Ever since I’ve tried to take my own decisions, make my own choices and take my own chances, I’ve looked for either left or right or black or white. School probably taught us that things were either right or wrong and there was no midway that considered anything partially correct and partially incorrect.
As we grew up the importance of being completely right almost diminished because rationality and a choice of opinions always differed. Looking in the mirror at myself today I can’t say I’m correct but I can say I’m different. Because, there’s never just a yes or a no. In certain circumstances there might be a maybe as well. There might be a path not taken, there might be an answer that tells I’m limitless and there might be a mixture of black and white both.
At times people consider this as arrogance or ego because they feel that none of today’s generation wants to follow the path they led. But, it’s not like that, the truth is we’re all on a journey to find our own path because ultimately every destination has more than one route.
It’s whimsical how all of us are in search for the right grey, while our parents, teachers and elders are trying to look for their child who knew just the right black or white.
It’s never necessary to prove anybody wrong but one thing that’s really vital is that grey matters too. 🙂
What’s a “Writer’s Block” really? The incapability of a writer to write new creative content? Or the condition of being unable to think? Or both, the condition of being unable to think of original creative content?
It’s not just about writers that I’m worried today. I want to understand of this “BLOCK” generally. I wish to understand what’s this block that, just came into our minds without permission and it still doesn’t regret being there? How does it exist being there even after we’ve perceived it’s there? Why can’t we really do anything about it?
After a lot of contemplating I found a solution. I mean there can be many but this one was the most effective for me. What do you do when you’re house is a mess? Or let’s be more specific. Your desk is a mess?
At times, if we’ve got a lot of work to do, we let the clutter remain to one side and just start working on something more important. Right? But, most of the times, it doesn’t work for me, I can’t get to work if my desk is a mess and I won’t even get sleep until I’ve cleared it.
Similar, is the case of our brains. Clutter, makes us cranky at first, but as soon as it increases it turns into a block that we cannot put away so easily. Creative thoughts and ideas generally come to those mind cells that are liberated to think out of the box, to think freely and to think productively. But when our minds are too worked up, anything creative too can turn into a big block of confusion and frustration.
So, here’s the deal! Clear the mess, get some space and let your mind free of a block that has basically no right to own any kind of room in there. 🙂
A decade always has too many strings attached. Whether it’s work, age or relationship. In every aspect of life the ten years time span plays a very important role. For some, ten years are the time span for a short term goal and for some they’re a lifetime. And some people don’t even have the courage to say, that the next day could be theirs. Today, someone asked me, “Where you’d like to be in TEN YEARS?”
An extremely alarming question, I must say. But at the same time, it seemed extremely significant too. They always say, make plans and have goals. I have always believed that plans don’t work. But on the other hand, in all these years, I’ve also learned that even if nothing in this whole wide world works in your favor, always have hope. So technically, they’re right. Make plans, work accordingly have hope and fulfill your goals and if it doesn’t work for you, make another plan and repeat.
In these ten years, things might entirely change in my life. Ten years down this lifeline, I’d be in my thirties, hopefully with a decent identity capital, a family to love, a home to return to and definitely with enough strength and courage to earn a livelihood.
Yes, most people might say that, that one is a highly indefinite plan but if my plan possesses everything responsible for my happiness, why not? Why can’t I have a vague idea of what my life will look like ten years from now if I can believe I’ll be happy?
That’s my idea, to find my happiness wherever I go and no matter how long it takes for me to get there. What’s your plan? Where would you like to be 10 Years? 🙂
It’s been a long time now since I’ve been thinking about all my social media networks. I’ve been thinking about what my social media profile really does? Can I connect better with my people offline? Can I be more productive if I disconnect myself? Would I be updated? Would I be successful if I’m not a regular social media user?
Even though these thoughts didn’t come to me naturally they created a great impact on my thinking pattern. I’ve always been an avid social media user and the number friends on my Facebook profile or followers on my Instagram profile did matter a lot. But today, as I look back to those days when Facebook was merely a new website and we all created registered accounts to learn something new, I can see how the whole motive has changed and that too for nothing better.
This one’s not just about Facebook or Twitter or Instagram, it’s generally about how Social Media has taken up our valuable mind space and personal space and also, how it affects us in various aspects of our lives. Even as I write this article, I can imagine most of you not agreeing with my ideas and you might have important, completely sensible reasons of disagreement towards my thinking. But on an individuals’ level I feel completely satisfied to share my thoughts with people around, through a book rather than a text message.
In today’s world it can be immensely difficult to even try to imagine a life deprived of social media. But trying to come out from that viscous large clique and be completely outgoing, offline and oneself can truly be a beginning of some beautiful things in life.
