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I begin this week’s episode with my own little essay about what it takes to move through a mid-life crisis … and what the ‘life lesson’ potential is of such time. Interestingly, I compare my own five year journey back to serenity – and beyond – with that of my father, who went through a similar letting go in his fifties.
And why do I focus on life lessons? Because, hey, that’s what it’s all about … right? Hence my invitation for the following guest.
Deepak Romala is a 25-year-old Indian with an intense passion for learning. Particularly, he loves those little lessons in life that are so critical … and that we learn from our fellow common man, not from great pundits.
Indeed, some may say such lessons are the very purpose of life. Over the last eight years, Deepak has collected more than 65,000 of them.
After working extensively with the Indian school system to gather lessons, he developed a way to share them through interactive learning experiences – so many people could learn from one person’s experience.
Now he speaks to all manner of people, “from ages five to 100,” as he puts it. And his website shares a TedX talk that summarizes just why these lessons may be important. Our conversation was fun, energizing and very deep at the same time. I loved this chat and I hope you do, too.
From Deepak I learned:
- How his completely uneducated mother inspired him with her own life wisdom
- How he had to trick people into giving him life lessons
- How to share life lessons with teenagers so they stay interested
- Patterns he’s noticed in life lessons
- The surprising common theme to many life lessons (it’s not about love!)
- How he, himself, has been changed by listening to so many life lessons
- The greatest lesson Deepak has taken from all of this
This is a particular meaty interview. Enjoy!
Where to Submit Your Own Life Lesson [INCLUDE FROM SITE]
Deepak Ramola is Founder, Artistic Director of Project Fuel.
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