While growing up in India, I went through a phase which I am sure a lot of readers can relate to. Initially, I was under the deep impression of my father and how he related to the rest of the world.
As I grew up, I started questioning his worldview and sometimes what could be perceived as preconceived notions. It was a phase where I started interacting with the outer world and developed the belief that everyone in the world was good.
Now, 20 years since I left my home and hometown in India, I have a perspective on this belief: It was delusional but had been a good start. As life experiences came during work and accelerated since starting my own business, this delusion started shattering.
Meditation and the spiritual path did immensely help. In simple words, business introduced me to reality, and spirituality stopped me from being paranoid. So all in all, it’s been a potent combination.