Archive for November, 2010


Hmpf, SHOW-OFF!

It truly involves a lot work delving deep into the pages of psychology to really understand how a human behaves! And although you assume one thing, it actually ends the other way altogether! We do some actions that either or actually are in fact inspired by others. No-one can have a REAL and unique action,thought,behavior,etc.. because we all have transcended generations by learning from our ancestors.

Yet, you know in some situations we or more to say, I, simply don’t know how to react.. Should I tae it in a positive way or a negative way.. Yet, I simply don’t know why, I tend to look at the negative first rather than actually learn to accept the positive thing of a situation first!

I do admit that it’s a bad habit, but I guess I do enjoy and hope that other people too accept the fact that they too are like me!

However, now let me bring forth the reason why I chose to blog about this! I got a mail this morning from a friend of mine who happens to be owning a Blackberry!

Now how did I know? Well apparently for every message that I send my friend happened to send a reply that contained not just the message but also this line displayed prominently: “Sent from my Blackberry

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Now, every human has a level of patience right? I mean how many messages can you handle from a “Blackberry” than my friend! So I bade my friend a “cheerful goodbye” citing a fake reason that I had other work to do and finished my conversation.

However I was actually in two minds.. I mean although initially I was just so pissed with the incessant messages pouring into my inbox from a mobile phone, yet I was actually getting  a bit put-off from the fact that my friend had a “Black Berry” while I,sigh,still had an old-fashioned phone to keep me company (But I still like it, Hello Moto! 😉 )

Apart from the human psyche to feel a sense of greed and envy on seeing another person flaunt something that you don’t have, but I also came to a conclusion that its nothing but a “neat marketing trick” by the company!

Now, you can question, how am I saying this?

Well, how many of you do agree to the fact that after falling prey to the trick in discussion, attempt to get hold of that “Blackberry” or any other smart phone?

I’m sure most of us would raise our hands in acceptance to the question!

Wow, am I brainy or what? *Applause*

Oh, another think I forgot to add was that I also received a message from the “Facebook email id” of a friend of mine! Now again should I think that it’s another marketing trick of Facebook or was it a devious way of my friend to brag about his new-found fascination or blame it on my ever-doubting brain? Hmm.. I’ll leave you guys to guess that!

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Alright, I’ve ranted enough!No more charge on my Apple iPhone! Needs recharge! 😉

Until next time, Happy blogging…

STOP!

We are citizens of an ever-changing world! We have the basic literacy and responsibility to make the world a better place to live rather than destroy whatever is left! Keeping our future generations in mind, don’t we see the necessity that we have to adopt the process of “conservation” as early and efficiently as possible?

News emerging from the far east say that a rift has erupted between North and South Korea. An exchange of fire between the two countries have apparently killed 2 innocent civilians and injured over 10 soldiers from the South Korean contingent.

Countries flexing their military power and economic muscle tend to later fall prey to the jaws of arrogance and so decide to show their dominance by adopting some unforeseeable tactics. However, amidst all this commotion countries ultimately tend to forget the main resource of any country which is nothing but PEOPLE!

The government doesn’t realize that the only people who suffer are the innocent civilians.

In this day and age, where the level of patience amongst people is depleting at a rapid pace, it is highly important for people to retrospect and realize the value of human life. Life is something that cannot be redeemed at any stage of time.

And as soon as countries realize the above-mentioned fact, it will help in making the world a much better place to live.

Lessons Learnt

Before I start my blog post for today, I would highly advice my readers to first go through my previous post “A Memorable Loss of memory”, as this post is based on the previous one.

I did truly enjoy penning down that short story based on the theme of memory loss. It was meant to be sent for a competition but alas the “lazy me” didn’t send it across. However, I feel happy that I was able to share it to the world through my blog and received much encouragement and support from fellow bloggers.

Now, Addy felt that this post was highly necessary to be present on my blog just in order to discuss what I’ve learnt from the story and the meaning within.

In my opinion, losing one’s memory is definitely one of the worst things that a human being could possibly endure! Possibly because he might have to learn things, that he might be good at, again. This is totally uncalled for but unavoidable!

Humans tend to revel in their thoughts and memories all the time, and it’s completely natural as we are the only living thing with the Sixth Sense. However, our brain and heart are continually plagued by emotions of various genres one after the other.

We are happy one moment, sad the next, and angry eventually, or maybe jealous at a later stage! In what can be termed as a life-long battle between “Good & Evil” within the premises of the arteries and veins located deep inside the chest and the head, we eventually remain neutral.

Yet on most occasions we always tend to do something unprecedented and end up miserable for the rest of our lives. Or we are so elated that we jump from the ground to the sky that attitude and arrogance automatically set it.

It is then that the devil in us springs to life causing emotional heartburn not only in us but amongst our near and dear ones as well. Staying grounded is one of the most difficult tasks for us especially if we start seeing “green” all over.

No wonder the term “green with envy” originated 😉 !

Keeping note that control over the mind and heart is a strenuous exercise for all! We constantly debate whether we need to follow our heart or our brain on a certain decision.

