Rules of Life under 3 minutes

Visakh Vijayan
2 min readNov 11, 2023

Life is not complicated if you figure out things early in life. All you need for that you need an open mind and enthusiasm to learn new things. Here are a couple of learnings that will surely help you in the long run.

  1. Age is not a measure of intelligence. So question anything and everything. Be it told by someone younger or older than you.
  2. Reading will keep you at peace. The more you read, the more your mind is able to relax. Plus it’s a great way to learn from other’s experiences.
  3. You don’t need to be a financial genius. Just invest in accordance with the inflation rates and you are set for retirement. Best to set up SIPs and not to withdraw or look at them till they mature.
  4. Get free from materialism. The more things you buy, the more distracted you are. If you still can’t hold yourself, start donating the old things when you buy new ones. Follow minimalism.
  5. Learn to cook food. Invest money to have good and healthy food and try to learn how to cook them too.
  6. Don’t make friends just so that you have someone to take group photos. Get over the fear of living alone. The confidence that follows is too addictive.
  7. Never stop learning. Keep challenging yourself to learn something new every day.
  8. Exercise like you have to fight tomorrow. The mental peace it brings is immense. Plus the confidence of well-fitted suits gives even more pleasure.
  9. You can’t satisfy everyone. So just love back the ones who love you unconditionally.
  10. Marriage is not a necessity. If you ask 10 people if they want to spend their next life with their current partners, chances are 9 out of 10 will refuse.
  11. Spend time with nature. It’s so refreshing and medicinal. You will be able to appreciate life more often.
  12. Never buy a house in the city. Buy one in the villages. The cities are developed. The villages are next in line to be developed. So you will get everything that a city has plus the peacefulness of nature in a village. Plus it’s easy on your pocket.
  13. Don’t fall into the trap of alcoholism or smoking etc. Try to solve stress using other methods. Singing or any other physical activity is a great way.
  14. Accept some facts of life like medical insurance, home loans, emergency funds, etc. They have to be taken care of and timely. You can’t escape them so might as well do and get it out of your way.
  15. Die like a hero who has lived a life of happiness and not with regret.

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Visakh Vijayan

Techie from Kerala, India. Days are for coding, nights for weaving tales of tech, travel, and finance. Join me in exploring this multifaceted journey