Chetan Bhagat and His Philosophy to be a Cockroach

This speech was a whole other world compared to Steve Dawson. Chetan Bhagat saw us as the type of audience that needed a bit more entertaining, or so at least that’s what we received. It wasn’t a better way to present but it was a better method to appeal to the audience, and I believe it has become his character to entertain in such a manner. The steps in which he told us about how he achieves change is to primarily entertain and then once you get the following, divert their attention and their loyalty towards you to a cause greater than the both of you. His goal to make a sense of change is one seemingly very dear to him as he said “If there is no change, then what’s the point?” But there are many obstacles and he provided a means of overcoming these. One must be a cockroach. Adaptable and resilient, the small creatures where around from the years of the dinosaurs, proving that the bigger you are doesn’t mean the better in every way. He wants to “change with the times” in order to get his message across a range of different people, and so with that, he defines two types of winners. One type is the one that wins within a game, a game pre-created by another person, and the other that wins the game by changing it, for the better and to benefit more people. Personally, I change the game to benefit myself because I’m a sore loser, but I understand the implementations of the situation. He leaves saying “Nobody should be scared of their own identity,” and this presents when he tells of critics and those who will want to oppose you.

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2 thoughts on “Chetan Bhagat and His Philosophy to be a Cockroach

  1. I really liked the way you explained how his presentation inspired you to think differently in terms of how to catch people’s attention. I agree with you, is advice was valuable, and I will remember it later on when I long-term goals for myself.
    Perhaps you could mention more about the actual work he was doing and what you felt about that?
    Nice job Clarice! 🙂

  2. From your post, I can see that you really learned and thought about what “change” means and you took this away from Chetan Bhagat. I like how you interpret his idea of adapting in time to be “a cockroach”. I would be interested to know more specifically to what extent do you agree with him and what are some adaptations you made in your life that changed your situation and turn you into a “winner” in some way.

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