Startup this word is being spoken and heard a lot these days, Am I correct?. But am not writing this to share a story of how a normal employee working 9 to x (where x= don’t know till what time he/she is screwed up), switched his mind and became an entrepreneur or give techie advices on how to collaborate and own a startup or gear you up with saving of taxes scheme for budding entrepreneurs which of course a wonderful step taken by government.
Assuming how insensitive the world would be in future, Honorable and respected Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein quoted
I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.
And like all his theories this theory is almost proven correct by our generation. Hurray!!…Congratulations everyone, we have turned the theory of Einstein practically correct (though we physics knowledge is limited only to newton’s third law of motion only and not beyond that). We have become addicted to technology that we can’t imagine a world without it. Recently I came across a post in Facebook where it was mentioned “3 million dollars prize money for the person who will not be using internet for 3 months”. Could anyone dare to do it?
Internet and technology has made our living easier and comfortable. I agree completely, but that doesn’t mean we become slaves to it. Remember British people came to India with a business in mind and then turned out to be masters. Technology is no different than the British. These days many of us talk to our parents mostly in Whatsapp and we feel proud of that. But when we question ourselves are we satisfied in this way, we ignore the reply of our conscience. Let’s start with our most common addiction “Chatting”
Do emoticons carry our expressions or we copy theirs ?
To begin with, we see and use many emoticonsin our day to day life, infect we rather convey our emotions with these smileys. Starting from a “Hello” to “ Bye.. Take care” is followed with a smiley , or maybe we feel these smileys transfer our feelings to the opposite person in an appropriate manner than our real expressions. I totally agree to it but these yellow faces carry an expression which were created when the dear god has made us, The Human beings. Yellow faces with expressions of smile, hatred, anger, open mouth smile, laugh out loud and many more are the resemblance of our emotions. In the process of using these smileys I am afraid we will forget portraying our original expressions. If you don’t agree try an exercise on your own. Pick an expression and take a Selfie with that expression, am sure the yellow face would beat you in giving that particular expression (except for the smile face because I feel everyone looks beautiful when they smile and no emoticon could beat the original smile).
This concerns me, and of course if not taken precaution this will concern all of us. You know where the problem lies ,as usually it lies within us. We do chat with people and make friends but we do it virtually. Imagine a day without facebook, whatsapp ,twitter, instagram blah blah blah.. Our faces would be like “For Heaven’s sake please don’t ask me to imagine horrifying things..” …it’s horrifying but it’s true that these chatting and dating apps have dwelled so much into our lives that we forgot to talk to people in person. We are comfortable in sending a tongue out smiley to a stranger but are not comfortable to smile at a person sitting next to us. We have no problem in chatting whole night with a Facebook friend with whom we have met once or twice or in most scenarios known him/her by name and face, but we are have a problem speaking to person sitting next to us at office( since months and in worst cases years ) . Doubt my concept’s, here goes another exercise for you, ask yourself if you know the birthday of your neighbor colleague, if not his or her favorite dish or at least favorite color.
Am sure 90% would fail and few will stop reading for a moment and enquire the same with their neighbor colleagues then and there if they are at their workplace and rest 10% would think as “not a big deal” and would not even take a shit to know the answers. Factually these people are shelled with more of “Ego” which is rather a dangerous disease and for which even scientists are scratching their bald heads to find a remedy. Well let’s not divert from the topic. My intention is to bring awareness that we are forgetting ourselves and it’s not correct.
Allow me to put it in business terminology even. Every employer want to get cent percent efficiency from their employees and it is logical after all they are paying for that. But they fail to understand that they hire humans not machines for work. Unfortunately humans got emotions. Just in a situation where a particular employee has done a commendable work and the supervisor or the employer had written a formality mail saying “Good work”. Would that be better or the employer wishing him personally and mentioning the same two words” Good work” in person? Now the critics obviously come up with a blunt question “what if the employer and employee are not in the same building and can’t meet him personally?” To that my answer would be there is no way that an employer can’t be approachable to an employee if he wishes to. “Where there is a will there is a way”. Encouraging an individual in person would leave more impact and in turn doubles the efficiency of the employee where both the employee and employer are mutually benefited.
Who is rich and happy? A person having 1000s of friends and lot many followers in Facebook yet going to cafeteria and drinking tea alone or a person( no matter whether he has got an account in Facebook or not)have couple of friends whose doors he can bang even at midnight and hangout with ?.
Newton’s third law says “To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction” and it’s true
Express yourself and see how the world receives you with an open heart. Every smile will reflect with another smile. Every tear will have many hands to wipe out. Anger will combat with giggles. Fairy tales would start again and will help the kids to dream. Motion of friendship will flow all around and “You” will feel better living in that zone.
Wanted to relieve stress within few minutes without meditating or taking pills? Here you are…
Lot many times you find yourself stress encircling you and want to get rid of it. Then you are showered with advices to meditate, workout and lot more. These are correct options but will take time to heal you.
And we lazy bugs want everything instantly, we are more happy with instant noodles than healthy food.
Therefore for instant relief try to talk to people around you, share your problem (it doesn’t mean you should broadcast it) with people whom you trust, with whom you are comfortable. They may not have a solution for your issue but by sharing your load you will feel a lot lighter.
Express what you feel. When you are happy smile. If you want to laugh, then laugh out loud. When you are sad and want to cry then let the tears flow out. There is nothing wrong in expressing what you feel. Do not try to stamp hard on the feelings and control yourselves by concealing them rather conceive them as much as you can. This will solve 90 percent of the problems.
Now you may be thinking why I am nagging with this piece of writing when everything what i mentioned is known to you. Correct!!.. We know everything, Modi government need not to bring “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” and make necessary expenditures in advertisements and build infrastructure for the same. Because we all have learnt in our primary classes that “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” and we should keep our surrounding’s clean. Guess what we have written essays on cleanliness when we are kids and got good grades for our 300-400 words. But do we really practice it? We don’t even try to follow even though the Government is shouting aloud. We hear it though one ear and pass it through the other because we feel that we know it and don’t want to hear what we know. I hope by now am clear to you that am just here to remind what we know and ignore to practice.
Explore your soul within and try to satisfy it first.
After my graduation I read a short story which made me think “Happiness lies within ourselves”.
Once upon a time there lived a very strong wood cutter asked a job to a timber merchant and he got it. The pay was really good and so was the working condition. For these reasons, the woodcutter was determined to do his best. His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he supposed to work. The first day the woodcutter brought 18 trees. “Congratulations.” the boss said” Go on that way”. Very motivated by the boss words, the woodcutter tried harder the next day but he could only bring 18 trees. The third day he tried even harder but he could only bring 10 trees. But after day he was bringing less and less trees “I must be losing my strength” the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on. ”When was the last time you have sharpen your axe? “His boss asked him. “Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy in cutting my trees…”
Our lives are like that. We sometimes get so busy that we don’t take time to sharpen our “axe”. In process of reaching the throne of success we sweat a lot, but forget to take time to sharpen ourselves which rather makes us dull and inefficient.
Some people are dead now, but are buried physically after 30 -40 years
Why is that? Could it be we have forgotten to stay “Happy”. There is nothing wrong in doing hard work. But mere “Hard work” brings you nothing. Take time to Play, have fun and engage with yourselves. Revisit your buried “Hobbies”, Take them out of the coffin and embrace them with smile. This would make you happy deep within and once you are happy no Storm could break you.
“If not now then it’s never” Let’s pull our socks and “Startup to express and explore” and live in the Beautiful world to the fullest.