To those who love to sleep but always wake up in a good mood,
to those who still kiss when they say hello,
to those who work hard and have even more fun,
to those who rush to work, but don't honk at the traffic lights ,
to those who arrive late but don't look for excuses,
to those who switch off the television to make conversation,
to those who are happy when they do twice as much,
to those who wake up early to help a friend,
to those who have the enthusiasm of a child and the thoughts of an adult,
to those who only see black when it is dark,
to those who don't wait until New year time to start new good habit to be a better human being
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!!!
Thursday, December 21, 2006
To those who love to sleep but always wake up in a good mood,
Monday, December 18, 2006
"Twelve months ago, it was clear the mass consumer was going to have at his or her disposal many more gadgets with greater capacity to record, store and share content. It was going to be a year in which people started to challenge those who traditionally provide us with content, be it news, music, or movies....OK, masses have never really had a very powerful voice until technology, the internet and blogging have turned everything upside down and reversed the power based.
"But look at 2006 through a different lens and you’ll see another story, one that isn’t about conflict or great men. It’s a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. . . . It’s about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes. . . .Remember reading interesting argument - its both too soon and too late to recognize “You” because, what will make “You” interesting hasn’t happened yet. Yes, “You” are TiVo-ing, customizing ringtones and downloading music/movies, but in numbers that matter “You” aren’t yet uploading your own television commercials, forming your own social networks, creating newscasts or even linking to each other’s blogs. Perhaps, in a year in which so much has happened involving so many notable people, “They” couldn’t decide. Or perhaps “They” they were being clever. Or lazy. But wise? “I” don’t think so.
The new Web is a very different thing. It’s a tool for bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter. Silicon Valley consultants call it Web 2.0, as if it were a new version of some old software. But it’s really a revolution. . . .
And for seizing the reins of the global media, for founding and framing the new digital democracy, for working for nothing and beating the pros at their own game, TIME’s Person of the Year for 2006 is you. . . .
was reading an article about IQ. IQ(Intelligence Quotient) is ratio of tested mental age to chronological age, usually expressed as a quotient multiplied by 100.
I always thought- having good IQ proves nothing and does not means success, because :
- I never to manage to score high. I loved it when E.I. book was published (wow, now I have offical study/excuse).
- Test pattern sure does have a problem since recent IQ test asked which of four fruits was different. It was the one with more than one seed; but what if you were not familiar with these fruits? Obviously this test is culturally biased. You are assumed to have certain knowledge, yet you are being tested for intelligence, not knowledge. Similar rearranging words to name places, country, ocean,etc.. clearly this would be found thru method of elimination. clearly this a test-taking-ability. so a person bound to score higher than another person of equal intelligence who hasn't learned simple techniques for scoring higher on multiple - choice tests.
- Reality: Do we know IQ for Sachin Tendulkar? who cares? Now, good example is Laloo's is new avatur. the man is doing what he doing by surrounding himself with intelligent people.
I noticed few interesting 'to-do' points from a study for better brainpower :
- Good thinking habits: Just use a problem solving technique for several weeks and it will become a habit. Redesign everything you see for a while, and that will become a habit. You can develop many good thinking habits with some effort, and then be more resourceful effortlessly from that point on. Use the power of habit. may be you would want to start with Sudoku.
- Learn a language: Learning a new language has been shown to halt the age-related decline in brain function. It also introduces your mind to new concepts and new ways of looking at things (in English we are afraid, whereas in Spanish we have fear). It is one of the best brain exercises.
- Blog: Yes, that you read correctly 'Blog'. Writing is good for your mind in a number of ways. It is a way to tell your memory what is important, so you'll recall things more easily in the future. It is a way to clarify your thinking.
- Ask questions: This is a great way to keep your brain in shape. Just get in the habit of asking questions often, even if it is only in your own mind.
- Imaginary friends: Talking to and getting advice from characters in your mind can be a great way to access the information in your subconscious mind. Imagine a conversation with a person who has a lot of knowledge in the area you want advice in.
- Talk: Talking is only good for the brain if you are actually exercising it, of course. Try explaining something that you don't understand very well to a friend, though, and you'll notice that the process of explaining will help you clarify your understanding.
- Adjust your beliefs: Believe you are smarter, and you'll become smarter.
