We are living in a world full of Instagram Filters and Photo editing applications.We judge people by their external manifestations.I don’t know how many educational or utility applications you have in our mobiles but I am pretty sure you have at least one photo editing application in our mobile.
I won’t blame you.The world is obsessed with beauty.Let me tell you one small story.
It’s a story about a balloon seller and a small kid.Some of you might have heard it.The balloon seller was selling various colours of helium filled balloons.Whenever the business was slow, He would release a helium-filled balloon which soared towards the cloud.It got the kids attention and they urged their parents to get them one.A little kid was observing him for a long time.Balloon seller released green, blue and orange colour balloons.Seeing all of the balloons going up he went to the balloon seller and asked If you release the white balloon, Will that also go up like others? The balloon seller replied, Kid, It’s not Colour of the balloon that matters.It’s what inside it that makes it rise….
It’s not the just truth of balloon, It’s the truth of people too.It’s not the appearance, It’s what inside us that takes us to next level.
Real beauty is not about external appearance.It is all about how you cultivate your talent.Physical appearance will fade off in some months or years.But your talent will stay with you all your lifetime.
Looks will fetch you attention but Talent will get you Respect..
Let’s keep this short and simple.
A person who knows what they want in their and works for it to become reality rather than relying on miracles is Independent.
If you are the boy/girl who works hard to get the job you always wanted rather than marrying a rich guy and gets settled in life, You are independent.
Don’t ask someone else to fight your own battle…
Alexander the Great..
The Great king of Macedonia is known as the best military general of all time (well, arguably )
Do you know why?
Because he was passionate. Maybe.
Becuase he was courageous. Maybe.
Becuase he came up with new tactics. Maybe.
But I would say he was a true leader.When other kings stood safely at the back of their army and issued orders.Alexander stood in the front line and led it like an anger lion.The made him King of the whole world (dramatically speaking)
That is the difference between a true leader and a boss.A leader leads his team from the front where bosses just issue orders.
True leaders share credits of victory with his team and take responsibility for the loss.Bosses take all the credits of victory and blame others for the loss.
True Leaders give freedom to his team.Where a boss expects everybody should be under his/her control.
I reckon Steve Jobs words here…
it doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.
This attitude is what made apple a billion dollar company.Steve was clear on his vision. but he open-heartedly welcomed innovative ideas.If Steve would have thought of different, maybe Android would have been ruling the world entirely.(They kinda do still )
Lead from the front and share credits with your Team.Be a Leader
Let me start with a story this time.
An old father and his young son were sitting on the sofa and watching out.They saw a crow sitting on a tree.They father asked his son what was that bird and his son replied it was a crow.A few minutes later he asked the same question.His son answered with a bit of irritation.Then again he asked the same question his son replied with anger.He asked the same question fourth time.His son lost his patience and shouted at his father for asking the same question again and again and left the room.Then his mother came and handed over his father’s diary to him and asked him read that page.The line written on that page is
“Today I was sitting under a tree with my little child.A crow came and sit on the branch of the tree.My son asked me what was that I answered He kept asking the same question 19 times I answered him patiently.I didn’t feel irritation rather I fell in love with his innocence ”
Like the son mentioned in the above story, we usually forget how much our parents sacrificed for us.
They brought us into the world.they fed us.they protected us.they helped with our education.they supported us when we were down.They cheered us when we were sad.They are the reason for our very own existence.
But what are we giving back in return?
Hurt,Pain and disappionment.Correct ????
It’s an absolute mistake.Without them we won’t be in the same position, we are now.They faced all the pains and sorrows just to raise you up.They could have just given up everything and enjoyed but they didn’t.They showed their selfless love for you.Show some gratitude.
They showed their selfless love for you.Show some gratitude.
Just make sure you love them the same way they did.Show them your true love.Speak with kind words even if they are wrong.That is the only way you came pay back what you owe them..
So you clearly understood Darwinism now and you strongly believe human are evolved from Apes.you think science can answer every question. Correct ?
It doesn’t mean you should hurt your parents who believe God created this world.
