Monday, November 24, 2014

Zero Intellect??

Most email users today know about unsolicited emails. Deleting emails that don't intend any sense to me has become a practice for me these days. There is always one of these emails to delete:

  • Some insurance company selling policies that talk about the cash benefits.
  • Some pregnancy related website telling me what to do when my baby cries too much.
  • Some school website talking about entrance exam coaching and admission tests.
  • Some property website talking about the latest to-be-launched apartment project that I can buy for just 99 lakhs only.. Note that there is a just and a only in the line.
  • Some philosophical web site talking about how life is to live easy and for that I have to think like I don't exist, talk like a saint and walk the path of the Good God.
  • Some shopping site talking about many things that I may never want in my lifetime.

and the like..

Today, I came across a new kind of email which I am hoping that one of you would support. Yes, I am practicing less criticism and more 'trying to understand' in my  life. 

Just how do you think I must react if some email states that my intellectual level is 0%??

I clicked the email and saw that my intellectual level is 0% and some Mr. X has lived so many days and how he must react to any situation in any given day.. I tried looking for some astro-related word in the email but there was none.. I am super surprised to note that people actually have the time to send out unsolicited emails that talk nothing but nonsense to the unintended recipient... And it is definitely annoying to see that someone calls someone zero intellectual and that email falls into my box.. 

Am I holding a junk email box?? Will people consider that time is valuable??

For those who are asking me to mark these emails spam, please note that the more you mark something spam, the many more emails you start receiving, though from different ids.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Pessimism at a glance

If we have to always be optimistic, then why does the opposite exist?

When I read some ten lines in a temple that spoke about being optimistic, I naturally liked it. For those who know me, this is no big news. I am known to be positive most of the time, but then today, you may not believe, I thought a little different.

Why does everyone talk about Positive so much? Why does the opposite of it never welcome??

We all know that opposites are unavoidable.

If there is a high, there has to be a low.
If there is a fast, there has to be a slow.
If there is a possible, there has to be an impossible.
If there is a 'can', there has to be a can't.
If there is a far, there has to be a near.
If there is a love, there has to be a hate.
If there is a crest, there has to be a trough.
If there is a success, there has to be a failure.
If there is a positive, there has to be a negative.
If there is a good, there has to be a 'Bad'.

We all know that what we don't want to happen to us, doesn't do anything good to our health or mind, so we like to think positive. This is true and that is how it has to be. But today I discovered although a little late that It is just okay to be pessimistic at times.. All 'What if' questions are examples of pessimism, but think again, if you didn't think about it, would you do these in life?

- Carry extra cash when you travel
- Plant a fire extinguisher in your new building
- Have a life jacket in your boat
- Take an insurance policy
- Take a vaccine for some XYZ disease

A little pessimism or negativity is good, because without negativity, many things in life wouldn't have been invented or be used; Many lifestyle changes wouldn't have taken place. If anything that you don't want happens, lets try to look at what we can learn from it and be happy that we have crossed that hurdle and not brood about it ever.

You cannot rewrite the hidden rule of life. When there is a positive, there must be a negative. Some negatives are 'alerts', some are 'cautions' and some are 'dangers'. Which is why you pray: God Bless you and me :-)


With new opportunities also comes to fear and self-doubt. How can we navigate these very strong forces in order to reach our fulfillment...