Anonymous asked: Hey Dalan, what's the best and worst thing about being tall?
Height is strongly correlated with earnings and a unbelievably large proportion of Fortune 500 CEOs are 6 feet or taller. So, that always helps me dream big.
On a less serious note, when i travel with a group, it is never hard to spot me in a crowd, be it the crowded Dadar station or the busy Hollywood Walk of fame, you’ll not have trouble finding me.
There’s no terrible thing about being tall except there are some minor grievances like not getting shoes, clothes, etc. of my size or ramming your head into things.
Half the story
Everywhere we look we now have better and simpler platforms to tell our stories.
But do we use these tools to tell the full story?
Most of these tools give us some form of feedback about the story; likes, shares, upvotes, retweets, pins, views, …
Also, these platforms rely on those very pieces of feedback to bring stories to us.
There begins a race; to tell a story for its own sake or for it be heard by as many as possible?
Or rather a battle between do i tell only those stories which people like to hear or do i narrate everything, the truth?
Life is largely boring; if reality TV actually depicted reality, you’d see people reading email, being stuck in traffic, waiting in queues, …
Yet, some peoples lives according to their online personas seem like the most fantastic fairy tale filled with joy and adventure.`
This bias against the mundane pervades not just online platforms but also scientific research.
So whats the bottomline?
Do i want to you tweet the no. of eggs you had for breakfast in pursuit of full disclosure?
NO. That would be generating noise instead of signal.
Do i want to you only share peer-reviewed research of great scientific depth?
NO. Stop being boring; do share those things if they’re relevant to you though!
What the f**k do you want me to do?
"Karm karo, Phal ki chinta mat karo"
And remember, “Half truth is full lies”
When you’re the dumbest guy in the room, it sparks fear and caution; but stay in that room for you shall always walk out smarter.
During a meeting i hit my right knee against the corner of a table and it hurt like hell. Forgot about it for a while and later realized my left knee was hurting. I hate these glitches in the matrix.