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Everyone in this world encounters the problem of too much in various situations. We know very well that anything more than optimum is always not desirable. But some of us do not agree with this statement because they want to reach the maximum, whether it is money, achievement, body strength or any other such things. Once a friend of mine asked me a pertinent question: why rich people go on amassing too much money, wealth, property etc.? What do they do with all those which they may not use by themselves? Yes, it is true that one does not need more than what he/she wants; but still some of us want more and more and they become greedier in possessing too much.


Of course, too much is always useless and sometimes dangerous too. But one thing is certain, that we should know our limit and try to enjoy what we have. Going for more is really a problem. Take for example; drinking of alcohol is ok if it is within the limit. If it is beyond the limit and too much drinking certainly affect our health and lead to an unhappy life.


Many of us are attracted by more attractive articles advertised in dailies and magazines and now in the internet regarding the improvement of health by consuming certain vitamins or other products required for improving health. I have seen a number of people around me bought such supplements, as they are called without prescription by a physician. In the long run, it became too much and the excess levels led to more complications. In fact, the sellers of the supplements give all details and side-effects in small prints which are invariably no one read seriously. If they do, many will not venture to consume such fancy supplements at all.

Too much wealth is one another thing which creates problems in family at later stage. Rich people try to plough in the profits they earn from one business into another business and thus generate more wealth. One of the positive things we learn from it is that those rich people in fact, provide opportunity for thousands of people jobs and thus help a number of families to earn their bread and live better.

On the other hand, the black money generated through private businesses brings pain to the rich people who are harassed by the law of the land. So they have to tackle the law in such a way that they can escape the strict rules and go for generating more and more black money which neither they use nor their family because they possess too much. Too much wealth has to be stored and protected. Sometimes certain banks help in this. Take for example a simple instance of offering one toy to a child to play as compared to a dozen toys which the child may not able to handle and use. The child tries to choose the best of the dozen and throw the rest of them. That is the way many men and women buy their costly dresses every time to fill up their wardrobe rather than using them daily. They too feel that problem of too much and try to select a few which they like to wear and leave the rest in the wardrobes or offer to others.

How to solve the problem of too much then? We feel that too much is always not desirable, but at the same time we continue to buy and collect too much. It appears that it’s an inherent character of human mind to go for too much without knowing what to do with them later on. Solving the problem of too much is very simple, but the adoption of the simple philosophy is very difficult for many. Most of our spiritual gurus and religions preach us to lead a simple life. It needs will-power to resist the desire for too much. For those who have more money in their pocket, it becomes too difficult to resist such desires. On the other hand those who do not have money cannot have the desires to have too much.

Therefore, our desires are the main causes for the problem of too much. Let us try to have much not too much and have limited or controlled desires to solve the problem of too much.



Things change for the better when we take responsibility for our own thoughts, decisions and actions. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Feeling healthy and feeling good about yourself is not a luxury - it's an absolute necessity. - Eleanor Roosevelt


India is growing rapidly, be it in population, in economy, in number of vehicles or in corruption. The recent provisional census data for the year 2011 show that we are 1.21 billion people, nearly 17.5% of the global population, making every sixth person in the world an Indian. We are only next to China in total population, which is contributing 19.4% to the world population with 1.341 billion people. Our population has increased over five times in the last 110 years from 0.24 billion in 1901. About 181 million people have been added in the last decade, with a decadal growth rate of 17.64% and annual growth of 1.64%, while China has a much lower decadal growth rate (5.43%) as well as annual growth rate (053%). Even the global annual population growth rate (1.23%) is much lower than that of India. Does this mean that are we adding more people year after year?                - Drs. H. S. Sudhira and K. V.Gururaja


1: Decide how much weight you need to lose - Most people start their weight loss journey by claiming to be xyz kilos overweight. This isn't a healthy way to project or aim for weight loss. Calculate your desired weight against your height by using reliable methods like the BMI, and set a healthy weight loss target. This is often half the battle won.

2: Time management - Decide which part of your day will be dedicated to exercise, within your current work and home life routine. If you don't do this now, your days will be rushed and unplanned.

3: Stock your kitchen - Keep your house well-stocked with fruits, vegetables, healthy meats, grains, cereals, spices, and favorers. All of this will go into helping the next step - cooking healthy meals at home.

4: Eat healthy home cooked meals - Whether it's you who's cooking, a family-member, or house help, ensures that every one practices healthy cooking methods, and ingredients. Use less oil, low salt, fresh produce, and you'll start seeing results in no time.

5: Start a cardio + weights workout - A healthy weight loss program is incomplete without a good exercise routine, and weight training mixed with cardio is the best way to lose weight. You can either start a home work-out today, or rely on gyms for fitness training.

6: Alter your snacking habits - Set French fries aside, skip that aerated drink, and ban those unhealthy deep fried samosas.

7: Have at least one active hobby - It isn't sufficient to rely on just 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity per day. Moving from bed to office chair, and back to bed, isn't a healthy way to live. Buy a motion sensor gaming console that lets you enjoy social games with friends and family, plan weekend trips, clean your house once a week, dance, play sports, the list is endless.

8: Find a solution to combat stress - Stress is always detrimental to healthy weight loss in the long run. Find ways to combat stress and you'll soon realize that your diet and exercise aren't sabotaged anymore, and that you truly do see results. Look at yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercises, or simple hobbies like reading to fight stress.

9: Drink plenty of water - You've known that your body relies heavily on water for all important bodily functions, and yet you skimp on drinking adequate quantities of water every day.

10: Plan healthy vacations - Healthy vacations aren't impossible. Take a look at how you can eat smart on a holiday, and then at bodyweight workouts that you can carry with you wherever you go.



Ram: Dad, who is an idiot?

Dad: An idiot is one who tries explaining his ideas in such a strange way that one who’s listening can’t understand him. Do you understand?

Ram: No.


Two thieves are trying to fit a bomb in a car.

Thief 1: What to do if a bomb explodes when we’re fixing it?

Thief 2: Don’t worry; I have an extra bomb!




Blind trust – To be able to have abiding faith and belief in each other.

A good listener – Someone who lends a patient ear when you wish to vent, without trying to bring in his/her own tale of woe!

Empathy – Someone who worries for you and helps you solve problems.

Time – Friends must make time for each other.

Compromise and acceptance – At times, friends need to give way to each other.

Support and a boost for your morale – What use is a friend who will not raise a voice or hand in your support?

Support – You need friends to be there for you, even if just as a quiet, supportive presence.

Enrichment – Friends who help enrich your lives are more valued!                                                                
- V. D. Nangia

Temple is a 6 letter word. Church is a 6 letter word.

Mosque is a 6 letter word.


Geeta is a 5 letter word. Bible is a 5 letter word.

Quran is a 5 letter word


Ø  More of anything is seldom desirable.

Ø  More makeup soon makes you ugly.

Ø  Whatever happens will happen – if you worry about it or not.

Ø  Wanting something too much creates anxiety in yourself and resistance in others.


Forgive even when it’s hard!

Meet you next month – October, 2012


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

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