If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
—Marcus Tullius Cicero
This blog is a long and perhaps never-ending meditation on a single question:
How do I live?
The question may seem like a strange thing to ask. Ancient Greek philosophers spent a lifetime studying philosophy in search for a way to live a virtuous life; where I live, one of the wealthiest and most educated nations in an era that is arguably the most peaceful time in the entirety of human history, however, there seems to be a simple and yet definite answer to the question: by maximizing our happiness in life. For some, it means relentless pursuit of material pleasure such as wealth and fame while others dedicate their life seeking internal fulfillment such as relationship and tranquility.
Why do we do science? Why do we do art? The things that are least important for our survival are the very things that make us human.
Nothing is granted in life. Everything is not in your hands. Sincere effort, that is the only thing you can do. That is the only duty of the human being.
—Teja Singh Dhaliwal