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Ridiculing achievers be it Sarthak Agarwal or Gaurav Agarwal won’t bring any good to you, so please stop!

I miss the time when we used to admire the achievements and achievers. I do not understand what is wrong with the new ALL-TIME-ONLINE junta out there.

First I saw people ridiculing Sarthak Agarwal,  the Class 12 CBSE topper who got 99.6% marks. First thing first, Congratulations dude!! We are proud of you!! Now he did something which most of the people will not achieve even if they are given a  1000 chances or even if we let them write their exam even with an open book.

So instead of understanding that and asking kids to admire him and find a role model or atleast congratulate him, what we do ….. we ridicule him. Well that is something great ain’t it?  C’mon folks he is what 17 or 18 or 19(max) and you are making trolls about him, did you for once thought how is it going to affect him. Probably not coz had you thought of it you would not dare do that.

Now today I saw a useless post on my facebook page which take about Gaurav Agarwal, who holds Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science) degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow and now has topped  the prestigious examination of IAS.

 

Now lemme tell you an amazing fact: For the first time in four years, a male candidate topped the prestigious examination who by the way is Gaurav. So he deserves some applause and not some sick and third class jokes.

I understand that they are overachievers and everyone[parents, aunties, teachers and god-knows-who] around you compare with them every now and then to make you feel bad about you but giving low standard comments and making abusive memes are not going to help anyways. Internet can be used for other things, don’t be another angry kid sitting in his dorm and abusing whosoever the kid doesn’t like. Be a sport not hypocrite!!

Live long and prosper \\//

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Shed your inhibitions and stop giving a F@$% to what people think

If I ask you a question about the goal of your life you take time to think some time days to come up with something and some people take years to decide. The most important aspect of life, the life itself is not thought about much but questions which are not important keep revolving in head all day long.

How are these pants going to make me look? What will my colleagues think if I spoke out? Are those people talking shit behind my back? If I take this job, what will my friends and family think of me? These questions were not supposed to be part of my life or let’s say they should never have come in my head even once.

But what made you think these, whoever planted these questions there did not do any good, they gave you inhibitions to live with, trying to please people around, making them happy, caring about what they think as it matters and what you does not at all. That’s not giving life what it deserves.

Just writing all that alone gave me a headache… It’s exhausting. It’s dreadful. It has to stop.

Learn the most important lesson now: Nobody fucking care!! Everyone got enough of problems in their life and moreover everyone is busy thinking the same as you are about your looks, your last spoken words, your pants. And thinking what everyone will think is not your job either.

You are already naked just like everyone else so go out there do what your thing is. Create wonder, move mountains or die trying but get yourself out of this world of inhibitions as they will keep you miserable always.

What really motivates people – truth

Here is a small RSA Talk by Dan Pink which is animated by RSA Animate. It talks about the truth behind motivating people in any organization.

According to wikipedia, Dan Pink has written five books that focus on the “changing workplace,” and that have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list:

  1. To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others
  2. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
  3. The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need
  4. A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future
  5. Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself

 

It is a must see for managements as well to understand the staff and what they want and need to flourish. And it might also enlighten people on why the hell banks and often governments rewards are generally failure?

Respect to Mahananda: A story of Courage and power of Human Spirit

Though it is not easy for everyone to start a life after losing everything your dignity, respect and life-in-short. This small story teaches that these words are nothing more than words.

In South India there is a tradition of “dedicating” a girl  to worship and service of a deity or a temple for the rest of her life. Mahananda was given to temples as Devdaasi. She was traded as Sex worker at a very early age. It isn’t a story of helplessness and tragedy; it’s a story of the power of the human spirit. 

She had to go for an abortion after a 5 months pregnancy. Even after so much she came out of the whole SHIT and has managed to live a respectable life. And guess what she is an Entrepreneur now, what if she can’t even pronounce entrepreneur or what if she does not know what it means.

Loan money to people who want to do something @ http://milaap.org/  There still is hope to change this country!!

Thing to learn from Wolf Of Wall Street: Greed is great

Read the speech below by Jordan Belfort(Leonardo DiCaprio) in Wolf of Wall Street.:

“There is no nobility in poverty. I have been a rich man and I have been a poor man and I choose rich every fucking time. ‘Cos at least as a rich man when I have to face my problems I show up in the back of a limo wearing a $2,000 suit and a $40,000 gold fucking watch. [He throws his watch into the crowd and loads of hands reach out for it] Yeah fight it out, boys! Hit him! Hit him! And if anyone here thinks I’m “superficial”, or “materialistic”, go get a job in fucking McDonald’s, ‘cos that’s where you fucking belong!

“But before you depart this room full of winners, I want you to take a good look at the person next to you. Go on! ‘Cos sometime in the not-so-distant future, you’re going to be pulling up to a red light, in your beat-up old fucking Pinto, and that person’s going to be pulling up right alongside you in their brand new Porsche, with their beautiful wife by their side, who’s got big voluptuous tits. And who are you going to be sitting next to? Some disgusting wilderbeast with three days of razor stubble in a sleeveless muumuu crammed in next to you in a carload full of groceries from the fucking Price Club! That’s who you’re going to be sitting next to! . . . I want you to deal with your problems by becoming RICH!”

Now no matter how vulgar does that sounds but he has a point. There is no glory in being poor. I’d say it is better to sob in Porshe than on a bus. Some say money can’t guarantee happiness but happiness is not guaranteed in any scenario. Being filthy rich  helps you fight with problems in comfort. Sometimes being motivated to make more money is labeled as “GREED” by people.

There is inequality in this world and if greed can help people fill the huge gap even little, Greed is great. It captures essence of the evolutionary spirit, Ladies and Gentlemen, Greed works. Be it for Money, for Life, for Love or any damn thing.

Margaret Thatcher once said, “Nobody would remember the Good Samaritan if he had only good intentions. He had money as well”. She can’t be more right, we need a little inequality for keeping world balanced. If inequality is not there charity won’t work, people who get rich decide to share with some who have nothing or less. And that’s how it works.

Greed, my friends, is one necessary element that keeps a tab on what motivates the world toward economic development.

So be Greedy, Go for more, Achieve affluence and help society for Good!!

Watch this video for the speech:

A post worth reading:

http://stevendavisuk.com/2014/02/24/the-wolf-of-wall-street-jordan-belford-quote/