Thursday, September 29, 2016


NARA'S NOTEPAD

VOLUME 12
OCTOBER 2016
NUMBER 10

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WE ALL LEARN

FROM

EACH OTHER

MEMO FROM NARA



Plunging world economy, civil war in Syria, waves of refugees into Europe, terrorist attack all over the world, and climate change are some of the problems faced by the world today. Leaders of the nations meet at various places discuss the situations and disperse. The follow-up is not encouraging at all. Media highlight the everyday incidents caused by these problems. In fact, it is not easy to tackle such problems, as they are as complex as they are. Disagreement among national leaders is one of the reasons to make the problems more complex. Every country thinks of its own interest first. If it is beneficial, then it supports the point of view of other countries, otherwise not. After the summit meets, no one knows how the problems are dealt with. Diplomats and secretaries make umpteen visits to various countries and make further attempts to implement the agreements made by the political leaders. Sometimes they are successful but most of the time they are not successful because of the internal problems of each country.

How to solve these problems? Delay it! By the time new problems arise and new summit meets are planned. Thus the story continues. It is a never ending process faced by the world. In between, apart from the man-made problems nature-made problems like drought, flood, earthquakes, landslides, forest fires etc. occur. Good lot of money and effort are spent on these. Human lives lost in these calamities are lost forever. Destructions were reconstructed by spending quite a lot of money. Thus solutions are found for natural calamities.

In the final analysis there is no life without problems. For some problems solutions are found, few have partial solutions and very few problems have no solutions at all. So we have to live with the world problems taking appropriate step to manage them.

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF




It is one of the qualities that you'll always find in highly successful people.
They have an unshakable belief in themselves and their ability to be an extraordinary success in life.
And almost everyone has the capacity to do wonderful things with his or her life.
Unfortunately, most people do not believe in themselves ... enough.
Every one of us has some feelings of inferiority.
We think we're not as good as other people and we think we're not good enough to acquire and enjoy the things we want in life.
And some of us even think, "If the people around me really knew how little I know, I'd be in big trouble."
You must learn to believe in yourself.
You must develop your beliefs to such an extent that they serve you and serve you well each and every day.
You see ... the men and women who accomplish extraordinary things are just ordinary people who developed their belief systems so well that they are able to overcome any obstacles that get in their way and keeping on until they reach their goals.

OBSERVE...



Keep your eyes open.
There are things happening, all around you, all the time.
The scene of events is interesting, illuminating, full of news and meaning.
It’s a great show — an impressive parade of things worth knowing.
Admission is free — keep your eyes open. T
here are only two kinds of experience: the experience of ourselves and the experience of others. Our own experience is slow, laboured, costly, and often hard to bear.
The experience of others is a ready-made set of directions on knowledge and life.
Their experience is free; we need suffer none of their hardships; we may collect on all their good deeds.
All we have to do is observe!

TEACH, READ AND WRITE



TEACH

If you would have knowledge, knowledge sure and sound, teach. Teach your children, teach your associates, teach your friends. In the very act of teaching, you will learn far more than your best pupil.



Knowledge is relative; you possess it in degrees. You know more about reading, writing, and arithmetic than your young child. But teach that child at every opportunity; try to pass on to him all you know, and the very attempt will produce a great deal more knowledge inside your own brain.


READ

From time immemorial it has been commonly understood that the best way to acquire knowledge was to read. That is not true. Reading is only one way to knowledge, and in the writer’s opinion, not the best way. But you can surely learn from reading if you read in the proper manner.



What you read is important, but not all important. How you read is the main consideration. For if you know how to read, there’s a world of education even in the newspapers, the magazines, on a single billboard or a stray advertising dodger. The secret of good reading is this: read critically!


WRITE

To know it — write it! If you’re writing to explain, you’re explaining it to yourself! If you’re writing to inspire, you’re inspiring yourself! If you’re writing to record, you’re recording it on your own memory. How often you have written something down in order to be sure you would have a record of it, only to find that you never needed the written record because you had learned it by heart!



The men of the best memories are those who make notes, who write things down. They just don’t write to remember, they write to learn.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

TO QUOTE




However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Stephen Hawking



The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence. –Charles Bukowski



Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, these are all characteristics which exist everywhere. It is regrettably the way human nature functions, whether we like it or not. What successful economics do is keep it to minimum. – Alan Greenspan



Voters reap what they sow! We are also compelled to reap what others sowed! because democracy is all about numbers. – Kiran Bedi

PREACHING



Don't preach. Most people already know what's right and wrong. Many of life’s events are beyond your control, but how you react to them is within your control.

  1. When things go wrong, look in the mirror and you'll generally find the responsible party.
  2. Worrying is stewing, not doing. Worry is the price you pay for something that has less than one chance in ten of happening.
  3. Wear a smile. It increases your face value and one size fits all.
  4. FEAR stands for False Evidence Appearing Real.
  5. Don't cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.
  6. The world is not fair. Accept it.
  7. Things will not always go your way. Deal with it.
  8. Everyone will not agree with you, get along with you, or treat you the way you would like. So what?
  9. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
  10. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

JUST TO LAUGH



A car belonging to a pregnant patient was broken into. The only thing that was stolen was a wine bottle in a brown paper bag. It turns out, that’s where she was keeping her urine sample, which she’d brought in to be tested.

“Here,” says the nurse, handing the patient a urine specimen container.  “The bathroom‘s over there.” A few minutes later, the patient comes out of the bathroom. “Thanks,” he says, returning the empty container. “But there was a toilet in there, so I didn’t need this after all.”

A frantic man calls his doctor: “My wife is pregnant, and her contractions are only 2 minutes apart!” “Is it her first child?” the doctor asks. “No,!” the man shouts. “This is her husband!”

LINES I LIKED




Ø  Look at all the imperfections around you.

Ø  Look at every set of stairs as an enticement to exercise.

Ø  Look at situations to find the humorous side of it

Ø  Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion not accusation.

Ø  Look at the visuals that stare at us.


Learn to see the wonders of Nature!


Meet you next month –November, 2016


 


Professor A. Narayanan, Ph. D., FISPP



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