Saturday, April 16, 2016

Depends on whether you're looking for meaning or not ~

"Do not listen with the intent to reply,
but with the intent to understand."

Why do we bargain with the people earning the least in our country?
I just don't get it.
You're willing to pay a big amount at a branded store, being well aware that the price isn't worth the product... but you will still continue to tell the vegetable/fruit vendor and rickshaw driver to charge you five rupees less.
#ComeOn!

"There's a physical connection you can draw between how often you have to sharpen your pencil and how much work you've done."
- Caroline Weaver

A painkiller for an adult is like a toy to a crying baby #simile
The pain hasn't gone anywhere but your brain's been informed that it has apparently; the child's hiccups are still making him/her uneasy, but the sound and movement of the toy gets his/her mind off it and works pretty well as a distraction!

Introverts are introverts for a reason and they should never be forced to speak/share too much..
Because they are who they are for a reason!
It's just so sad that our hypocritical society isn't accepting of that nature
Why is everyone constantly stuck on attempting to change one another?
Why? Live and let live?

"It takes years as a woman to unlearn what you have been taught to be sorry for."

I am a firm believer of the fact that karma will find its way back to you (!)

Electricity and the wait for it, when Nani watches katha every evening on TV
#LittleThings

Thai noodles soup and crispy mushrooms with a friend, and a short drive after that whilst discussing the general siyapaas that tend to exist in the life of a twenty five year old female in our society :)

"You can't change someone who doesn't see an issue in their actions."

One amongst many making a mountain out of a molehill about pretty much every thing
Sad emotions are okay around you as long as you're in your bubble
Zero empathy, let alone compassion
Money servants money servants money servants
~ stories of some...

I personally don't even like the term 'servant'
I mean, no one is your slave, so stop treating someone like one!
But ofcourse in our country, they wouldn't say domestic help/helpers... just like they don't say homemaker and instead choose to say housewife

Why is it that people don't give enough attention to the words being used by them!?

A child's thoughts must always be cultivated in the right manner
Of course, the 'right' depends on the parent defining it for the child

"I stopped explaining myself when I realised that people only understand from their level of perception."

In life, you'll come across all sorts of challenges...
Depends on you what you're willing to put at stake for each of them.
The journey will take you places
It'll make you say why me?
How hard is it to let it be and let one be and not hurt that person by saying something you already have, again and again?
Oh it hurts me sometimes to see how people behave with their siblings and children

You meet people, you judge them, you make rigid decisions
Is that how it's supposed to be?
Ofcourse not!

But if there's anything I've learned lately, it's that, whoever is not empathetic will never feel the pain. They are just like that. Detached and insensitive.

"There is something hugely civilised about allowing long pauses in a conversation. Very few people can stand that kind of silence."

The society we live in ~
No matter how the people are in a family, there is always differentiation done between siblings, between a son and a daughter
It amazes me how human beings are still unaware of karma's role in life

It's just so sad that the essence of life is lost around
Not many care about what is to be cared about
People just want to talk about people
It's all become about storing everything in your phone's gallery and not going back to see it
Gut feelings aren't believed by most of us
You're called crazy if you want to follow your heart, because ofcourse money and servants should be the ultimate goal
It's tragic to see most thoughts only going in this direction

"Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another's world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding."
- Bill Bullard

Financial independence isn't a concept that is encouraged
But finding a rich husband is more than welcome!
(yes, it's as sickening as it sounds)

People marry for money and they also believe and think that everyone else must do the same!

"Confidence must be monitored so that it does not spoil or rot and turn to arrogance."

When things start to fall in place, it'll almost feel unbelievably strange
But then again, the universe does have its ways of working things out for you :)

"Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide."

Wake Up - Three Days Grace
~ sung by a friend with passion..
yes, I'm promoting his cover/channel shamelessly :)
#musician

"Never be envious of what someone else has. You don't know the price they paid to get it, and you don't know the price they are paying to keep it."

You want something I would never even think of wanting. I want something you don't want. Fair enough. Keep your choice with yourself and let me keep mine with me. I absolutely fail to understand (as always) as to why validation is necessary or even important! Why?
I'm not putting my nose in your life and passing opinions, you shouldn't either!

"Astrology is a great excuse to blame planets for your incompetence."

Neerja Bhanot ~ what an inspiration!
I haven't seen the movie but the story is extraordinary and so was she :)

"You haven't truly given until you have given till it hurts."

What do you think you should do? ~ A mother questioning her eleven year old in different situations, in an attempt to ensure that the child uses his/her own mind to think and isn't just instructed what to do instead
#GoodParenting

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his/her point of view, until you climb inside of his/her skin and walk around in it." - Atticus Finch
~ something I've always said and believed in
... I was genuinely surprised to know that it's a quote from one of the books that has been on my list; To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I've only added the 'her' as I do not like the male being the obvious gender even in a quotation

Before Sunrise
Serendipity
Before Sunset
#movies

"The heart has its reasons, and they aren't debate topics."

I'm aware that this post was supposed to be about Make A Difference but one more meeting with the kids is needed for me to be able to sum it up precisely :)

Take Yours, I'll Take Mine - Matthew Mole
Fall - Meera Shenoy
Boy With A Coin - Iron and Wine
The Cave - Mumford and Sons
#music

"Whenever you feel like criticising anyone," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." - F. Scott Fitzgerald