Time > Money

Ignore Gold and Bitcoin, how about Time as the new currency?

The Industrial Age taught us the only way to make money was to trade time for it. The deal was clear and has always been the same: You give me 8–10 hours of your day, and I’ll give you some money.

Most people spend their entire lives working to earn a “LIVING” while forgetting to actually LIVE.

We often lose sight of the purpose while being too busy in the process.

We live our lives waiting for the weekends; always living ahead of the present moment, assuming happiness lies in the next promotion, the next job, etc., thereby living for “weak ends”. Continue reading “Time > Money”

It’s true that words have power but there are instances where words fail.

A few days back, I was watching the 2015 Toastmasters winner Mohammad Qahtani persuading the audience about the power of words, how it can destroy a person or lift someone from the depths of despair.

I have to accept that it was fascinating and brilliant. Indeed, words have power; words are power. Continue reading “It’s true that words have power but there are instances where words fail.”

The moment my life flashed before my eyes.

Behind every scar is an untold story of survival

 

“My whole life flashed in front of me in a second.” said Sir Richard Branson when he met with a Bike accident recently.

I went back in time to the point when I was lying on the road just like that. I was reminded of my own thoughts running in my head, my humility, and gratitude I felt then. Continue reading “The moment my life flashed before my eyes.”

Why I talk to myself and why you should too ?

When we see someone talking to themselves and indulging in a serious soliloquy, we usually jump to the common stereotypical conclusion that he/she is weird or insane(schizophrenic, to be precise).

But studies from psychologists show that in fact talking to yourself will make you smarter, relieves stress, retain focus and organize your thoughts more effectively. Continue reading “Why I talk to myself and why you should too ?”

The world as I see it- Albert Einstien

“How strange is the Lot of us mortals!

Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it.
But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people — first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy.

“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving…”

“I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves — this critical basis I call the ideal of a pigsty.

The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth.
Without the sense of kinship with men of like mind, without the occupation with the objective world, the eternally unattainable in the field of art and scientific endeavors, life would have seemed empty to me. The trite objects of human efforts — possessions, outward success, luxury — have always seemed to me …. contemptible.
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The Significance of being Truthful

Being Truthful and what it means to be Human –

We often find ourselves feeling “Life is not fair” because of our desire for being just and fair. We want equality, justice and fairness in everything in life, our empathy stems from the very concept of being truthful.

One of the many seemingly simple yet one of the most significant and complex questions we find ourselves asking many often is,

“What does it mean to be Human?”

However, one of the most remarkable attributes that define humanity in the core of its being is the sense of longing for Truth and Justice.

 

Truth and its significance in ethics :

Even a man who violates Justice longs for it when he is in the victim’s stead.

Justice has as at its foundation, the principle of being Truthful; no wonder why scholars include the word ‘honesty’ as a synonym for Justice,

because,

no one who’s true to himself and his conscience can oppose justness in the state of being truthful.

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