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34 things I learned from The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch

Assume that you're on the verge of dying. You've probably a few months to live. You're suffering from some notorious form of cancer wherein you've very less hope of surviving.
And then you think that you've very less time for all the things you wanted to do, for all the things you wanted to say to your loved ones, to your children and to the world.
How would you want your children to remember you? Of what you thought about them? Your feelings for them?
A few days ago I read the book - The last lecture by Randy Pausch. Randy was a professor at Carnegie Melon University and the book and the lecture is about achieving your childhood dreams. But more than that, I found the book as a good resource on parenting.
Here are a few points that I found worth sharing:
1. If I were a painter, I would have painted for them. If I were a musician, I would have composed music. But I am a lecturer. So I lectured.
2. Engineering isn’t about perfect solutions; it’s about doing the …

Rekindling Reading Habit

Off lately, I've rekindled my habit of reading. A habit that I love to pursue and yet couldn't pursue since long due to personal commitments and mostly because of my laziness and mindless social-media browsing - a thing that makes most of us dumb. 
I read two books (considering listening audio books as read): Siddhartha by Hermann HesseScion of Ishvaku by Amish Tripathi I loved reading both the books.
Siddhartha is a sort of philosophical and spiritual novel based on the life of Siddhartha - a person during the time of Gautham Buddha. A book that provides us with lot of spiritual wisdom.
Scion of Ishvaku is the first book of Ram Chandra series and I'm currently reading its second part i.e. Sita: Warrior of Mithila. Both the books are fantasy novels based on the lives of Lord Shri Ram and Sita mata - the two protagonists of Ramayan. 
My experience with listening to audio books - especially novels is not that great. I prefer reading rather than listening. I did experiment e…