Story : The Cockroach Lesson

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Suddenly, a cockroach flew from somewhere and sat on her. I wondered if this was the cockroach’s response to all the glory that was spoken about it! She started screaming out of fear. With panic stricken face and trembling voice, she started doing jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach. Her reaction was contagious, as everyone in her group got cranky to what was happening. The lady finally managed to push the cockroach to another lady in the group. Now, it was the turn of the other lady in the group to continue the drama. The waiter rushed forward to their rescue. In the relay of throwing, the cockroach next fell upon the waiter. The waiter stood firm, composed himself and observed the behavior of the cockroach on his shirt. When he was confident enough, he grabbed and threw it out with his fingers.

Sipping my coffee and watching the amusement, the antenna of my mind picked up a few thoughts and started wondering, was the cockroach responsible for their histrionic behavior? If so, then why was the waiter not disturbed? He handled it near to perfection, without any chaos. It is not the cockroach, but the inability of the ladies to handle the disturbance caused by the cockroach that disturbed the ladies.

I realized even in my case then, it is not the shouting of my father or my boss that disturbs me, but its my inability to handle the disturbances caused by their shouting that disturbs me.

It’s not the traffic jams on the road that disturbs me, but my inability to handle the disturbance caused by the traffic jam that disturbs me.

More than the problem, it’s my reaction to the problem that hurts me.

This Will Change You #1 : Schindler’s List

Some movies changed me, some movies shaped me and some defines me how to live this life. I have a long list. Just wanted to share a few with you all. With hope that they will impact your life as well.

Movie #1 Schindler’s List – If you want to change yourself, you can do it any time, even now this very second. All you need to do is to give up your selfishness.

We had no control over our birth. Some born in a rich family. Some in a family which has assurance for tomorrow’s food. Some in a middle class family. Some even with no idea of what was a family!

Till now we may not have realized why we exist and what is the purpose of our life! Living life for our own selves…

But adversities sometime changes our lives, may be a lot better if we are the victims. I hope many of you have an ability to put your selves in the shoes of your beloved ones. You are just a step away to love a soul who means nothing to you.

Every time when nature hits at us with Tsunami like disasters, we share a compassion for our fellow living beings. But I wonder why we are still having the culture of war and hatred. We seek so many reasons to justify why we should hate and kill another human. But why not once, just once we seek a reason to love one another?

People believe, movies are just entertainment. No it is not. Throughout my life, movies had changed my perspectives about life a lot. One masterpiece movie is ” Schindler’s List ” You want feel what is the crap I am talking about, the so called Love for an unknown soul? Watch this movie once. You will understand it.

If you don’t cry watching this movie, then I doubt your nature as human being. Many rich people are there who could do a lot, but they won’t do. Because they are selfish.

In this true story. Even this man, Oscar Schindler was known a selfish business man who lived in Germany, during second world war. But he changes his character completely and becomes a saviour. You can watch the movie to understand the depth. He values life of humans more than his car and his pen could have saved 2 more persons…

Now a days there are people who adores to have a posh life, that’s no problem, but do a little to someone who may die if they do not have food for one more day. Yes there are such people in your neighbourhood, they are in your country.

- Din

Alert! : Time Lapse of All Nuclear Explosions on Earth from 1945 – 1998

It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming.

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea’s two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).

Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing”the fear and folly of nuclear weapons.”

Story : We’re Cowards

1_treeWe spotted him standing alone in the darkness. With no weapons to defend himself.

He was tall, stout and strong but an idiot who follows non-violence. Those who can’t fight back were our prey by default.

We poached to attack, chop-off, kill and rob him.

“Get the saw, cut the tree” the boss ordered us.


Din


Powerful Quote #175 : Unlearning

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Education should unite not separate the nations. We learn history to know how stupidly we fought one another and not to repeat the same mistakes again.


– Din