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Surrounding yourself

In my last post I talked about how to use people around us as time machines to see the future. In this post, I would like to talk about the value of staying with your past.

Bollywood movies are not known for their educational content, but there was one scene that I loved in a movie called "Luck By Chance", included below.

The context is as following:
Vikram is an aspiring movie star, and has just released his first movie. He is hanging out with friends one evening when a superstar walks in. The role of the superstar is a cameo by Shahrukh, considered by Forbes to be the biggest movie star in the world (makes more money than Tom Cruise).

What follows is a conversation worth watching. The clip is 2 minutes long, mixed 50% in English and 50% in Hindi (but has subtitles).

Most of us become more successful with time. It is not a coincidence. We are conditioned to strive for more money, more fame, more power. The result of our daily endeavor is that most of us end up accumulating…