Category: Thougts on Thursday


Hello my fellow bloggers, I do have to admit that I do have to disappear once in a while thus I apologize for that but I have been working on something exciting which you’ll get to know in a few months time. SO until them let me share another interesting mail with you all that I had received recently…

“A woman came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find her 5-year old son waiting for her at the door.

 SON: ‘Mummy, may I ask you a question?’

 MUM: ‘Yeah sure, what it is?’ replied the woman.

 SON: ‘Mummy, how much do you make an hour?’

 MUM: ‘That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?’ the woman said angrily.
 SON: ‘I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?’

 MUM: ‘If you must know, I make   Rs. 50 an hour(roughly a Dollar).’

 SON: ‘Oh,’ the little boy replied, with his head down.

 SON: ‘Mummy, may I please borrow Rs.25?’

 The mother was furious, ‘If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish.

 I don’t work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.’

 The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door..

 The woman sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy’s questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

 After about an hour or so, the woman had calmed down , and started to think:

 Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that Rs.25.00 and she really didn’t ask for money very often.The woman went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door.

 ‘Are you asleep, son?’ She asked.

 ‘No Mummy, I’m awake,’ replied the boy.

 ‘I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier’ said the woman. ‘It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the Rs.25 you asked for.’

 The little boy sat straight up, smiling. ‘Oh, thank you Mummy!’ he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

 The woman saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.

 The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his mother.

 ‘Why do you want more money if you already have some?’ the mother grumbled.

 ‘Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,’ the little boy replied.

 ‘Mummy, I have Rs.50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.’

 The mother was crushed. She put his arms around her little son, and she begged for his forgiveness.

 It’s just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers
 without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember  to share that R50 worth of your time with someone you love.

 If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. ”

Hope you all did like it and please do try and spread the message by sharing it with your friends… Thanks & Best Wishes…

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“Life is not an iPod that plays only your favourite playlist, it’s a radio that we need to adjust the frequency according to the situation!”

No, the above-mentioned quote was definitely not crafted by me, although I wouldn’t mind taking credit for it 😉 , but lets just say it was quoted by an anonymous individual.

Although the above mentioned quote does strike a chord in my cranium, I do have to admit that at times I do definitely listen to only a selective songs on my iPod as well.

Based on further tweaking of my nerve strings, I did come up with a conclusion that people who are sort of having only a limited amount of songs and only from their favourite bands/singers tend to be more of an introvert and are a bit averse to any sudden or rather unexpected changes.

And people, I am actually ashamed to say this, but I am that sort of person. I do have friends who have thousands of songs on their portable music devices, albeit reclusive me has a mere 350 only, but nevertheless for me it is an achievement.

However on the bright side, I did notice an observation that although I don’t have that many songs listed, I quite lip sync most of the songs and quite know the lyrics to the T!

Yet, we do need to understand that Music does not need any language as long as you’ve got the ears for it!!!

It is definitely uplifting to listen to a set of songs when you feel happy, sad, depressed, anxious, nervous, etc… To calm your senses down and think more clearly and in a rational way rather than making a hasty decision.

 Yet, why do some people take so much time to either recognize or adapt to a certain song ( or in literal sense- situation!), it maybe more psychological by nature.

It may involve how the person has been brought up, how they behaved or taught to behave in a situation, genes, etc.. and this has an invariable effect on the individual’s likes and interests and eventually how the person reacts to a certain situation.

Different people have different interests, which is good. After all as they as “Variety is the spice of life!”

But the main problem arises when there is a sort of “out-of-tune” approach between different individuals and they are not “in-sync”! It does take time to gel with people and eventually strum up a good number, but with practice you can be a STAR!

Until next time, Happy Blogging…

PS:I wonder what my blogging friend, Ava the musician/singer would think of this post!!!

Hello my fellow bloggers and readers, I do hope you’re doing well and I apologize for my absence for the past week. However, as I sat down on pc to surf )or rather waste 😉 ) another few hours aimlessly, I stumbled upon an article that talked about the human body language.

