- My hero is untalented and slow, yet cannot be defeated as he runs in the opposite direction.
- Everyone runs hard for money, for themselves and their children; one asked my hero, why do you always stand when I see you here; he too runs in paths not easily seen, in the hope to teach people to walk.
- We dedicate all our life to earn money, when to spend; Oh! our children, but we’ve taught them also to earn, then who will spend?
- The people of today run on the dictum of society and call themselves successful or on the path of success, they see no other choice, a few see a choice to be restful; yet run to teach others sense and in hope that one day we may all sit together.
- You have no choice if you are born poor but you have a choice not to die so is the greatest lie of all, the few that make it lose their happiness and life and the rich don’t have it easy either, they are afraid of being poor.
- Even the most liberal of parents burden their children when it comes to education, do institutions give true education; the generation before us had a life, we at least had a childhood, but what of the poor kids today?
- Parental affection is the truest thing in the world, but parental responsibility is the reflection of what peers in society may say and so parents stifle their children; this is the major reason progress is slow.
- Good kids are those with good marks, good youths are those with great earnings with or without marks and great adults are those with money or have kids of aforesaid qualities.
- Money isn’t happiness. What is? A family of three dining quietly in Marriott or a simple extended family dinner, bragging to a friend on whatsapp and having the most likes on facebook, or a hilarious meeting of neighborhood friends.
- All we need to teach our children is not to listen to the rants of those around and find their true self but when we ourselves are the ones ranting the most in the guise of guiding them, how will they ever truly find themselves and happiness.
1. The first barrier in a revolution is breaking the shackles of home and that is the toughest part.
2. In the modern revolution Che Guevera’s gun fights are replaced by the digital phenomenon where content is the bullet(s) and marketing and reach is the gun and the call for action and persons acting upon it in real life are the hands pulling the trigger.
3. Turbulent times call for a revolution but why in seemingly calmer times, it is to prevent further turbulence, violence, blood shed and have a bloodless revolution.
4. From the Gita, Bible, Koran to Che Guevera, all say the same thing when ever there is tyranny and oppression we must fight and defeat it, whatever be the cost, for live life with dignity or it isn’t worth living at all.
5. In India is there a need for revolution, think of the tyranny, can a normal person challenge a minister or business tycoon and come with their dignity unscathed.
6. You need a mad man to start a revolution and there isn’t any one madder than me in the people I know.
7. Every revolutionary becomes a Tyrant and as long as bloodless revolutions are possible they must happen cyclically and faster as corporate know the importance of faster product life cycles.
8. Elections aren’t a bloodless revolution; something more more potent to bring radical and good change to the lives of the people can be only called a revolution.
9. A revolution needs countless people but the anger of an isolated man on the tyranny of the state can be a starting point.
10. A revolutionary and an anarchist aren’t the same thing but an anarchist can start and participate in a revolution but a revolutionary is needed to carry it through.
- Those who got money problems have no other problems and those without money problems have all other problems.
- Web Content writing is like writing a table of contents, you index content from other web pages but instead of giving page numbers, you just copy it and claim it your own.
- “Who calls the shots, the Prime Minister or the Cabinet, the director or the star actor, the boss or the skilled worker, still not sure, then look up and concede that ‘he’ calls the shots.”
- ” Life is one editor that has no undo option, but don’t worry, there’s too much stuff around that, neither your mistakes nor excellence matter.”
- “Genius like Ilayaraja can have ‘Nothing but Wind’ for all others there is nothing but work or love or work and love; no other choices.”
- “For those who wonder why God is unkind, he isn’t, he is just kind to all, and that’s the world’s problem. It falls upon man to be kind discerningly, a feat beyond me.”
- “When it comes to your life plans, realize that there is a better editor than you, who knows what to cut, where to cut and how to show you in a better light.”
- “You can either love your work or work for your love, if not, you’re unfit to either work or love.”
- “I can take on angry mob but not angry person, in case of an angry mob, I can be sure I am in the right, taking them on is a victory in itself, doesn’t matter if I live or they, in case of an angry person, if I lose, concept of goodness loses with me, and I am not vengeful enough to seek redress retrospectively, thus harming the cause of justice further”
- “Don’t follow is a true creed, yet if following is what it takes to understand one’s true heart beat then following as a part of not following blindly shall be a striving to find one’s own truth as a subset of the universal truth.”
‘Charity’ has long been cherished as a noble quality through out the world. I never knew the true meaning of that word and still don’t. Christian values don’t imply religious sentiments but are considered to be the moral values of a good person. Charity is an essential aspect of it, there are tales galore of helping a stranger who was actually a disguised angel. Truth be said almost many of us would like to be known as loving, charitable and generous.
Ayn Rand says ‘Charity is a sin’. There is no ambiguity. When she says ‘Selfishness is a virtue’, it can be inferred from her story that she is implying something more than what we normally understand by the word ‘a selfish’ fellow. Even she concedes and makes a distinction from ‘egoism’ and ‘egotism’ to try and accurately convey her thoughts. ‘Words’ are the best available medium to convey our thoughts but yet are limited. Derrida’s ‘Deconstruction Theory’ highlights this limitation but except that isn’t worth the paper it was written on. But when Rand says ‘Charity is a sin’, it absolutely implies what we infer from the word ‘Charity’ and is an absolute rule with no exceptions.
I discovered ‘Rand’ first and ‘Gibran’ later when I was just a child. If Rand is the sharpest colour of the spectrum seen up close then Gibran is pale white light seen from a distance. In Rand’s axiomatic world Charity is a sin absolute. She clearly promulgates the wrongs that are caused by Charity and other seemingly good notions; and how it all leads to the decadence of the world we live in. I still absolutely subscribe to that in my thoughts while becoming the worst sinner day by day through my actions. Alas, that we don’t live in Rand’s world is a weak excuse.
If Rand were alive today, she would have wrung my neck to snub the life out of me for saying this and I wouldn’t have pleaded mercy, for if there is one thing she hates more than petty villains are the pseudo intellect mumbo jumbo that masquerading wise utter. She wasn’t even kind on the personal life of Hugo whose works she loved.
Well I wasn’t thinking these things that day as I was walking to my room from work, lugging the heavy laptop bag in my hand; a normally hour long walk. It would save my auto fare. I still don’t earn enough to barely make my rent. I subsist on allowance from my parents from back home. It doesn’t matter, as though I wasn’t really born with a silver spoon; there was some silverware stashed in the attic that my parents not only preserved but also added to it. Friends with golden spoons were brought up to appreciate the value of money. Me nor my brother knew the value of money. I got scolded for losing an eraser as a kid, as I did on losing an expensive mobile or for that matter when my brother lost his bike or lost a truckload in share trading. Be responsible was the message, never once did the price tag matter. But now that they are getting old and worried about us and the way they brought us up, their tones and tunes are changing. I digress hmm.
That day I was thinking of blogging while walking. When I was a little kid going on a bus with my parents, I saw another my age, with pock marked face travelling by himself, I prayed for the safety of the kid and the pockmarks to disappear. It a’int charity. I saw my brother giving alms, I didn’t take up then. One phase, I was known as a miser. Now I never say no, be it old, infirm or a drunk. I am no ‘Karna of Mahabharatha’, google it. I give what I haven’t earned, like despicable heirs in Rand’s novel. That day as I gave I reasoned that as I have saved my auto fare, may be I have earned it.
Another time in Bangalore, an urchin girl instead of money pointed a cake in the shop, I bought it for her. I thought that made my day, may be my month, but actually it seems that is almost the only act in my life that might be of any value.
Yes, Charity is undeniably a sin, especially when not earned and I shall sin everyday.