People ask themselves sometimes, why are they the ones who got to do the right thing? Why can’t others do that instead?
Simple answer is that,you understand the difference between right and wrong,you are capable to steer your boat the way you want and you are in control of yourself.Not everybody can do that.
If you can do that you’re already special.If you can do that then you’re the one who can bring change to show others that changes are safe and good.
Don’t criticise people.Correct them.
It’s so easy to complain than to fix what is causing the complaint.
Don’t just ignore and walk away.If you feel something isn’t right,try to bring a small change at least.Cascade of big changes will come along with you just taking the first small step.
Suspending action until consensus is reached is a choice.
If you wait for majority to initiate something then you might as well forget to do it.
We are so much driven by social norms that we become afraid to something different.Even though it may be the right thing to do.
You only live once (YOLO!) so might as well have the guts to experience the life your way.
The question here to ask is that – are you ready to give up your individuality just to fit in the society?
Do whatever you can,what you can’t don’t.
Don’t push yourself,just explore.
Science or religion? Which is better? I guess there’s nothing right or wrong with both of them.
Science is a way to know about our world objectively and religion is a way to know about our world subjectively.
When we use objective measures we can’t build a world of our own liking.We have a set rules to follow in which we have got to build our world.But for the best,it is the world of reality (hoping we don’t already live in a simulation).
As for religion,it is a subjective view of reality.If it were objective we would not have so many religions but only one.But for the best,in religion, we create whatever we would like our world to be like.Keeping up our faith in god and ritual to find the best way to live.
Sure living in science is the real way to survive but the hope and faith religion gives us also helps us live.There’s nothing wrong with them as long they don’t interfere with the workings of each other.Because in the end we have the right to choose which world we would like to be part of and if both then how much of both.
Your past doesn’t make the basis for your future.Your present does.
Your past is long gone.It has no relevance today.Your present action will decide your future discourse.
In the past you may have steered the other way but right now,you have the choice to steer it the direction you want.
Your past is powerless against your present.The past is all done,the present decides what is to be done.
So don’t blame your past,just flame your present.
Parenting is not about shaping the child.It is more about creating an environment in which the child shapes itself.
So you don’t get to choose what the child should do or shouldn’t do.You just lay down the ground rules and let the child decide the path it wants to take.
You can teach your child what’s good or bad,what’s desirable or undesirable,what’s right or wrong BUT don’t tell them that this is an absolute reality in which they have to live.
True freedom just doesn’t come from the right to choose.One should also have the knowledge about their choices because then only they can think as a person in their own right and choose the path they want to follow.
This may sound like it’s only possible for the privileged but not really.Living in an environment deprived of choices is a downside but it allows one to create opportunities for oneself.It’s a refreshing experience in itself.
When you can afford things,you get to choose.When you can’t afford something you get the opportunity to create.People don’t create inventions because they don’t need them.They create them because they feel their lives are lacking something and add meaning to it.
Not having something is not necessarily a disadvantage.It is an opportunity to create something with your own hands.On the other hand,having almost everything gives us an opportunity to explore more and learn to create.
Freedom is about having a choice.But I think it should exclude harming oneself or another.
Well not harming others is obvious.It becomes chaotic when there’s fight between people.The more violence,the more tendency towards lawlessness.
About oneself,keeping sanity or insanity of the mind,one may debate about suicide or euthanasia.I don’t think they are about ‘harming’ oneself,it is more like the person’s will to be relieved from pain.It’s absurd that societies criminalise these practices because the real problem does not lie in the action itself but the reason why such action is taking place.If everything was okay why would the person take such a step? I think these problems can be better solved by modifying our society,not our laws.
We shouldn’t follow traditional rules.Old rules are made for old times. We live in a new world.This is our society.It does not belong to our ancestors who already lived through their whole lives.They created this world so we could remain happy.And you know what? We can choose our own way to peace and joy.Old rules are reminder to what new is to come.Change is inevitable.The main question is – are we ready to take action or not?
You can never satisfy the whole world.But you can just satisfy yourself.