Keeping some confidence in other human beings


All Writings, Blog

It is difficult to communicate with others if you do not have any confidence in them.  One of the things that make being a human special is the ability to communicate.  It is the ability to put thoughts into words that make us unique.  It is also, thus, reasonable to conclude that we alone are […]

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December 6, 2018

A fascination with wrist watches


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I remember, as a young boy, this fascination with wristwatches.  At the time, there was no deep philosophical reason for it.  Watches simply were machines to be fascinated with.  The way these were designed; how methodical and systematic was the movement of the hands to show the minutes, hours, and seconds!  Specifically, some of the […]

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December 4, 2018

The notches on tools and the end of the world


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We are surrounded by tools.  From the ordinary nail cutter to the kitchen knife, to our smartwatches, mobile phones, Wi-Fi routers, and computers.  Tools of all different kinds are all around us as evidence of human ingenuity and entrepreneurship.  Somewhere, someone saw a need and decided to create a solution for it.  In that creating […]

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November 28, 2018

My own quotes and short thoughts on Twitter


All Writings

I have created this page to put together all the quotes I have tweeted.  On Twitter, I have tweeted several authors like Bertrand Russel, William Blake, Plato, Aristotle, Friedrich Nietzche, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore and others.  This page, however, has only those quotes and short thoughts – with or without picture arrangements – […]

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September 16, 2018

The story of the deaf stonemason


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In sharing this story, I take a particular pleasure.  What this man did for us is of truly lasting value.  He worked diligently at our place for just a few days.  In those few days, he endeared himself by the way he worked, his mannerisms, how he paid no attention to supervision, and in all […]

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September 3, 2018

The vegetable vendor and his story


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I would like to share with you today this short story.  It’s true and from this morning itself.  This morning, though, is only a passing moment in the story of this vegetable vendor.  In this city of New Delhi, on this day after an early morning rain and now the sun shining through brightly, this […]

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August 23, 2018

When attention is sustained, a small change can hold the potential for a major shift


All Writings, Blog, Individual, Psychology, Self improvement

Could it rightly be said that small things can hold the potential for a major shift?  It is possible that you already understand the possibilities.  It is possible, you have seen by way of observation, or experienced in your life when such a thing happens.  A very simple, innocuous-seeming conversation, reading a passage in a […]

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August 9, 2018

Think Big Sunday with Marsha


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For the past few weeks, I have been participating every weekend in a campaign organized by Brand Influencer, Marsha Wright.  It goes by the hashtag   #ThinkBIGSundayWithMarsha  The experience of interacting with others, the opportunity of sharing some ideas valuable to me, seeing the contributions of others, and at the end of it all being able […]

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July 15, 2018

The experience of engaging with people – how a change in views is a fundamental need and also beneficial?


All Writings, Blog, Individual, Observations, Psychology, Society

There isn’t a greater art and more of it needed at this time than of engaging with people.  Engaging with people should be considered the end of all philosophy, systems of belief, or even the systems of society.  When a person engages in thinking out solutions to issues or attempts to foresee the end of […]

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July 8, 2018

Remembering what my father said about belief


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I remember my father as a wise man.  He acquired a wisdom that comes from doing work with his own hands, tinkering with any machine for hours and finding a fix when many others would simply give up.  And he had the gift of interacting with people face-to-face with an uncommon familiarity.  I don’t know […]

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June 26, 2018

Looking at life the wrong way, no long


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By the mind one understands.  By an excess of the same mind, one misunderstands. How does one escape the tendency to be unsteadied by the extreme of a habit?  For as is one’s occupation, so one becomes proficient.  The great discovery since the developments of the sciences has been the tendency toward the mind, even […]

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June 20, 2018

Existence – Poems by Christopher Venerus


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Existence is about life. Existence is the spiritual journey of a man who is traveling through time. It is experiencing one’s own existence in the larger reality of history and of anticipated visions for the future. Existence is sensing the poetry. Existence is about being a boy, growing up to be a man. He discusses […]

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June 16, 2018