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Aaryan Harshith

Timeless Rules From Over 400 Years Ago

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Miyamoto Musashi was a 14th century Japanese warrior that is widely seen as the greatest swordsman who ever lived. At 16, Musashi fought on the losing side of a war. At this time in Japan, it was tradition for any survivors of a lost conflict to commit suicide to preserve their respect. Musashi rejected.


High school science class on steroids.

This is a cell. It’s the smallest thing you could consider alive:


Writing, Life, Misc.

Gaming the system.

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“Writing on Medium is…misunderstood.”

Think of Medium as a jungle with thousands of hungry authors ripping each other’s throats out to get your attention. For all the people that succeed, there’s just as many “the algorithm” eats for breakfast. The few that survive do it by making every mistake in the book — learning how to win by using every thumbnail, title, and touching story they can.


LIFE LESSONS:

Is it going to stay that way? That’s your call.

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“Passion”

It might be the most misunderstood word in history. I’d lose count if I had to list down all the times someone’s told me something along these lines:

“I am so passionate about robotics.”

“My real passion is photography.”

“Aaryan, do you even know how passionate I am about creating this company?”

Believe me when I say they have no idea what it means. None. If I hear someone say passion one more time, I don’t know if I’ll be able to stop myself from internally combusting. The only thing I’m passionate about is my hate for the word passion.


CLIMATE SCIENCE:

It’s…complicated.

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Global Warming.What started off as something climate scientists would make small -talk about next to the office water cooler has now found its way into the mainstream — reaching into everything from protests to political cartoons. And rightly so.


GOING DEEPER:

The beginning is never the end.

What will you find when you peel back the layers?

You’re sitting on a creaky, dilapidated office chair — silently scrolling through your laptop as rain softly drizzles the world outside your window. Wanting nothing more in the moment than to check the state of online affairs, you keep scrolling. A slew of random thoughts run through your head, as always.


Never get feel out of place again. Maybe.

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A few weeks ago, I noticed something special.

When trying to really understand a person, you’ll realize just how valuable asking the right questions are.

Not only does it help you go further than just talking about the work or the weather, but it’ll open up doors you never knew…


HOT TAKES:

Or At Least Super-Duper Famous. I think.

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Before I start, let me preface this by saying that I’m nowhere near a billionaire, or even close to super-famous. I’m pretty sure I actually owe my friend $3.49 after he bought me an ice cream three years ago.


PRODUCTIVITY? FINANCE?

Trust me — this works like a charm.

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Think back to when you last missed a deadline. How’d that end up? Maybe you got a stern warning or a slap on the wrist. If you really screwed up, you might’ve lost some trust or a great opportunity. It probably hurt for a while, and you probably hated yourself for it.


MISCELLANEOUS:

“Well-spent” might be an overstatement, but let’s run with it.

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Three days ago, I turned 15. Before I go any further, let me answer some of the burning questions you have for me:

Aaryan Harshith

I write about things every week(ish).

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