You are so fluent in English.It doesn’t mean you should not speak in your mother tongue.
“Culture has been defined in a number of ways, but most simply, as the learned and shared behaviour of a community of interacting human beings”
Your culture is your way of life.It defines what you are.
Remember you started with nothing.you learn how to live and survive in this world from your family, friends and surroundings .once you learn to reason with things you start to believe you don’t belong to that culture.It’s okay to feel different from others but just make sure your way of living doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings
The moment you give up your principles, and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilisation is dead. Period. – Oriana Fallaci
Teach your kids what is our true culture.Teach them where you started and why are here.
There is no shame in accepting who you really are…
Do you think you are a good person ??
I’m sure you’d have said yes.now the next question
Do you fight for right thing even if it doesn’t give you anything?
If it’s an honest answer, I am sure most of the people will say No to this question.
Being a helpful person for yourself & your family alone is not being a Good person.It’s being Selfish.
Don’t get me wrong, It’s okay to be selfish.But everything has its limits.but don’t put yourself in the first place when whole mankind is at stake.
Trust me doing the right thing is really easy.It’s what your inner heart says.Listen to it.Do what it says. you may think you get nothing in return. But you are getting something in return that is called satisfaction.
No matter how much you are willing to pay you won’t get the satisfaction of doing the right thing.
Stand up and do the Right thing..No matter what.
People say “Action speaks louder than words.”
Indeed.It is.It is easy to write 20-page articles or speaking on a topic for 2 hrs.Most of us can do it but living by what we speak or write.It’s obviously rare.
If you say Honesty is the best thing.Try, to be honest.If you write about Women’s equality take same responsibilities as men.Don’t just speak, live by it.
Your Actions delineate who you truly are..
Don’t ever be scared to face Challenge.Be Proud to face it.Challenge is what takes you to next level.Challenge is what brings the best out of you.
Challenges aren’t meant to scare you, There are meant to strengthen you.
If you try to run away from the challenges, life will keep throwing more at you.Stop running face it with courage.If you win you will live like a Champ.If you fail, you will fall with honor.
If Steve Jobs were afraid to face the challenge, there would have been no Apple.If Phelps were afraid to face the challenge, he wouldn’t have been the most successful Olympian ever.
The size of the challenge is not a big deal.It could be catching dragonflies or slaying Dragons.But just make sure you are ready to face and overcome it…
People who face the challenge with courage builds the Empire….Be one… 🙂
What is Passion ??
I just asked google the same Question…It said
Passion is an intense emotion, a compelling enthusiasm, desire for something…
Gorgeous lines.Passion is not something you just follow, Passion is what defines who you are.
When I was a kid, I used to love Mahabharat Stories.I still do.
Do you know who is my favourite character and why? The following story will answer these questions.
One day, Dronacharya was thought of testing his pupils.So he called both the Pandavas and the Kauravas.He placed a toy bird in a tree.He called Pandava’s prince Yudhishtar.He asked, “what are you seeing except the bird ?” He said, “I am seeing a tall tree and wide branches”. he asked him to keep the bow down and move back.Next, he called Duryodhana and asked him the same question.he said, “I am seeing the tree and it’s branches and a blue sky and something”.He asked him to put the bow down and move back.He called some other princes they pretty much said the same except “Arjuna” He said, “I can only see the eyes of the bird” and he released the arrow.it pierced right through the bird’s eye.
Arjuna may not be as charismatic as Krishna, as mighty as Bhisma, as heroic as Karna, as strong as Bhima, as flawless as Yudhishtra, but he is the most passionate person in the whole Mahabharat.Unlike Karna, He had nothing to prove.He learned Archery because he loved it. Nothing much.That’s what I call true passion.
Most of us are giving up our passion.For what ?? for a comfortable life, for a six-figure salary, for a reputed job.It’s okay to do those things for a better living but never ever forget what your true passion is.Just wait for the perfect moment and fire your arrow.You will pierce it like Arjuna did.
Follow your passion and Be Passionate….