Zain K.

Relax & let the chips fall where they will

June 22, 2021

In the constant struggle of dealing with what the world throws at us, we make plans. Some are more well defined than others. Some turn out to be more successful than other. But all of them have one thing in common- they are never perfect. You can try accounting for all the factors you possibly can in your calculations. Put in a factor of safety as well. But things will always happen in ways beyond your control. That is just …

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3X your reading speed, honestly!

June 21, 2021

I recently picked up the habit of reading. Only a few months ago to be precise. But since then, I have been averaging around a book a week. It might seem too big of an achievement to be able to complete a book a week but let me explain why it isn’t hard-on the contrary, pretty easy. As per amazon’s text stat feature, an average book has around 64,000 words. An average person reads at about 200 words per minute. …

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Are we to be blamed more for the things we don’t do rather than the things we do?

June 20, 2021

A few days ago, there was a train crash in Pakistan which was all over the news. A train had broken down during the journey and it was hit by another train at early hours of day. Yes, a train which was standing still was hit. In a time of technology where even the Pakistan Railway mobile app shows the current location of all the trains in real-time, the captain of the train was not informed that he was heading …

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The most logical approach to any problem- Ask yourself “why” five times

June 18, 2021

During my time working as a mechanical engineer, my boss introduced me to the concept of ‘5-Why’. This surprisingly is a well known approach in the industry and is used quite often. It begins by asking a series of ‘why’ for every information that you get until you get to the root cause. Personally, I used this to find out the root cause of equipments’ trippings. To give you an example, once an engine driven positive displacement pump tripped due …

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Are we really that important?

June 17, 2021

In short, No. We all have an extremely heightened sense of self worth which makes us believe the world is concerned about us. The world doesn’t work like that. If you die today, the only ones to whom you would actually matter to would be your immediate family. Your extended family whom you often make it a obligation to meet on certain holiday events would come to know of it only after someone calls them up and informs them. Everyone …

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