The Angelou Solution

The Angelou Solution

“We need much less than we think we need.”

Those are really famous words by the famous American poet, Maya Angelou, who died last year. It’s really not what we want what matters, what matters is what we need. And what we think we need is not what actually what we need. Why do we all have changing goals? Isn’t mankind ever satisfied with anything it does? What is the real meaning of the word, content? In Maslow’s Need Chart, self actualization has the lowest priority in a human lifespan. That’s why we probably never attain it.
I have seen time and again, that people in the world today are never, ever satisfied with the things they get, or the things that they are surrounded with. Be it achievements, or blessings, people dont mature enough stop and look back. And when writers like me write, they think they are in Pluto, and tell the world how different they are and that writing is all that they wanted to do. They Lie. This post, is based on, me. And how I am the most begrudging person in the world, and how I generalize, the fact that the human race in its entirety is of an unfulfilled kind. Continue reading “The Angelou Solution”

Indianism

India, throughout history has been a country of continental proportions. With a very rich heritage, this great country has been one of the most diverse countries, in terms of language, religion, race, customs, festivals, rituals, music, cuisine, clothing and lifestyle. The civilizational history of India, as per the researchers, dates back to five thousand years. Only the continent of Africa exceeds the linguistic, genetic and cultural diversity of the nation of India. Diversity in India is a result of millions of people who have migrated here in the course of five millenniums and who hence became a part of this realm, absorbed in the Indian way of life. But whats interesting is, the awesome mindset of the people. And there is actually a way to generalize this unity in diversity, this mental make-up of this remarkable country.  Continue reading “Indianism”

The Career Paradox

It was no twist of fate that I decided to become a civil engineer. Probably God wanted me to become one. I say this, because at that point of time, I was somehow…though suspiciously, but completely brainwashed by people who were so in praise of this entire profession. Buildings are blooming; Construction is the dream today; Megastructures in NatGeo is an awesome Docu; You have the potential to become a successful civil engineer…you are hardworking…amongst other crap. And you sculpt your life that way, live years together with that decision, and come to college to pursue it. And here you find out, that one decision which you took, in your years of immaturity, might not be the real thing that you are actually made for. People say that what you actually wish for in the beginning of your life, that’s what you get. And that, I say is sad thinking! Continue reading “The Career Paradox”

The Crippled Perception.

“The world worries about disability more than the disabled person” -Warwick Davis

I remember this memory, of childhood, when I was 7 or 8, the time video cassettes were in market, when my dad got a ‘very inspirational Christian movie’ cassette. We decided on a date to watch it, we probably called our relatives too. It was a movie called Joni. It was a story about Ms. Joni Erickson, who after diving incident, was paralysed neck down for the rest of her life. The movie for me, somewhat changed many things. After that day, I always have thought about and pictured the horrifying life after a disabling incident. Then you know, I grew up, but still am perplexed of how do they live their lives?  More I see them, the more amazed i get, seeing the life that they lead, the normalcy that prevails. Everything for them is so normal; they don’t have any worries, any regrets, any pain. I have constantly been overwhelmed by the entire phenomenon of being disabled. That by the way is the life in videos, TV and in the third person. But, is it actually so easy? Can that happening to you, be justified? Doesn’t the breaking point really come? Continue reading “The Crippled Perception.”