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13 Lessons from Aristotle


Classic philosophers like Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates are still well known so many ages later because they truly tapped into and shared some excellent wisdom and philosophies.

Wisdom is timeless.  Here are our top 15 picks of Aristotle quotes to get your gears turning and help you reflect on your life:

1- "We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action."

2- "To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill."

3- "The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live."

4- "There is no great genius without a mixture of madness."

5- "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."

6- "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."

7- "Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet."

8- "Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach."

9- "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

10- "Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods."

11- "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
12- "To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing."

We Define Time or Time Defines Us


Time is Fast when you are late!
 
Time is Deadly when you are sad!
 
Time is Short when you are happy!
 
Time is Endless when you are in pain!
 
Time is Long when you feel bored!
 

What is Ransomware? Stay Safe!




Ransomware stops you from using your PC.  It holds your PC or files for ransom.  There are different ways that this is spread.  It may be attached as a file or link in an email or instant messenger chat.  It can infect you via a drive by installation which is when you visit a website that was compromised by ransomware.  Or you might have downloaded a program or app which was pre-infected. All of these methods are things that can affect each and every one of us, which is why you need to take more care when you're online, whether you're checking email or downloading files.
There are different types of ransomware. However, all of them will prevent you from using your PC normally, and they will all ask you to do something before you can use your PC.
They can:
  • Prevent you from accessing Windows.
  • Encrypt files so you can't use them.
  • Stop certain apps from running (like your web browser).
They will demand that you do something to get access to your PC or files.
  • Demand you pay money.
  • Make you complete surveys.
 
Malware authors often use tricks to try to convince you to download malicious files. This can be an email with a file attached that tells you it is a receipt for a delivery, a tax refund, or an invoice for a ticket. It might say you have to open the attachment to get the items delivered to you, or to get money.  If you do open the attachment, you'll end up installing malware on your PC.
Sometimes a malicious email will be easy to spot – it could have bad spelling and grammar, or come from an email address you've never seen before. However, these emails can also look like they come from a legitimate business or someone you know. Some malware can hack email accounts and use them to send malicious spam to any contacts they find.
To prevent your PC from being infected it's a good idea to consider the following:
  • If you aren't sure who sent you the email - or something doesn't look quite right - don't open it
  • If an email says you have to update your details, don't click on the link in the email
  • Don't open an attachment to an email that you weren't expecting, or that was sent by someone you don't know.

6 Ways to Become a Wiser Person



Intelligence is something, say some, we are born with.

On the other hand, wisdom, far more useful, is definitely something one can accumulate over a lifetime. Many search for ways to become wise,but few feel they have really achieved it. The Berlin Wisdom Project of the late 80s defined wisdom as:
- Spiritual knowledge
- Factual knowledge
- Excellent judgment
- Excellent problem solving skills
- Ability to learn from past experience
- Humility, emotional strength or ability to recover from defeat
- Openness and maturity - allowing another to see you as you really are- A deeper understanding of human nature, including empathy for others and other cultures However, if you don't think you embody all these qualities, there are SIX other ways to become wiser in the human experience:


1. Being Social

Research has shown that people who keep more contact with other people display higher levels of wisdom than those who remain more secluded. Some think this may be due to new people constantly giving us new ideas to think about, new information, new experiences, and this enriches the mind and gives us more wisdom. So make an effort, if not for others than for yourself. Stay in touch with old friends, go take a course, and stay in contact with those around you, it's the wise thing to do.

2. Open mindedness

Wisdom is the ability to understand all aspects of a problem,
without surrendering to personal feelings. The meaning of an open mind is to find true empathy and to understand that everyone has a life story that affects them in some way, and it is not our place to judge.
A good habit is to write down, every day, what ails you. At the end of the day, take a look at that list and try to get a new perspective on each problem, you'll be surprised what things will come to mind.

3. "I could be mistaken"

A smart person understands that it is impossible to know everything, and that life always throws you a curve when you least expect it. Acknowledging our mistakes may, and often does, lead to greater wisdom. Remember, your ability to be wrong shouldn't damage your reputation as a wise man,
but should increase it, because wise people know how to take responsibility for their mistakes. Nietzsche is quoted to have said: "Wisdom sets limits on knowledge, too.". Acknowledge the limits of your knowledge and admit when you are wrong.

