Friday, December 1, 2017
Has it ever happened recently that you put your palm on your face and you wished that you could keep your eyes closed like that forever? When you look around and you realize that you are enclosed in a cage! The only thing under your control is the keyboard right in front of you not even your sleep.
It becomes too late until you realize that you are neck deep in the sea of depression. Surrounded by the feeling of unfulfilled aspirations and the monotonous routine.
Is it as bad as described above or even close to it? Then it is the perfect time to make a call! All you need is a vacation, away from the crowd and the faces and the facts. You need a system restart and what better way to restart yourself than a vacation, after all you can not come back from the dead. You are no Jon Snow.
A vacation will let you think quietly in peace. You are not a machine that you will work endlessly. If you remain silent forever, doing the same thing day in and day out, silence will grow one day like a cancer. Get a hold of yourself and ask yourself, what do you want?
Monday, November 6, 2017
Life is full of choices, right or wrong, left or right, up or down, profit or loss. A small conjunction determines the impact of our choices in our lives but it is not always we who have the privilege of choosing as sometimes we are ought to do things which our mind does not permit to. Choices lead to disasters and sometimes can change your fortune.
You wake up and you breathe and even if you are not awake you breathe, it is something you can not choose and you are fine with it rather you are grateful as you are able to live. Is there anything else for which you feel the same. To be able to do things that you love will never make you feel as if you need a choice. Life is not so easy either, everything is a package and comes with a but and a condition. If you are ready to accept it then well and good.
I am not ready, are you? Confused state is the best state one can be in! You find out various ways out and finding ways out does not make you an escapist, does it? Even if so, you own a skill. There will always be want for more and more can only be achieved when you have choices, be wise to choose one.
Who wants to lead the same kinda life for a lifetime! Inspire yourself before getting expired and leave a mark behind so that others' can follow, if not follow they can at least choose!
Saturday, October 7, 2017
We are living in a techno-society, which is run and driven by technology and the fuel is networking. People believe in social networking more than actual networking.We are more comfortable behind our screens, have you ever realized what will you talk about with a person with whom you have been chatting for a long time? The virtual conversations have become so very real that we can hardly differentiate, lol and rofl have now become a common tongue, instead of laughing out loud and expressing the real feeling people choose to express that by saying lol, isn't it weird and half dead.
We have taken our virtual lives so seriously that it has become more important than our real lives, a Facebook password is more important than your ATM pin, you will find people knowing your ATM pin but a Facebook password would be hard to crack. A friend would not call you or text you but casual tag on a social networking site would make you feel special and you would feel as if that friend has not yet forgotten you.
I don't think that we can come out of this and this is a fact which no one can deny and while there are many things going on, one of the most important thing is that our society has now formed several groups which intentionally or unintentionally wants to become like the other one. Every society for centuries has been divided into certain groups and that group is decided by the age group you belong to. If you are not able to realize the difference then parents might be able to explain you that. We might grow technologically stable in the coming future but a physical touch is something that will always be required.
Today, if you randomly ask a boy of standard 7 about some of the terms in geography or any other subject, chances of failing to answer are more but the same boy would have all the same updates about the world and India because he is also using facebook and instagram and whatsapp. Today a school boy is sharing communal posts on social media because he has realized that he has got the freedom of expressing but does know about all his rights and freedom? Does he know anything about the law?
We need to raise our voices, instead of pen being mightier than a sword, now let a post be mightier than a pen and a sword both. Let us ignite our positive thoughts and use our conscience to do the right thing at the time when it is required!
Friday, September 15, 2017
Optimistic approach towards anything makes the thing doable but it lengthens the time. You sit back and when when you fail to proceed anymore, your own completely optimistic approach ceases you to find various other ways to succeed. On the other hand if you add a pinch of pessimism to your positivity you will be able to find out other methods too.
Optimism is enhanced by a set of examples of successful people. If we are supposed to follow our ideals and wait for the time to come then we will never be able to become examples, we will have to follow their path for a lifetime without even trying to pave one. If following successful people would make you successful like them, then there would have been hundreds of Ambanis and Tatas and Gates but we know only one or two of each. What made the difference? We have to discover that and then pave our own path.