Some side with the “angel” ( the heart, in my opinion) while others befriend the “devil”( for the intellects, including me.. Mwahaha..)

Yet, I cannot classify that the heart will remain angelic or the brain “devilish” all the time! We have our good and bad, but its all upon us what we want to portray!

You can argue that the next neighbour is heaven-sent or your boss hell-bent, but remember this “Don’t judge me by what you’ve seen in me. Remember  What you have seen in me is only what I’ve chosen to show you”

As for now, I have learnt many lessons and this was just some few excerpts. Will post what else I’ve learnt and failed to recognize, in the future. Until next time, Happy Blogging…

 

A Memorable Loss of Memory…

 Gary Woodsbrough was sitting with his eyes closed in his comfy wooden rocking chair in his house when all of a sudden he was awoken with a jolt, by a really pretty little girl around the age of 7 or 8 years, he did not know. She was wearing a pink frock and gifted him a diary which bore the letters “Happy Birthday, Grandpa!”

 Gary did not remember seeing her before; yet he opened the book and began to read what was written in it. It was a diary, really special, that contained the most memorable incidents and photographs of Gary’s life that was compiled by his only son, Mark. Gary went through all the notes and photos of various cherished incidents that he shared with his son when Mark was small. By looking over the photos again and again he faintly remembered with utmost nostalgia about the secret fishing trips that he and his son went over the creek near the house, or search for rabbits in the nearby forest, or constructing a tree house for his son, to the extent that he even helped his son to find the ideal first date!

 His son had compiled the most precious and invaluable gift ever as a Birthday present for Gary, who was suffering from beginning stages of Alzheimer’s Syndrome. As he closed the book, he felt a warm and caring touch of a hand on his shoulder, later to find out that it was none other than his son, Mark.

With tear-filled eyes, he hugged his son and apologized for the loss of his memory. Gary said, “Son, I am really sorry. I felt really bad that I could not even recognize my own grand-daughter. What’s her name again, I keep forgetting it?”

 “Crystal, Dad.” replied Mark.

 “Ah.. Such a wonderful name! I wish her name would just crystallize in my mind forever. But, I am just not lucky enough to remember all the good moments that I experienced in life.”

 “Dad, it’s Okay. On the other hand I truly feel you are way luckier having the memory loss, not that I am criticizing you or anything. To be frank, as a normal human being without any memory problems we tend to always fret and fume over bad incidents. Jealousy, Ego, Confusion, Hatred, Love, and other things that one experiences in life is not permanent, yet we still tend to remember the bad incidents or situations more than the good ones. However, you get to experience each new thing again and again everyday thereby understanding the hidden beauty behind every new thing, which we fail to see in our busy and complex life. I promise you that we all are there for you, all the time and that you don’t need to worry about anything.”

 “I Love you, Son.”

 “I Love You, Dad.”

 After this talk with his son, Gary learnt to appreciate and value the beauty hidden in everything and everyone till the end of his life. Some times memory loss can also be memorable with the help, love and support of your family always…

Just a really short story that I happened to pen down! Would appreciate your comments and feedback!

Until next time, Happy Blogging…

World Watch

Hello everyone! I have been absent from posting anything, but rest assured I was active on WordPress and came across some really wonderful posts by other bloggers!

The previous week had been hectic not only for me but for the whole world as well! Events of various magnitudes and importance took place across the world!

One pf the most awaited events was the G20 Summit that kicked off in South Korea, that saw the participation of the world leaders of the 20 nations that are part of the association. Trade, International Security and Global Warming were some of the key issues that were on the agenda of most of the nations that were participating in the summit! One of the key meetings would be the interaction between US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Hu-Jintao. With discrepancies in the Chinese currency with respect to the US dollar and trade pacts to be discussed, it will one of the highlights of the summit.

Proceeding further we also saw the “grand”, and I must add exquisite, opening ceremony, at the 2010 Asiad being held at Guagnzhou, China. As expected the Chinese athletes have been doing well. This kind of made me ponder about the fact of sport and the importance of training! With my knowledge, I can say that the chinese have excelled in all sports and this is due to the fact that they start training the children at a very young age.

Although I agree that the performance would be higher once they reach a certain age if they start training at a young age, but as a child don’t you think that they should be enjoying their childhood(that happens only once) rather than sweating it out at practise sessions with “demanding” coaches and “strenuous exercises”!

Another most significant event was the release of Aung San Su Kyi. The Burmese leader was kept under house arrest for over 15 years of the 21 years that she was charged or rather “unabashedly convicted” by the Military Junta party who have stopped the development of Burma by “force”. Yet it remains unclear whether she will be freed without any conditions or there is an underlying fear that she could be placed under house arrest again! Praying it doesnt happen, I have to add that anyone in this world should be free and no one has a right to be kept restricted by anyone else, excepting our conscience! Our conscience is the only entity that has a right to keep us under control at anytime possible. However a dismal fact is that only some people have the “time” to listen to their conscience in this fast paced world!

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