"Go some distance away because the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance, and a lack of harmony of proportion is rapidly seen." – Leonardo Da Vinci
The spectacle of virtue inspires the feeling of elevation — one of the most delicate pleasures that the world offers.
Writes Gretchen Rubin at The Happiness Project
Somewhere I Read
For Ultimate happiness, you need to have something to lover, someone who cares for you and something to look forward.
And interesting event from my life:
Drunk in the middle of the road, an old beggar lady approached and beg for some money. I opened my purse and pulled out whatever came out of it and said to her “Please wish that I remain happy the rest of my life”
ah I tried to purchase happiness with some money
Now Listening: Signs of Happiness – Mozez on Zune Desktop Music Player
Are you a leader?
Effective leadership is putting first thing first. Effective Management is discipline carrying it out. – Stephen Covey
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; Leadership is defined by results not attributes – Peter F. Drucker
The great thing about human beings is that they can change. If you can get up every day, stay optimistic, and believe that the future is best than the past, those few things get you through a lot – Jeff Immelt, CEO, GE
It is quite long that I have posted on this blog… well the reason even I don’t know why? Maybe I am going to launch a new blog… 360 doesn’t give much flexibility and freedom. Anyway, this blog is not dead and it is still owned by me, and I promise to myself to keep it alive no matter what happens.
What about the poems? Well, I am not writing anymore. No ideas yet. But once I get out of this loneliness and creative trap I will surely write something beautiful. Now you may guess my next sentence, I am bore with the same routine. College, eat, sleep, college.
As for the news, I am going to buy a new pc, I already placed the order (by the time you read this I may have a new computer). And yes, Windows Vista come pre-loaded on it. The WOW experience. But I may not enjoy it as much as I enjoyed my previous PC (even if the cave man you know has a better pc than mine)
Blogging will become a regular feature then, because I will do all my typing work on my personal pc. Right now, I am in Introspective mode… thinking about life, family, friends, new friends, friends lost, friends unknown and a lot like that…
Then I came over this thought by my favorite Indian blogger, that what ultimately matters in your life is how well you sleep at night. Think carefully about the person you going to marry in your life. On that note, I would like to sign off…
People have different ways of expressing that they are busy. Some throw away a lot of papers on their desk, some keep their phone on “busy” mode, and some carry large brief cases, some keep whining “I am busy, I am busy…”
Next time you want to ask me if I am busy you better ask, “Sandeep, are you wearing your watch now?” I wear a watch when I want to say I am busy, or perhaps pre-occupied with something. The watch on my wrist keep reminding me of the tasks and duties which are yet pending… and telling me “look the time is ticking; you better complete your pending work now”. When I look at my watch I get the inspiration to work round the 24 hrs and keep on working till break. (broken)
When I used to come back from my school (or say college) I used to remove the watch, sit and relax. Nowadays, I don’t get that feeling of removing my watch too often.
Very rarely, I have removed my watch (except when I go to bed) in the past few years. And even last night while going to my bed I didn’t removed it. Why be so busy? Some assignments and presentation was to be delivered before the deadline was reached. Typing, traveling, printing, checking, delivering, speaking… Like a computer program… running and running in never ending loops … it seems I will become an expert in doing all these…
With Opened eyes, in the midnight hour, like of an owl I see at my watch. It’s exactly 12:03 in the morning. I got the feeling its right time to rehearse the presentation. With the file fumbling in my hand, and the mind in half sleep mode… I browse through the presentation papers… And a sigh “oh I can always do them later…” I wonder how I can be so careful about what is pending and what is not.
Being busy is a good thing, but then I remember those beautiful lines I used to read with great fervor… “What a life, full of care. There is no time to stand and stare”. But I love being both free and free (as in freedom). I love to remove my watch. Just lay down in the bed and pullover the blanket, ready to execute some other random bet so unpredictable programs… you are familiar with them… perhaps beautiful dreams.
( the picture above has nothing to do with the blog entry and by the way I assume this pic is in the public domain. In case you are the owner of this pic, you are most welcome to sue me, but tell me at least 2-3 days before hand so I can call up my lawyer. Quarrelling won’t take us any where, let us file some lawsuits )
Some couple of years back, I read somewhere in a magazine that mostly people turn to Internet when they are not satisfied with their real social life. How much it is true? I completely disagree with this.
A recent research claimed the same. Do people really turn to Internet life when they are not satisfied in the real world? Topic is sensitive, where it will take us to. What about me? No, but hey when I most busy with my personal real life I tend to forget my online identity. If somehow I become bore or alone I turn to Internet or my blog.
I have met many people on Internet and all of them (few exceptions) were bitten by the bug of loneliness. Who better can understand loneliness than me? Anyhow, Vikas Malkani (a prominent inspirer) stresses that time spent with yourself is not wasted. That is to say, time spent doing nothing is not actually wasted but help you know your emotions, desires, feelings and yourself better.
“The worst poverty in this world is loneliness” – Mother Teresa
I have seen people feeling lonely while standing amidst thousands of people. How poor that feeling is? I don’t want to know and I wish no one ever experience it.
That is the theme of my latest poem, “Lonely evenings… “. I don’t usually praise myself for my poems, but it is such a wonderful poem. I like it to read it again and again. Read it and let me know your opinion.
( Well, if you are really the owner of the above pic, I am sorry. Please don’t sue me, if you don’t like it, let me know, I will remove the pic immediately. Thanks )