Mankind has for­got­ten the art of liv­ing due to tech­nol­ogy, says Das

Khaleej Times - - MIDDLE EAST - “Life’s Amaz­ing Se­crets — How to Find Bal­ance and Purpose in Your Life”,

kolkata — Mankind has for­got­ten the art of liv­ing and feel­ing suc­cess­ful in this era of tech­no­log­i­cal boom, said a renowned life coach.

“Mankind has seen a lot of suc­cess but now the pitiable sit­u­a­tion is that the peo­ple are swal­low­ing pills to sleep. The sta­ble peace­ful mind of a hu­man be­ing, a ba­sic need, has be­come a lux­ury to­day. Had money been ev­ery­thing there would have been no stress and de­pres­sion,” Gaur Gopal Das said at the launch of his debut book,

here on Fri­day.

In the book, Das delves into con­cepts rang­ing from the hu­man con­di­tion to find­ing one’s purpose in life and the key to last­ing hap­pi­ness. Das, an elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing grad­u­ate turned life coach, noted that In­dia was a fast-grow­ing econ­omy. “I see a civil­i­sa­tion of liv­ing walk­ing corpses and zom­bies who can’t feel, be peace­ful and ex­pe­ri­ence joy. They are run­ning be­hind money, bet­ter cars, bet­ter phones and what not. They have mas­tered the art of be­ing suc­cess­ful but do not feel it,” he said.

He men­tioned that the theme of his book is not just based on be­ing suc­cess­ful but it teaches how to feel suc­cess­ful. “Be­ing suc­cess­ful is about hav­ing and feel­ing is about liv­ing. We are so car­ried away about hav­ing that we for­get liv­ing,” he said.

He urged peo­ple to live by the sub­jec­tive time (one’s ex­pe­ri­ence) as ob­jec­tive time (num­ber of hours) was the same for ev­ery­one and one’s ex­pe­ri­ence de­ter­mined hap­pi­ness. —

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