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embody good values. Building good habits happens over time, with
practice. “It’s like building a muscle; you have to keep at it everyday.”
Unless one consistently works towards being just, truthful and
compassionate, one cannot expect to express these qualities when
10. CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT TO LEARN
It is easy to get lost and confused in the vastness of available
knowledge. “The key lesson here is to be mindful of choosing what you
deeply feel will be of value to you,” Shukla says. “People might impose
subjects and philosophies on you because they interest them. While you
must acknowledge their suggestions, it is wise to delve deeper into what
rejoices your own heart and mind.”
can’t speak, walk or communicate with others as before, so they turn DEEPAK
RAMOLA is the
to learn over the course of their life enriches their final days.” Director of Project FUEL.
THE THOUGHT THEY PRODUCE the Understanding of
connected with. However, in many relationships, a mismatch of ideologies organization collects life
no longer associated with that person. It simply means that you don't ages and backgrounds
The divorce, Shukla affirms, is with the thought and not with the person. Through his self-invented
12. TEN PERCENT OF WHAT YOU EARN SHOULD BE KEPT ASIDE FOR teaches human wisdom.
With a smile, Shukla says, “In the last days of their life a lot of people
inward. They remember what made their heart sing. What they most cared
11. YOU DON'T BREAK TIES WITH PEOPLE; YOU BREAK TIES WITH
You can seldom distance yourself from people you have truly loved and
Founder & Artistic
FUEL stands for: Forward
Every Life Lesson. The
causes people to stop communicating. This doesn’t mean that you are lessons from people of all
associate with the dominant thought that person brings with him or her. around the world.
Understanding this relieves you from feeling bitter and revengeful. methodology Deepak
DHARMA Deepak, is a featured
Shukla doesn’t define “dharma” as something religious or spiritual.
Instead, he says dharma is feeling responsible for helping others. A simple
calculation is to dedicate ten percent of your income toward goodwill.
Toward the end of their life, many people donate money or perform
charitable acts because death is hard for them. Through their suffering,
they empathise with the suffering of others. Shukla says that when you
don’t cling to everything you have, and share with an all-encompassing
goodwill toward all, you exit peacefully and gracefully in the
companionship of loved ones and with the blessings of strangers.
United Nations speaker,
a TED speaker, an
educator, a writer, actor
and a gold medalist in
Mass Media studies.
Deepak has written lyrics
for songs featured in
many Hindi films.
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