Posted in Collections, Random

Simple Philosophy

There are only two things to worry about;
either you are well or you are sick,
If you are well,
Then there’s nothing to worry about.
If you are sick,
There are two things to worry about;
either you will get well or you will die,
If you get well,
There’s nothing to worry about.
If you die,
There are two things to worry about;
either you will go to heaven or hell,
If you go to heaven,
There’s nothing to worry about.
If you go to hell,
You’ll be so damn busy
Shaking hands with your friends,
You won’t have time to WORRY!


Photo credit: Google

Posted in Random

Be Prometheus

Source: Be Prometheus

Posted in Random

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin : Dialogues

Movies, even more precisely, a thought or an idea often has a lasting impact on us. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin used to be my favorite movie during my college days. I found this piece from a blog and couldn’t help sharing it. To read full text please click the link:

“It must be very difficult for you to have to put up with us.
It must be very difficult for you to have to live with yourself.
You lie in the sun and swim in the sea…
… and flirt with your prostitutes.
And there are people I know, people I grew up with…
… who are fighting for their lives and dying for what they believe in.
And all you do is sing!
What’s there to sing about?
We are in the middle of a war, not an opera house.
And here you think you are so cultured with your pasta…
… and your panettone and your puffed-up opera.
Why don’t you take your holiday on somebody else’s island?
What is there to sing about?”

“There is singing when babies are baptized…
… when you celebrate a marriage.
Men sing as they work.
Soldiers sing as they march into battle.
And there is singing when people die.
I’ve always found something in life worth singing about.
And for that, I cannot apologize.
For the fact that I’ve caused you pain, I cannot apologize enough.
I have not been able to imagine until now…… the offense I have given.”


Posted in Collections, Random

Leaders With or Without Followers

“I’m a lifelong writer, 11-time author, Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher (ERYT-200, YACEP) and professional story guide who teaches the tools of Self-Knowledge to help people live with purpose and lead by example, every day.”

Modern day thought leaders like Dave Ursillo are the ones who not only “live by example with or without followers”, work hard and succeed but also relish a fulfilled and active life. His words are packed with positivity. The story of the young writing teacher and professional story guide is motivating, indeed.

“Once upon a time, I was a political insider on a fast-tracked career path in the world of public service. I dreamed of becoming a presidential speechwriter while writing policy reports at the White House Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) in 2008 and hustling a state officeholder’s early gubernatorial campaign in Rhode Island in 2009.

But after working in 7 state and federal governmental offices over 8 years, I had fallen completely disillusioned to the world of politics.

Ever since September 11, 2001, when I watched the Twin Towers fall from my high school library’s fuzzy television, all I wanted to do was help a world that so desperately appeared to need it. Channeling a young drive to give, I sought career paths where I might be able to impact peoples’ lives for the better.

In politics, I was told to play the game and wait for my turn — in an increasingly hostile, gridlocked system.

So I quit, intent to live my leadership instead. I chose my love of writing to guide me.”

It tells the story of his suffering and transformation. Those who evolve as true leaders. His view on leadership are thought provoking.

I believe that you are already a leader.

Because not one of us lives in a bubble. Your life already impacts others around you, every single day.

The words, ideas and deeds that we share in our daily lives are the leadership that we sow. That’s how being the healthiest and happiest version of yourself is an act of giving: your wholeness helps support everyone around you.

By cultivating your highest qualities as a human being — and knowing your “shadow” qualities — you become a leader by example, whose everyday influence knows no bounds.

But today, societal measures of “success” like wealth, fame, status and followers have twisted and distorted the true meaning of leadership to revolve around what one has acquired, not what one gives.

This polluted definition of modern leadership — and erosion of genuine leadership across the world — is perpetuating atmospheres of not only partisanship and division, but fear, conflict, and deficit-minded thinking.

Genuine, authentic leadership consists of qualities of the heart and soul, from compassion and empathy to understanding, togetherness and love:

  1. Leading from the heart, not the wallet, creates an abundant environment for change-making to take root.
  2. Leaders without followers are strong in their malleability, not in rigid ideology.

  3. Leaders without followers embrace openness, intuition, abundance, and pledge themselves toward creating an aspirational, unified vision of the future.


Posted in Quotes, Random

Foolery Quotes

Which one is you ? 😛

  1. Hain’t we got all the fools in town on our side? And hain’t that a big enough majority in any town?
  2. Compromise is a stalling between two fools.
  3. We fool ourselves so much we could do it for a living.
  4. A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.
  5. Always remember rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.
  6. The greatest fools are oftentimes more clever than the men who laugh at them.
  7. A man who trusts everyone is a fool and a man who trusts no one is a fool.
  8. We are all fools if we live long enough.
  9. The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.
  10. Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.
  11. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
  12. A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
  13. A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
  14. Doing something stupid sometimes is better than doing it all the time.
  15. Seeking approval for your wisdom is the truest sign of foolery.
  16. The first principal is that you must not fool yourself and…you are the easiest person to fool.
  17. Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
  18. It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and forget his own.
  19. Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
  20. Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make yourself a fool.
  21. Any fool can make a rule and any fool will mind it.
  22. Every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts.
Posted in Random

Attitude of Society Towards Rape

Statements made by Mukesh Singh, one of the men convicted of brutally raping and murdering a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus- Nirbhaya gange-rape case. Ironically, this is, still the attitude of our society towards women and we are so surprised that rape cases are increasing day-by-day. 🙂 Generally, a drunken rapist who fails to tame himself, goes to tame a woman teaching her morality, culture (rape culture? )  etc. and there are those who show sympathy towards a fallen..or find another reasons to support the human rights of the rapist. Perhaps, they are aware of the greater good of humanity. While a rapist successfully draws the picture of a woman who has been raped to the world– what she is not. On the other hand, the woman who has been raped is abused and accused of all the sins and generally silenced by the ‘authorities’, ‘sensitive’ and ’empathetic’ people! 🙂 A woman can be chatty and talk all the nonsense but how can she say the right things in her support??? Then, she must be taught a lesson!

# A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy

“Women who went out at night had only themselves to blame if they attracted the attention of gangs of male molesters. A decent girl won’t roam around at 9 o’clock at night. A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy. Boy and girl are not equal,” he said.

# Nirbhaya should not have tried to fight back

Describing the killing as an “accident”, Mukesh said: “When being raped, she shouldn’t fight back. She should just be silent and allow the rape. Then they’d have dropped her off after ‘doing her’, and only hit the boy.”

# Housework and housekeeping work is for girls, not roaming in discos and bars at night doing wrong things, wearing wrong clothes, he reportedly said.

# You can’t clap with one hand- it takes two hands

# If I am executed, this will endanger lives of future rape victims

Rapists won’t leave their victim alive if this means they would be hanged.

“Earlier, they would rape and say, ‘Leave her, she won’t tell anyone.’ Now when they      rape, especially the criminal types, they will just kill the girl. “