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Humble the Poet

Turning Losses Into Lessons

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    Life is finite, so guzzle all the joy you can while you can.

    When you’re born, you’re born with a finite number of breaths. That’s right. You have, in a sense, an “expiration date.” Does that sound terrifying?

    Well, death scares most people. Hearing that you, too, will die could make you want to hide under the covers and refuse to come out.

    But pretending you’ll be here forever can be even worse. The truth is that as soon as you accept that everything is finite – even your life – you’ll be able to value what you actually have in the moment. Everything is temporary.

    But you’re here right now.

    Here to love and connect and hold your grandmother’s hands in your own, eat delicious food, drink in the faces of your children, and feel sand under your feet or the swish of your skirt as you walk down the street. You’re here to admire that tiny flower growing through the cracks in the pavement and to swoon as you listen to a beautiful song. The fact that it won’t last doesn’t make it less special. It makes it even more special.

    So, right this moment, take some time to think about what’s important to you. Let your life flash before your eyes. Which parts of it light you up? Who really matters? What really matters?

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    What is Things No One Else Can Teach Us about?

    Things No One Else Can Teach Us (2019) is a part-memoir, part-unconventional self-help book. Full of revealing personal stories and philosophical musings, it will inspire you to question your beliefs about failure, success, and what really makes life meaningful.

    Who should read Things No One Else Can Teach Us?

    • Would-be creatives looking for encouragement to follow the life of their dreams
    • Self-development and personal growth seekers
    • Fans of Humble the Poet who want to learn more about his life

    About the Author

    Kanwer Singh – or as he’s known professionally, Humble the Poet – is a former school teacher turned spoken word artist, rapper, filmmaker, designer, influencer, and motivational speaker. He’s also the international best-selling author of Unlearn and Unlearn – Beneath the Surface.

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