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How often do you dream ? It happens a lot to me, especially daydreaming. I genuinely enjoy getting lost in my thoughts, letting my imagination taking over. Dreaming boldly lets your creativity thrive and opens a whole new world of opportunities. It allows you to draw any future you’d feel comfortable and happy with. But I believe the real power of dreams takes place when you actually achieve them. Why ? Because that’s when you realize what was once unconceivable can suddenly become your reality. It pushes you to be even more ambitious and achieve greater goals. …


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8 hours a day, 180 days a year, from when you’re 6 until 21: that’s about 21,600 hours on average spent at school, in a lifetime. If we take commute, homework and other related obligations into consideration, you can easily add 15 000 hours which brings the total close to 40 000 hours, spread out across 15 years. It’s HUGE, and that’s only if you end your academic journey after a Bachelor’s degree. Now I’m asking you, is all of this worth it? Do we make the most out of our time at school? Do the current education systems efficiently…


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Think about it, look around you, life is magical, life is beautiful, and we only get one. We have a limited amount of time on Earth and I think it’s important to understand the value of it. We live in such a fast-paced world, we often forget to take a step back and reflect on our ultimate goals. I believe it’s important to take some time to identify what makes you happy, what gives you that feeling of fulfilment and being at peace with yourself. Imagine the last day of your life, looking backwards and being gnawed with regret. You’re…


El Salar de Uyuni by Shaan Madhavji

We’re in Geneva, Switzerland, June 2016. I’m on stage being handed my High School diploma with my friends cheering in the crowd and getting nostalgic. It’s a happy day, everyone is celebrating. But I remember not completely living in the moment as I was too excited for what was coming. A few months before graduating, I had decided to take a gap year before going to college. The idea was to expose myself to the world, learn new skills, get some work experience, meet people from different cultures and grow as a person. …

Shaan Madhavji

I’ve always been passionate about education and helping people reach their full potential. Writing on happiness, self-improvement, perspective.

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