Smaller Talks = Smaller Brains

Hi! You probably know me if you are reading this. It is very likely that you think of me as a silent, observant, and introvert guy that does not talk much and it would be not a surprise to you if I just waved my hand and then disappeared. At the most, a sentence or two would be more than enough and I would vanish. However, a fewer of you do know that I have a tendency to interact very actively. Sometimes, I would talk about the smallest of things in the minutest of detail and it would go on for a long time. Of course, you would now think that why I don’t I do that with everyone I know? Apart from obvious introvertish reasons of not socializing with everyone and taking time to open up, I feel that most of us confine ourselves to really small talks. Small talks can narrow our perspective and cage us to an ignorant conditioning of tagging things that might be simply “fine”, “good”, “cool”, or any other simple adjective.

Take a very simple example. I often post the pictures that I click on Instagram and put it as Whatsapp stories. Apart from the regular likes and reactions, sometimes I receive comments like “amazing”, “Wow”, “mind-blowing”, etc. Of course, these are appreciated by me but as a matter of fact, I would not have posted these if they were not good in the first place. A more appealing and appropriate response would be to describe why did you like the picture and what made you say “wow” about the same. Why would not you share the reason and elaborate the feeling that you have? What made you feel like that and what is your perception about the same? How am I ever going to know if the wow on my picture and the wow for Hrithik Roshan’s dance aren’t the same?

 

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For the above image of my own, I would critically view it in this manner-

The walls are adding a visual leading line that is adding to the charm of the picture. The opposite directions of the kid and the mother are dramatic. However, the hand is blurred and the motion could have better sharpness. The wires in the background could be avoided. The spots on the pipe could be edited and the picture would have been smoother. Overall, the picture creates a sense of motion that makes the image wonderful and the walking directions of the kid and the mother add a dramatic element that say a story in itself.

Of course, I don’t expect everyone to be this elaborate and critical in their approach but it would be so very enlightening if I could know why you think that the image appealed to you and what made you touch that like button. A simple statement like the kid’s cuteness made me go aww can add much more depth to the rather shallow and ambiguous wow. I hope this does make sense to you. You can openly tell me your views about anything I put on social media and I do, I do not mind the most critical and evaluative ones provided that you can substantiate that. Additionally, I would not express my opinions on your work or your expression because am unsure as to how you would perceive it. If you would like me to do so, inform me and I would be more than happy to do so.

This very example is just a little glimpse of how our lives are caged in the simpler words and adjectives that are used as statements rather than descriptive and supporting words to the expression. Short talks often feel formal and done for the sake of doing it. “How are you? Good/Bad (why?) or  What’s up? Nothing much.(what about the remaining few things?) ” This does not make sense to me. These seem like the worst things a person can imagine starting a conversation and it signifies stupidity or laziness to think beyond these. “What else?” is another stupid addition to the same. I would rather have a long talk with you in an year rather than a short talk every month. Don’t feel bad if I do so. Expressing something is our fundamental right and we live in a democracy (at least on paper). Let us express ourselves better. A like on Facebook or Instagram does not have any relevance or value unless you can express your views freely about the same. Let us think better and teach ourselves to escape from the cage of short talks.

I guess that is all I have to say. Try implementing the same and don’t give feedback of this to me if it’s only adjectives and evaluative terms with no substantiation. The blog is not for any commercial purpose anyway and your view or visit would not matter as much as your elaborate, descriptive and detailed opinion would.  Hoping for you to break free the fetters of small talk and express yourself better without any hesitation or second thought.

Until the next time you read my blog, keep smiling, and take care. 🙂

Live a century in a moment rather than living each moment of a century.

 

 

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The Supermoon

Billions of years ago, the sun had a crush on Earth. They always were together and stayed nearby. The Earth; a gorgeous and beautiful lady . Evergreen with her soothing smile. The Sun ; a handsome and hot man . Unmatched was his chivalrous nature. They stayed together for billions of years until fate had a different plan for them. 

It sowed the seeds of fire that grew and blasted them apart. Now, the sun and the earth were way apart, in different areas. Away from each other’s reach and in a different world. 
The Earth cried and sobbed. Each of her tears became flowing rivers and when they froze, they were glaciers. 

The Sun grew ferocious each moment. His anger knew no boundaries. It showed fate the power of eternal love and faith. It shone and gave light to a stone floating around. The stone served as a mark of love and faith the Sun had for Earth. Each day, it would give the stone some power of his own to say his heart’s feelings. The Earth in return would blossom flowers and make rainbows. 

The stone became the Moon, visible as their love strengthened. The stars became the witnesses of their eternal love. The rainbows and rivers were signs of joy and happiness of Earth. 

Together, they lived but apart they flourished!

Thanks for reading. Stay Happy and always keep smiling 😀

The Firework

Everyone in this world is good at something and bad at something. Everyone has some hidden talent that needs to be explored and is waiting to come out. The talent is like a firework.

