Thursday, December 23, 2021



1. Last month, spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin was included in India's squad for the upcoming T20 Cricket World cup. This was special for him as he got into the white ball team after an hiatus of 4 years.

On Twitter, Ashwin posted a quote which reads: “Every tunnel has light at the end of it, but only those in the tunnel who believe in the light will live to see it ..”
He further said-
“2017: I wrote this quote down a million times in my diary before putting this up on the wall! Quotes that we read and admire have more power when we internalize them and apply in life. Happiness and gratitude are the only 2 words that define me now.

REASON#1: We are what we repeatedly tell ourselves. Positive reinforcements via handwritten note helped Ashwin deal with the phases of rejection.

2. Research quoted in Scientific American demonstrates that people who write out their notes on paper actually learn more. taking notes by hand requires different types of cognitive processing than taking notes on a laptop, and these different processes have consequences for learning. Writing by hand is slower and more cumbersome than typing, and students cannot possibly write down every word in a lecture. Instead, they listen, digest, and summarize so that they can succinctly capture the essence of the information. Thus, taking notes by hand forces the brain to engage in some heavy “mental lifting,” and these efforts foster comprehension and retention.

REASON#2: Handwritten note taking for better learning, comprehension and retention.
(The same argument is supported by few other independent researches

3. Recently i read this mind-opening tweet that does not need any further explanation. It goes like-

If you’re overthinking, write. If you’re underthinking, read.
(Source: Included my Sketchnote here)

REASON#3: The path to achieving clarity of mind starts with pen and paper

What's your take on writing with hand in a digital world ? What is your preference?
Do leave your thoughts in comments.

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