Posts tagged with "stoicism"
Have you ever thought what you would do if you lost all your wealth? How would you react if you lost a loved one? What about physical disability? I know these are some really disturbing thoughts. You might be wondering if I have darkness in my heart for asking you to think of such aspects of life. But this is an exercise I practice from time to time....continue reading
After watching my talk on early retirement, one of my friends tells me that while the audience asked a lot of questions, no one asked me "How do I practice the art of minimalism without compromising much on what your heart wishes for?". Well in this case, I am not really sure if minimalism is a personal trait or if it is something that can be acquired. You already know how I started, which was basically after reading about Stoicism....continue reading
This is the continuation of my earlier post. If you have not already read it, head on over there first....continue reading
And then it happened on June 29, 2018. I was 37 and I retired.
After having worked at a multinational corporation for 11 years as a software engineer, I decided to call it quits. And that is how it ended and I broke free from the shackles of hedonistic treadmill. Somehow, the few months leading up to my early retirement were calm and relaxed. I would have thought that taking such a bold step would make me anxious and restless. I think the thought of leading a simple life trumped all inhibitions....continue reading