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PRAYAS RAJOPADHYAYA

Human Behavior. Management. Career.

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Dreading the Difficult Conversations

We probably have faced difficult conversations, at least once in our lives. Ending a relationship. Asking your friend to repay his share of debt. Giving a critical feedback to your supervisor. Talking about financial issues with parents. Discussing about personal possessions with coworkers. We absolutely dread talking out these difficult and crucial issues and either do it badly or postpone it for some other time, which never seems to come. Crucial & difficult conversations can...

Why do we judge (and continue being judged)?

"You know me, not my story. So don't judge me!" "Before you judge me, why not take a good look at yourself?" "Never judge someone. They're fighting their own battles." These are some common statements we see and hear most of the times. As educated and rational beings, we know that we should not be judging others. But why do we still continue to judge people? We do not like being judged, yet we continue...

Practice, practice, practice

The famous Spartan warriors had a credo for their war - "Sweat more in practice, bleed less in war". Practice is probably the greatest thing humans can do, yet people ridicule it. For every new thing or an idea that has been brought into the world, people have laughed at it, criticized it, and ridiculed it at the beginning. As the famous quote wrongly misattributed to Mahatma Gandhi goes, "First they ignore you, then they...

The antidote to toxic positivity – Tragic Optimism

Amidst all the global health crisis and unrelenting optimistic quotes floating on Instagram and Pinterest, "Tragic Optimism" serves as a way of living. Viktor Frankl - the Holocaust survivor and Austrian psychiatrist - first coined the term tragic optimism. Frankl explains first about the tragic triad of human lives - pain, guilt, and death. Thus, tragic optimism is an optimism in the face of the tragic triad and in view of the human potential which...

Recipe for Content Life: Awareness and Courage

I first saw the combination of awareness and courage in Tim Urban's tweet. Tim called it the ingredients for the recipe of "good future for humanity". I wouldn't be far-fetched to call it a good future for "humanity", but let's just focus on us "humans". https://twitter.com/waitbutwhy/status/1320869780774096896 Upon reflecting on this tweet for nearly about a year, I have had epiphanies of this piece of insight being more and more relatable. I have come to realize...

Worries worth taking

Are any worries worth taking in life? Superficially, NO. Even Gaur Gopal Das, Indian lifestyle coach and motivational speaker, asks not to worry about any problems in life because we can either do something or not do something about it. However, on a deep and thorough perspective, maybe there are some worries that are worth scratching brains for. After coming back home from a different-than-usual haircut, people around me had vivid perceptions - some appreciating...