- Model others: Find others that are creative, intelligent, or very productive. Do what they do, and think what they think. (ofcourse, take advices NOT decisions)
- Breath deep: More air in means more oxygen in the blood and therefore in the brain. Breath through your nose and you'll notice that you use your diaphragm more, drawing air deeper into your lungs. Several deep breaths can also help to relax you, which is conducive to clearer thinking.
- Sleep better: As long as you get a certain amount of sleep - probably a minimum of five hours - the quality seems to be more important than the quantity.
- Sit up straight: Posture affects your thinking process. Prove it to yourself by doing math in your head while slouching, looking at the floor and letting your mouth hang open. Then do the mental math while sitting up straight, keeping your mouth closed and looking forward or slightly upwards. You'll notice that it's easier to think with the latter posture.
- Food: Eat less, Eat breakfast, Olive oil is good, drink wine. Vitamin E, C(organe juice)
Thursday, December 14, 2006
for all those who dont care about reader traffic/count on there blog sites - Good bye for now and do stopover for next post. Others read on
Big advantage - since I already have gmail id, I dont need to create new account/id.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
...Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts...- Charles Dickens
Monday, December 11, 2006
LogMeIn(http://www.logmein.com/) is a free service which allows you to login your home PC from anywhere via brandband.
How: Create logmein account. Install necessary free application for your home PC and add your home PC to your logmein account. Make sure logmein runs as service in your home PC. Signin to your logmein account from else where to access your home PC.
I haven't tested this myself yet. but very excitied to do so(may be overthe weekend). If it works as promissed than uses are mulitple:
- I dont need to upload photos & video for my family to see instead, I can simple copy to my home PC
- I can access songs/movies from home PC.
- Guests Invie - allows you to share your pc for remote collaboration on some tasks.
Meanwhile if anyone already tried this service, please post your comments.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Sourav Ganguly batted with a mission in raising the highest score yet by an Indian batsman on the tour so far, on the first day of the warm-up game against Rest of South Africa on Thursday.
His score of unbeaten 70 helped India to reach 184/5 at end of day1.
wish n pray,.. he does well and silence his critics.. he was best captain ever for India and he deserve better signoff from the game...
Good Luck Daba..
Friday, December 08, 2006
Kiran Desai's first novel "Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard" was published to some acclaim. Did well in aboard but in india. She was criticized for romanticizing India; all this exoticism about guavas and mangoes didn't sit well with people for whom those fruits are as familiar as apples are to us.
Now her second book "The Inheritance of Loss" is also in news. It has created a hullabaloo in Nepal with readers calling her insensitive, colonial and prejudiced. wonder, what its all about? guess, I will need to buy the book after-all.
Book had already won the Man Booker prize for fiction this year.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
for my organization's internal magazine, I was asked write about my hometown. hope this(below) would gives good intro to the city.
mapping my "Chennai"
Madras, which recently reverted to its historical name Chennai, is the capital of the Southern Indian State of Tamil Nadu. It is the fourth largest metropolis of India, located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal where the sea is a rhapsodist blue, hugging the second largest beach in the world.
The city grew up around the English settlement of Fort Saint George and gradually absorbed the surrounding towns and villages. Despite the strong British influence, Chennai has retained its traditional culture and effectively blended it with the foreign influence. Even after almost 60years of free India, one cannot fail to notice the dominant British influences in the form of old cathedrals and buildings. However, though the English legacy is undeniable, Chennai has continued to be a centre, which has blended the foreign influence with the traditional Tamil-Hindu culture. Chennai's culture reflects its diverse population estimated close to 7 million. The city is also famous for its classical dance (Bharatanatyam) shows. It hosts five week-long Music season during Nov-Dec every year, which has been described as one of the world's largest cultural events.
Chennai has many monuments and temples exemplyfying the contributions of the ancient dynasties of Dravidian civilization. Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram and Thanjavur are good examples of temple towns where within the temple fortifications grew a multi layered society that preached faith and grew from social harmony. Kanchipuram, also called Kanjeevaram, is famous throughout the country as the center where lustrous silk sarees are woven. Likewise Thanjavur is an important center for bronze figure casting. Mahabalipuram, with its wealth of sculptures, is located by the seaside and has excellent resorts.
