Critical Thining – My Take Aways

I don’t know whether my critical thinking has improved or not but my research skills are better nowadays for sure! 🙂

A lot of sharing and group tasks helped me to look at different perspectives.

The most important learning from today’s session was to know ourselves and to know our thorns. It is very challenging to dig deep within ourselves to find out the things that are causing pain. And it is even more difficult to overcome them.

But yes, awareness is always the first step! So thank you Aman Sir and Shradha ma’am for all your hard work in planning and conducting the sessions!


Critical Thinking Sessions: A journey worth remembering!!

We have reached almost the end of the journey for our Critical Thinking sessions. I got exposure to a lot of things, some of which I already was aware of but didn’t have a name for it and some things were new as well. But, one thought that still lingers with me is, like there isn’t black or white in everything and more of a grey, similarly we have to be mindful and balance critical thinking else it will turn into overthinking without us realizing it. The mindful and elaborate discussions on implicit bias or being self aware will stay with me. I am slightly more aware of my biases or the so called ‘thorns and pains’ in my life, but I’ll definitely need more time and conscious efforts to find ‘Adrocles’ in me. These sessions, discussions and the variety of perspectives that we get to hear during the discussions, definitely helps in building a better understanding of things around us and widens our horizon thereby making us a better person.

Integrity day 7 and 8

It was a great experience to witness all the participants share their personal pain and fears.

When I shared my life scenarios, through the taken up discussion, I could realize certain important things which were causing the pain and not letting me take any steps towards the same. Along with it, I also got ideas to start off with the action plan that would help to overcome or figure out certain things in life.

Overall, the session was well conducted and paced.


“Dreams don’t work unless you take action. The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.”
― Roy T. Bennett

our life change through our action it is the action only which makes it good or worst the only way to take the right action is to experience the bad situation with courage and just know you’re self if you know how will you live happily. you will know what action makes you happy.

Integrity Day 7

These 2 days the session was all about RAP sheet discussion. We heard a few more concerns and strategies to overcome those from fellow members. It is always good to hear the concerns of others as that makes you feel that you are not the only one. Few people handle their personal issues really well. We watched the movie ‘Once Again’ and dug deeper into legitimate and illegitimate pain. Discussion between and after the movie helped us to make the connection with the real-life scenarios. Interrogation led to introspection.

This platform helps us to learn from others. Empathising with others and being a patient listener are my takeaways from these 2 days.

Pain to power

Last 2 sessions of our integrity class were about sharing fears in life. I heard different stories and different fear in people’s life but I learnt that it is just a step away for you to face it. Any which ways you are having fear so are living with that but when you try to face it you might get success in that. So for your peace take a risk and go through your fear.

Rich Dad – Poor Dad (Chapter 3&7)

Insights from Chapter 3

  • Mind your own business. Pay attention to your assets and nurture them and make them grow
  • Work for your own self and not for Employers, banks, or government because if we are working for them then making them rich not ourselves. Get out of the rat race.
  • The focus should be on assets and not on income statements
  • When you invest in assets, don’t let them come out. Every single penny becomes your employee and works for you to generate more money 24×7. You should not get rid of them.
  • Buy assets first and luxuries last. By doing this, your assets are creating money to buy luxuries for you.
  • The poor and middle class buy luxuries with their own sweat, blood, and their children’s inheritance.

Insights from Chapter 4

  • Taxes started with taking money from the rich and giving to the poor but it soon turned out to be the increased appetite of the government for money was so great that taxes soon needed to be levied on the middle class, and from there it kept trickling down.
  • Rich used Corporation (a legal structure) as a vehicle to invade taxes. It helped them protect their wealth.
  • Rich searched for ways and used them to minimize their tax burden. Poor did not have resources so they just sit there to let the government do what they wanted to do.
  • Bullies are not supervisor or boss, bullies are tax man
  • Having a corporation best part as it helps your earn, spend,s and then pay taxes on what is left.

Insights from Chapter 5

  • Having financial intelligence is very important. It helps you understand that if you are not lucky enough to have opportunities coming your way then what can you do to improve your financial position.
  • Financially educated people invest in real estate, bonds, dividends, real estate, stocks, etc.
  • Financial intelligence is important to understand your greatest wealth and greatest risks.

Insights from  Chapter 7

  • Recommendation to young people to seek work for what they will learn, more than what they will earn. Look down the road at what; skills they want to acquire before choosing a specific profession and before getting trapped in the “Rat Race.”
  • Don’t dedicate your life to learn only one skill, don’t specialize. Learning a skill that was valuable in only one industry is not a good idea. If I were pushed out of that industry, my life skills would not be as valuable to another industry.
  • To be truly rich, we need to be able to give as well as to receive.
  • “Winning means being unafraid to lose.” Failure inspires winners. And failure defeats losers. It is the biggest secret of winners. It’s the secret that losers do not know.
  • Avoid these 5 obstacles: 1) fear, 2) cynicism, 3) laziness, 4) bad habits, and 5) arrogance.
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