Insightful thought-provoking stories of perception & observation, perceptivity & insight. Mind is a garden, thoughts are seeds. Grow flowers, or you'll get weeds
"To become rich," Rosh said, "you have to become different first. Do things differently, see things differently. From the majority."
"It takes vision to see what others can't see yet. And faith in your vision to convert it into a reality. And resources to make it happen. And courage to actually do it."
"Interpreting the right-to-die within the right-to-life is contentious," said Rosh, "While one can choose not to exercise one's right-to-life (a right explicitly protected in NZ) or choose to commit suicide (which is legal in NZ) etc., one's right-to-life does not extend to allowing someone else to take one's life."
"Voluntary consent is therefore not a universally valid defence for murder."
"Within the current legislature, the UK Court could not justify the right to kill under an individual's private affairs despite voluntary consent, as this would cheapen the right-to-life for others."
"The protection of all its citizens by State was deemed to be of greater importance than the respect for an individual's autonomy."
"This is also the reason why people drink more in noisy pubs and discoes and then make stupid decisions there. Because their brain gets too overloaded. It simply can't think properly in all that din."
"And when you drink there, it gets even worse. The dumbest chick starts looking like Aphrodite."
The turret opened. A man's head and shoulders appeared, looking toward the sniper.
The sniper raised his rifle and fired. The head fell heavily on the turret wall.
Reflections on Liam O'Flaherty story, The Sniper.
War makes enemies out of brothers & neighbors.
In the darkness within & without, do they know who they shoot at or why?
"Music was traditionally taught and practiced orally. Sounds transmitted the vibrations of existence long before language developed and became capable of conveying conceptions."
"Language ensured broader and consistent comprehensibility of ideas through a linguistic code, but words, the code, the language - itself became the bottleneck in communication."
"Subroto asks that if a physical entity like phosphorous can glow on its own, why cannot another physical entity like sound do the same?"
"Is it because our paradigm of properties of sound with respect to our sound apparatus doesn't allow us to experience this?"
“There used to be a saying: No one can hear you scream in space! But NASA says there is sound in the Cosmos."
"Do you want to hear the sound of Space?" Hosh asked his brother.
"But I don't understand, Pa," Josh concluded. "Looks to me like the hermit justified everything that happened, as being the right thing, after it had already happened."
"But hindsight is not really wisdom."
"From next week, you are going to join Karate lessons," he said after Josh had finished speaking.
"You will at least learn to defend yourself, if you can't learn to keep out of trouble in the first place."
"I sometimes feel like doing some damage," Josh's eyes were filled with tears, "they are so unfair. They are not my schoolmates, but curses that plague me constantly."
"It annoys me so much, I don't know what to do with them... Or myself... Anymore."
In 1955, this 75 year old battler embarked on one of her longest and most grueling journeys.
A 40,000-mile, five-month-long tour through Asia.
"Time magazine recently named six inspirational young people in its first class of next generation leaders. People, it said, who are leaders of tomorrow because they are working hard to change their worlds today."
"A 28-year-old Indian architect, Alok Shetty, is one of them. Why? Because of his pioneering work in designing affordable flood-proof houses for slum dwellers."
"People have the choice," Rosh smiled, "but not a right, to commit suicide, and therefore the State does not have to protect it. Suicide is legal only so that the victim is not punished (to protect life)."
"However, I agree that it is important that suffering should not be prolonged unnecessarily."
Our education system has become a race. A race amongst all sorts of participants. Fast and slow, bright and dumb.
And it’s not always the fast or bright who get to win this race. Like in the old Aesopian fable about a race between a hare and a tortoise.
How to make traditional spicy tea?
Isha teaches Hosh about Indian culture & gives tea cooking tips.
Informative story with delicious Masala Chai cooking recipe.
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"You've always been the second boy, spotting opportunities where others couldn't see them. Finding silver linings even in manure! Put the same hat on."
"Your real boss is the one who walks around under your own hat."
Like Head and Tail, two sides of a coin, does man have two sides too?
Are people good or bad, or is it all in the eye?
Insightful story with pointers from Kabir
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