It is now well-established that Harsh Goenka is a Twitterati. His streak of tweets never fails to catch netizens’ attention. From hilarious to motivational, from mind-bending to heartwarming -Goenka’s tweets have touched every category. Besides being an avid social media user, Goenka also handles a gigantic empire, the Ram Prasad Goenka Group. Yet, despite having so much on his plate, he still manages to play all his roles right.
And the secret behind this smooth journey of his might be the Zen lifestyle. Recently, he shared 10 golden rules for anybody who wants to lead a Zen life and spend every moment of life with ease and pleasure. The tweet, apart from being informational and guiding, also hints that Goenka also follows a set of Zen rules to attain calm and stability.
Harsh, in the tweet, wrote, “How to enjoy pleasures of a Zen life,” and mentions ten short and crisp rules – Do less, Meditate, Do it slowly, Live simply, among others – that will lead to the attainment of pleasure.
Here is the tweet:
How to enjoy pleasures of a Zen life:1. Do less2. Do one thing at a time3. Do it slowly 4. Plan what you will do when5. Space free time in between activities6. Meditate7. Unclutter your possessions8. Smile and serve others9. Do only what’s necessary 10. Live simply
The tweet struck a chord with a lot of people who are on the path to find the balance between order and chaos. Many shared their learnings and wisdom while replying to the tweet.
11. No Quid Pro Quo (Don’t expect something in return)!12. Do Good For Others (including for those also whom you know that they won’t be able to return the help/ support/ favour in their lifetime)!13. Stop always being professional/ formal!14. Act like human and NOT #AI Robot!— CS SAIBAL CHANDRA DUTTA (@Saibal_Ch_Dutta) September 17, 2021
Sir, incidentally I would like to tell: Zen is a Japanese branch of Buddhism ( with various sects) which holds that the truth is not in scriptures but in person’s heart if they will only strive to find it by meditation and self- mastery.— Kailash Nath Patnaik (@NathPatnaik) September 17, 2021
One user stated how controlling desires also leads to Zen life, to which Goenka replied with a smiling emoji.
Frugality and ceiling on desires leads to Zen life.. Swami Dineshanand disciple of Swami Harshanand ji…
Another user shared a hilarious topical meme saying, “I had to share.”
Goenka has 1.6 million followers on Twitter, and all those followers never have to face disappointment as the entrepreneur’s Twitter game is always on point. Recently, his tweet ensured pread like wildfire where he shared a screenshot of a message from an employee’s wife asking for the resumption of her husband’s work from the office. In the caption, Goenka wrote, “Don’t know how to respond to her.”
If you do not follow Goenka yet, you have to do it now since he doesn’t just write but shares amazing video content too. Moreover, life advice such as this is an added bonus.
Maybe, you don’t have to totally say goodbye to Twitter’s Fleets option after all.
In announcing the retirement of its Stories-like Fleets tool last month, Twitter noted that it would be taking the lessons that it had learned from Fleets and applying them to new areas of development.
Now, we’re getting a first glimpse of what those new elements could be, with app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi uncovering this in-development feature, which would essentially enable you to utilize all of the Fleets features in a new visual editor process for your regular tweets.
As you can see here, the new process would enable you to add ‘stickers, text, crops and more’ to your uploaded videos and images, then attach them to your tweets, potentially giving them more presence and creative flair in the feed.
Paluzzi also notes that new editor also enables you to upload a straight text visual, with a colored background – so essentially, you would have more functionality for your tweet uploads, with all the Fleets tools being merged across to this new editor.
Will anybody care?
I mean, Fleets didn’t see massive take-up, so it’s not like they’re saving the key features from a previously popular addition. But Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey did note that Fleets had sparked more activity from a broader range of users, and with full-screen visual platforms like TikTok changing user habits, maybe, by providing more options like this in tweets, it could facilitate new usage.
And the tools have already been developed, Twitter already has the Fleets framework done. Given this, incorporating these elements would mean that all of the Fleets development time doesn’t entirely end up going to waste.
And even if no one uses them, they’ll be there as additions if you want – so in some ways, it seems like a fairly logical addition, to at least see if people might use it.
Twitter could also look to add more to the visual editor, with the company acquiring Stories template app Chroma Stories last year.
It doesn’t seem like Twitter got around to incorporating the full Chroma functionality into Fleets – so maybe, by providing another visual tool, it can keep building new options to enhance tweets, and facilitate more engagement.
There’s no official word on the project as yet, but again, it seems like it could make sense, at least as an experiment with the existing Fleets tools.
The Tampa Police Department claims reporters didn’t tell the whole story after the Tampa Bay Times published an investigation into the department.
The investigation: Journalists Chris O’Donnell and Ian Hodgson reported that a TPD program started under former police chief and current mayor Jane Castor urged landlords to evict hundreds of mostly Black tenants after arrests.
But families still lost their homes even after charges were dropped.
The story opens with a family who lost their home after a 16-year-old stole $4.44 in change, a glove, a flashlight, a hoodie and wireless headphones.
The program, meant to target “documented violent offenders, gang members or career criminals” led to the eviction of those with misdemeanors even if charges didn’t stick.
Shares of Twitter Inc. TWTR, +0.73%
inched 0.73% higher to $62.29 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.16%
falling 0.16% to 4,473.75 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.18%
falling 0.18% to 34,751.32. This was the stock’s third consecutive day of gains. Twitter Inc. closed $18.46 below its 52-week high ($80.75), which the company achieved on February 25th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Microsoft Corp. MSFT, +0.13%
rose 0.13% to $305.22, Alphabet Inc. Cl A GOOGL, -0.57%
fell 0.57% to $2,872.20, and Facebook Inc. Cl A FB, -0.23%
fell 0.23% to $373.06. Trading volume (9.9 M) remained 1.7 million below its 50-day average volume of 11.6 M.