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Paradox Of Knowledge

Paradox of knowledge

This morning, my son was sharing an interesting predicament he was going through in his studies. According to him, sometimes, the more he delved into a subject, the less he felt in control. As he told me this, I smiled Read more…


Say What You Do And Do What You Say

Do What You Say

One day a parent came to Mahatma Gandhi with his 10-year-old son. He told Gandhi,” Bapu, my son has an addictive habit eating a lot of jaggery. I have been telling him to reduce eating jaggery, but he does not Read more…


The Easiest Way To Happiness

My Happiness

A man went to a Buddhist Monk and said to him, ” Master, I want happiness.” With a twinkle in his eye, the Monk replied, “First, remove “I”-that is your ego; next, remove “want”-that is your never-ending desire. See, now Read more…


What’s Your Legacy

Legacy

The inventor of dynamite woke up to read his own obituary in the newspaper. At the time of this report, the man referred in the news was extremely wealthy. He owned over 100 factories that made explosives and armaments. The Read more…


Consider the “Instead “s

Instead

Small choices make for a big change. Seth Godin calls these choices the “Instead “s that we all get to exercise. They are the alternatives to our default behavior. Instead of taking a nap, go for a walk. Instead of Read more…


Help Others Grow

If you are a leader in your workplace, you advance when people working in your team grow. I experienced the best growth when I helped my teammates deliver their best in whatever roles they were essaying. A teacher’s stature automatically Read more…


Good Times,Bad Times

Our life is like a wave that keeps flowing through time. We all will have our share of ups and downs. Our emotional state represents the amplitude of the wave. When things around us happen in a way aligned to Read more…


Reaction And Response

When I was young, in India, we used to have street dogs roaming around the colony where I used to live. A few kids in the neighborhood would instigate the street dogs for sadistic pleasure by feigning to throw stones Read more…


Who Are You On The Inside?

It is human nature to be concerned about how we look and appear to others. When we live our life affected by what others think about us, we are worried about our reputation. Reputation is how others see our outside. Read more…


Power Is In “Doing” What We Know

Every one of us knows intuitively what is right and what is wrong. We don’t need formal training to teach us about the basics of right or wrong. The problem is that despite know right from wrong, we let ourselves Read more…