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Stoa Digest #83: 🛑 Don't Stop 🛑
Reading is food for the brain, so read, my friends!
Take some courage and stand for something in life, but don’t shy away from abandoning it when some conclusive evidence presents itself. Being rigid yet fungible is a formula for fast personal growth.
- Here’s Param Shah from Cohort 10 reminding us of the must-haves in life.
What brought you to Stoa?
I had created a Twitter account sometime around November 2020 and had come across some pictures and videos of Stoa School (as it was called back then). I think Cohort 1 was about a month into their course at that time. There were some videos watching where Shelton (with a white curtain behind) or Nicaia (shy and always sipping something from her cup) would ask questions to a small group of students about their classes and how the course was helping them. I am a computer engineer by profession and didn’t have any plans for doing an MBA or moving to any business role. However, I was still curious to know what things are there outside of my current field of work and those videos intrigued me. Stoa School seemed to be the perfect fit to do that.
What inspires you in life?
What guides most of what I do or not do would be either "doing the right thing" or "fear of doing the wrong thing." I've grown up in an environment where there was a lot of emphasis on what's right and what's wrong or on what one could do or cannot do. As I look back at some of these now, I understand that these weren't always correct or helpful but each passing year in my formative years have ingrained this in me as my default.
What’s your why in life?
I think I just want to be safe, spend more time with my loved ones - friends & family, do things that are fun for me - playing, singing, hiking, going to places, and help people around me if I can. I don’t think there’s any specific larger goal that I want to achieve but to live life freely and happily with my loved ones.
You can connect with Gobind on Linkedin. 🤘🏻
-This fellow spotlight story is brought to you by Yagika Goel of Cohort 5.
🔥🔥 Community Sneak Peak 🔥🔥
Shreya Thaker from Cohort 5 is back with a much-needed workshop for all the folks who have been wanting to dip their pens in ink and start writing again. With an interesting concept to get over the initial inertia, Shreya is hosting
The Nook: Creative Writing 1.0 on 1st of February (Wednesday), 9PM onwards.
🐝 Community Buzz 🐝
Bangalore Stoa family reunited and made the perfect use of a National Holiday for a fun evening of nostalgia, playfulness, and amazing conversations at Lahe Lahe on the 26th of January.
P.S~ Mumbai, Delhi fam, hold on a bit, we’ll see you in the next two months