‘Passion is the difference between having a job, or having a career…’

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The 2 Types…

There are two types of people…

  • Who think for future… They are generally system / purpose focused.
  • Who think for present.. They are generally self-focused.

‘The Mask of Social Media’

[My two cents: Views and perspectives differ, opinions vary and experiences evolve. That’s life.
Although we may not agree with everything that this article presents, there are interesting revelations and observations cited herein.
The social media is not that much social, and that much media too… It may be a refuge for some, a catwalk-ramp for others, a self-realization platform for still others and a prey ground for still still others… But basically, it is a technological tool, and like all other technological tools, its usage has pros and cons.

Social media in today’s world and the coming times is an inevitable reality… In my view, what we can strive for is: to be at the right side….while still being in the game]


Not Everyone is What They Post to be

If you’re not careful, you’ll be fooled to think perfection exists.

From perfect flawless selfies to wow holiday destinations, social media has people selectively glorifying their lives.. Posting their best food, clothes and moments to create the perception of an ideal life…

Behind the scenes however, reality chronicles a very different picture.

From holiday destinations to food, fun and laughter, don’t be bamboozled to believe everything you see and read.
A depressed person will post the funniest jokes and quotes to block off their own woeful emotions.

Spiritual posts don’t always come from the pious, perhaps they too are trying to find a connection with their Creator.

A shy introvert can own the social media world from the privacy of their bedrooms. Cloaked by the safety of their remote internet connection they can woo their followers. Their sharp wit and awesome posts will have you hungering for their company and you will be forgiven to believe your own life is just too dull in comparison.

That woman you’re so jealous of used filters and chose her best angle. Basically she’s as beautiful and as ordinary as you. You go back to your mirror and begin to judge and criticize your reflection. You focus on your “flaws” and soon you feel frumpy and unattractive.

You begin to question your unmarried status or your spouses love as it pales in comparison to the loved up posts you see filling your newsfeeds. You are hoodwinked by the “romance” and fall to the floor in despair. Your love life is doomed.
But how often do these very people post about their fights, arguments and irritations with these spouses/partners?

These posts only showcase the glorified side of life. You won’t see them with their mismatched pj’s while they laze on their couches.

The off days where she almost scratched out her partners eyeballs because he fell asleep on the couch watching soccer will never make it to the news feeds.

That selfie that showed the dark shadows under her eyes were deleted. You only saw the cover girl pic with the make up on point.

Human nature will have you envying almost everything and anything but its your common sense that should actually save you from being completely distracted from the reality of life.

The perfect life simply does not exist.

Be happy for your “friends” that have seemingly awesome lives but don’t question your own stupendous life.

Remember, life is what you make of it. So, if you’re unhappy about your own dull life, what are you doing about it?

Ask yourself if you’re taking pics, going out and having “fun” to post, entertain and add to the facade of social media or are you really living an exciting life simply because you really want to have fun.

Not all those that post fun pics are really having fun and those that don’t post aren’t leading dull lives.

Its social media. It’s all about camera, lighting and action. Don’t believe it all.

Not everyone is what they post to be.

Strip away the contact list. Log off, stay home and wait…. Those that come looking for you are your real friends!!!

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The Tirukkural or Thirukkural (meaning: Sacred Verses), or shortly the Kural, is a classic Tamil text consisting of 1,330 couplets or Kurals, dealing with the everyday virtues of an individual. Considered one of the greatest works ever written on ethics and morality, chiefly ethics, it is known for its universality and non-denominational nature. It was authored by Valluvar, also known in full as Thiruvalluvar. The text has been dated variously from 300 BCE to 7th century CE. The traditional accounts describe it as the last work of the third Sangam, but linguistic analysis suggests a later date of 450 to 500 CE.

Some parenting tips from Tirukkural…

  • If your child lies to you often, it is because you over-react too harshly to their inappropriate behaviour.
  • If your child does not explore new ideas, it is because you have never encouraged her making mistakes۔
  • If your child had poor self-esteem, it is because you advice them more than you encourage them.
  • If your child does not stand up for themselves, it is because from a young age you have disciplined them regularly in public.
  • If your child takes things that do not belong to them, it is because when you buy them things, you don’t let them chose what they want.
  • If your child is cowardly, it is because you help them too quickly.
  • If your child does not respect other people’s feelings, it is because instead of speaking to your child, you order and command them.
  • If your child is too quick to anger, it is because you give too much attention to misbehaviour and you give little attention to good behaviour.
  • If your child is excessively jealous, it is because you only congratulate them when they successfully complete something and not when they improve at something even if they don’t successfully complete it.
  • If your child intentionally disturbs you, it is because you are not physically affectionate enough.
  • If your child is openly defiant, it is because you openly threaten to do something but don’t follow through.
  • If your child is secretive, it is because they don’t trust that you won’t blow things out of proportion.
  • If your child talks back to you, it is because they watch you do it to others and think its normal behaviour.
  • If your child doesn’t listen to you but listens to others, it is because you are too quick to jump to conclusions.
  • If your child rebels it is because they know you care more about what others think than what is right.

From: Sreeni’s Blog

Some (blunt) personality indicators…

1. If you usually put more sugar in your tea when in a hotel than you’d do at home, You’re corrupt.

2. If you use more tissue in a public washroom than you do at home, you are a thief who is devoid of opportunity to steal more.

3. If you serve yourself food until you leave some food in a plate when taking buffet meals, you’re not only bad mannered, you’re greedy.

4. If you usually jump queues, you have potential for abuse of office if given a powerful position.

5. You’re a dyed in wool tribalist if your first concern is the tribe/ surname of the person treating/serving you. Its even worse when you ask somebody’s name then ask, “that is which tribe?”

6. If you overlap while on traffic to wherever you’re going earlier than others, then you’d embezzle public fund if you’re given a position at a public office to get richer faster than others; you are corrupt.

7. If you channel waste and dirty water from your compound rather than managing it and you’re top at complaining how the neighborhood is dirty; you’re an enemy of the state .

8. If you look at this post, wonder if we really had to talk about it and actually dismiss it on grounds it’s unnecessary then you’d cover up ills in the society in the name of “it’s never that serious”; you’re dishonest…..

 

(received in a Chat)

Relationship between Integrity and Courage…

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