4. Experiencing new things

While we each have our own personal tastes in books, music, art or just what is good cinema, it is important to note that getting familiar with styles unknown will broaden your horizons and introduce new world views, new ideas and new outlooks on life. So put down the novel you're reading and try a science fiction story, a history book or just a great romance.
Whatever it is you almost never read, now is the time to add some real experience in things you haven't really touched on. So try something new, or learn a new skill - it won't just make you wiser, it'll also keep you young!

5. Self awareness

Many will say they have rich life experience, but when was the
last time you really stopped to think of all you've learned throughout life?

Try this exercise: Write down your three biggest failures and your three biggest successes. Next to each of them write some of the events that lead to it and the lessons you learned. Look for patterns, without pride or regret, simple patterns to teach you about how you used each experience to drive you forward. After all, knowing yourself is the biggest challenge of all.

6. Know what goes on around you

Yes, the news is often dramatic, misrepresented or just depressing. But it's hard to make balanced decisions for yourself and others if you don't learn from the mistakes that happen to others and to on larger scales, to your city, country and world. Keep updated, read a newspaper, watch the news or just read a news site online from time to time. Read the articles, not just headlines, and understand how you fit into this bigger world, and where you stand. This is crucial for true wisdom.


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Story: Mr. Sawla's Great Initiative



A young man in his thirties used to stand on the footpath opposite the famous Tata Cancer Hospital at Mumbai and stare at the crowd in front- fear plainly written upon the faces of the patients standing at death's door; their relatives with equally grim faces running around.. These sights disturbed him greatly..

Most of the patients were poor people from distant towns. They had no idea whom to meet, or what to do. They had no money for medicines, not even food. The young man, heavily depressed, would return home. 'Something should be done for these people', he would. think. He was haunted by the thought day and night. At last he found a way-


He rented out his own hotel that was doing good business and raised some money. From these funds he started a charitable activity right opposite Tata Cancer Hospital, on the pavement next to Kondaji Building. He himself had no idea that the activity would continue to flourish even after the passage of 27 years. The activity consisted of providing free meals for cancer patients and their relatives. Many people in the vicinity approved of this activity. Beginning with fifty, the number of beneficiaries soon rose to hundred, two hundred, three hundred. As the numbers of patients increased, so did the number of helping hands. As years rolled by, the activity continued; undeterred by the change of seasons, come winter, summer or even the dreaded monsoon of Mumbai. The number of beneficiaries soon reached 700. Mr Harakhchand Sawla, for that was the name of the pioneer, did not stop here. He started supplying free medicines for the needy. In fact, he started a medicine bank, enlisting voluntary services of three doctors and three pharmacists. A toy banks was opened for kids suffering from cancer. The 'Jeevan Jyot' trust founded by Mr Sawla now runs more than 60 humanitarian projects. Sawla, now 57 years old, works with the same vigour. A thousand salutes to his boundless energy and his monumental contribution!


As you forward interesting jokes and poems instantly, do forward this message. Mr Sawla deserves his fair share of fame.

WhatsApp: A Biggest Addiction!


Smartphones have become super colossal and crowd pleasing because many free messaging applications have launched which entirely makes it more popular. The idea that this app is plainly a messaging app with no ads, games, reminders, gimmicks and extra banners, is the major reason that users get addicted to it. This chat application is user friendly and efficient in its operational tasks with no shutdowns and blackouts. Keep reading to explore more about its pros and cons.

Adverse Effects Of Using WhatsApp Messaging App!

It is good to keep in touch with your dear and loved ones but excess of everything is always bad. Hence when you are with your buddies or at workplace then make sure that chatting should not interrupt your attention and concentration over the work and friends. Below mentioned are the major reasons why this app keeps you captivated day and night.

# Keeps You Busy!

Keeps You Busy!
The profile picture and the status of friends and folks keeps the WhatsApp lovers busy all the time. Thinking your friends status is a message or taunt, you start poking the other person to know the reason behind their strange or happy statuses. Even if you are not chatting or texting with anybody you keep scrolling the screen just to check the status and picture updates which keeps you busy 24*7 on your smartphones.

