After writing about death and perceptions, it is only fair that I write about something else that is close to my heart, grief. How often have we been asked to ‘move on’ after the loss of a loved one? When this happens and after the socially acceptable period of grieving is over, you are often told … Continue reading Moving on
How many of us have kept postponing something just because the time wasn’t right? I know I have. In fact, I am pretty sure that I am not the only one who takes the saying ‘A job well begun is half done.’ way too seriously. In my desire for starting off on the right note, … Continue reading The curse of the perfect start!
We thrive on approval. Whether it is a 5-year-old who shows his latest artwork to his parents in anticipation of their adoring applause or a 35-year-old who dresses to impress, we are constantly seeking approval, though often unknowingly at times. This may even be traced back to our times as hunters and gatherers when often … Continue reading Approval Seeking
Nepotism is quite a heated issue of contention these days. Almost everyone is up in arms against it and rightfully so. Nepotism usually entails the blatant misuse of power and/or authority and it has enabled people of lesser abilities to reach positions that would have otherwise been inaccessible to them. It has over the years … Continue reading Nepotism
A wise person once told me that an unpleasant truth was best left untold. It is something that had made a very deep impression on me. In fact, I believe that many of us might have unknowingly followed the same advice at times. How many of us have hidden a nasty truth from someone we … Continue reading To tell or not tell?
One of the more disturbing trends that I have come across in recent times is that of ‘Toxic Positivity’. It follows the basic premise of staying positive 24/7, ‘happy vibes only’ and often accompanied by a blatant disregard of reality. It may be as subtle as asking your friend who is having an anxiety attack … Continue reading Toxic Positivity
I’ve always believed that we see what we are, as in, who we are, colors our reality. Our beliefs, culture, religion, nationality etc. shape the way we view the world. In simpler terms, they decide which shades of color we see the world in. For instance, ‘A rolling stone gathers no moss.’ is a very … Continue reading Perceptions
After writing about death, faith and value, it was only fair that I write about another topic that I hold close to my heart, the past and how we often tend to romanticize it. I've done it, you've done it, we've all done it at some point of time. It may be as subtle as a wishful … Continue reading Romanticize the Past
As I had mentioned in my previous post, traveling alone someplace was my way of pushing past my comfort zone and hopefully learning something new about myself in the process. I would say that Hampi definitely helped in that regard! One of the biggest takeaways from this trip was that I was able to completely satisfy the … Continue reading Hampi 2019 – Part 2
Ever since I got placed last November, I’ve been flirting with the idea of pushing past my comfort zone and trying new things. I realized that even the things I do to improve myself, though of increasing difficulty, were still within my comfort zone. For instance, I am comfortable reading books, listening to talks, podcasts, … Continue reading Hampi 2019 – Part 1