Hello, Lovely readers, Back with another thought-provoking post. Spencer W. Kimball once said “Love people, not things; use things, not people”. At first glance, this quote feels like the answer to everything that is going wrong in this world. Yet, like all great philosophical learnings, it is easier said than done. As humans, we tend … Continue reading Loving People, Loving Things
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear - Albert Camus. When I was in high school I had a teacher, Mrs B, who taught us English. A soft-spoken, gentle-natured woman whom I had never heard shouting at or punishing any student for the three years that she taught us. Even the most notorious … Continue reading Respectfully Feared or Respected out of Fear?
Most famous artists (any artist) stick to the mantra of 'Quality over Quantity'. They call it 'Slow Mastery'. There are some popular pieces of art and sculpture that took decades to complete. Fine art as they call it. Auguste Rodin’s La Porte de l’Enfer or The Gates of Hell took 37 years to complete. Leonardo … Continue reading Quantity, Quality and Mere Joy
Almost every aspect of the human mind is a mystery to us even today. Dreams, thoughts, learning, imagination, skill development - there is no concrete information on how all of these are processed by our brain. There is very little known from statistics and studies about how different responses are obtained for the same stimuli … Continue reading Mysteries of the Mind: How Forgetting Helps Healing
The funny thing about thoughts is its ability to drift from one to another. It is also the most powerful thing about them. The idea behind this post came to me when my aunt was complaining about the price surge on flowers owing to the festival season. Roses, Jasmines and marigolds were selling at the … Continue reading Man’s Love for Discrimination
A part of my daily routine is to watch motivational videos after my morning yoga session. More often than not, I simply listen to the most inspiring speeches that have previously motivated me, again. This week, however, I chose to listen to new youtube recommendations instead. Here are three precious gems that stuck with me. … Continue reading Three Precious Gems I found this week
The pandemic has taken a lot away from us. But it has also taught us to slow down and find joy in the little things. In the last few months, many of us have spent more quality time with our families than all the years before put together. We have also spent more time noticing … Continue reading An Unusual Friendship
Hello, Amazing reader, This week's #WednesdayWeekly post needs a little more pondering than my usual ones. It did take a lot more time to write too. But it was worth it. We often hear that reality is very much influenced by imagination. Everything manmade - from the most amazing to the most destructive creations - … Continue reading Does Experience Influence Imagination?
Hello, amazing reader, It's Sunday and time for some pondering. Dream Big. Work Hard. - has always been my mantra for life. But very often, I wonder - Until when? Should I set a deadline for my dream and then give up if it doesn't manifest by then? But how does one give up all … Continue reading Should your dream have a deadline?
Posting an article that I had written sometime back but hesitated to publish. Today seems like the right day to do so. The American Psychiatric Association defines depression as A common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Many as times it is the … Continue reading Depression – The Innocuous Insect turned Lethal Reptile