I am Sricharann Seshadri

I am a 30-something guy that wishes to understand the world that we live in that much better. I write in private about life, evolution, modern society, economic structures, technology, and revisionist history. I write about everything that I find relevant to navigate everyday life. This is my first endeavour at writing publicly.

Since I started ThisIsWater in early 2021, I found my posts taking one of the following perspectives:

1/ The not-so-obvious reasons that have led to where things stand

Despite the way that reads, not all of this would be doom and gloom. This could also take the tone of mild intrigue, distant admiration of someone or something, among other good things that I might stumble upon =)

2/ The not-so-obvious reasons that could shift the trajectory by a few degrees and result in unintended outcomes

I’d assume the topics covered under this one is straightforward when I say unintended outcomes. There aren’t a lot of things where unintended outcomes are good, which implicitly means they started out with intended outcomes that were bad. There are a few in this category but I don’t see myself writing a lot about those =P

3/ The occasional digression from these to satiate a very personal curiosity

This includes all those posts that do not fit the two categories. To give you an example, I find myself gravitating towards understanding evolution better and its relevance to our modern lives. I see myself writing a few descriptive posts where I connect the dots to understand about how we got here and how we can lead better lives in harmony with our surrounding environment.

I also see the occasional rant to blow some steam, and this comes from intimately knowing how I am wired =)

The title of this blog is inspired by a commencement speech delivered by the brilliant David Foster Wallace about leading discerning, compassionate lives that starts with a parable about how fish in water do not know it is ‘water’ that they are swimming in. He then goes on to articulate how the most obvious and the important realities of life are the hardest to see.