Saturday, April 23, 2011

Rocket Science

It must be understood that either nothing is rocket science, or everything is.

Both approaches are equally relevant:

The first approach is relevant when approaching a task without much understanding of it. If one treats a task as a rocket science then it would be impossible to try it with an open mind.

However, treating a task as a rocket science is important if you want to better yourself at it. At this point, all its components need to be analysed and understood.

The two approaches must be kept independent. The first relates to actual execution and is very important to start with while the second is analytical.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Choosing the Harder Path

Although most commentators of the East point out that "choosing" death is the way of the warrior, it seems to be a most impracticable way of approaching daily situations or making decisions.

However, it would be advisable, whenever one has a choice, to choose the harder, more difficult path. The reason is simple: difficulty leads to inner growth whereas easiness leads to complacence and stagnancy.

Try it. You'll find yourself taking new challenges regularly and enjoying yourself more than you could have imagined.

As for the path of death, the matter is a bit complicated and needs to be explained properly in a separate post.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

The Acceptance of Victory

Just as defeat, victory too must be accepted with grace.

Friday, August 06, 2010


If Truth does exist and if any perception could by itself be true, the part inside the following inverted commas could be percieved as Truth, except that the inverted commas would not be there:

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Thursday, April 08, 2010


It must be remembered that decisions are always made subjectively, and a person's state of mind before making a decision and after making it is never the same.

What this means is that a decision cannot be criticised retrospectively, because the environment in which the mind operates at the time of the decision is not the same as the environment thereafter.

However, one can attempt to analyse the factors existent at the time of making the decision later and surmise that a different decision could have given a different result.

The point here is this: it is absolutely useless to hold oneself guilty for one's previous decisions. It is, however, worth analysing the process which went into the decision so as to decide better (hopefully) the next time.

Yet, one can never be sure that one will decide better next time, because the particular factors at the time of a decision are never identical. In fact one might find that reliance on a past decision is actually worse than deciding on the basis of the present. The past can only serve as the warning of a possibility which could result after the present decision.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Reality Quote

"Reality is a metaphor."

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Getting What You Want

If you are not getting something that you "want", the reason why you're not getting it could be a strange truth: you don't actually want it.

It seems a bit difficult to understand, but recent observation reveals to me that in many situations, men stop "wanting" something when they realise that it is difficult to get. They may crib about it, but the truth is that they don't want it.

The simple solution, whenever you find yourself not getting what you want, is to clearly say to yourself, "I want (to) _______ ". Mean it.

Trust me: if you do this, more often than not, you get what you want. Or you may realise that you don't want that thing. In any case, you'll be at peace.