If you could time travel and meet your 16 year old self, what could you possibly say that would make sense to him or her? So much has changed,that it almost seems impossible to share any guidance that would make sense so many years ago.
But if I had to, then here are a few observations that would perhaps still hold true back then.
If you ever thought that wood chips and flakes were worth nothing,think again.An entire temple-set can be constructed with these shredded nothings! Such is the brilliance of these artisans who surface each year to showcase their handcrafted idols during the auspicious Durga-Puja festival.
This a hugely under-marketed, under-advertised festival globally, that if done properly, it could attract at least three times the number of all tourists visiting the Brazilian carnival!
The irrationality of a full scale war has been the best detrrent. So now that we are used to terror attacks, we are getting great at condemning these attacks…by doing nothing. We are getting super tolerant. Super resistant.That we have prevented a full scale war.
Even if you searched Google for successful introverts – the top search results had words like insanely, wildly,crazily successful introverts! Take a look at the advertisements around us and you will notice words like “Mean-Machine”, “Killer-shot” , or in sports “that went like a tracer bullet”, or in food “that’s like gunpowder hot” or even birthdays “Have-a-blast” , defining excellence in ability,taste or even celebration.
Wait a minute. Didn’t we define terrorists by those superlatives?
Just like Sachin is to Cricket, Cricket is to other sports in the country. Everyone focuses only or mostly on Cricket , and once in 4 years when Olympics come along, the nation wakes up to lesser mortals and their stories of struggles and survivals.
If its in your blood then why not in your attitude? Everyone talking about being positive, but those who go through hell say it is impossible to stay positive when everything around you is going wrong. Easier said than done. on the other hand some people want to be positive but don’t know how.
So here is a break-down on how to stay positive mentally in the face of adversity.
The various systems in the world live or die with their herds. They form an integral part of the ecosystem. Yet, the herd mentality is looked down upon without realizing the power of it all.The constant combustion, compression, expansion and pressure will create a new nerd to lead the herds!