Fairy Tales

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"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed."

My Thoughts:
Have you ever been to a Zoo…? Now you are thinking, what a stupid Question! OK then, another question….In the Zoo have you observed the Elephant tied with a chain? If you could remember, the chain which it is tied to seems too thin to tie a huge animal like an Elephant. But it works, the Elephant never breaks it. Do you know why the Elephant is never able to break the chain? Now it seems I am making sense…..The reason people say is when the Elephant is small, it is tied to a stronger chain which it cannot break. As the Elephant grows up it starts developing the Psychology that the chain which is tied to is strong enough that he would not be able to break. And hence, even if the grown up Elephant has the strength to break the chain…it never tries!!

This is exactly with us, Humans. We are born to conquer the world, but somehow as we grow up the thought that “I won’t able to do this” start becoming our mentality. The above quote state how important is to nurture your child with the correct mentality and “Yes, I can do it” kind of attitude.

Well these were my thoughts on this quote. Looking forward for words from your side.
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
My Thoughts:
In my childhood, I have read this story of the King and the Spider. In this story the King sees the spider trying to build the web but it fails a couple of times. The king says to the Spider that she should stop trying to build the web. The spider refuses and finally she succeeds in building the web. Looking at this the King realizes his mistake and acknowledges the Spider for her Determination (you can read the whole story here).
The moral of the story is never give-up. We usually get frustrated when things don’t work. We get annoyed when we find things which are not the way we wanted. But all we have to remember is that most of the times we would end up at solutions that don’t work. But that’s not waste your effort if you had learned something from it. That’s how life teaches us a lesson. All we have to do is Try-Try till we succeed.
What do you say about this?

Time Wasted

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"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."
My Thoughts:
When I read this Quote, I remember my English Teacher, Prof. Anthony. He used to tell us about his experiences with teachers with horrible English, who he claims have been teaching English for more that 10 years!

While telling this, the point Prof. Anthony wanted to make was that when these teachers said they had 10 years of experience, they actually meant they had effectively 2 years of experience and for the rest 8 years they repeated the same thing they had learned for the first 2 years.

I feel that there is always something new to be learned, each day….err…each moment. A person who had not learned anything from his life has wasted the precious time of his life.

These were my thoughts, Looking forward to hear it from you

Take Charge

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"We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within."
My Thoughts:
I would like to share a story which I had received from a friend by email. I goes like this….
Jerry was the kind of guy you love to hate. He was always in a good mood and always had something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"
 He was a unique manager because he had several waiters who had followed him around from restaurant to restaurant. The reason the waiters followed Jerry was because of his attitude. He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Jerry was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.
 Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Jerry and asked him, "I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?" Jerry replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, 'Jerry, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood.' I choose to be in a good mood. Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it. Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life."
 "Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested. "Yes it is," Jerry said. "Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people will affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live life."
 I reflected on what Jerry said. Soon thereafter, I left the restaurant industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.
 Several years later, I heard that Jerry did something you are never supposed to do in a restaurant business: he left the back door open one morning and was held up at gunpoint by three armed robbers. While trying to open the safe, his hand, shaking from nervousness, slipped off the combination. The robbers panicked and shot him. Luckily, Jerry was found relatively quickly and rushed to the local trauma center.
 After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Jerry was released from the hospital with fragments of the bullets still in his body. I saw Jerry about six months after the accident. When I asked him how he was, he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins. Want to see my scars?"
 I declined to see his wounds, but did ask him what had gone through his mind as the robbery took place. "The first thing that went through my mind was that I should have locked the back door," Jerry replied. "Then, as I lay on the floor, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live, or I could choose to die. I chose to live. "Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?" I asked. Jerry continued, "The paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the emergency room and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read, 'He's a dead man." I knew I needed to take action."
 "What did you do?" I asked. "Well, there was a big, burly nurse shouting questions at me," said Jerry. "She asked if I was allergic to anything. ’Yes', I replied. The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Bullets!' Over their laughter, I told them, 'I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead.'"
 Jerry lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude. I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully. Attitude, after all, is everything.

I think this story is enough food for thought for this Quote. Looking forward for hear it from you

Be The Change

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"Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever"


My Thoughts:
I chose this particular Quote for my first Blog because of three reasons:

1. Its speaks about Life and death -- Lets take a situation when a person knows he is going to die the next day…..would he spend his day in the same way as he had been doing all his life?

2. It speaks about continuous learning -- I always feel that Life is trying to teach me a lot each day….each moment…..and what is Life trying to teach me….? I think it is teaching me what it is…!

3. The Quote is by Gandhi-ji – It is no wonder to have such precious words of wisdom from one of the most influential person in the history of this world, whom we call as Mahatma (Superior Soul).

These were my thoughts on this quote. Looking forward to know about your thoughts and please correct me if I am wrong in any sense.

Bargaining?

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“Customer is King and King don’t bargain”
--Anonymous
My Thoughts:
This was written on a poster at a stationary shop I visited. And by the way, Enjoy the Quote!
“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
My Thoughts:
You always accept it as it is. They say it is the conventional truth. This was followed by your forefathers. And that’s the reason you don’t question.

Remember, if you don’t question, your doubts would not be solved. So be ready to challenge the conventional truth.

“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.”
My Thoughts:
On which platform you are standing is not of any importance. The train you take determines your destination.

Same is with your life, where you are – is not important, what you do is what determines your destiny.

Beware of Idealist

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“An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.”
My Thoughts:
The world is full of such types. They would reach to a conclusion after analyzing anything.

Beware of these people!

Sensibly silly

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“Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.”
My Thoughts:
You might have experienced this, when you tell a joke nobody laughs and when the same joke is told by a standup artist, that a great hit.

I have learned that not only the content matters, but also the presentation does. So the wrapper is as important as the product itself.