Friday, November 29, 2013



NARA'S NOTEPAD
 
VOLUME 9
 
DECEMBER 2013
 
NUMBER 12

 
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DON'T OVERTHINK

MEMO FROM NARA...




Every short story ends with a moral. Even a novel is written to illustrate explicitly the truth of human life. The great Epics like Ramayana and Mahabarata are known to teach good things of life. People know that very well, but unfortunately following those good things is not happening. Elders always remind the young people the importance of those famous stories and morals. But everyone listens to those stories and do not try to follow the teachings. Therefore we see anarchy in our society which is highly divided as rich and poor.

Religion is one that divided the people of the World as Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists. Such divisions have created a kind of hatred among them. All these religions tell stories in order to change the minds of people towards love and affection. Only a minority of the population like to follow the teachings and lead a civilized and peaceful life. But majority of human beings indulge in all types of unacceptable habits and behaviours.

Children in schools learn from their teachers many stories with high moral values. They repeat them to remind the morals. But unfortunately those morals remain only as morals not practiced. The reason is quite obvious. In our society there are all kinds of people with diverse background. To cope up with such people and their children is a major problem. However many children are transformed at school level, they fall a prey to the surroundings and the people live in those surroundings. How to change it? Obviously it is very difficult because the disparity between such groups of people is far wide. Parents are responsible to bring up the children with good morals and values. But if the parents themselves are not following the moral values, then how the children will change in spite of good school education. It is a big problem the teachers face today. The teachers always instruct the parents to take care of their wards to follow what they taught in the class room. Unless parents are careful to transform their children as good citizens of the world it becomes very difficult for anyone to solve the problem of unrest in the world.

Every day we come across cruel happenings all over the world. Unimaginable, uncivilized, shocking events are seen everywhere. How to control it and to create a social order in the future? Sociologists are working on various issues. They should consider the social behaviours of people for a peaceful life on our planet. Instead of preaching high ideals, it is better to teach how to lead a simple life with high thinking. Those who are involved in transforming society through spirituality and religious piousness should concentrate on social order and creation of a better society for the future.

 
 
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Dr. V.V. Ramamurthy, Principal Scientist (Entomology) and National Coordinator, IARI, New Delhi

for sponsoring Dec. 2013, Jan. and Feb. 2014 issues.

AND

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Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad

for sponsoring March 2014 to Dec. 2014 issues.

 
 
LINES I LIKED

PART 1

A BOOK BY NARA

264 PAGES, PRICE: Rs. 150/-

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A. Narayanan, at Coimbatore to:

Prof. A. Narayanan, #19, Phase 5, Maharani Avenue, Vadavalli,

Coimbatore – 641 041 giving your postal address.

BOOST YOUR BRAIN POWER...





One of the best ways to boost your intelligence is to read more! You can read faster (and thus consume more knowledge) by getting your speech mechanism out of the equation. So give your mouth something to do, like eating, humming, or chewing gum to get through that stuff quickly. Then, take some time to absorb and reflect on what you read to keep it in your memory.

The more you can contribute to a conversation, a meeting, or other discourse, the smarter you'll come off. Even if it means admitting ignorance or asking questions, you'll still look better than if you stay silent—and you might actually learn something in the process.

When engaged in a heated discussion with your friends, you're bound to stumble upon a few holes in your knowledge. It's okay to admit when you don't know something, but if you're feeling particularly self-conscious and want to keep up the appearance of intelligence, the key is emphasizing what you do know. If you're in an argument, don't stress disagreement so much as agreement—that way, you aren't straying away from things you know about.

HAPPINESS IS...




v  A good talk and a cup of coffee with the person you love.

v  Standing on the balcony sipping tea.

v  A long walk with a friend.

v  A fresh new haircut.

v  A window seat on a bus.

v  Talking to your best friend for hours.

v  A cool breeze on a summer night.

v  Letting go and never looking back.

v  A family reunion after years.

STEPS TO STOP A SELFISH PERSON FROM HURTING YOU...




1 Realization. This is the hardest step, and as much as this friend or lover means to you, you need to ask yourself if you’re being used in the relationship. If you feel like you’re doing all the giving while the other person only takes, big chances are, you’re being used in the relationship. Learn to see the signs and more importantly, learn to accept it when you think you’re being used.

2 Detachment. If you’re not happy in a relationship, you’d definitely feel miserable all the time. It’s not easy to break away from a selfish person, especially when they mean so much to you. Confronting or breaking away won’t help you, because this selfish person may not care whether you exist and that would hurt you more. Instead, learn to detach yourself slowly, a little more with each passing day.

3 Retain your personality. Don’t change overnight. If you change overnight, your selfish mate may walk away from you the next morning and that would hurt you more and leave you feeling weaker. On the other hand, this selfish person may realize that you’re starting to stand up for yourself and in the fear of losing you, they may start to show more affection to you just to change you back to the meek old self. Don’t fall for that ploy.

4 Replicate their behaviour. When you feel like you have the strength to stand up for yourself and face the situation, let your selfish lover or friend see themselves in you. Replicate their behaviour, and start behaving just like they do. It’s time they get a taste of their own medicine. By doing this, it would help you in two ways. It will help you get back at this selfish person. And at the same time, it will help you see for yourself how you were being manipulated by this person.

5 Drift away. Selfish people never change. They just look for someone to use, and quite frankly, they can’t help it themselves. So if you’re in a relationship with a selfish someone, don’t try to change them. It will never work. Get back at them by behaving just like how they would behave with you, and whenever you feel like you’ve got your vengeance and have the strength to move, walk away for good. 

 

JUST TO LAUGH...




The bride kissed her father and placed something in his hand. Everyone in the room was wondering what was given to the father by the bride.
The father could feel the suspense in the air and all eyes were on him to divulge the secret and say something.
So he announced "Ladies and Gentlemen today is the luckiest day of my life." Then he raised his hands with what his daughter gave him and continued.....
 My daughter finally, finally returned my Credit card to me."

The whole audience including the priest erupted in laughter.......... all except......
the poor Groom!!
.

My daughter finally, finally returned my Credit card to me." The whole audience including the priest erupted in laughter... all except... the poor Groom!!

 

Man: Is there any medicine for long life?
Doctor: Get married.
Man: Will it help?
Doctor: No, it’ll avoid such thoughts…

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS...


 

 

1.        Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.

2.        Do not think it worthwhile to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.

3.        Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed.

4.        When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children endeavour to overcome it by argument and not by authority.

5.        Have respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.

6.        Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.

7.        Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

8.        Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.

9.        Be scrupulously truthful, even if the truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.

10.     Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness.



Eliminate your fear of discomfort!


Meet you next month – January, 2014


 


Professor A. Narayanan, Ph. D., FISPP


 


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