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Why do we remember every single moment of an experience which happened decades back?

I believe in staying grounded and connected to my roots. Always wonder why and found the answer to this recently when I was being coached. Powerful!

My parents were very particular about education, Dad being a mathematic genius and Mom having an unfulfilled dream of higher education, a good education was a family mission. They would not give up to the situation just because it was a small town.


We had a mathematic tutor appointed, great guy, contributed immensely to my foundations. He had his dreams and later moved to Delhi. He became an overnight superstar, within months he was teaching 1000+ IIT aspirants.


1992 summers, he was back home and we were listening to his stories. He showed us a pager he owned, pager those days would mean you have arrived in life. We were proud, the town was proud.

As a curious kid, I picked up the pager. While still in the awe of it, he snatched it from my hand, almost telling me you don’t deserve to touch it.


That moment rewrote a code in my head, No point in moving up if you forget where you come from. I promised to stay grounded and humble.


This was one defining moment for me. What were yours?

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