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The journey of this blog

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I have always loved to read and write although I don't consider myself a writer nor claiming any closer to be a writer.

Since I remember I have always read outside the school curriculum (this was a bit weird where I grew up). When I was about 16 years old I wrote a book called "fire hut" which basically myself and other me living in a house which has 7 floors, three underground and four above ground and this house shape is like a triangle rather than the typical house which normally square or rectangle. I haven't finished this book, I shall do it one day.

In 2006 when I had my own laptop, I used to blog more often about everythings, especially technology. I changed blog domain a few times and I also changed the blog platform a few times but it's been quite while I have mehdidana.com and stuck with blogger.

Since the start, I have many up and down in writing posts, some years I wrote only one post some years I had few posts but something I am certain is that I was…

Ego is the enemy

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I just finished listening to a book called "Ego Is The Enemy" by Ryan Holiday, such a fantastic book. I can relate to many stories he talked about it even I had similar cases in my personal life. That is the power of a book to wake you up and teach you something you didn't know before or you were not aware of it.

Many years ago (around 2011) when social networking websites/apps were quite new and not everyone knew about it, I went to visit my cousin in another town and this time he had a new roommate, for sake of identity, let's call him Ryan.

I sat in the living room while waiting for my cousin to bring me some tea from the kitchen, Ryan entered the room.

Me: Hi, I'm Mehdi.
Ryan: Hi Mehdi, I'm Ryan, nice to meet you.

We continued typical greeting conversations then while we were talking he seems paid less attention to our conversation. since this is considered to be odd to talk to someone while you play with your handset/phone, I asked him:

Me: Are you OK?
R…