# Becomes Watchdog!

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Waiting for your cell phone to beep and then checking your WhatsApp every now and then for some forwarded messages, jokes and trolls makes you insane. Futile speculation over their contacts. For example: Why if someone is online yet not replying in their chat threads or how can this person always stay online and quickly respond to messages? Why has s/he updated their status with the sad or blissful emoticons and messages? These are the few unnecessary observations which makes a person feel reluctant with no specific reasons.

# Social Detachment!

Despite the fact of their physical presence, this application plays the major role in mentally isolating the users in all the social gatherings. The users are so addicted with their perpetual chatting and multimedia sharing like selfies/images, videos and audios that they cannot help themselves to keep their cell phone at bay for sometime, so that they can talk to the friends and folks in person. It seems that they're loving to live in the virtual world rather than the real world.


WHATSAPP IS KILLING MINDS!


A Saudi man divorced his wife after she ignored his whatsapp messages. The husband said that his wife used to spend all her time on whatsapp messaging platform. Due to the addiction, she even ignored her children. Whatsapp is not a new thing in the market. Even the people who are not educated are well aware of the messaging platform. The messaging app that started as a boon can turn into a bane, if not used carefully. It is killing mind of people. Do you agree?

Yes

The youngsters are getting addicted to the messaging platform like other addictive substances. It is more of an addiction rather than convenience.

People are not using the messaging platform for connecting with friends or relatives instead they just want to check out the their presence on messaging platform. 

A messaging platform connects people, but whatsapp is creating bridges between people. The app, in many cases, is creating unnecessary doubts in relationships. 

The start as well as end of the day happens with whatsapp. And, if people don't find any messages they start feeling low. 

People are so occupied with the use of whatsapp that they are unable to differentiate between real and factual relationships. We can easily notice that while you are talking all the time to your friends on Whatsapp, you hardly have an interaction with your immediate family. This also points out the fact that while people have a lot of friends on Whatsapp network, there's hardly any friend available whom they can talk out their heart face to face. 

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HOW TO GET RID OFF YOUR ADDICTION?
It is only you who could try to bid adieu to your message addictions with some efforts. Check below listed points which will help you overcome the cell phone obsession by changing little bit of your habits.

# Set Time Constraint!

It is important that you should limit yourself from using the WhatsApp messaging app. Try and control the urge of checking your account every minute while you're working, studying or hanging around with friends. Indulge yourself into any constructive and creative works which will help you draw your complete attention from the phone.

# Plan An Exploration With Friends!

Plan An Exploration With Friends
Instead of killing time over the smartphone it is better that you move out and spend some time with smart people which will enhance your knowledge in a way or the other. Explore new places with your buddies, plan short trips or watch movies. Introspect yourself and find ways to improvise where you are lacking.

# Avoid Conversing With Strangers!

Avoid Conversing With Strangers!
To start chatting on WhatsApp all you require is the contact number of the person. Perhaps if at any moment you find that somebody is creating nuisance over text messages then immediately block the person. This action of yours will not let you unnecessarily waste your precious time. There's no point in chatting with a stranger. It is advisable that you filter your contact list as well.

Little Tough But How To Curb?

However, for teenagers the aforementioned points are little difficult to practice hence here it become the duty for parents to keep tabs on them. Without grabbing their cell phones yet checking their phone on regular basis with the help of a spy software. How??? All you've to do is install a spyware onto their cell phones which will fetch all the information to you in no time. The data and information gets stored in the control panel of your password protected web account. You can check the logs at anytime and anywhere. Safeguard your kids in a smart way!
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So finally, it is imperative that you must distance yourself from your smartphone's free chat applications especially in case you feel it is wasting your valuable time and decreasing your potential over the work.



Instead of chatting all day, put time limit and take some time out or watch movies, do some outdoor chores, handout with neighbors and friends, engage yourself with some other work etc. This way you can avoid falling prey to addiction. 

This addiction can leads to psychological problem, if someone experiencing it, it's recommended to take yourself off from WhatsApp for 2 to 3 month. But before returning make sure that you learn to use wisely without getting too much attached with your WhatsApp friends. Emotional attachment on WhatsApp could leads to serious mental disturbance because it lacks of physical (Face to face real life interaction) Communication limitation. 

It's a Myth that such type of addiction is only effecting teenagers but also mature people with some weakness may get addicted. 

