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Hey,

I'm a 28-year-old Indian man (not sure how this is relevant, but felt important enough to not skip this bit of info), and a marketing professional. I didn't start out this way, however. I am an engineering drop out & further graduated in commerce. But something that did keep me going was a sense of intrigue and the need to know more.

Before I begin, I'd like to clarify that I'm a bit of a dilettante who dabbles in a bit of everything, which has become the main reason for me creating this post to seek advice. I wish to take back control of my life. I've gained (tremendous) weight. I am not very popular with girls, which I mostly attribute to the way I look and at times, perhaps, my overall fear of rejection. Other than my spiritual practice, the fact that I don't drink/smoke or do drugs anymore (7 years sober now) is one of the only few good things in my life.

I want to start working out. I got a gym subscription, but due to an injury in the first 2 months itself, I had to back off for a bit. I always wanted to learn martial arts - but back when I was a child, my family didn't have the means. And now, I don't have the time. I have been listening to Dr Jordan B Peterson for some time now, trying to pick up the pieces, put it all back together. And I thought I'll ask the men here, how they are placed in their journeys. And if someone has any pointers, for me and others like myself, that would be amazing.

I do want to start reading again. And that's another issue. So, my areas of interest are history, psychology, spirituality, sociology & politics - I mean I cannot put in words how much these appeal to me. I find them enriching! But, at the same time, considering the area of work I am in, I know well that I also should spend my time reading up on design, copywriting, scriptwriting, marketing, etc. Naturally, I feel this sense of being torn between the two. So, how can I plan my day better? So that I can include the right amount of reading into my day.

Will be looking forward to hearing from you gents.

Cheers!

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