What’s the Rush?

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When I look at the kids of this generation  (yeah I can use this word “generation” as I am already over three decades😉) I find them very smart, competitive and raring to go. Be it studies or other than that, there is always a rush.  And I have this question at back of my mind “What’s the rush?”.  Why there is a rush to win at any cost?  Why there is a rush to grow up too fast too soon?  Who is prompting it after all?  Frankly, I have no idea so whatever I am expressing here is definitely not a blame game or finger-pointing someone.

I understand it completely that competition is the norm of the day.  Excellence in studies is not enough to stand out among the crowd. “All Round ” development or excellence is the target of both parents and educational institutions.  “Zero” hour studies…

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Play Groups – More than just play

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The social setup of families in the current times is “Nuclear” – parents and kids, that’s it.  The Joint Family system is more or less dwindling away especially in the urban lifestyle.  Whatever be the reason psychological or financial;  self-imposed or otherwise the links of the joint family system are slowly de-linked and what we are left with is the single or nuclear family structures.

Mine is also a Nuclear Family in a foreign land.  With no help around, no near and dear ones around going can be tough sometimes.  I can sense it often.  Though days are busy with daily chores and kids more often than not I crave for support, emotional and otherwise.  I am sure many mothers/wives sailing in the same boat  (read living offshore) face such moments – moment of truth.  And of course we cannot call our husbands at the drop of a hat…

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Meditate Your Way

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Are you down and frustrated?  Can’t hold on to things in life or have no clue of how life is shaping up?  Feel like screaming your lungs out to the irritating person in front of you just to shut him or her down but have obligation of keeping quite?

Take a deep breath and “Meditate”.  Open the doors of your brain shutting out all the negativity and letting in the positive energy, focus and channelize your energies to something more productive and something more meaningful i.e. your mental peace.  Because it’s your inner peace that could help you see more clearly both sides of an issue, take better decisions and eventually grow as a person be it on emotional front of relationships or success in profession.  Meditation should be a part of our lives which could give us “Me Time” in the otherwise hustling and bustling world around.

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Don Your Imagination Caps

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Let’s do this petty exercise.  Wear your “Imagination” caps (not thinking caps!).  And tell me what’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you see this picture:

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Don’t run after logic, don’t try to be logical.  Just let your imagination flow and tell me what it could possibly be?

You may find it is absurd and say there’s nothing meaningful in that picture.  No shape, no face, no format….. basically it is nothing.

But if we show the same picture to N number of kids we will be surprised by the N number of answers.  Because their minds are free birds.  They don’t get bogged down by the weight of making sense in everything and that is what that keeps them happy.  As they grow up we leave no stone unturned to make them “Sensible”, “logical” (which is inadvertently illogical many a times) this makes them…

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Does Having Fortune Makes You Fortunate?

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Well before I could present my perception about how to define “Fortunate” or rather who is one,   I would like to share (many might know it) a story with you all that has been doing rounds in my mind for quite sometime now:

once upon a time there lived a king.  His passion was to amass wealth and more wealth.  One day a sage visited his kingdom and he was served wholeheartedly by the king.  The sage was overwhelmed by the devotion of the king and wanted to grant him a boon.  On being asked to wish for a boon king without blinking asked for “golden touch”.  He said “Oh holy sage!  Please bless me with golden touch, whatever I touch turns to gold”.  To this the sage smiled and asked the king to double-check what he is wishing for.  But the king remained unfazed and insisted…

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Marriage be like….

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This is my second article with the Concept of “Marriage” taking the centre stage.  In my previous write-up “Marriage Never An Achievement”( https://world4womencom.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/marriage-never-an-achievement/) I upheld an opinion that marriage shall never be deemed as an achievement irrespective of gender.   I still propagate the same idea.  Marriage of a person shall be solely his or her choice and call and not a forced decision of the social circle which we call “Society”.

But once you have taken the plunge it is your responsibility to make this relationship a successful one, I mean “A Happy Marriage”.  And when I am saying “Your” it refers to both the parties – wife & husband – the respective “You”s.  So how to make it work?

As I was struggling to get an idea about what shall I write I came across a regional (Telugu – Indian language) movie about an old couple…

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