Fireworks are the piece of gunpowder mixed with some explosive pyrotechnic device . Fireworks are pretty much like the talent within you. The thread to burn is your first experience with your talent. Slowly, it builds up and reaches the highest point of your potential. This is when the thread comes in contact with the explosive. It goes up, just like your progress in your field and your burning passion. Finally, all your struggles, self doubts, and confusions burn. The final product is the spectacular visual you see in the sky. It is the achievement you earned and it is the result of your struggles.

Therefore, go ahead. Burn every string of opportunity, take risks, be cautious enough to handle it carefully and have safety measures ready. All you need to do is to reach the string, burn it perfectly and start the process of reaching the sky. Nothing can stop you then. Reignite the match if it extinguishes, wait a while if it rains, let time pass if there’s sun in sky. Patience with a tinge of tactfulness will make you kiss the sky.

Come on, take the first step, let the firework in you explode and show the world what a spectacular human being you’re and display the excellence you always had in yourself. Be fearless, be yourself, and start the bandwagon of trying till you reach the sky.

Thanks for reading, keep smiling and have a great day 🙂

The Spark of Life 

Life, or shall I say the roller coaster of emotions? It goes up and down, slow and fast, but the essence lies there. Ever enjoyed a ride at amusement park with no fluctuations, definitely not unless you’re on the relax mode and opting for the flat ones like a simple boat ride on water! What’s more interesting that even our roads have enough potholes that you’ll face turbulence and jumps every now and then. Maybe that’s the reason India is nowhere seen in the amusement park business. The roads are definitely a low cost, back breaking alternative to roller coasters. No offense, government. We are used to riding on potholes.


How does the image fit in this? Look closely. You’ll see a great amount of fluctuation, just like the roller coaster ride. There are some parts dark and some bright, just like the ups and downs of the ride. The image looks beautiful because of that. If it only had lights, it would be pure white and it would be black in its absence.  Contrast and variation is its beauty.

The light compliments darkness and the darkness makes light stand out. That’s how it is.  Lights are happiness, optimism, and guidance of our lives. We all love this part. However, darkness is something we all hate. If there’s a power cut now, you’ll end up cribbing. Of course, that’s after your phone’s battery runs out and the power bank exhausts to death. The cut makes you realize what all you had. It would remind how important the tubelight is, and how much comfort does that three bladed cutter like helicopter part hanging on your ceiling gives. Maybe you’ll open your windows, look out and see around. The wise ones will enjoy the breeze, the morons will look at the single building having electricity and complain as to why there’s no inverter at my place! Maybe that’s what is making your place darker, the omnipresence of light!

Embrace the darkness, let it revive the spark in yourself, and see how exuberant the world looks without any additional light source but your soul! Go for a stroll downstairs, maybe you’ll end up playing hide and seek with your neighbors that you wanted to since forever. Maybe you’ll forget the existence of external sources like the mobile phone, pc , or television which are so essential for pleasure and gratification in this age. Maybe, you’ll have a sound sleep because you have nothing better to do. You’ll feel helpless and bored until the light comes. The experienced and ones with wisdom may light a candle and make a paper fan! Whatsoever, you’ll survive!

Therefore, go ahead and live the flashes of life. The rays will light your way, and moreover, activate your sense to guide yourself to the gates of enlightenment. The darkness will ignite the need for self-reliance and self-dependency. This combination will make you, you! 

Darkness is the discovery of yourself and light is your learning! 

Hope you liked this piece, tell me your thoughts about the same. I’ll be glad to hear them. 

Thank you for reading, stay happy, and always keep smiling 🙂

The Slow Shining

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We are in an era where we always want to run. Speed is the thrill and speed is fun. It’s the very blood for our survival. Want to reach from place A to place B? Search for the fastest option, book a cab, here we come baby! Want to know news? Search up the net and here it is!

It’s the time for things in flash. And then, some people come. They would want to walk from place A to place B even if it takes a few hours, they would want to wait for the next morning to read news and gain knowledge by reading the whole article. They would cook everything when the same thing is available in the fast food point next door. These are the slow pokes and rather the no hassle or hurry ones. They’ll plan and wait , no impulsive stuff. Patience comes naturally to them. They’ll stand and witness each moment. They’ll observe what the security guard is doing, they’ll observe if the shop opposite to their house has the same old man selling flowers and they’ll try to live the moment without wanting to get in the flash ride of reaching the destination in a jiffy.

Behold, cherish, and live each moment ! Miracles happen everywhere. Happiness lies around you! See the man walking besides you, he’ll have a story to say. Look ahead, and you’ll find a baby sneaking out from his Mumma’s hands and smiling at you. Get rid of the technical obsession you’re holding in your hand, look up, there’s a world of possibilities waiting to enlighten and mesmerize you with all it’s might!

Thank you for reading and keep smiling ! 🙂