Reasons for blogging

It has become apparent to me that a useful way to assess your beliefs and learnings is through transparency and self-experimentation; the former promotes discussion while the latter sparks guided introspection.

For too long I have cloaked my personal, professional and academic careers from others. Transparency, I thought, was good for governments but bad for individuals. Stemming from my pre-med roots, I was under the impression that secrecy generated competition. Arrogantly I assumed that others didn’t understand me; yet, I never gave others the chance to so. I have realized that this was a misguided approach. Through transparency we can exercise our full freedom and potential, and foster an environment that gives seed to the next generation of sound global citizens.

I now, in experimental spirits, offer it all (well, as much as I can) to your kind judgment and scrutiny. The experiment is to adhere to the following MK Gandhi quote: “Hide not your thoughts. If it is shameful to reveal them, it is more shameful to think them.” Shameful defined as something morally wrong; morally wrong defined as something that demotes compassion and service for others.

The posts hereafter will include my ideas, thoughts, thought-experiments, interests, writings and any other pieces of self. You may question anything on any grounds, whether logically or capriciously.

To start: I took the picture associated with this post on the first day in Goa (6 Oct 2010) at Calangute Beach. I find the imagery relevant to my reasons for blogging. How, you may ask? This I leave to you to, my dear Reader.

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About Ranjodh Singh
I'm currently an Ally in the Public Allies New York Apprenticeship (www.publicallies.org). Through the apprenticeship, I'm partnered with NYCRx (www.nyxrc.org), a nonprofit organization that improves the health of New Yorkers using public health interventions. I'm excited to continue serving, but doing so closer to health and medicine. I'm also enjoying NYC, which I find to be an enriching environment.

2 Responses to Reasons for blogging

  1. Ashutosh says:

    Hey, nice post !
    I was not able to blog for the last 4 month…got motivated by this post and started blogging again today ! 🙂

  2. Hi Ashutosh, I am happy I could be of some service 🙂 Stay fierce and keep in touch!

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