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  • question-mark-dice"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."

  • I'VE BEEN SITTING HERE ALL DAY...A King once thought that he would never fail in anything he undertook, if he knew three things:

    1. When was the right time to do it?
    2. Who were the right people to work with?
    3. What was the most important thing to do?

  • Hierarchy"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."

  • Hellen Keller in IndiaIn 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.

  • why so serious"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."

  • Ethiopia - Muslim tomb (next door)Insightful story: This Too Shall Pass

    Shakir taught the Sufi fakir that fate doesn't care whether a person is good or bad.

    Life is about constant change.

  • self-portrait: to be or not to be.."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."

  • 640-01358405 tortoise and hareOur 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.

  • One Tom"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."

  • Pennies in reliefLike 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

  • PAKISTAN: "REFUGEES FROM 'OBAMA'S WAR' "Unwelcome guests can become useful citizens, given the chance.

    Yet, International Governments desire normal migrants & detest illegal refugees.

    Story on the refugee debate.

  • HutWhat is mine? What is yours? Is it borrowed wealth or real capital?

    What is this world, this life? These possessions, these relationships?

    Insightful Sufi story...

  • Sentimental onion"The first type is The Onion Salary."

    "You get it, you open it, and you weep."

  • Jump over Mt. RainierWho packs our parachutes?

    Story about recognizing and being grateful to people who support us in our life’s journey.

    Also, Rosh’s reflections on 2016 milestones

  • meeting_hammer illustrationYou might have heard people being fired for not doing well, but there are many whose careers are destroyed simply because they do too well.

    Too well for their own good.