Tuesday, July 22, 2008

what Psychology can do for us?

Martin Seligman talks about psychology -- as a field of study as it moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become.! Talking about Happiness = Pleasant Life (positive emotions) + Good Life (work, love, leisure..) + Meaning of Life .

Martin Seligman founded the field of positive psychology and has devoted later part of his career to furthering the study of positive emotion, positive character traits, and positive institutions. It's a fascinating field of study that had few empirical, scientific measures -- traditional clinical psychology focusing more on the repair of unhappy states than the propagation and nurturing of happy ones.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Disappointments (un)Defined

If we are content then we will not be disappointed,
If we aspire & work to achieve it even then we might not be disappointed,
So only sure way towards disappointments is either;
We are content with something which we don’t like or
Our aspirations/expectations is beyond reality.

Does it make any sense?

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Vagabond -- Part2

After reading Vagabonding by Rolf Potts, made me wonder about life and what I am doing with it.!

Recently I was tracking Matt Harding, 31 yr American who decided to travel around the world. I envy folks like him. Two things that caught my attention, which wanted to share with you today:

Where the Hell is Matt? is 4mins dancing video. and what’s more interesting is- background score incidentally is in Bengali and is an adaptation from the poem “Stream of Life” from Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore and it has been sung by Palbasha Siddiqui, a 17 year old second generation Bengali of Bangladeshi origin from Minneapolis in the US. (More @Palbasha Siddique is up there with Madonna and Mariah). Its awesome don’t miss it.

and if travel is your interest and like me, you always blamed money or time-- Matt's Interview:

links which might interest you:Vagabonding Journey Planner