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Himanshi Thakur
@GreyMatter · 4:33

Are you a Sovereign individual?

Are you pursuing a course because you want to pursue it, you are interested and you are drawn towards it? Or are you doing it because your friend is doing it? Are you a theist person because everybody in your family is theist? Or do you really believe in God and believe the power of God? So all your ideas, beliefs, thoughts, they should be your own. They should not be coming from anybody else just because anybody else has asked you to put you under some pressure

#psychology #mentalhealth #individualism #society

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Challa Sri Gouri
@challasrigouri · 1:14
Hi. Thank you so much for letting me know about this wonderful book. And the moment you started explaining about the southern individuality, it is really something new kind of perspective that you have introduced all of us to. And I really loved this ideology. Most of the time, this is what we advise to others, right? Don't blindly follow someone. Do whatever you love, do the things that you want to do
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Yuvraj Jain
@yjain60 · 4:03
My fears, they influence me. But at the same time I also let it be a point that even if I am wanting something from someone or wanting to get something from someone or wishing for something to happen and if it does not happen, I'm not letting my heart get impacted by it. Which means my soul, myself becomes much more important there. I protect myself there and there my sovereignty does not
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rajat chakraborty
@trawell_cast · 5:00
It gives a more of a physical expression, but it also equates a person to being individualistic libertarian or at times anarchic. So I somehow have mixed views about what Wikipedia has to say about it. But this is what I understand, that when we speak about sovereignty and when we speak about having the freedom to do what we want to do, it actually comes with lot of responsibility. What happens is people usually confuse freedom with the ability to do whatever they want to do
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rajat chakraborty
@trawell_cast · 2:49
And this is a very simple fable style book, but the way it expresses about expanding your sovereignty, making it useful for not only yourself, but for the rest of the world, that's something that amazed me. So it's about a guy who is stuck in the corporate job and doing every bit possible
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@GreyMatter
Himanshi Thakur
@GreyMatter · 0:57
Hey, Gauri, thank you very much. And I'm so glad that you were interested and intrigued by this topic. It's really glad, it makes me glad and it's really great. So, yes, actually we must be very conscious of the influence that others have on us and also the influence we have on others
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Himanshi Thakur
@GreyMatter · 3:11
And whatever I am today, it is because of books, not just academic, but the other books, the fiction and the nonfiction that I have read. I have left a part of me in each of those books, and I have taken a part of them into me. So the building blocks of my personality and my whole existence is the learnings that I have learned from those books
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Himanshi Thakur
@GreyMatter · 4:34
And I think it was written with the perspective that a lot of people are influenced in so many different ways through social media, through government, through this business houses, through so many other forces which are at work in our world, right? And in that cacophony, we tend to lose ourselves. So it is more of a personal guide thing which can help you to set a direction for your life and guide your own path towards your own set destinations
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Why we quote, unquote think something, why we hold a particular opinion, why we're making certain different decisions. Are we doing it because other people said it was important? Or other people said we quote, unquote should? Are we even analyzing the shoulds? Is that even a question that should have a should applied to it? And so many different levels there
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Himanshi Thakur
@GreyMatter · 2:20
Hi, Christina. So, first of all, thank you for replying to my swelp. And I completely understand your position, because we all are sailing on the same boat, right? We all are constantly getting influenced and steering our life by getting influenced. And it's practically impossible to insulate yourself. And at the end, you answered your own question when you say that while it is true that we can always get influenced, it is what we choose to do with it. There lies the sovereignty
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