Insightful thought-provoking stories of perception & observation, perceptivity & insight. Mind is a garden, thoughts are seeds. Grow flowers, or you'll get weeds
“Master the Diderot Effect”, Rosh said simply, “Diderot’s story had a lesson. That poverty has its freedoms; opulence has its obstacles.”
“Hundreds of years before Diderot, Kabir preached the same message. That less is more. Be happy as you are. मन लागो मेरो यार फकीरी में (mann laago mero yaar fakiri mein).”
"Can't she just email the bank," Hosh asked, "and just cut-up and throw your card away?"
"Some banks allow that," said Rosh, "but cards and card numbers are the property of the bank."
owLying works, and is good for us. When we do it well, we get what we want. If we don't get what we want, we know that we need to improve on our lying skills. More lying practice is needed. That's why we lie all the time.
Tests conducted in 2002 by Feldman, showed that students told three lies on average per ten minutes of conversation.
“I won’t forget to smile”, he said, nuzzling her lovingly “as I face my fears. But do you know how to protect yourself against lightning strikes?”
His face was serious again. She didn’t know what she would do when the crash came, but it didn’t matter.
“They can act as judge, jury and executioner. Their heavy handed actions can ruin the lives of the very people that pay their premiums.”
“Ruined because of a slip. Ruined because an allegation was made. Or ruined because someone dared demand that their contract be respected.”
Informative story on how to drive to the conditions.
Conditions of the road, of your car & yourself, and of traffic & hazards around you.
Good driving habits...
"When people live as intimately together as couples do, there aren't many secrets left."
"Distance creates mystique, familiarity breeds contempt."
"Love loses its glamour when you are under the same sheets, smelling each other's farts."
“Unlike many other countries, insurers in New Zealand are almost free to insure or refuse to insure anyone they choose.”
“No Kiwi has a right to insurance, and the insurance industry is free to refuse your application or cancel your policy at its whim. It does not have to provide reasons or justification.”
Thrilling Story: Encounter in the alley
A father returns to his estranged son after six years. But the son has learnt to survive without him.
Can they reunite?
"Pa," Hosh suddenly asked. "Do we have a right to Euthanasia?"
"That is an interesting question," Rosh answered between bites. "Why do you ask?"
Executive decisions screw the minions regardless of who is at fault.
A dictator’s minister avoids being mauled by dogs, but Rosh is dubious of the story message...
Nothing changes in the world around you, yet your world changes completely.
The eye sees. The eye of the beholder is the key.
"I oppose tax cuts," Isha was saying, "because they benefit the rich. The rich get a lot more money back than the ordinary taxpayers like me. That's not fair."
“You’re not the only one who feels that way," Rosh replied, "what you forget is that they’ve paid a lot more in the first place, so it is only fair that they get more of it back."
“But it only cost $24,” Isha was explaining, “much better value than your beer would have been.”
“Beer would have made you look better at night than your cold cream,” Rosh was furious.
Rosh tries to follow the money to gauge where growing worldwide debt & money printing might lead us.
Was the wealth effect in NZ just a game of musical chairs?
A new boy is glad he’s found the bottle-lovers, when he overhears Rosh condoning intoxication.
Funny story with translation of song lyrics: Nasha sharab me hota
This was Cape of Comorin - the Cape Reinga of India – almost at the southernmost tip of the peninsula. We were in a town called Kanyakumari in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.
Contrary to the sensational popular belief that Kanyakumari lies at the meeting point of three bodies of water, the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, it is surrounded by only one: the Laccadive Sea.
Shouldn’t I benefit from fruits of my labor?
Employee engagement is driven by purpose, recognition & monetary incentives.
Insightful tale on worker demotivation...
Rosh recounts funny Haiku Error Messages from Salon Challenge, when his laptop freezes.
Interesting story with Japanese Zen Poetry on computer & windows errors.
Rosh reflects on Future Outlook 2017 & use of technologies in diverse sectors from transportation to health, to decide what course to set for family finances.
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