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NARA'S NOTEPAD

VOLUME 8

JUNE 2012

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

MEMO FROM NARA




We all have the appetite for appreciation in our mind. One gets appreciation only when one does some outstanding deeds. Scoring high marks in examination brings appreciation. Winning in sports, success in carrying out social reforms, curing of diseases, transforming the small towns into big cities, discovering new drugs for human ailments and many like these activities are certainly being appreciated. When we are appreciated by others we are highly elated. We feel happy. So appreciation in fact, brings happiness.



Everyone likes to do something great for getting appreciation. Those great deeds are the ones that pave the way for our progress. Appreciation comes from renowned persons who are socially recognized or professionals of high refute. When the Prime Minister of a country appreciate the efforts of a sports person, it is a great honor. Likewise many of us are appreciated by our immediate bosses to encourage us. Such appreciations are in fact, a stimulant or a shot in the arm for any individual to put all his potential to achieve great things.



Those who got appreciation for their great achievements are remembered for very long time. Mahatma Gandhi who was instrumental for getting us freedom for India is remembered by one and all even today. How can we forget the soldiers who strggle a lot in the uncomfortable terrain to keep our country safe?  They are being appreciated based on their devotion to duty. At the same time some people do get appreciation for non performance. Of course, fortunately such people are not many. Still the human appetite for appreciation is an in-built mechanism. Achievements satisfy the appetite for appreciation.



In order to get appreciation one has to put in hard work. In any profession, hard work brings in recognition which leads to appreciation. One is appreciated by saying ‘you have done a good job’ or by awarding a title or by offering money. There are various ways of appreciating people. Winning gold medals in Olympic Games is appreciated by all. Similarly people who are internationally recognized for their contributions to the society are being appreciated by awarding Nobel Prize every year. Such appreciations are inducements for every individual in this world to aspire for them. They kindle the young minds to think for new avenues and modern technologies to make life easy and happy. The world progress depends on the human intelligence and thoughtful action which are appreciated by appropriate authorities.



Sometimes, unfortunately good work is not being appreciated because of personal enmity and jealousy. It is sad, but we do have such incidences in our society. One who is eligible for appreciation is not being appreciated is unacceptable. How to rectify such undesirable actions? Probably unless we eliminate enmity and jealousy we cannot solve this problem. In other words, people liked to be appreciated have to be friendly with their bosses and at times they have to obey and satisfy their wicked wishes. Do you think the appreciation you want to get this way merit any real value? I think such appreciation is worthless and meaningless.



Whenever we are appreciated or not appreciated, let us continue to perform and pursue our goal set in life. One day our achievement will be definitely recognized and we will be appreciated. That is the optimistic view we have to keep in mind.

CHANGED BEHAVIOR





By changing our behavior,

and by taking the path of acceptance

and surrender in one instant,

we can convert conflict into compromise and cooperation

and misery into happiness.

TO QUOTE...


All truth undergoes three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident. – Schopenhauer.



Worry is like a rocking chair – it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere. – Dorothy Galyean



Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. – John Wooden

OUR MOTHER...


Moms....

Moms are caring

Moms are direction

Moms are our mentors

Moms laugh because they love

Moms know without being told

Moms hear without even listening

Moms cry in the quiet of their hearts

Moms sigh without losing their smile

Moms do not always say, but they certainly always see

Moms very being are the opening to our doorway to life

Moms feel us even when we do not feel ourselves

Moms even at their worse are still our mom's

Moms are the true meaning of unconditional

Moms are angels without wings

Moms are why Dad's exist

Moms are daughters too

WHO ARE YOU?

You will be born a human being with a body, a mind and a soul. You will either like it or hate it; either way...it is yours for the keeping. You will experience many emotions from which you will learn lessons imperative to your life's happiness.

You will be enrolled in a human school called, 'life' in which you will receive a book called, 'your book of life'. This book holds the chapters that you will write throughout your time as a human being. You will make mistakes, which will in turn, teach you, lessons vital to your success in this life as a human being.

Your growth will consist of many of trial & errors, which are your lessons in the life as a human. You will fail, you will succeed, and how you deal with either will determine your fate. Your 'failed' attempts will be as much a part of the process of growth as your successions.

Your life's lessons will challenge you until you have learned them well...excelling further or you will push them aside....leaving yourself to mere ignorance.

Life's lessons never end....as long as you are breathing... you will be learning.


ABSOLUTE FAIRNESS




When a lion devours a sheep, is this unfair? From the point of view of the sheep, it is unfair; his being viciously and intentionally murdered with no provocation. From the point of view of the lion, it is fair. He’s hungry and this is the daily bread he feels entitled to. Who is “right?” There is no ultimate or universal answer to this question because there’s no “absolute fairness” floating around to resolve the issue. In fact, fairness is simply a perceptual interpretation, an abstraction, a self-created concept. In spite of the fact that “absolute fairness” does not exist, personal and social moral codes are important and useful.                                                                                                                     - Auriela McCarthy

VIEWPOINT




It is time that we tore away the false facade of "modern science" and exposed the core philosophical underpinnings that have enabled so much pain, suffering and destruction to be carried out in the name of "science." The world of "science" has given us atomic weapons, GMOs, vaccines, toxic synthetic chemicals, pesticides and psychiatric drugs. It has used innocent people in deadly medical experiments and unleashed widespread genetic pollution on our world through the careless proliferation of genetically modified organisms. But the scientists insisted they were creating a better world. "Better living through chemistry," they said two decades ago. And now, a generation later, we are dealing with a collapse of life on our planet so large and so disastrous that it is being called the sixth great extinction of life on our planet.

JUST TO LAUGH...



Teacher: Name some products of West Indies.

Student: I don’t know.

Teacher: Of course, you do. Where do you get sugar from?

Student: We borrow it from our neighbor.



Atom Bomb: An invention to end all inventions.

Committee: Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together.

Office: A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.

Doctor: A person who heals your ills by pills, and kills you by bills.

LINES I LIKED



Ø  Allow others to take care of their own issues.

Ø  Don’t assume what others think about you.

Ø  Every human being is a complex mix of positive, negative, and neutral attributes.

Ø  Feel assured that you have great potential and use it.




Challenge yourself to do better!

Meet you next month – July, 2012

 

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


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