Prefer to be pessimistically optimistic and it will do the trick!
Friday, July 28, 2017
Tired of doing the same thing everyday, watching the same faces and listening to the same voices? It is time to change things. You must have had a playlist in your phone, which now must have been replaced by some application. Whatever it might be but you do not want to listen to the same songs everyday, you keep on changing the tracks or shuffle the songs. You might be thinking, how can changing the playlist be compared to the routine, anything can be compare. Anyways, that was not comparison, it was a sort of motivation.
Everyone deserves a vacation in order to stop the self from becoming mechanical. We do not want to be mechanical, instead we want to be practical. If one thinks practically, he/she will know the importance of a vacation. A vacation which will allow you to stop worrying about the same things for some days at least. You will get an opportunity to see a true reflection and will be able to discover your own self.
Do not work so hard that you get sick and tired of it. You will reach one stage when escaping will remain the only solution, in order to avoid that shame please take the pleasure of a break or a vacation. There is more than ctrl+c and ctrl+v in life so let us all try it. Let us all make some affordable mistakes for which we do not have to pay huge prices as mistakes do sometimes pave the path to some unexpected events.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
"What is your name boy?" The old man asked, but the boy did not want to respond and that increased the level of curiosity in the aged man. The grey haired man somehow collected all his will to go near him and approach one more time, he did not ask the same question. This time he said," ok! if you are not willing to tell me your name, no issues, do you mind if I go with you?" Finally, the boy got irritated and said,"I have no name and I do not want any company." The old man smiled and said, " son I do understand that you are disturbed right now and you want to be alone but people after spending sometime with me do feel relieved."
The angry young boy with a frown on his face," Can I just stay alone for sometime! As soon as the bus comes, I will board it and leave, now you can leave!" The old man chuckled and said that everyone in this viscinity knows that no buses pass through this lane and it has been more than a year now. Okay! I lose said the boy and my name is Alpha. So nice to finally meet you Alpha said the old man. Call it coincidence or anything, my name is Omega, the old man introduced himself.
Alpha : I do not believe in coincidence but yes you are quiet irritating. I needed sometime to ponder and now you have jumped up to this place.
Omega: I might help you in connecting the dots.
Alpha: How can you respond in such a manner as if you can read my mind? Are you some kind of a supernatural being?
Omega: No son, it is just the grey hair that is doing the talking. I have observed and seen things. Let me guess why you are here! Must be because of the hardships of life and now that you are so exhausted, you wanted a break.
Omega: You want to go away, so far, that no one can find you and you do not have to be the same roddent of this experiment of life.
Alpha: But how can you say it so easily! Am I so transparent that you can read my mind so easily?
Omega: You do not have to be transparent to be understood. This is the same story for everyone, everyone is going through something or the other. That does not mean that all of them will have to run somewhere. If that was so then that somewhere would become similar to this place. I was not clear, was I?
Omega: Take an example of a tourist destination. People, not just a few but many, visit hill stations for vacations. What if, instead of vacation they completely shift to the hill stations, wouldn't it degrade the beauty of the hills for themselves.
Alpha: Now I understand.
Omega: You can choose to take a break but do not ever make a mistake of giving up. Think that you are strong enough.
Son! Son! Called an old man. The young boy was completely taken by soliloquy and then suddenly he realised that someone is calling him. He was a changed man now, that small moment turned him from a boy. He was now gentle in his approach. "When does a bus pass by?" Asked the old man. "Buses don't go from this lane sir,I will take you to the correct bus stop," boy explained the old man.
The boy now realized that he was talking to his conscience and now that he has understood the meaning, he will no longer need to go to that lane again.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Diversification is a term generally used by multinational companies, but it is applicable to us humans as well. A company diversifies when it wants or needs to expand its wings and fly higher, similarly we can diversify too in order to expand our knowledge. We tend to do the same things on a daily basis and that kills the opportunity to gain more. We should start emptying our buckets so that we can gain more in the long run.