Particularly charming features of Chennai are its allegiance to ancient traditions, no matter how modernized it has become, and its willingness to spread out further rather than develop into a multi-storey concrete jungle. The result is a widespread city still open to skies; green, airy city with several vestiges of its rural past; a city that adheres to the leisurely tempo of life of a world of yesterday; a city whose values of another day still survive midst of the humdrum bustle of today; a city that still retains the charm, culture and courtesies of the ages, a city which will always remain close to my heart, a city which had seen my youth and most certainly, which will see my old days as well.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
recently, got this(below) FWD... many of us would have got same or similar FWDs explaining life... wondering, does such FWDs full-fill its needs.!? while some of us wouldnt require such funda (may be reminder once-a-while)... but reality is life is too big for a reason. our needs, wishes, purpose,.. everything changes with times even the definition for these terms. its one big life
Iam certainly the most blessed person, enjoying amazing daily life... good life is very subjective term & Life is too big for a purpose. don't you think???
What Constitutes A Good Life ?
The ultimate expression of life is not a paycheck. The ultimate expression of life is not a Mercedes. The ultimate expression of life is not a million dollars or a bank account or a home. Here's the ultimate expression of life in my opinion, and that is living the good life. Here's what we must ask constantly, "What for me would be a good life?" And you have to keep going over and over the list. A list including areas such as spirituality, economics, health, relationships and recreation. What would constitute a good life? I've got a short list.
1) Number one, productivity. You won't be happy if you don't produce. The game of life is not rest. We must rest, but only long enough to gather strength to get back to productivity. What's the reason for the seasons and the seeds, the soil and the sunshine, the rain and the miracle of life? It's to see what you can do with it. To try your hand, other people have tried their hand; here's what they did. You try your hand to see what you can do. So part of life is productivity.
2) Next are good friends. Friendship is probably the greatest support system in the world. Don't deny yourself the time to develop this support system. Nothing can match it. It's extraordinary in its benefit. Friends are those wonderful people who know all about you and still like you. A few years ago I lost one of my dearest friends. He died at age 53 - heart attack. David is gone, but he was one of my very special friends. I used to say of David that if I was stuck in a foreign jail somewhere accused unduly and if they would allow me one phone call, I would call David. Why? He would come and get me. That's a friend. Somebody who would come and get you. Now we've all got casual friends. And if you called them they would say, "Hey, if you get back, call me we'll have a party." So you've got to have both, real friends and casual friends.
3) Next on the list of a good life is your culture. Your language, your music, the ceremonies, the traditions, the dress. All of that is so vitally important that you must keep it alive. In fact it is the uniqueness of all of us that when blended together brings vitality, energy, power, influence, uniqueness and rightness to the world.
4) Next is your spirituality. It helps to form the foundation of the family that builds the nation. And make sure you study, practice and teach. Don't be careless about the spiritual part of your nature, it's what makes us who we are, different from animals, dogs, cats, birds and mice. Spirituality.
5) Next - here's what my parents taught me. Don't miss anything. Don't miss the game. Don't miss the performance, don't miss the movie, don't miss the show, don't miss the dance. Go to everything you possible can. Buy a ticket to everything you possibly can. Go see everything and experience all you possibly can. This has served me so well to this day. Just before my father died at age 93 if you were to call him at 10:30 or 11:00 at night, he wouldn't be home. He was at the rodeo, he was watching the kids play softball, he was listening to the concert, he was at church, he was somewhere every night. Live a vital life. Here's one of the reasons why. If you live well, you will earn well. If you live well it will show in your face, it will show in the texture of your voice. There will be something unique and magical about you if you live well. It will infuse not only your personal life but also your business life. And it will give you a vitality nothing else can give.
6) Next are your family and the inner circle. Invest in them and they'll invest in you. Inspire them and they'll inspire you. With your inner circle take care of the details. When my father was still alive, I used to call him when I traveled. He'd have breakfast most every morning with the farmers.
Little place called The Decoy Inn out in the country where we lived in Southwest Idaho. So Papa would go there and have breakfast and I'd call him just to give him a special day. Now if I was in Israel, I'd have to get up in the middle of the night, but it only took five minutes, ten minutes. So I'd call Papa and they'd bring him the phone. I'd say, "Papa I'm in Israel." He'd say, "Israel! Son, how are things in Israel?" He'd talk real loud so everybody could hear - my son's calling me from Israel. I'd say, "Papa last night they gave me a reception on the rooftop underneath the stars overlooking the Mediterranean." He'd say, "Son, a reception on the rooftop underneath the stars overlooking the Mediterranean." Now everybody knows the story. It only took 5 - 10 minutes, but what a special day for my father, age 93. If a father walks out of the house and he can still feel his daughter's kiss on his face all day, he's a powerful man. If a husband walks out of the house and he can still feel the imprint of his wife's arms around his body he's invincible all day. It's the special stuff with the inner circle that makes you strong and powerful and influential. So don't miss that opportunity. Here's the greatest value. The prophet said, "There are many virtues and values, but here's the greatest, one person caring for another." There is no greater value than love. Better to live in a tent on the beach with someone you love than to live in a mansion by yourself. One person caring for another, that's one of life's greatest expressions.
