Saturday, October 27, 2012

The World of Superheroes

Being a hero is more than just saving the day, isn't it? Being a hero would mean saving the day in a way that changes a life for the better. The reason we like superheroes like Superman, Heman and our very own Shaktiman is because they leave back behind for us to think of something and learn from it. That's who a hero for me is. The one we can learn from.

There are people out there who are smarter, wiser and with more experience than you. Your wisdom lies in not berating them but understanding as much as you can about them, what they do and how they lead their lives. Do this. This is the best teaching you can get. Nothing beats talking to real people even more than reading books. 

You will realize that one day the conversation you had with someone interesting in the past will reflect for what you want to do in the future. It helps. To end this, as I said being a superhero doesn't always need strength or a skill in fighting. All you need is to be inspired and one day become an inspiration to someone who will eventually respect you for who you are and for the way you have led your life. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Puzzle of the Heart

Falling in love is not so easy to do. Be it with someone or something. In both the cases you have to search for it. There are people who don't figure out where their life is heading towards when it comes to love and there are people who can't figure out when they will really be happy doing what they love. You can also be both.

What would my suggestion be?  I am no veteran at this but there was a line I came across one day which said "When you are looking to find someone to fall in love with. Stop. They will come to you when you start doing the things you love." Following that line up with a quotation made by Steve Jobs which said "You have got to find what you truly believe in and love to do. Until then, keep looking. Don't settle."

The above two lines might seem ironic but trust me, that is how you need to do it. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Battle of The Bad vs The Worse

Its 8.10 pm in the evening. A pleasant stroll in the open green sanctuary of walkers and joggers was a delightful time well spent on the self. But the tension free and delightful walk turn ugly when I witnessed a woman being hit once, really hard by a man, supposedly her husband. This was a sight too shocking to witness. The child, who called the man 'papa' turned immobile at that action of the man.

But within mere seconds, the man was screamed at for physically abusing the woman. He was watched and followed all the way outside the garden space by the crowd until after 10 minutes, the man, woman and child disappeared and the crowd had dispersed.

This brings me to the title of this post. It is only someone like me who can take themselves as being "bad" at not moving a muscle at a point of time when something could have been done to avenge the man for hitting the woman. There is just NO EXCUSE for that heinous act. The anger, the rage, the frustration against  yourself for not having done anything keeps you feeling like you are as weak as those who refuse to stand and take a fight. I got that feeling in me.

Who knows what happened after that point on. Just always make sure, NEVER raise your hand or voice on a woman. And if you ever see that happen, gather the courage and make sure it is the assailant and not you who regrets what they did. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

The TV Drama

TV is entertainment at home. To some, mindless entertainment is like that one rupee given back on a 1,999/- item purchased. To others, like me, the television shows tuned in have to relate to logic, to reason and not be a soap put together with the next episode's storyline thought of only 24 hours before its airing.

And I have no qualms about saying Indian TV is like a recycled mess of bad ideas, acting and everything else in it. It is only the popular shows from the west that keep my TV viewing experience alive. A show like Dexter that effectively delivers in a strong story, terrific plots and most importantly, suspense. Next comes a show like How I Met Your Mother , it may not be the finest of sitcoms but one thing is certain that it has moments that connect to us, just because it is indeed real and can happen to either you or me. And go with another show like Scrubs which not only has its blend of humor and seriousness, it belts out a moral about life towards the end. That's what good ideas are about. That's what TV should be and that's what tells you something about yourself.