Friday, October 18, 2019

If you can get yourself to start something, half of your work is done

It is said of the great 19th century musical genius, Ludwig van Beethoven, that he would scribble on numerous pages of manuscript paper while composing a single work of music and...

The poor can’t afford the luxury of going into depression

Depression is not a widely researched subject and there are a lot of misconceptions about it. In most cases it is neglected because of the low level of awareness about it....

You think the world is out to get you

The path to success is a perilous one – it is riddled with a thousand obstacles that come from all directions, from within and without. The hindrances that come from the...

We enjoy success because we have been through failure and pain

It seems odd to say that we have to face frustration and failure in order to taste success and enjoy life, but fact is that it is true – very, very...

Overgiving can lead to self-sabotage and will surely burn you out

Giving to others, helping them in their hour of need, being ready to support them at all hours – these are all things we are taught to do from the time...

Every beginning has an end, and every end leads to a new beginning

There is a well-known saying: “Man proposes, God disposes”. That is, we plan things and then they get thrown out of gear for reasons that are not clear to us –...

Protect your child but guard against over-protection

People have always been protective of their children – it is the nature of not only human beings but also of animals. We protect our young from danger and see that...

How we have one set of standards for our children and another set for...

How many times have we seen people criticizing somebody else’s child for some wrongdoing but condoning the same behavior in their own child? I think we have, all of us, been...

Love is ephemeral and depends on keeping the newness and excitement alive

Our brain functions 24/7 from the instant we’re born. But it stops making sense just from the moment we fall in love. All said and done, one of the oldest pieces of...

“Age does not bring you wisdom, it brings you wrinkles”

“Some people never seem to learn from experience. No matter how often they had seen the lion devour the lamb, they continued to cling to the hope that the nature of...

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Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

We all face problems in life – on the personal front, at work, on the roads, while shopping, everywhere. Some of these problems are...

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