So make sure in your busy day to remember the true purpose and the reasons you do what you do. May you truly live the kind of life that will bring the fruit and rewards that you desire.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Got hooked to new look Google Reader... its easy manage all favourite websites, news, blogs.
Share feature is great. wish I could customize url (instead of shared/05468..) and view (to include labels, archive,..)
My Shared Item's:
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Iam BBBIIIGGG fan of Daily show and Jon Stewart. This guy funny and smart also I find him reflecting honest views.
recent study shows his influence on young american people..
If you already dont know about him:
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Ιn recent 2hr channel-4 documentary 'The Doomsday code' - Tony Robinson investigates the people with powerful political friends in the White House, who are trying to bring about the end of the world, as prophesied in the Book of Revelation..
I am not very religions person, I will reserve my personal belief's view and I will live it for your own interpetation about the facts of the documentary but its very troubling & worrying to even think that content of this documentary might be true.
Documentary highlights - today's growing number of American evangelical Christians reckon they have cracked the code. These End Timers believe that every weird word of Revelation predicts real events. Like a Hollywood sci fi movie they say that any time now the world will end. And when it does, true believers in Christ will be whisked up to heaven in an event called The Rapture while non-believers are left behind on earth to face famine, war, terror and destruction as the forces of good and evil fight to the bitter end.
you can see the full 2hr documentary here - http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6439295521791525424
Revelation, the last book in the New Testament, is filled with bizarre, violent and terrifying images. Its origins are unclear and its content is controversial. Some say it is the work of St John but many others believe he could not have been the author. But whoever wrote it, described apocalyptic visions of plagues, famines, wars, devils, wild beasts and rivers of blood. It is so strange and complex that scholars down the centuries have continually reinterpreted its message and meaning.
in dave's review..: The programme was about the groups of evangelical christian fundamentalists who believe that we are now living in the end time predicted by the book of Revelation and who are conducting their lives as though they expect the Rapture to take place at any moment.
This is all very well. They are, of course, free to believe any ridiculous nonsense that they choose to believe. It's nice that they have a hobby and it gives the rest of us someone to laugh at. But in this documentary Tony Robinson demonstrated that it's a little more serious than that. End-time believers are in very powerful positions in the US and their actions can effect us all. Some examples:
* As the Book of Revelation clearly mentions Israel as a nation, Endtimers are strong supporters of the Zionists and will fight anything that they see as a attack on the Israeli state. This is clearly a big problem when trying to address the problems in the middle east. Some go further and believe that an all-out war in the Middle East can only hasten the arrival of the Rapture.
* If the End-time is just around the corner, why would you care about any detrimental effect you are having on the enviroment? You're not going to be around to deal with the problems, so leave it to the unbelievers to deal with it. it'll just add to the problems of the tribulation- which has to be a good thing, right?
* The Book of Revelations also mentions that at the End-times the word of god will be preached to all countries. So missionaries are out all over the world trying to make this prophecy come true. The documentary picked on the example of Uganda, where End-time preaching is so endemic that large parts of the population seem to have almost given up the will to live as all they have to do is to be true to god in order to be ensured of a place in heaven when the Rapture comes.
These are just a few examples. The documentary was full of many more. It also had plenty of smug American evangelical christians telling us how wonderful this all was and how if we embraced dangerous philosophies (like evolution) then we were in for a whole bunch of trouble on judgement day.
It's a nasty, pernicious belief and, of course, it's all based on a misinterpretation of what the Book of Revelation is trying to say. There's no evidence that it was written by Saint John and it's far more likely to be a criticism of the Roman Empire than a book of prophecy ("666", for example, is just an encoded way of refering to Nero).
