“Do the right thing” you were taught as a child, and strive to do so as an adult. But what they didn’t teach you as a child is about impossible choices. Situations that not only have no right choice, but just by their existence change everything. Life loves playing the “heads I win, tails you […]
“What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?” A young priest fresh out of seminary once asked me, when he learned that I was a fan of philosophy and other arcane things. I remember the delight on his face, watching me struggle to come up with an answer. He did not give me […]
All of us have non-negotiables. 11 years ago, fresh out of home, when I went to college, my religious beliefs were non-negotiable. “There is one God eternally existent in three persons, the Bible is His word and The Brethren ( my church) understand it best” In a year, the last part eroded away. Then the […]
Remember that part in the new karate kid movie when Jackie Chan makes Will Smith’s son put on and take off his jacket again and again and again and in the end it all makes sense because he was teaching him the greater lessons about kung fu? And how in the end he uses this […]
Every time you do, you become better. When you do the dishes tonight even though are bone tired, your tomorrow begins better. When, after having wasted the whole day preparing to write your assignment, you force yourself to write one paragraph even though you just want to sleep in shame; the assignment has one less […]
There is a hierarchy of needs. A hierarchy might not imply one is more important than the other, but it often implies one is more urgent than the other.Roti, kapda, makaan, (survival) always gets more attention than freedom and equality. For a society to reach a place where a “higher” goal becomes important, the “lower” […]
I once met a very old man who said he knew every story that Aesop put in his fables, “it’s just that he wrote all of them down, that’s all”. This is the main difference between a blog and a bestseller. Write it (all) down.