To Be or Not To Be
A little kingdom I possess,
Where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find
Of governing it well.
-- Louisa May Alcott.
...........hmmm....that more or less describes my situation !!
~A Wise Man Said~
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
~When in Lancaster~
Life as PhD Student
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Another year gone by, and this year I didn't get the time to make a blog entry on my birthday. I also felt it was time to break this tradition; the problem with me is I do things consistently by nature and a pattern comes in for no apparent reason and then I follow the pattern just because there is one! Sounds confusing, I know, but that's me :)
My horoscope this month says "You've got many pots on your stove, bubbling away. All of it is due to come to something amazing." Any wonder I love reading horoscopes...? How do they do that? Everytime you read one of these things, you get this feeling that they know your secret plans, plans which even you didn't know about, till they actually spelt it out for you!
This week the theme at mass was "promises". I am personally very sticky about promises (probably it goes with my consistency loving nature). I believe that if you say you will do something, you do it and nothing can or should stop you (In this matter, I am with Salman Khan...ek baar meine committment kar di toh ... :)). What the priest said was interesting--promises are given to give a certain sense of security; isn't marriage a promise? isn't insurance a promise? But, why are promises kept? That is more interesting. They are kept because they give you a sense of integrity. In other words, only if you are a person of integrity, would you keep your promises. There was this person who promised to visit his friend every Tuesday in the hospital and he continued to do that for some time, till his friend went into a coma. That Tuesday another of his friends got a ticket to a grand show and tried convincing him to join him for the show. He argued that since the sick friend was anyway in a coma, he wouldn't know whether he visited him or not, and it wouldn't make a difference to him. This man replied, "It may not make a difference to him, but it will make a difference to me. To know that I kept my promise."