An Open Letter To My Younger Self

Hi Vishal,

I know what you're thinking right now, that constant restlessness. Believe me, I've been through it. I know the feeling. Everyone wanting to tell you what to do and how to behave. I also know you hate the constant vigil. However, bear with it. This is a defining moment for you.

One thing you should continue doing is reading. Read as much you can; magazines, articles, stories, books and newspaper. Remember while reading, nothing is irrelevant. Take everything in. Remember, in a long run, no knowledge goes unutilized.

One thing I want you to do is stop associating yourself with any particular idea. Be it a philosophy or a religion or any thought school. Diversify. Do not let the thoughts of others make an impact on your thought process. Don't let the moment define you, define the moment.

Respect knowledge, not age. Remember, respect is earned, do not demand it. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Do not be materialistic; live minimalistic. Do not rush into things, let them take their own course. Make the most of all you have.

Most importantly, invest. Invest in relationships. Have quality friends. Build lifetime relationships.

And yes, they were wrong when they told you that money does not grow on trees. It does, but you need to water the tree with your sweat.

Don't overthink. Quit thinking what others think of you, make no attempt to impress others. If it has to be, it will. Everything will fall in its place. Make no haste.

Remember where you come from and how it is to be there. Stay connected to your roots.

Lovingly,
Your older self.

P.S: Question everything, that is the shortcut to learn. And start writing, the sooner the more polished it shall be.