Community Rules and Laws, Philosophical Warfare, and Off Time - The Weekly Zazz #13

When you question everything, is also when you're able to jump the line and see ahead.

Are rules or laws important to take care of a community? Are the individuals not smart enough to understand what is right and what isn't? Something that has been on my mind for a while now.

I’ve boiled this down to three things,
A. When there's no higher control, everyone starts thinking about their individual selves, irrespective of the impact of their actions on others. And yet, everyone ends up doing the same thing. There is unity in division.

B. Then comes someone with basic understanding who sets up these rules to bring control, and in process, gets the power. It evens brings mediocrity because now there is a limitation and very few end up playing outside the lines who then join those who set up these rules in the first place.

C. In this mediocrity, some smart individuals question the limitation of those rules and laws. But they are called smart only because they question, but nothing changes, eventually.

Now I'm back to, are rules or laws important to take care of a community? Are the individuals not smart enough to understand what is right and what isn't. If you have anything to add here, I’m happy to continue this conversation and brainstorm on this topic a bit more.

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What To Read:

  1. How to Wage Philosophical Warfare? Read more here.

  2. WhatsApp Pay Vs Google Pay Vs PhonePe: Who Has The Edge?
    Read here.

  3. Harvard psychologist on the toxic money mindset that even millionaires have and how to break out of it. Read more here.

  4. 10 Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask a Kidnapper.
    Check this out here.

What To Listen:

  1. On the State of Mind podcast, Kickstarter’s co-founder Yancey Strickler on designing your life through role-playing. Listen here.

  2. Satyajit Hange, co-founder, Two Brothers Organic Farms talks about organic farming in India, his journey, and more on the Dialogue Now podcast.
    Listen to it here.

  3. On ‘Lessons learnt with the Greats‘, Shane Watson talks to AB de Villiers on the secret to his batting success, the challenges in South Africa, and dealing with pressure. Check it out here.

  4. Radhi Devlukia-Shetty on fueling and nourishing your body through ayurvedic practices for your best personal + professional self, on the BossBabe Podcast.
    Listen here.

  5. On Advertising is DeadCyrus Broacha talks about his unique artform of random but relevant conversations and more. Check it out here.

What To Watch:

  1. 57 Years apart – a boy and a man talk about Life. Watch here.

  2. The Creative Indians on Netflix, from chefs to comedians to filmmakers and fashion designers, India’s most notable imaginative minds share their artistic journeys. Check it out here.

  3. Phil Knight, co-founder & Chairman Emeritus of Nike on how the characteristics that make him an introvert have often made him a better leader, insights on sticking with your beliefs and more, at a Stanford talk. Watch it here.

  4. Why Big Tech wants you to ditch your password? Watch here.

  5. Why Socrates Hated Democracy? Check it out here.

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In the world of TECH:

  1. India opens antitrust case against Google over its payments app

  2. Government brings OTTs and online news portals under the purview of the I&B Ministry

  3. Come June 1, 2021, all of your new photos will count against your free Google storage

In the world of MARKETING:

  1. WhatsApp rolls out new shopping button

  2. Instagram launches AR effect and IGTV shows with creators for Diwali

  3. YouTube Updates: Private Video Sharing among other features

In the world of BUSINESS:

  1. GDP to contract 8.6 pc in Q2; India has entered recession for the first time

  2. VF to buy SUPREME for $2.1 BILLION

  3. Azim Premji has donated ₹22 crores/day; emerges as the most generous Indian

  4. Google, Facebook, and Amazon To Set Up A Rival Against NPCI

In the world of POP CULTURE:

  1. David Fincher signs a four-year exclusivity deal with Netflix

  2. Gerard Butler is returning for a fourth installment of the 'Olympus Has Fallen' franchise

  3. Amazon Prime Video enters live sports streaming in India

Your off time is as important as your go time. Go time is basically when you're doing. Off time is your break, your relaxation time. It's important because if you squeeze your off time into something which drains you, then you won't be ready during your go time, which thus affects everything else as well.

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