah! I didnt click a lot of pics 🤐] or exploring the place more nicely.
But still, I did notice a lot of things that changed.
I mean it’s one thing to watch a youtube video explaining the effects of JIO and cheap internet and it’s another to physically go and see for yourself how it has actually affected the people and place.
Also, there was no proper internet connection/ JIO didnt work properly in the hotel🤐 in the place where I was staying for which I felt really grateful as it helped me stay away from social media.
I did still use the internet, only when I was outside and it limited my social media presence 💆♂
Other than that it was really nice meeting my old friends after almost 6 years.
Thoughts from the past week
One of the things that I noticed and thought about deeply while I was in my hometown is that most of the people whom I knew in my school days had left the place and went to other places (Big cities).
It’s not hard to figure out why they left the place, despite it being a very nice and friendly place there aren’t a lot of opportunities for growth there.
It is somewhat related to money as well… Money in a sense that people who reside there solve ‘small’ problems and thus earn ‘less’ forgive me if that sounds rude or very capitalistic its just based on my current understanding of wealth generation which might change in the future.
Please note that I don’t think it has anything to do with the happiness of individuals, They might believe in it but I personally don’t think that there is going to be a huge difference in happiness level of a person living there and doing some outdated business which is soon going to end vs a guy who is a slave of some big company and is grinding all day just to get disregarded by his employer(s) XD
Both will learn and get certain experiences out of it.
Either way, I felt a bit conflicted with the entire thought of “should a person leave a place which has fewer opportunities?”
For me personally, I am glad that I left the place mainly because the things that I am interested in are somewhat latest tech-driven and so living in a ‘backward’ place isn’t for me.
Afterall It’s the stories in our head that drive us and unfortunately, I have consumed a lot of capitalistic modern-day modern tech sorta stories thanks to wealthy YouTubers 😃👍
Just because I use terms like ‘small’ ‘less’ & ‘backward’ doesn’t mean I don’t respect the place!
I am very glad I spent my early childhood and teenage years in that place, living in a small town has its own perk esp as a kid, I got to explore a lot of things on my own and not to mention roam around the entire town in my cycle [which got stolen last year RIP😞]
Well that was about it for my thoughts from this week I hope I was able to phrase it properly 😐
PS: I still live in a small town but this is comparatively bigger than that and unlimited internet here is a lot cheaper. I am planning to move from here next year or so… let’s see what happens
Show a different version of yourself in front of different people
Social Media updates
Fuck social media I finally got a chance to feel social IRL 😭
Kinda makes me envy people who have a lot of friends IRL and hangout every week🤧
But anyway I will try and post something to my Instagram every week from now on.
Gotta make the best of what I have 🤒
Personal Project Update
I am kinda planning to finish the meme music mashup
Idk if I will be able to start this week as I have some other plans in my head which I will be sharing next week but still for the time being just know that I haven’t ditched it and it’s always in the back of my head.
My Favourites from the Week
100 (Short) Rules for a Better Life By Ryan Holiday
Highlights from book
I jumbled between a lot of books this week but since this is a new part of the blogs I will be sharing a few of my notes from
Why we sleep by Matthew Walker
This is a sequel to the original 2006 Borat movie and I absolutely loved it 8.8/10 from my side.
This seems like it was made on budget there werent many fancy shots but the plot was hilarious.
I was prepared for no internet though and so I had downloaded a bunch of videos on youtube and few movies in amazon prime videos 🤓
Here’s a list of few videos that I watched
This week I am slightly changing the format of the way I share videos as this format is a lot faster both in terms of insertion and page load timing.
- Film Theory: Dear DC, I Fixed Your Universe! (Justice League Snyder Cut) - YouTube
- The Strangest Disappearances In The Bermuda Triangle - YouTube
- Why Alien Life Would be our Doom - The Great Filter - YouTube
- Swaggest Phone Cover (Get Girls 100% all) - YouTube
- Shanivaar Stream – LinkedIn Seminar w/ Varun Mayya - YouTube
- Why does Japan eat so many Raw Eggs? ($70 vs $1 Egg) - YouTube
- The benefits of good posture - Murat Dalkilinç - YouTube
- What If Only 100 People Existed on Earth? - YouTube
- Fusion Power Explained – Future or Failure - YouTube
- What’s The Largest Thing To Ever Live On Earth? DEBUNKED - YouTube
- How An Igloo Keeps You Warm - YouTube
- What Happens When You Drop A Penny Off The Empire State Building? DEBUNKED - YouTube
- Combatting Tech Addiction with Mindful Meditation - YouTube
- The Planning Fallacy: How to Tackle Time Estimates - YouTube
- Reasoning from First Principles - Deal With a Problem In Its Most Fundamental Form - YouTube
- 10 Misconceptions Rundown - YouTube
- How The Tiktok Algorithm Rates Your Face | Beauty Culture Ep. 6 - YouTube
- One day, a computer will fit on a desk (1974) | RetroFocus - YouTube
- The Bee Gees Real-Life Story Is Absolutely Tragic - YouTube
- Why you should define your fears instead of your goals | Tim Ferriss - YouTube
- 5 steps to tame your overwhelming to-do list - YouTube
- My content creation strategy | How I make 60 posts in 1 week! | Ankur Warikoo Hindi - YouTube
Like I said I had downloaded a bunch of videos in my youtube app and I am so thankful that I downloaded a bunch of his videos.
The videos are honestly a treat to your eyes so well designed and beautifully explained!
I highly recommend you check it out 😌
Did not listen to any.
Memes/Edits from the last week 🐒
Goal(s) for the next week 🥅
I have a lot of goals for the coming week Idk if I should write all of them but then again if I take on a bunch of tasks I am sure to fail so I will just start with 3 solid habits that I will be doing every day for the coming week.
- 10 Pushup daily
- Practise keyboard for 10mins daily
- Work on a personal project for 40mins daily
Just these 3 for the coming week and more will be added if I succeed! Let’s see how it goes
Quotes from the week📃
I started blogging and writing content at the beginning of 2020.— Sankalp Jonna (@sankalpjonna) April 8, 2021
29 blog posts and 8 newsletter editions later I am proud to say that I suck less at this now.
Life is all about sucking less at something
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