Rahul is a software engineer based in bangalore, india.

this journal is his manifesto to help people tackle everyday hurdles and live better.

Shake it off

A bizarre thing happened to me today. My office MacBook Pro crashed and wouldn't start again. All I could see on the screen was a folder with a question mark.

Force restarting it numerous times didn't help. Out of pure desperation, my friend started shaking the laptop vigorously in the hopes that if something loosened up could fall back to its place.

Astonishingly, it worked.

I turned on the laptop and it booted up. In fact, I'm writing this very article on the laptop.

This might seem like a bizarre and foolish incident but it teaches something about life.

Whenever you feel like you're going down the wrong path or being crumbled by fear or anxiety, the best thing to do is to shake off any negative feelings and keep going.

A simple but very effective solution. Try it.

When life hammers you down, shake off the dirt of negativity and rise up like a warrior.

The Art of Folding Papers

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