So what we have here is a powerful sub-sect in the evangelical christian church who are wilfully misinterpreting the bible in order to support their owen warped view of the world. As I said above, this would just be amusing if it wasn't for the fact that some of the most important people in the US either hold these views or are influenced by people who hold these views. It seems a bit trivial arguing whether or not Islam is a peaceful religion when christians evangelicals are busy cheering on the end of the world - and some of them are doing what they can to hasten its arrival.
Let's hope the End Timers(if any) start to see it like that before their actions really do bring about the end of the world.
Monday, September 25, 2006
A Talk By Jared Diamond - Introduction by John Brockman
The biggest question that Jared Diamond is asking himself is how to turn the study of history into a science. He notes the distinction between the "hard sciences" such as physics, biology, and astronomy — and what we sometimes call the "social sciences," which includes history, economics, government. The social sciences are often thought of as a pejorative. In particular many of the so-called hard scientists such as physicists or biologists, don't consider history to be a science. The situation is even more extreme because, he points out, even historians themselves don't consider history to be a science. Historians don't get training in the scientific methods; they don't get training in statistics; they don't get training in the experimental method or problems of doing experiments on historical subjects; and they'll often say that history is not a science, history is closer to an art.
Jared comes to this question as one who is accomplished in two scientific areas: physiology and evolutionary biology. The first is a laboratory science; the second, is never far from history. "Biology is the science," he says. "Evolution is the concept that makes biology unique."
In his new theories of human development, he brings together history and biology in presenting a global account of the rise of civilization. In so doing he takes on race-based theories of human development.
"Most people are explicitly racists," he says. "In parts of the world — so called educated, so-called western society — we've learned that it is not polite to be racist, and so often we don't express racist views, but nevertheless I've given lectures on this subject, and members of the National Academy of Sciences come up to me afterwards and say, but native Australians, they're so primitive. Racism is one of the big issues in the world today. Racism is the big social problem in the United States."So why are people racists? According to Jared, racism involves the belief that other people are not capable of being educated. Or being human — that they're different from us, and they're less than human. It was through his work in New Guinea for the last 30 years that convinced him that it's not true. "'They' are smarter than we are," he says. But perhaps the main reason why people resort to racist explanations, he notes, is that they don't have another answer. Until there's a convincing answer why history really took the course that it did, people are going to fall back on the racist explanation. Jared believes that the big world impact of his ideas may being in demolishing the basis for racist theories of history and racist views.
A Talk By Jared Diamond
Friday, September 22, 2006
this is awesome... I subscribe to every single word & thought in this video..
Hope you would take 1min to check this out.
Friday, August 25, 2006
got recent FWD from friends about AIDS spreading via pineapple to 10year old boy.
thought publishing my reply would be useful to someone..:
if you behave with ethics & values or with common-sense then nothing to worry about. also, you share responsibility to educate your co-workers, your society..
The summer of 2006 saw a rumour similar to the panipuri/pineapple one at work in the off-line world. Police in Qufu, China, were called upon to investigate a story that someone had injected watermelons grown in Fanji (a town in the Linquan county) with HIV-tainted blood. Linquan watermelons normally fetch higher prices than do those from other regions, and the farmers in that area had earlier in the year registered a trademark and established an association to protect their pricier watermelon crops. Once afoot, the false story served to drive down the price of Linquan watermelons, and sales of the fruit quickly declined. As one Linquan farmer reported, prior to the rumor's appearance watermelons he'd harvested sold out, but after the rumor had spread only a small fraction of his crop was bought. Police suspect the whisper was started by someone looking to reap commercial benefit.
The rumor about HIV being passed to a ten-year-old boy via his eating of food items echoes a theme found in other urban legends, that of dread disease contracted by random innocent parties engaging in what should be safe activities — for example, AIDS acquired via a prick from a needle affixed to the handle of a gas pump, by ingesting HIV-laden blood added to restaurant ketchup dispensers, through eating pizza to which HIV-laden semen had been added; flesh-eating contagion passed on the skins of bananas imported from Costa Rica; and Weil's Disease contracted via soda cans encrusted with rat urine. Such rumors are society's way of expressing its disquiet about having to co-exist with dread contagion even in medically advanced times
HIV is not an airborne or food-borne virus, and it does not live long outside the body. Even if small amounts of HIV-infected blood were consumed, stomach acid would destroy the virus
If HIV could be passed on as easily as described in this warning, there would almost certainly be well-documented reports of such incidents. There are more than 40 million people living with HIV/AIDS around the world along with millions of food outlets of every description. Given these statistics, if it were possible for consumers to be infected with HIV via contaminated takeaway food, such infections would be quite common, and health authorities would advise restrictions for HIV positive food-service workers.