We get 24 hours a day out of which a fixed amount of 8 to 10 hours is spent on the chores which we perform to earn our bread and butter or to make ourselves able to get that opportunity to work, in other words that time is spent either in office or in schools or colleges. This is an era of matured people where there is no minimum age to gain maturity, people from the age of 10 to 40 are doing the same things. Most of the time is consumed by the internet which has no restrictions as far as the age is concerned. So, 14 hours are left for each one of us out of which 6 hours is enough for sleep. If we pledge to make a change or diversify, we can do or make a great deal of change in the remaining 8 hours.
This era needs inspiration, which is easily available but in the form of virtual reality. People prefer to watch motivational videos and then think and that is where the clock stops ticking as no further step is taken. We end up thinking and then finally get demotivated and on the very next instance play another youtube video of motivation. Does that help? Whatever we are watching or reading, we should try to inculcate those and try to apply those. Today people tend to learn more from the internet, so why not turn it into a positive.
People are busy criticizing, criticism is good but it should be done in such a way that it encourages the one who is being criticized, encourage in such a manner that the person gets that force to work in a better manner. We pledge, make resolutions and what not but at the end of the day we end up doing the same thing. We have to stop moving in circles, a straight line is fine, a sine curve iis even better but not a circle as you end up in the same place again.
Change is the only thing that is permanent but we should prefer not to give it a circular direction as we can steer the change, change does not steer us, it should not rather.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Life has now become a small cubicle where you are siting with dropped down revolving chair and the walls of the zones which you are assigned, form the horizon. You wake up, think about doing something new but the tiredness prevails and a tired brain is very harmful. From the outside everything will be fine but deep within you are tired of the same thing that is going on day in and day out.
What is the sole purpose? Have you ever tried to find out? Nobody is born with a purpose, we have to discover it. If you are not satisfied with what you are doing, finding satisfaction in that is not your purpose, moving ahead and exploring becomes your purpose then. Our sole purpose should be to spread happiness and remain happy.
Life is like a waterfall, we cannot change the direction of the stream but yes we can go with the flow. We have to take risks otherwise we will remain at the bay. We need to start taking risks and stop following other's footsteps, instead we should pave our own path. We grow, we run, we fall, all of this is a part of life and none of it is permanent. If you fall, you will surely have to get up.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time and time again a question or an exclamation wakes you up or forces you to think and that is,' what else ! '
You are born, you learn to walk then you are introduced to education and when you are finally forced to realize that yes, your education is complete, the real game begins. For such a long period of time, you have been warming up just for the tournament to begin. Life is a knockout tournament, in which you have to play some compulsory matches and then it is the survival of the fittest and hence the knockout.
Life always tries to knock you out just to make you stronger and gives us an opportunity to hone your skills. Now, there are people who enjoy a smooth ride of life or they just enjoy everything that comes in their way and that is how life should be led. You do everything at the right time, at the right place and everything is set right and life goes on and this will definitely bring you a sense of satisfaction. Ironically, no human has ever been satisfied with whatever he has ever got. That feeling of contentment is never achieved as this thirst of more or something new is never quenched.
When everything will go well, as per the plan; a question will surely arise,'what else do I need?' This is the most constructive, confusing and destructive question as well. This question helps you to construct or build new dreams and fantasies and confuses you about the path and destroys the present routine. Something new can never be made, if you do not let go of the existing noun.
You are leading a very happy and peaceful life, a life in which the definition of peace is created by you and the people around you. You have a good job and you have got all the good qualities that a good person should have, with the passage of time you gain experience and then you get married and then a sweet little being come to your life and then the same cycle goes on for that other being as well. You become a mere medium to continue the human race on the planet earth. Have you really done something that can be defined as a contribution other than contributing to the human race and saving us from becoming extinct?
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Definition of humane - having or showing compassion or benevolence. Is this definition enough ? No. We are living in a world where the population is growing almost exponentially and the quality of thoughts is being eroded with the flow of time. There is no conscience to hold our thoughts in the right place. It is as if everyone is run by the same thought process and the same targets. Everything has become so monotonous and mundane that people hardly find time to realize it.
We have become victims of technology and social network. It has rather become easier to express, you can get all kinds of emoticons and feelings on the social networking sites. Emotions are now cheap, those are just a click away and in moments those can even change. Now you might be feeling happy, the very next second you will be feeling annoyed. There is a temporary mental breakdown in this virtually permanent system.