Curious to know more, I started to read it and found out that you cannot trust a person who scratches his/her nose, as they are bound to be lying! Hmm, now how do you say so? Well according to the article, it the person has the urge to cover up the truth, it would be to obvious if we tell it on the face, thus they resort to scratching their nose as a camouflage!!!

Now, I was wondering what would the person be saying if he digs his nose? Hmm… I don’t think I want to know as yet!!!

Nevertheless, I did find out that people are now becoming judged and judgemental these days. We always take note of what people think of ourselves- the way we look, talk, walk, behave, etc… and we too judge other people on various categories…

Apart from the way you dress and speak, the process of judging a persons intellect is through his online presence.

What we write, blog, scrap, tweet, post, etc have all come under the scanner and this is most prominent in the case of a prospective employment.

Employers nowadays look at the candidates’ online and virtual presence. Their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blog, Discussion Forums, etc.. are all being examined to see if the person whom you wish to recruit is trustworthy and loyal enough.

There have been many cases of public spats that have taken an ugly twist because of the wrong things said or rather “written” online!

It has now come to a point where the Internet is now a solid proof of evidence in legal impediments. Since we are now actually “published” ( God, I hope that soon happens in Paperback or Hardbound as well 😉 !), the things we write or speak can now be officially taken as evidence of our wrongdoing, if any.

Thus, it has become a valid point that we need to exercise caution while we are on the wire. However critics ( and by this I mean, my ever-thinking brain 🙂 ) argue that it now has hampered the freedom of speech.

With the invention of the internet, there was a great hullaballoo over the increase in the freedom of speech amongst the common man. But over the years, with the spate of developments, I personally feel that it has hampered our growth and now is questioning even our basic right of expression.

Concluding, each has his/her own view-point with regards to this issue. The Internet is by far the strongest tool to bring about social change ( proven in the Case of the Egypt Uprising) but What do you feel?

Well I guess I’m probably the first and the fastest person to break a resolution in Blogosphere! If you all had remembered, I post sometime back that I would post at least 3 posts a week, but lazy me I manage to get only one post a week!

Well we do have our personal commitments plaguing us on a daily basis, that it just makes me very difficult to find a time to sit in front of the Personal Computer and start a post. Another everlasting question that I have in my mind is about what to blog today!

I don’t want to be another one of those people who clog your “ever-growing” inbox space with my rants and so I see it positively that I do send you just one post a week, so you guys can rejoice!!!

Nevertheless one unending problem that I face, although am not sure if anyone else faces it, is with regards to categories and tags!? I find it extremely tough to add categories and tags to each blog post that I write and eventually publish. Although WordPress has several options to convert and interchange them both, I still am yet to solve this puzzle ( Kinda resembles the National Treasure movie series, right?)

And especially with people like who us who are yet to get “Freshly Pressed” but aspire to be so soon, it frustrates us as we are still not aware as to how do we tag our blog posts so that not just people from WordPress but people from all across Blogosphere do pay our blogs a visit.

Adding woes apart from the above is when people you “follow” don’t bother to follow you back. I did read somewhere that “Blogging should be mutual”, yet the whole essence of “being mutual” goes for a toss when we don’t hear back from other people whose blogs you follow, comment and like their posts.

It does pain to see such people present here, and such kind of people don’t bother to visit your blog even if you do follow theirs diligently and I mean with subscription!

Another misery that start-up bloggers face is when you comment on a Freshly Pressed blog post! They sound rather obnoxious and don’t simply bother to reply back.

Freshly Pressed or An Utter Mess?

Although I do agree that they might be overwhelmed a bit with a huge inflow of comments et al, but for how many days will they be receiving them- one or two days at the most- after that they can definitely pay a return visit back to the blogs of the commentators as a courtesy.

After all they should realize that other bloggers don’t have any need to come to their blog and post a comment!

