June 2008


unorganized thoughtsadmin on 30 Jun 2008 02:00 pm

none of these thoughts finished to be able to make them into posts worth writing about…

What is the connection with feeling exhausted, lost and failed and sitting at the edge of the bed rather than anywhere else?

What is it about message boards or news or for that matter any source of information that changes. Why do we feel the need to update ourselves with the new information? As a person, are you only interesting to somebody else only because you change, might have updates?

Is finding a benchmark for your life, comparing it to other more successful lives, a confirmation of its mediocrity?

A tough challenge is to avoid the rigor mortis of your heart after it has been broken.

unorganized thoughtsadmin on 21 Jun 2008 10:36 pm

Now this is worth talking about, and thinking about….

http://www.alife4sale.com

In short, somebody decided to sell his entire life because he did not want it anymore. Life includes everything, work, friends, house, relatives(?), stuff, everything.

Lets start with thinking of “life” as a product. Come to think of it, an ordinary life is an ordinary product, and even worse, a commodity product. As a seller, to make your product (your life) worth selling, you should have done a good job of building a life that, that somebody else has not been able to.

The question is, how much better is your own life than his (and at what value)? Or for that matter, how much better is your life than somebody else’s (at that same value)?

The tricky part is to find out that “monetary value”. If you have a certain amount of money and don’t think that your life is good enough, is somebody else’s life worth at that “price”?

And what about maintenance and service? Once you are living somebody else’s life, would you do a good job of maintaining it or would you slowly drift towards it eventually going to a life that your had
before you purchased this new one?

It would be a good day to ask yourself, have you built a life worth selling?

unorganized thoughtsadmin on 21 Jun 2008 10:22 pm

Its a simple question, but if you think about it, not so simple answer….

unorganized thoughtsadmin on 08 Jun 2008 11:07 pm

Heard this limerick recently…

We Germans know life is most vile
A happy face hides deeper guile
And that great ode to joy, is an unhealthy ploy
It is bad for your heart when you smile

It was based in reference to what according to a German researcher studied recently. In a nutshell, “Forcing yourself to smile can lead to excessive heart problems”.

I think the researcher got the symptoms and the cause reversed. The thing is, generally when your heart is already damanged, is when you are forced to smile (its actually an easy trick if you have had to do it enough).

unorganized thoughtsadmin on 08 Jun 2008 11:01 pm

a·bil·i·ty

(-bl-t)n. pl. a·bil·i·ties

1. The quality of being able to do something, especially the physical, mental, financial, or legal power to accomplish something.
2. A natural or acquired skill or talent.

If you have to try, if you have to work towards it and if you have to think about anything and everything you do, just to know that you are doing the right thing, do you really have the ability to do the right thing?

Do the good people, the people who do the right thing, always do the right thing? Did they ever fail and will they fail in future?

If you have the desire to always do the right thing, but still fail sometimes, most times and maybe every time, are you still good?

These questions trouble me.

unorganized thoughtsadmin on 04 Jun 2008 07:34 pm

Disclaimer: I am not religious, but I believe in God. This is just a thought…

‘Miracles’ are a concept that must have come out of God’s marketing department. They never happen for you, but if you believe in them, you tend to buy into all the other things the brand (God) offers.

unorganized thoughtsadmin on 04 Jun 2008 07:25 pm

When you are searching for reasons, looking for answers, you tend to think a lot and your thoughts end up doing all of the analysis when you don’t have the option of other sources.

I have been doing a lot of that, not willingly, but due to the necessity enforced by circumstances. And a lot of my thinking has been around these three entities…satisfaction and expectation as human feelings and communication as a tool for understanding, expressing and realizing those feelings.

And what it boils down to, it seems , is that having clarity in all of these. Clarity of your own expectations, satisfactions and in communications, as well as clarity in understanding the expectations, satisfactions and  communications of and from that somebody else. Thats all it takes, and everything else falls into place.

I am still struggling with clarity in communication, but lets see if an example can help.

Take a case of business negotiation. There is certainly expectation on both sides. When its a business transaction, you might be fortunate enough to have a clear idea of your requirements. There is also a very visible”level” of satisfaction, in the form of your goals. Now all you need to do is manage a lucid method, means and medium of communication from both sides and everything else falls into place.

The problem however, is that some of us are unclear of their own expectations, satisfactions and communications, most of us are fuzzy about the same things for and from others and all of us are completely clueless of managing to do it both together.