Friday, October 21, 2011



Silence fills.

Silence kills.

Silence is credence.

Silence is denial.

Silence of the tongue that says nothing.

Silence of the eyes that say everything.

Silence is the unspoken conversation between hearts.

Silence is the goading uncomfort.

Silence when you're alone.

Silence when you're not alone.

Silence in serenity.

Silence in shock.

Silence in anger.

Silence in dilemma.

Silence when you know what's going on.

Silence when you don't wanna know what's going on.

Silence when your friend disturbs you.

Silence when your friend gives you time.

Silence is many things, it is what we make of it. Maybe, God created friends and silence together. Both are golden, both are cherished. It becomes the best combination when your friend knows exactly what your silence means without you saying a word.

Cherish friends.

Cherish silence.

\* unleash your thoughts */

Monday, October 17, 2011

Attempts & Fear

And there I was, sitting in my home, watching bleach when a high-pitched drumming sound and a familiar smell distracted me. It was rain. I smiled. I don't know why, but whenever I see the rain, I smile. Maybe, its because rain is a sign that change is coming. That warm sunny days and gloomy rainy days come from the same vast blue sky.

Along with rain, came his two buddies. Lightning and Thunder.

In typical fashion. The perfect split-second gap between the two.

And, so I began thinking of something else. Something, apparently unrelated, but still related in my empty head.

If you ask someone, which one they fear, their answer is 90% thunder. "Oh, the horrible and deafening sound!", they'd tell you. But then, science tells you that lighning is the one which you should fear. For those who've forgotten the basic "funda" behind it, lightning is the electricity which is discharged when clouds meet. Thunder is merely the dissipation of the extra energy of lightning. And so, if something were to kill you, it'd be lightning.

Now, why the blah blah?

That what I thought was of fear. We fear not, what is to be feared but on the other things. This attached picture probably describes it the best. And, the final sentence, is the one which I love most.

Why are we so hesitant to try again? What is so wrong in it? So what if we didn't win first time? If you didn't try again, its utterly meaningless. Are you afraid someone will laugh at you again? Nothing is more stupid than that. Success is sweet when its obtained first-time; when our efforts pay off immediately. But the, its even sweeter when its gotten after failure. That is when you smirk at failure and say, "I always believed you weren't permanent!". Even in trivial video games, don't we hit the "Retry" button just to see the hero win it? Cynicists may argue that, video games are designed for the hero to win always. I agree, but then, that's a sore loser's quote.


What you are, and what you do, are results of your own attempts and tries. When you're on the edge of giving up, go for it just one more time. It doesn't hurt that much to try once more !

Don't ever give up. If you believe in luck, continue. Its a wonderful thing. But then, do not slack on your effort because luck has the peculiar habit of not being there when you "depend" on it. Its either you or rejection. What you choose, will decide what is permanent. Success stories are not fairy tales. You may become "that person" in a story very soon in the future.


\*unleash your thoughts */

Saturday, October 15, 2011


"All is well that ends well"

Yeah, correct.

"All is well that ends well."

As long as the end is right, all is well. As simple as it may seem, it has become my fundamental philosophy.

But what if it doesn't end well? Does it mean 'all' is not well?

Apparently it doesn't.

If you don't believe me, think about it. You'll find it interesting to have thought about it even if you didn't reach a satisfactory conclusion :-P

Returning to the original discussion, this particular quote has many implications on success and failure. When the end is well, all seems to be well. In success, the journey seems sweet thought it may be covered with sweat. But then, what if the result is failure?

There is disappointment but then that is not all. There is maturity and there's understanding. I find it more valuable than victory by itself. To put it even more simply,

The winner understands only success.

The loser understands both success and failure. And what all is learnt is implemented to achieve the success which eluded previously. After all, continual failure is a blatant sin. Its really the mindset of the loser, that decides the outcome in a possible next encounter.

During tough times, it is a welcome quote.

"All is well that ends well ."

I can't find a more suitable person to cite as an example to this than Steve Jobs.

Imagine yourself in this position. You dropped out from college, still attend calligraphy classes(out of all classes), sleep on the floor in friends' rooms, collect coke bottles for 5 cents. 7 mile walk = one good meal a week.

Very depressing.

But then, we know whose Apple changed the world :)

One particular quote from the Stanford address stays very close to me.

"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."

If you haven't listened to it already, please do atleast now.

Hope is all it takes. I heard this lecture during a period when I was need of motivational inspiration in some form and this speech was perfect. If you're in my shoes now, you'll love it too. Nevertheless, whatever situation you may be in, you'll love it. Because that's the man who was brought back into his own company and made CEO cuz they knew they wouldn't survive a bit without him. No one would object even if he called himself "iGod Tech". Have hope. The dots will connect.

RIP : 'iGod' Steve Jobs. :'(

\* unleash your thoughts */