Thus, the claims in the message should not be taken seriously. In fact, this message is reminiscent of an earlier, and completely bogus, AIDS story that claims HIV infected blood has been deliberately placed in the ketchup dispensers of fast food outlets. Such stories serve no purpose other than to spread unnecessary fear and alarm and add to the many damaging misconceptions surrounding HIV and AIDS Bogus warnings such as this should not be passed on to others...
Please Live not in Fear but in FAITH...
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
read interesting blog recently "What is Human beings?" intial thoughts - oh my good lord this person needs friends to spend time with..!_) then i realize its very nice complex thought..
what is human?
Contemporary science considers the human being on the basis of two different dimensions of his existence: the biological and the social. Human beings appeared on earth as a result of a long process of development. As biological creatures, they still retain a close genetic connection with the animal world. Man's organism has many features in common with the higher animals. Human got ahead of the mammals thanks to the intensive development and differentiation of the cerebral cortex. human is an integrated unity of the biological, the organismic and the personal, the natural and the social, the inherited and what he acquires during his/her life.
why are we like this?
Everything in the world is conditioned and takes place according to necessity. When we consider not merely objective events that occur in the world but also conscious human activity, the problem of necessity reveals itself in a new aspect: by becoming aware of it we turn necessity into freedom. The thinkers of the ancient world pondered the question of who governed the universe— the gods or destiny? Was the world ruled by reason or by blind necessity? According to Heraclitus, everything depended on destiny, and destiny meant necessity. The essence of destiny was reason, which guided everything.
I was thinking what stone age man thinkings was -
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
after many years, started to scratches using my crayons again. for doing this simple stuff, i wasted so many pencil and rubber trees. also, not my orginaly imagination.
although photo look OK, nothing so perfect while doing this. my good lord gone those school days when my hand was free-flowing and brain were seeing. now its seem to be more diffcult hobby. i learnt its very easy to say 'wow' instead of trying to good one.
somany of interest(- paint, photography, music, books, movies, blogs,) but so less time.. and 'good in none'.
wish I could perfect something atleast before I die..
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Over the years, our inbox were flooded with FWDs with speeches/articles of various personality from all walks of life (business executive, entrepreneurs, spiritually leaders, authors, celebrities,..) on this very topic - Life, whatz important in life? 100s-ways to lead happy life,?. with great appreciation of life, caring my past as memories, enjoying daily surprising experience as it comes, and with heavy baggage of culture/society thinking & belief, I continue my quest for better life - one with wisdom/knowledge/so called ways-to-lead-happy-life, while living a happy & exciting life...
Consistent contradiction of benefits of knowing too much vs. ignorance is bliss - its were is started. did ever gave hard thought about "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life..".? in certain ways I couldn't compile to this rules(so-to-speak). my attempt was unsuccessful - in someways or not, I had too infact sometimes we all are influenced by our emotions. its very romantic to say "live your life and dont live in results of others thinking.." but practically we trapped in thinking for living for our loved ones(parents/friends/spouse/children/..) in someways. our purpose and sense somehow doesnt go beyond. reason may be many..limit of knowledge/sense-of-understanding, whatever.. but by pursuit what we interpret and implement(half-barked) results in isolation mentally/thinking/lifestyle/intellectually from our loved ones(parents/friends) because its takes our thinking away from what they know and believed in...result is: we lead complex lifestyle & perform balancing act between what we know and what we were taught.
Someways, I envy someone with ignorance(is bliss). if you dont know what you are missing you dont miss anything. I dont claim to be intellect, but an individual who would understands the difference. unfortunate/fortunate but I cannot avoid thinking:
- Much in life are directed by things preceding me, therefore out of my control.
- Our mind will somewhat be polluted by public discourse(/superego - the division of the unconscious that is formed through the internalization of moral standards of parents and society, and that censors and restrains the ego)...
- I cannot escape your emotions and it will always interfere with my sense of truth..
- Always been a major distortion between what I know, what I will be able to communicate, and what people will then understand.
- We are ultimately subject to forces beyond us, natural selection, laws of acceleration,etc.
- What people tell you or how others view you will inevitably affect you.
