Monday, November 30, 2009











Bad things happen in everyone’s life every time. We absorb them and move on. Similarly good things also happen. We do enjoy them and move on towards the future experiencing some more good things as and when they happen. That’s what happens in everyone’s life on earth. Most of us attribute some reasons for such happenings. One of the reasons comes from astrology based on our date and time of birth. It states that there are good and bad times in one’s life. No one in this world has good time throughout his/her life. Evidently we do see with our own eyes such happenings in the life of our friends, relatives and in our own life itself. How far it is really linked with our date and time of birth is known only to the astrologers who are found every where on earth. Some say that each individual is responsible for his/her bad or good things. That means, the behavior and action of a person determine these things.

Another view is that the happenings in one’s life are due to the ancestors’ action. Sometimes we find fault with time. During good time only good things happen and during bad time bad things happen. Whatever may be the reason, one who undergoes these things has to take them with courage and determination. Not many have the courage to take in bad things whereas they can easily absorb good things happily. Great men and women take things easy and try to pacify themselves and even others to instill courage at testing times. Bad things may be illness, death, accidents, breakage of relationships, failures etc. Good things are healthy life, well-being, marriage, child-birth, success etc. But bad things are shared with our dear ones to get consolation. Time paves the way out for bad things. Only thing is that we need to search for it. The necessity to come out of bad things often makes us to think and find out some measures which may be opt or not opt for the concerned things. Still people are on the look out for finding out solutions to problems which bother them on and off. Such challenges are the ones which make our life worth living. Life without challenges is not a life at all. Therefore bad and good things make our life active by making us sad or happy. We have to accept this fact of life to live in this world.


The investigations of biology, scientific technology and ethical issues combine to form a new science called ‘bioethics’. For this multidisciplinary science, van Reusselaer Potter in 1971 coined the term ‘bioethics’ stating that it is ‘biology combined with diverse humanistic knowledge forging a science that sets a system of medical and environmental priorities for acceptable survival.
Potter’s definition establishes the premise that we operate through ‘humanistic knowledge’ – the rejection of superstition; where human kind is in control of its own destiny; that our actions are based on moral principles and ethical thinking. It provides a ‘system’ approach (Scientific methodology) to medical and environmental priorities and also, an over-arching context of survival. But Potter points out that survival without qualification are meaningless. Potter offers five categories of survival: mere survival, miserable survival, ideal survival, irresponsible survival and acceptable survival. Acceptable survival refers to a sustainable society with a healthy ecosystem.


Sita watched her husband Ramu searching high and low all over the living room. She asked him, “What are you searching for so frantically?”
“Hidden Camera,” answered Ramu.
“And what makes you think there are hidden cameras here?”
she asked in surprise.
“How else is that guy on television saying every few minutes, “you are watching Star World? How can he know what I am watching?”

Customer: Waiter, this soup tastes funny.
Waiter: Funny? But then why aren’t you laughing?

A man asked Gopal why Manmohan Singh walked in the evening and not in the morning. Gopal replied, “Manmohan is PM and not AM.

A photographer focusing on a dead body’s face at a funeral is suddenly beaten up by the relatives of the dead man. Why? He had said , “ Smile Please.”


Some our most serious disagreements arise as a result of misperceptions and misconceptions. "I thought you were going to come!" we can reprimand a friend who has not shown up for a meeting. A simple confirmation beforehand could have completely avoided the mishap. What we are thinking is not always what the other person is thinking and it is almost impossible to know what goes on in another's mind with any degree of certainty. We can also confirm important facts. For example we may say, "I thought my money was insured!" The answer which comes back could be, "That's what you get for thinking!" When we confirm perceptions and important facts, we open the doors to beneficial agreements and understanding.


A place where Parents pay and children play.
Life Insurance:
A contract that keeps you poor all your life so that you can die Rich.
A person who wakes you up, to give you sleeping pills.
It's an agreement in which a man loses his bachelor degree and a woman gains her masters.
Future tense of Marriage. The hydraulic force, by which masculine willpower is defeated by feminine waterpower.
An art of transferring information from the notes of the Lecturer to the notes of the students , without passing through "the minds of either."
The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.
The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.
Conference Room:
A place where everybody talks, nobody listens and everybody
disagrees later on.
A banker provided by nature.
A person no different from the rest ....except that he / she got caught.


1. Master your mind and thoughts. Don’t let them control you.
2. Discover and learn to use your personal compass, feelings and emotions.
3. The awesome power of focus and concentration. Eliminate distractions.
4. Be organized and utilize your most valuable resource, time!
5. Your health is the most valuable thing you own.
6. Become action – and result-oriented.
7. Question limiting beliefs and uncover the truth!
8. Learn the real secret behind goals: affirmations.
9. Face fear and destroy it.
10. Communication. Ask for what you want, say what you feel and convey what you mean.
11. Ego is a dirty word, clean yours.
12. Be yourself, there is only one YOU.
13. Most importantly put it all together and put it into practice.


Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing. – Lao Tzu

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon – E. M. Forster

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness, there is also the success of others. – Jules Renard

There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of will. - Epictetus


The ability to say ‘NO’ will reap great benefits. Here are three of them.

1. As you increase your ability to say “NO,” your “YES” becomes more appreciated.
2. The ability to say “NO” helps you to make good decisions.
3. The ability to say “NO” builds character.
There are times when it’s tough to look a loved one in the eye and disappoint him.
But if you always go along with what he wants you’re not living life honestly or courageously.

See things exactly as they are!
Meet you next month – JANUARY, 2009

Prof. A. Narayanan, Ph. D., FISPP

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