I’m Swarnava Addya, a 21-year-old on a mission to become a specialized generalist. On my blog website, I will share my journey, documenting my learning experiences through engaging blog posts. As an avid learner and reader, my passion lies in philosophy and the study of human beings, observing them from a deep perspective. Unfortunately, I inherited anxiety and panic attacks from my father, making it challenging to manage despite the support of my parents. Being introverted, I had only a few friends during my school and college days. Everything was under control until the COVID-19 lockdown hit, causing my anxiety to skyrocket. I found myself making decisions that didn’t align with my true self, such as pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree simply because my friends were doing so, without considering the curriculum. Although I managed to regain some control, the reopening of college triggered a racing mind and social anxiety. Unable to attend classes, I spent most of my time in the library, battling overwhelming anxiety. In my final year, the pressure and irrelevance of certain subjects led me to make a difficult choice: leaving the college, Skipping the final year exams and taking admission to a public library which enabled me to discover all the education that I want through internet and books and going to an adventurous path as a specialized generalist. I am very much determined to write about mental health, sharing my experiences with anxiety attacks, and ultimately become the person I aspire to be—a perpetual learner with the learnings from podcasts, books and MOOC education websites. My wide-ranging interests span from philosophy and psychology, including mental health and anxiety, to graphics design, video editing, programming, finance (with a focus on stock markets, investing, and trading), as well as writing and sharing. I will document my entire life’s adventurous journey as I become a specialized generalist, driven by curiosity and passion for the subjects that fulfill my heart and mind, aiming to master two fields: investing and trading.