- You will sometime be subject to the needs of your containing vehicles: physical body, relationships, family, house, nation, car, etc.. and because of the nature of time, everything that persists requires maintenance.
it's hard to say whether I act based upon these dirty truths. perhaps, the proper way is to live in transcendence of these rules--i.e.. to keep up with an idealistic conception of life.
It's old adage, that for every answer there are two new questions. No matter how deep we penetrate any issue, or what we do to improve ourselves, our environments, our existence, there will always be an infinite number of steps before us. The process is one that never ends... as much as I hate to admit it, I love this game-of-life and cannot help thinking that's very reason why life is more exciting, and in those ugly truths all that it is reflected our wish to let it go on and on.
but then, may be its just me.. may be because of I am currently living in land of Socrates & Plato, may be I have too much of time, may be I am very happy man unnecessary complicating less complex life or may be only ugly, banal, truth is that happiness might be boring...
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
What is the difference between girls aged: 8, 18, 28, 38, 48, 58, 68?
At 8 - You take her to bed and tell her a story.
At 18 - You tell her a story and take her to bed.
At 28 - You don't need to tell her a story to take her to bed.
At 38 - She tells you a story and takes you to bed.
At 48 - You tell her a story to avoid going to bed.
At 58 - You stay in bed to avoid her story.
At 68 - If you take her to bed, that'll be a story!!
Friday, May 19, 2006
What it is about humans, that lets us understand other minds, do math and science, cheat evolution by changing our environment, and speculate about itself in philosophy.
Philosophers debate about the limits of understanding. for example, how could we know either that there are or that there are not things for ever beyond our grasp? But it is easier to be amazed at its scope.
Why should an average mammal on a peripheral planet be able to understand the nature of preceding creatures millions of years back, the interior of stars, the laws of nature, the early moments of the whole universe?
That is far in excess of what we need in order to get by, as the other animals (who do not reciprocate our interest in them) get by.
The most astounding thing in the world, it may seem, is that we can understand it and the creatures within it. So much understood so recently. Yet the brains of Stone Age people were as capacious as ours. I wonder if they felt the same way.
Monday, May 15, 2006
OK.. starting over again in new country.. this time in sunny greece/athens.
to earlier to make any conclusion but life here (like must place)- its largely good over bad.. few issues with customer service, setting-up infrastructure(telephone, mobile, internet), traffic, but iam fitting-in slowly. manage to find beautiful, big, furnished, 2BHK appartment (twice as bigger than london and half-the-price) with balconies in living room and in both bed rooms.. in the centre of the city, 10mins walk to work, just behind arcopolis, wow... wouldnt ask for me.
sun, landscape, summer - is awesome.. it shame, that i dont know many people here to go around & socialize. now trying to meet & make new friends.. fun is with the people rather the place.
to all you people in athens.. yet another new member to your community may be bit different then others since not many indian professionals specialy from down-south..
till now went around touristy places, went to nafpilo, halakida http://ayuva.myphotoalbum.com/ its fab.
if you or your friends in athens/greece.. would be glad to keep-in-touch..
drop a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, February 20, 2006
Every day ends with a smile, memory/experience yet begins with a surprise
I get on the tube and people just stare at the floor
The tube is so crowded, yet of course there is room for few more
The blue skies of summer are now replaced by the grey
I wish I could blow hard enough to chase them away
Sat here at work very late, a place where I don't want to be
Yet it pays for the good times, where I can truly be free
The wrinkles get bigger; another hair turns from black into grey
Time flashes by like lightning across the sky
Our lives moving in the blink of an eye
Friends they come and friends they sure go
The good times are locked in our minds, we just go with the flow..
..may be life is not about choices, its all about priorities...
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Well, now......here's something I never knew before, and I feel compelled
to send it on to my more intelligent friends in the hope that they, too, will feel
Isn't history more fun when you know something about it?
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Giving the Finger
Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory
over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured
English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible to
draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable
of fighting in the future.
This famous weapon was made of the native English Yew tree, and the act
of drawing the longbow was known as "plucking the yew" (or "pluck yew").
Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset and
began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated
French, saying, "See, we can still pluck yew!"
Since 'pluck yew' is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant
cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a labiodental fricative 'F', and thus the words
often used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute!
It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the
longbow that the symbolic gesture is known as "giving the bird."
And yew thought yew knew everything.