Narrow world-views?

Sensitivity to our surroundings is an amazing thing - at its best, its what I guess the buddha called awareness - an ability to look and more importantly appreciate things for what they are as opposed to what we think they are (or should be) based on our limited world-view. I get this thought as…

Sharing our cares

Are we really hardwired to share? Its a question that came up during a random chat with a friend - and I thought it was best to validate the hypothesis against extreme situations. If stuff works in the extremes, it works everywhere. Lets take the "happiness" extreme first. An executive comes to know he's won…

Which “Hero” are you?

Here’s today’s revelation – Everyone wants to be a hero. Everyone. Some of us want to be “happy achievers”. Some of us prefer to be “endurance heroes”. Happy achievers look to follow optimistic paths – Robin Sharma’s 50 new rules of work are all the motivation they need to lead our lives. Endurance heroes believe…

Prudence?

I heard it said somewhere recently that "we should take loans or debt only to finance those things whose value would appreciate". This to me is a very profound thought, and while I search for the source, it's worth meditating in our usual irreverent way on this statement. Value on deeper reflection could be on…