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“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
~ Robin Williams

600 days. This is how much time it took for me to finish this book. I never could have imagined that it would be so hard to carry this work to completion but I gave myself a word to follow through and I did my best to keep it. I rewrote this book 3 times but the perfectionist in me is still not satisfied with the final product. Nonetheless, I release my word into the wild to test my belief: let’s see if shipping beats perfection.

In the afterword, I must say that there are two types of books: books that introduce and elaborate innovative ideas and books that lead you to the former ones. The book you hold in your hands is of the second kind.

I hope my work helped you to see more clearly not only how tightly interconnected all the areas of life are, but also how potent and capable you are when it comes to self-creation.

Please refrain from taking the views and ideas expressed in this book without first passing them through the filter of critical thinking. I don’t claim originality or eclecticism. Men way wiser and smarter than me have tried to do so and had no luck.

This book was born as a result of self-experimentation — a test of my own discipline. Don’t judge too harshly my humble attempt to organize what I have learned over 30 years of wandering earth. It literally took me a lifetime to learn all these things, but what is more important is that writing helped me to see now how much I still have to learn.

I am sure you understand that subjective perception of a single individual can’t possibly come closer to the complexity and multifacetedness of human life. It is an impossible undertaking for one man to condense all existing universally applicable knowledge in a single book, and luckily, that wasn’t my goal.

My only ambition was to set up a platform for those who only begin to learn about life — a basis that would jumpstart their inquisitiveness and give them a direction to the places where they can further deepen their insight into how this world operates. And for the reader who, like me, is looking for ways to improve life productivity, all I ever wanted was to offer a perspective.

Treat this book as an instrument on the path. Take what works for you and forgive me as an author for wasting your time with the things that you found useless, boring or obvious. I wish you to discover your higher purpose and never lose sight of it. Let’s promise each other to have a meaningful life. Goodbye till we meet again, and remember:

Thank you for reading my book “Meditations of the Millennial”.

If you want to support me on my mission, please, share this book with someone you love. Maybe they will find what they seek on its pages.

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