Difference between Envy and Jealousy

Excerpts from the book “the art of thinking clearly”

Of all the emotions envy is the most idiotic. Why? Because it is relatively easy to switch off.

Many things spark envy: ownership, status, health, youth, talent, popularity, beauty. It is often confused with jealousy because the physical reaction are identical.

The difference:

The subject of envy is a thing (status, money, health, etc).

The subject of jealousy is the behavior of a third person.

Envy needs two people.Jealousy, on the other hand, requires three:


Peter is jealous of sam because the beautiful girl next door  rings him instead.

Peter envies sam because he has a great home and a car.

How do you curb envy? First, stop comparing yourself to others. Second, find your ‘circle of competence’ and fill it on your own.

Create a niche where you are the best.

It does not matter how small your area of mastery is. The main thing is that you are king of the castle.


7 Things to do to become Rich

From the Book Richest Man in Babylon

1) Save Minimum 10 Percent of Your Income Every Month

2) Control Thy Expenditure

No matter what you earn, you will have an expense that will amount to what you earn.

For example, if you earn 1 Lac, you will any have an expense of 1 Lac. Although most of the expense will be a Desire and not a Need.

Spend only on NEEDS and avoid spending too much on desire.

3) Multiply Your Income

Invest the saved money. It could be Mutual Funds, FD’s, Equity – anything that suits your style of Investment

4) Do Not Lose Your Principal Amount (When Investing)

It’s important to understand that you should avoid investing into Vehicles where there is a higher chance of losing even the principal amount.

For example, Investing in Equity yields High Returns as well Low Returns, While Mutual Funds have comparatively lower yields.

In a way, Mutual Fund offers more security regarding protecting the principal amount compared to Equity and higher returns compared to FD.

5) Buy a Home

Home is an Important Investment. If you do not have a Home, it should be on top of your list.

Why? Because, it falls under shelter – and is a primary Necessity to live a good life.

6) Think About Your Future You (60’s – 90’s)

Start investing into some source so that when you become Old and little inactive, you still have a regular source of income.

7) Increase your Earning Skill

Invest in Yourself and improve your skills so that you can earn more. Today, if you know X thing, try to invest in some training course or exercise that will help you gain Y Skill. And then with those skills, you can increase your earning.

For detailed understanding of these rules, please feel free to comment below or read the book.

Some Mind Blowing Facts from the Book “Rest”

So I have been reading this Book “Rest” by Alex Soojung and I just came across two super useful scientific study.

I really wanted to post it here so that I can revisit it anytime and can share it with anyone.

These ideas will help you stimulate creativity.

And by the way, you already know these ideas but somehow we all need some scientific proof do really consume it.

1) Walking stimulates Creativity

Scientific Study Excerpt from the Book:

In an experiment by Oppezzo and Schwartz – they divided a group of students into four groups.

One group worked inside at a table (the siting group), one walked on a tredmill (walkin), one walked around campus (walkout), and one was pushed along the same Campaus path in a wheelchair (sitout).

Each group took creativity test called the Symbolic Equivalence Test (SET), in which you come up with metaphors or equivalent images for a phrase like “wind blown leaves”

Result of Study:

Once again, walkers scored higher than the sitters. Additionally, it was concluded that may be walking just allows more ideas to bubble up.

2) Nap Stimulates Creativity

Excerpt from the book:

At the university of Dusseldorf Olaf Lahl – two groups of students were shown a list of thirty words for two minutes and told them to memorize as many as possible.

One group was then allowed to nap for up to an hour, while the other stayed awake.

Result: When they were tested to see how many words they could recall, the students who napped did significantly better than those who didn’t.

In a second experiment, one group was kept awake, a second napped as long as they wanted and a third was woken up after five minutes.

Result: Lahl found that even a five minutes nap yielded measurable improvements in rentention: not as great as a longer nap, but still statistically significant.


Elon Musk: How I Became The Real ‘Iron Man’

I am literally out of words! This man is changing the course of our history!

He is actually bringing the Green Revolution! Two of his companies – Tesla (Automobile) & Solarcity (Electricity) are changing the course of the world!

While Spacex – his third company – is his ultimate adventure. He wants to create a vehicle by which any human can go to Mars for a trip! It is currently the only Successful Privately independent company in the space industry!

#fucking hats off to this man!

P.S. He was the founder of Paypal!


Must See Ted Video: Fake it till you make it

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

If you don’t know something, and are struggling with it, watch this video, you will find a way to make it.