This is a tricky one. At the centre of our progressive thinking, we’ve placed so much emphasis on education. We’ve heard, many times without a number, how a well-educated labor force is important in achieving economic growth of a country, that with higher education, prosperity and wealth creation can be achieved.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney
Before he was a king, he was dropped from his high school basketball varsity team and placed in the junior varsity side due to his height. He was 5’10”. His shooting was merely good, his defensive ability mediocre. He went home, locked himself in the bedroom and cried. Years later, he would emerge as the greatest basketball player in the history of the game, with numerous awards, including 5 MVP awards.
That’s a movie, one that can cure your insomnia in a jiffy. But look, relationships were never made easy for our folks, either. Even so, the way we’ve steadfastly been airing dirty linen in public is becoming something of a trademark.
It’s hard preventing relationships, more so marriages, from going bad. Some are beset by problems from the onset, some turning disastrous while others, which seemed like fortresses, crumbling down. But even with poor relations taking place between two supposed heartthrobs, the end doesn’t have to be a tense affair. Read the rest of this entry »
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
It takes will to venture into a relationship, when wounds of your past have created a fortress out of your heart. The will to know there could be some dark corners in it. More importantly, the will to ignore some of the things that you’ll find in the next person and press on, even if choices have consequences.
If Adam and Eve were to take theatre seats and watch the movie we call ‘Relationship’, they would certainly be engulfed in fits of hysterical laughter. Not since the infamous days of the forbidden apple has the term ‘perfection’ looked to have lost its meaning, as modern day human beings seek to make it their currency.
As a result, love and relationships are bordering on, if not, superficial. Even in our dating lives, we’ve sought to portray ourselves as the human versions of showroom brands like the Beamer, Jaguar or Benz, so as to thrill our love interests. Only your good side is shown, only your ambitious side is expressed, as any wrong impression will deal a punch in your face called rejection.
Nothing for something. That’s what you are left with when you allow your testosterone to engage in the sixth gear, as you end up behaving like a teenager with hormonal imbalances. Not a free ride that your lustful body craves for, not a gift from an ungrateful recipient of your biased generosity. Read the rest of this entry »
What good is speed if the brain has oozed out on the way? ~ Karl Kraus
It’s a fatal attraction, the need for speed. The desire to explore the full potential of the hot wheels and the magnificent engineering makes an ego get turned on, get a rush from driving. The pleasure in seeing the speedometer hitting triple figures and going, as the car nonchalantly zooms past others with impatient ease, can result in noise growing from an eerie, stunned silence. Powerful but grave.