“People that don’t laugh are not serious people. To be serious you need to laugh. Those people that appear to be always serious are fake serious. They are always acting.” — — Gianluca Vacchi.

Methuselah opened her eyes with the glimmer of a smile in them. She was reimagining what transpired the evening before when she experienced the highest pleasure of being a woman. In a moment, she searched for the man who stole her consciousness. The one who ravaged her in every possible way. The man who stays to his ground no matter the drama she evokes. The man…


“Experience is the worst teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” — Vernon Law

As we’ve all heard the tale of the Hare and the Tortoise. They go for a race. The hare sprints, but the tortoise moves at its own pace, very slowly. Seeing how far the hare has come, the hare takes a rest. The hare dozed off into sleep due to fatigue and the tortoise continues the race, winning the game slow and steady.

I used to hate this story. I wondered why the fuck did hare take a nap before finishing the race…


“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”-Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

One could clearly picture a person’s life by simply studying his/her bank statement. And no I don’t mean just how much amount. I mean how the money comes, where the money goes, and how much it stays.

In no manner or form am I suggesting…


“Have an equal fascination to learn from a prostitute, a philosopher and a merchant. They teach important lessons in life.”-Manoj Pun

Before making any big claims, Here’s a disclaimer alert: “In no manner or form am I suggesting to be an authority. Any thoughts or ideas shared by this author should be applied at one’s own risk.” Basically, these are my interpretation of models I use and you can too, if you want to. Just don’t come at me crying around for help.

Here are 5 important needs of everyone's life. You need to correct it, YOURSELF. I am not…


“A well-rounded man is an artist, warrior, and philosopher.”- Benvenuto Cellini (1500–1571)

The story is about the time when trading wrestling cards was a thing. It was the trend and every kid on the block had a stash of their trading cards. The game was about who has the biggest and the best stash of these wrestling cards.

The kid: What?!!! He’s betting the undertaker?!!!! How could anyone bet the undertaker?!!!!!

The friend: Yeah, if you can beat his stash, you can get the undertaker.

The kid: That kid has 3 decks of 200. Let’s see, I have 50 with…


“Pick Partners With Intelligence, Energy and Integrity.You can’t compromise on any of these three”-Naval Ravikant.

Even prior to the internet, people leveraged their people skills into luring naive people to speculate into outlandish returns. For example, A Nigerian prince who needs 10k dollars to inaugurate in the United States, Madoff’s claim to return 20% on your investment, or selling the Eiffel tower to tourists.

In recent times, these speculations have piqued my interest. …


“Fish traps exist to capture fish. Once you’ve got the fish you can forget the trap. Rabbit snares exist to capture rabbits. Once you’ve got the rabbit you can forget the snare. Words exist to capture meaning. Once you’ve got the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words? I’d like to have a word with him!” — Zhuangzi, 4th century BC

I forget the name of the original article or the author of it but it mentions two worlds. One that is bound by the law of physics. Calculable, tangible, and…


“Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes fire. Likewise with randomness, uncertainty, chaos: you want to use them, not hide from them.”- Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

No, I am not gonna read your palm or gaze at your star sign to tell you your future. But by the end of this article, you should be able to see the future, at least yours.

It was one of those seminars I had gone into. The “successful” guy on the stage said, “You must create your future.” My reaction was a BIG, “OooooK”. But that’s the thing you can only talk about on the…


“Mind your money and your woman.”- A very wise old man in his 60's.

Ethimus, the barbarian lived with a cohort of his alliance. Brawling, shouting, and intimidation were the way of the barbarian. In the land of Wonder, Culture was slowly grappling Ethimus to become a “cultured man”. Ethimus could sense the presence of this invisible force when his harmen expected him to choose only one of them.

One day, The god of wonder, Brook, played a trick upon Ethimus. The god teleported Ethimus to a different time, to a different place. Ethimus was now in London. …


“Sensuality without love is a sin; love without sensuality is worse than a sin.” -Jose Bergamin

In 1919, Johnston McCulley, an American writer, introduced a character named el zorro in his work Pueblo de Los Angeles.

I had first been introduced to el zorro from a 1996 television show “The legend of zorro” by Sukehiro Tomita. And Later, in the 1920 silent movie “The mask of zorro” followed by 1998 “The legend of zorro” played by Antonio Banderas.

MANOJ PUN

Among the infinite Wisdom, I am lost. An admirer of knowledge & Virtue, a lover of curiosity. Part-Time Barbarian. https://parttimebarbarian.netlify.app/home

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