We are building a world of robots with no emotions and humane has just become another word in the dictionary. We are enclosing ourselves in a box and we need to break out of it as early as possible. Now you might not have claustrophobia but you will be suffering soon.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Have you ever realized that you are losing control of your life?
You reach a point in life when you are no more sure of what is actually going around you and seem to be clueless, that is the time when you have to grab hold of the steering and steer your life in the right direction. A vehicle would be useless if it had only the accelerator, to make it useful it has a brake as well. So, you can can always stop. Stop the race which you are running, relax for sometime, look around and ponder.
You are not born to win a race, you are born to survive. This world is a huge place and no one has the time to think about what you are doing with your life. When you walk on the sidewalks and look around, you will find that everyone has transformed into mere machines with flesh and bones. When you start walking with them, you start resonating and suddenly the frequency somehow matches and you tend to lose the heat of the spark inside you.
Coming back to the vehicle perspective, a vehicle has a rear view mirror as well. Similarly we have our past, we should never forget our past as well. We should always remember where we come from and no one has ever known the future. Learning lessons from the past and not commiting the same mistakes again, this is how past acts as a rear view mirror and prevents accidents.
You should be the one who should have control of the steering and you should be the only one with the authority to steer your own life in the direction which seems right for you. And as long as there is fuel in your vehicle, you can freely steer it to the directions you wish to. Resume is just the toll tax receipt.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
What kind of life that would be when or where you get everything you wish for and you become everything you wish to be? Do you want that life?
Very few are born with that fortune. But struggle has a different taste altogether. A mixed taste of comfort and hardship. If you do not strive for something, you will be left weak.
Somethings are meant to be the way as those are. Nothing can be done and nothing can bring a change in the way those things are carried out. If you wish to reach out for the sky, you can surely reach it but it will still seem to be infinite. How far can you go? That is the real question.
Wishing to be like someone is useless. One should always try to be self, path will always be paved but it is one's own choice whether to choose a paved path or create a new one which others will follow.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
People whom we idealize, do not do different things, they do things differently. In the process of becoming great or getting recognized people lose the track of time and sometimes the track itself that is the road. Instead of doing different things, we should do that thing which we are good at and that discovery is made with the passage of time. We should keep on trying new things until a certain age is reached and then time comes to hone one particular skill so that we do not end up become a goal-less creature. Settle down for sometime and then when a point of stagnation is reached, start exploring one more time. You do not have to have a license to explore, as you are exploring yourself and you are infinite, you will never be able to know your true potential until and unless you explore the depth of your soul and height of your thoughts.
Yes, people need to settle down at some point of time, but later on people do regret that as well. There is so much more to do, the world is ours and world never expects anything from us, will it be wrong if we take an initiative to do something and think big, do something for everyone around us instead of thinking about self. Life will be great. Fun is good, but doing it everyday will be mundane too. On a broader perspective, if we take social service seriously, as in just try to be the helping hands for people who really need it, social service will be fun.
Let us all make this place a better place to live in. Let us all stop hatered and let us all unite and explore and discover the best that we have. Let us all not kill the evil inside us, instead let us try to make it good as we need the whole that we are. If we kill the evil inside us, half of us are already dead, let us all practice to be good, evil will melt into the best that it can be.
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Life is the best gift that you will ever receive and you keep getting it until the very last day. So, if you are alive, why waste time on silly things of the past? But one thing should always be kept in mind and that is the lessons learnt from the past. Seldom does the past act as a mirror which reminds you of the monster or the good person that you once used to be. Try to keep the good things from the past and such selective nature should be maintained in the present and the coming future as well.
As long as there is breath in your lungs, you should strive to make a change or be the change. One should always try to do good for others. It has never been about you, if you are alive does not mean that you forget everyone else. You have to learn to get along, make others realize that yes, they are alive as well. If someone helps you to discover your potential good, you do the same things too.
You have got only one life, make it count.On the verge of doing something great or extraordinary, do not forget the,'ordinary', that you once used to be, otherwise you would be called a hypocrite.
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