Yes, it might take time. I believe all tough things do! But we might find better ways to connect, better entertainment routes, stronger bonds and many more social circles.
We might find a better way to live life. 🙂
I always stumble upon the thought that, if today were my last day, have I lived it just fine? And the conclusion I always reach to for my query, is a “No”! It’s difficult to live life thinking of death. But yet life is definitely a blessing. A blessing, I’ve always taken for granted. A blessing that I’ve cursed at times too. But I’ve never felt the right gratitude I should feel for the life I live each and every second.
Isn’t it such a wonderful thing to wake up every morning and have another twenty-four hours of plain awesomeness? Of every second to live upto. So what if there are chores to do? Or if there are duties to fulfill. Or if there are tough payments to make? Can’t we do every little thing wholeheartedly? Every word we speak or every step we take? Can’t we be happy about the choices we make? Can’t we be delighted about the decisions we take today? Or contented about the mistakes we make today?
For one day, might have no tomorrow. One day, I might have no time to speak a word or take a step. And that day might have no great last word from me too. None of us will be able to do anything then. So the place is here and the time we have is now and trust me it will never be enough.
So don’t count your footsteps but mark them. Don’t save yours words, rather narrate your emotions. Wake up, dance to the clock, love unconditionally, live happily and make every move your best move so that there are no regrets and you will always have an amazing beginning, a wonderful journey as well as a marvellous ending. 🙂
With the dimensions of earth enlarging day by day, there’ll sure be a workplace just for you. Remember the dreams you had as a child? I don’t think I ever had a concrete one. I always dreamed of growing up to be a dancer or an artist or a story-teller and at times too many people as one. I remember my dream profession changing with the kinds of books I read, television shows I saw or the stories I heard at school. There was a time, probably during the 2nd grade, where I wanted to be just like my mother, so powerful yet humble.
Who knew, there would come a day where we’d have to fight to become what we finally decided upon? Compete against each other to live upto our dreams. Climb on shoulders, to touch the sky?
It takes around fifteen years to understand ourselves, to clear the confusions of our lives and come to definitive answer of what we want to become. A time where we want to know who we are and what we can really do? A time where we urge to find our power and responsibilities. It takes around a decade of struggles to follow that one dream that we feel is the most achievable and is just ours. There do come failures and doubts and all those things that can pull us down. Yet, we feel it’s just no time to turn back and we wish to leap ahead. Probably takes more time to trust our plans, a few more decades to make us reach the position we’ve always imagined to be at. And then is the time, when we can dream a new dream, choose to move ahead or become two personalities in one. To learn a new language or a new sport and all of it then makes sense of the beginning and the journey.
Every destination is a something that was earlier fought for. A place that you wish to die for and a journey that just seems to never end. But there’s always a world full of possibilities. A world of hope and of a dream that comes true. So keep going and keep dreaming and keep fighting till you get there. Don’t lose hope, do cry, but don’t forget to get up to get going back to the same dream for it is wanting to be yours as much as you’re wanting it, like a crazy lover.
Quoting, J. K. Rowling, “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” 🙂
Have you ever noticed your keyboard well enough except for purposes like learning to type or to clean it or to look for a specific key? No, right? At least I didn’t, I remember I’ve always used keyboards just to type or operate the computer and nothing else.
For, a person like me who works all day long on the computer that’s quite a normal thing to do. But what’s quite staggering is, we never tend to learn something valuable from our keyboard. I know, what you’re thinking. Typing is quite a valuable skill. Yes, I agree with that. But, let’s go deep into what I mean by something valuable here.
A few days ago, during an Exam, I was asked to find something artistic, in a keyboard. The question required us to list down the important features of a keyboard and why one found them so necessary. To list all those attributes of a keyboard that made it user-friendly. Like every other person, I jotted the important features, the design characters of the keys, the feel of it and what not. But what I could have never imagined was the lessons a keyboard could teach every person who knew how to use it.
The very first key of a keyboard, asks a person to stop being an ESCAPist, because right after that there is a world full of chances to take. Moving on, the largest key defines how we need a definite SPACE and how we have to provide it. Then there are these two twin or repetitive important keys that not tell us but also remind us how ENTERing different places is important. Coming next in queue, the ALT twin keys keep making us understand the importance of alternatives and choices in our lives. The CTRL twins tell us that too much control never works. The CAPS LOCK and the NUMBER LOCK make us believe that nothing in the world can take an individual’s value away. The BACKSPACE reminds us almost each minute, that we can always learn from our mistakes. The SHIFT key teaches us how one can lift other people in life. And the TAB key keeps telling us how to jump from one position to the other efficiently.
There’s so much more a keyboard teaches us in different ways. The INSERT, the DELETE, the HOME key and the END one too. Let’s START to look differently and be someone new. 🙂