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?
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!
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?
What is your perception of Garfield ? The smug cat. The cat with attitude. Right? But what if there was another side to it? Would you even consider that as an option ? Think of those people around you and how you perceive them without really knowing their other side.
Its Friday night , raining and cold outside, you are snuggled up inside the bed watching your favorite tele serial :Chota Bheem. Or its a lazy Sunday afternoon and you are watching POGO, and if that’s not enough you have Doremon slated for Sunday night prime time.! Now before you think I’ve gone cuckoo, this is what could become a reality if the censorship authorities have their way. No place or space for good classy mature adult content. Because they believe ,you just cant handle it.
In this day and age, where does the average Joe stand ? Is he expected to buckle up like all the other supermen or is he expected to fade away into oblivion? When the great speakers advocate follow your heart and the average Joe believes that and tries to implement those thoughts at his workplace, more often than not, it backfires.
When someone you know says “I have the best deal in the world” – what is your reaction?How many times have you heard this at a social gathering or at work or even at school ? And if you quietly shrug and smile. There is a problem. Has it occurred to you that the world might think of you as a LOSER ?
If someone told you in the year 1960 – that man would land on the moon in less than a decade – what would you say? Was it was somebody’s belief that it would happen or someones logic that it could happen.?
What do we do when we are under stress ? What to do we follow Logic or Belief?
When was the last time someone said, leave the known devil and go find the unknown angel? When was the last time you thought about taking a risk rather than de-risking ? When was the last time you followed your heart more than your brain?
We all are a part of a society which is highly stereotypical, we form opinions ,pass judgements and comments based on the most common answer.But there are times when we go horribly wrong with an age old or a popular notion. what happens then? An innocent person is victmised.We dont care about it – until one day that innocent person is you. How do you prove your innocence when you are in a stereotypical environment?