According to psychologist a communication which has no face, strangely can be more effective. Psychologically, the impact and imagination goes with text. A good text can create huge impact and similarly an irrational text can be disaster. The text becomes the sole means of emotion, you can easily hide your actual feeling and trick people. 

According to research conducted recently, it came out that between 80 to 90% of people connected to internet use WhatsApp and only 5% to 9% use it properly.

The A B C D Of Change




Awareness - First, become aware of what you need to change in yourself. What is preventing you from attaining contentment? What habits are blocking the way to realizing your full potential?

Belief - Many people think that a change in their personalities is extremely difficult. But in fact it is a reality that lies within your power. It might be useful to ask yourself questions such as * What has held me back from change in the past? and * What are the stages by which I can bring change about?

Commitment - Motivation is the key to commitment. We need to want to change, rather than feel it is a duty to ourselves. Try writing down a list of commitments in the form of statements beginning with "I will". They should come directly out of, and be connected with, your overall vision.

Discipline - We cannot change unless we are able to maintain a steady course over time. Think of each sign as a major landmark passed. Even if we find ourselves slipping into old habits, that achievement of even a little bit of change cannot be taken away.


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The 3 Little Words for Great Relationships





 
 
 
 
 
Nothing beats a true friend that stands by your side, in good times and in bad, that loves us just the way we are and supports us when things look bleak. There are three little words you need to say to strengthen any relationship, and turn it into true friendship. If you got this from someone, it means you have a true friend who will be there for you to tell you these three little words…
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Random Wisdom







Story: The Officer's inspection :)


A  municipality officer stopped at corps fields in Texas , and talked with an old farmer. He told the farmer, "I  need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown  drugs."  The farmer said, "Okay  , but don't go in that field over there.....", as he pointed  out the location.

The municipality officer  verbally exploded saying, " Mister, I have the authority of  the Federal Government with me !" Reaching into his rear pants  pocket, he removed his badge and proudly displayed it to the  farmer.  "See this badge?!  This  badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish. on any land  !!  No questions asked or  answers given!!  Have I made myself clear......do you  understand ?!!"
The farmer  nodded politely, apologized, and went about his  chores.

A short time later, the old farmer heard  loud screams, looked up, and saw the municipality officer running for his  life, being chased by the farmer's BIG BULL. With every step the bull was gaining  ground on the officer, and it seemed likely that he'd sure enough  get gored before he reached safety.  The officer was clearly  terrified.  The farmer threw down his  tools, ran to the fence and yelled at the top of his  lungs.....                 

"Your badge, show  him your BADGE !!! J J J

Moral:
1-     Dont show arrogance while using your authority. Use it with logic and common sense.
2-    Let the other person speak if he wants to say something. It clarifies doubts & confusions.

Story: Stress Management




A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, "How heavy is this glass of water?" Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."

He continued, "And that's the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on. " "As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden." "So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can."

So, my friend, why not take a while to just simply RELAX. Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while. Life is short. Enjoy it!

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4 Ways To Stop Absorbing Other People’s Negative Energy


When you've let a chronically negative person into your life, it can be hard to evict their toxic energy once they've moved on. These are four useful ways to keep from absorbing that negative energy.

1. Take responsibility for yourself.

The way you feel and the things you do is completely up to you. Maybe we're tested by some of the people who enter our lives, but all things considered, you're the one in charge of how you feel. You simply must make a conscious decision not to be impacted by the energy of negative people. That's step number one.

2. Take some time to breathe.

When I'm surrounded by negative vibes, I just pick up and leave and head to the woods. I spend time in nature because it makes me feel purified in a sense. Like all negativity is washed off of me. Once there, I breathe deeply. I smell the air. I let it revitalize me. When I inhale, I breathe in neutral energy. Once mine, I make it good. When I exhale, I breathe out the negative energy. It's rather therapeutic.

3. Just ignore it.

In the same way a parasite requires a host in order to live, a negative person needs someone to absorb their negativity. Otherwise, what's the point? When you ignore a negative person, you take the wind out of their sails. You can't tell them how they should be, but you can decide whether or not to pay attention.

4. Just know you can't make everyone happy.

If you've got a real problematic person in your life talking smack and complaining non-stop, just remember that you can't make everyone happy. The negative energy wants to bring us down to a lower low, but by remembering that you can't make everyone happy, you keep your energy upbeat and positive.