100 messages and nothing to talk. 50 forwards and nothing to see. 40 Video downloads to delete , 30 good morning messages to ignore, 20 jokes to filter, 10 random motivational links to yawn and 0 interactions with 100 people connected.
So, one day if you decide to change all that, and have a real conversation, what happens?
People around the world are working at their piece. But are they thinking of making these diverse pieces work together for an unified peace? Because if there is no peace, then each of the individual pieces will not work either. Zero sum game. We’ve reached a stage where a news report about something good and positive will become a breaking news alert instead of it being a way of life.
Let us join hands to celebrate a world #ceasefire day. And this is not just for guns, but for anger, in mind and body.
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.
Looks like your math is not quite working out here. There are more innocent people dying than ever before. If that’s not by design, then its way over time you did something about restoring this balance. So we have been living the past few thousand years in just love and fresh air (in select places.) Faith is wearing out really. Need something more tangible, visible like instant justice.
Gender equality and respect is not a project, drive, or movement.Its a way of life. When will you be driven be reason rather than emotions? What are you going to differently today? Answer these 10 questions and see if it makes you uncomfortable? you will know where to start.
So what has changed? What will change ? Nothing really.Some of the things events or activities that happened last year will again happen this year.Just like last year you were hoping it would be a new year with new things…but as time progressed you found out increasingly that it was the same thing happenieng again. you couldnt change yourself much and therefore the results didnt change either. So what are you celebrating the new year for this time?
This article is inspired by my 17 seconds of interaction with Amitabh Bachchan at the India Today #Conclave14 meet at New Delhi. As he walked out of the hotel,a sea of people surrounded him, just to say a word,or to touch him or hear him speak and for some of us, just to look and check if he’s for real !
Where there are people,there will be conflict.Most common at workplace. Yet workplace is also the place where you learn the best lessons in compromise,maturity and balance. How many times have you stood your ground and made your point forcefuly?How many times have you got into an argument and nothing really came out of it? How many times have you snapped at the slightest provocation ? These situations are here to stay,and will be there with you for the rest of your work life.So its best you know how to handle it.