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Chetneet’s note: Currently thinking of doing this ‘everything in one email’ thing. Please do let me know if you find it useful or not. This is like social media. Monthly (or you can choose to be weekly) updated. I feel like everyone should start this thing.

This month in one post.

The biggest news of all. Published the book and on the same day, I have received 2 more sign ups. This win-win situation works really well.

Even though I clearly mentioned that these are already published on my website, I learned that people love it when everything that they…

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Very excited to announce my first book: How to consciously Learn From The Internet. This book is a collection of essays that I have re-written and edited for a better book experience. If you are reading my work and it resonates with you, then this book is for you. And it’s free.

You can get access to this book for free just by signing up for my newsletter.

As I get a better idea of what I love writing about, atleast for now, it’s something along the lines of technology + philosophy + conscious living. …

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Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Each year, I write a guide on what I have learned in the year. Writing is one of those crafts that I strive to improve life long. I am currently writing the 2020 editing. You can read the 2019 editing from here. And at the end of the decade, I will turn them into a pdf to make money off amazon.

Anyway, so here is what I have learned this year.

Breakup your essays into posts

I think the most important lesson that I learned this year is that people have limited time and if you have two choices, to write a detailed one post…

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Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Bullet journaling is a way to capture the past, living the present, and plan the future. It’s a conscious way of living. It’s made by Ryder Caroll.

A commonplace notebook is a notebook where you store favorite quotes and scribblings. It is kept by everyone from Leonardo Da Vinci to Benjamin Franklin.

Commonbullet notebook is invented by me. (Yes I am bad at coming up with names). It’s a combination of a bullet journal and commonplace notebook.

This is a combination of technical stuff from the bullet journal and the philosophy of commonplace notebooks. And made this — Commonbullet journal.

The problem it solves

The reason is simple, you are going to read books because I have explained and developed video essays about it. Here is the link to that playlist.

And having a separate device (not just Kindle, you can have a dedicated smartphone for it) just for reading long-form complex books helps you make some time to read.

The physical existence is worth the price of it.

Originally published at on January 2, 2021.

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Let’s explore this cognitive bias.

DIY Diagnoses

A British teen went to the doctor. The doctor made a rare mistake. The news got viral.

On the other hand, people who have died because they tried to DIY their diagnoses don’t make any good news. At-least they don’t get viral.

Because it feeds the public’s insatiable confirmation biases that doctors get so much wrong. And their “research” (which is usually is just internet grazing) is correct all the time.

Confirmation Bias

With this, we have learned that something that contradicts your belief, even that is true, we don’t like it.

This makes it harder and…

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I have spent money on both of these. But I find that I am better off spending my money on a laptop.

Things that I do on a smartphone.

  • Calling
  • Text
  • Writing on go

Things that I do on a laptop.

  • Making presentations for videos.
  • Video editing.
  • Workout instructions.
  • Reading essays and articles.
  • Making/designing websites.
  • Watching lectures for my studies.
  • Watching videos on YouTube.
  • And making videos.
  • Doing occasional video calling.
  • Maintain my website.
  • Taking notes. And reading them.
  • Researching.
  • Rereading my book summaries and highlights.

If you want to know where the company’s profit lies, look at intention.


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What people get wrong about reading?

Don’t just read self-help only.

People try to read the most famous (more than often, hyped) books. People try to ask for book recommendations. People ask whether reading for them or not.

To be honest, read whatever you like, I can recommend you a book but if you didn’t like that book, then you might think reading isn’t for you.

Again, this may look obvious but it’s important to articulate, that reading book is like watching movies, if I didn’t like Slumdog Millionaire, then it doesn’t mean watching movies isn’t for me.

Better read diverse books. From erotica (this is where I started) to reading scientific books (like Wealth Of Nations). You may hate both books, but hate books, not the act of reading.

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This page discusses my perspective on my YouTube channel. If you came here to watch my video essays, you can do so from my YouTube channel. To get video essays + essays, subscribe to my newsletter to get notified.

We are watching videos more than ever

We are watching more videos than ever and YouTube is dominating in this place. This is the reason why I shall be starting to produce video essays. (One is already up, titled Why you should keep a Notebook.) …

You should not write to persuade but to write something useful.

The most hard-hitting sentence from Paul Graham’s essay. Must read for all storytellers and content creators.

Chetneet Chouhan

Lifelong Learner. To live a conscious life and understanding this beautiful world. India.

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