You Need Get Rid of 4 Misconceptions to a Live Good Life

It is not our ignorance but assuming wrong as right is the issue we are facing.

“The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it’s that they know so many things that just aren’t so.” Mark Twain

We live and die with many misconceptions. Once assumed we are not ready to change our misconceptions. We go to any extent to defend it.

“Stupidity is a talent for misconception.” Edgar Allan Poe

Here I present a brief discussion about 4 misconceptions we live with.

  1. Going to School Makes Us Educated

The real education happens outside the school: Home, Extracurricular Activities, and beyond the Job Profile.

Yet we are obsessed with formal education and degrees. Parents are obsessed with ranks and percentage in school exams.

Our real education starts when we leave school. If we stop learning after we get our college degree, we become obsolete within 5 years.

One of the most watched Ted talks which you also should what is Sir Ben Robinson’s Do School Kills Creativity?

Being educated is not only going to School, but it’s a lifestyle.

Lifestyle = the way in which a person lives.

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  1. Going to Gym Makes Us Fit

Yes, it is what you the whole day makes you fit. Your physical and mental activity level, your stress-bearing capacity, your diet, and your rest decide your health and fitness.

Going to the Gym may be necessary but not at all the sufficient to remain fit. You can be diseased if you are irresponsible with your diet and stress management. You can be diseased if you are not taking adequate rest.


Don’t ignore your fitness agenda when you are not in the Gym. Keep your fitness agenda alive throughout the day.

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Fitness is not only going to the Gym, but it’s a lifestyle.

  1. Going to Temple Makes Us Religious

This is alarmingly true and the biggest of the misconception.  Your whole day activities decide how religious you are. The real religion starts when you step out of the temple or the Mosque.

How kindly you deal with people? How moral are your business transactions? How honest are you in paying taxes? How truthful are you in dealing with everyone? These are the determinants of your religiousness.

Being religious means following the conduct of the God you believe in and not just worshipping God and ignoring the message and conduct.

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The biggest irony and misconception about being religious is; we consider going to the temple or religious places only as a religious act. Our actions and thinking the whole day after we return from the temple are not relevant for us to be called religious.

Being religious is not only going to the temple, but it’s a lifestyle.

  1. Success is About Being Rich

This is the ultimate. We spend our entire life after money with the assumption that more money will make us successful.

Money is necessary but to the extent only to have a good life. Rest of the money which remain with us when we die is of no use. Time spend to earn that extra money than the money we need is human life wasted.

Do you consider a life successful if it only consumed in earning money?  On the contrary, it’s a failed life.

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Living Life

“There ‘s got to be more to life than fighting for fishheads.” Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Success is about the option to live life the way we want to live.  Success is about finding time to do what we want to do. Success is about pursuing dreams and passions. We see most rich people are busy, busy in earning more money.

I wonder why people at the cost of living life in their own term, spend their precious life in accumulating something which remains here after death. We all need to ponder how much of the life we need to spend in earning activity.

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Being successful is not about being rich, it’s a lifestyle.

Lifestyle = the way in which a person lives.

Living with misconception is not a good way to live. The legendary George Bernard Shaw had said,” Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. ”



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