Another reason of concern for “start-up bloggers” is of Statistics! At the beginning, I was seemingly bothered by this! I would be bogged with concern about how many people visited and commented about my posts!

However now, I just don’t bother! It’s completely their wish now! If they do want to follow mine and post a comment, they are always welcome 🙂 I have crossed a 1000 hits since August 29th when I began my blog, and that seems more than enough for me! I don’t mind if only 1 person who reads my blog, I feel positive that I need to blog for that 1 person at least!!!

Yet another final cause for worry is the will to write! There are times when not just me but even others feel about the spirit of blogging!

“When no one bothers to pay us visit, they why do we bother to even write a blog!”

Just trash that attitude and remember that your blog is yours and it doesn’t matter if no one visits it! Think of it as a virtual diary ( That’s what I do!) and am sure someday in the future you will recollect back golden memories from your blog…

“The Brain and the Heart are two most valuable resources God has bestowed upon us; they can either hold you as a Hostage or Vice versa”

The above not-so-famous quote was written by a very wise and intelligent human being probably the only person to possess the same IQ as Albert Einstein namely ME! *Applause* Thank you, Thank you!!!

Well, enough of self-praise and bravado and lets jump into what I truly wanted to say and let you all experience through my blog post today. Don’t you all agree on the above quote that I said! I’m pretty sure we might have come across so many of such incidents that prove my quote.

Holding yourself Hostage

In my observations there are 3 classes of people whom I witnessed that actually made me crumple my cranium and chalk out the saying!

(1) Cranium Crumplers: Well, you might have guessed it for sure. These are those people who pay more attention to their brain or rather they weigh more on basis of their thoughts about anything. Going by logic and rationality, they take a “mental decision”. For example: If a blind man asks you to help him cross the street, usually these kind of people first check whether the guy is blind for real or not, before actually helping!

These people go all the way to see to it that they implement the decision taken or rather they tend to be intellectually snobbish to an extent. These people, in conclusion, are held hostage by their gray matter!

(2) Heart warmers: If the same blind man asks for help from a person of this genre, they go all out the way to help the guy, irrespective if the guy is blind or not!!! People in this category kind of have an emotional side of looking at things or situations. They listen to their heart and bring more “care” into their decisions. However they are “sweet softies” and I am not saying this to criticize them! People falling under this category are held hostage by the heart!

(3) And the third category to which I truly believe I belong is the “Rubix Cube”: You all do know that the Rubix cube is by far the most complex toys to crack, but with a little luck and quick thinking, you eventually do crack it!

I usually base my decision on both logic and emotion. I usually step in the other persons shoes and then based on the fats take a decision accordingly. People under this class can be viewed in 2 ways:

Either they are the most pitiable as they get to be held hostage by both the brain and the heart or are the most enviable as the hold their brain and heart as hostage!

However it’s not at all easy doing this and ultimately the decisions people take fall into the first 2 categories. It has always been a ever-debatable question as to which “voice” should we follow when we take a decision – the call of the cranium or the whisper of the heart.

Again there exist some differences between people who choose to follow either one and one only. The intellects tend to remain aloof from the “society” as a whole and are bound to face “ostracization” from their fellow-beings as being too harsh on others. And for the other class, they are actually looked down upon as being far too emotional that eventually run wild and engulf the person into a mound of sorrow or misery!!!

And we human beings are in a dilemma as we cannot ignore one as both are within us and both are ultimately essentially for our survival!

Yet the post is not about which is the best person to listen to or those class of people who see success more based on their decisions! The blog post is all about encouraging to just follow your decisions be it based on logic or emotion. Ultimately its you who has to face the consequences – be it good or bad – thus just go with the flow.

However at the end, I would just say just step into the other person’s shoes and take a decision with the facts and info at hand thereby giving importance – to not only your brain or heart – but also the other people involved in your decision.

I would also like to hear your comments on how you base your decisions, or any other feedback about the post!

Until next time, Happy Blogging

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