Sunday, March 25, 2012

Letting in Some Fresh Air....

Sometimes, rather, most often, life gets into a muddy runnel and you just feel it is really difficult to come out of it. This has been something I was experiencing for quite a while. I always would think of opening a new window and letting in some fresh air that would help me drive away these stinky thoughts.  I just wanted to switch over my thoughts into some creative stuff, which will surely energize and bring back the “enthusiastic Me”. Some new ideas have dawned and let us wait for time to unveil them!

For today let blogging help!

Tom n Becky

He has always been my favourite author and Tom my favourite fictional character. Yes, I am talking about Mark Twain, the American writer, who is often referred to as “The Father of American Literature.” Mark Twain was, is and will continue to be my favourite author!  

For quite some time, I have been making earnest efforts to make Gauri place some interested in Tom. Thanks to my efforts, he has shown great interest in watching “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”  It all started with me finding a copy of the novel in the junior library coupla days ago.  I had read it long back, but read it again. When I narrated the “toothache” episode, Gauri loved it and I thought, he would like the movie too.

I had never seen the movie before, but was amazed to see that Tom is in the movie just fitted the actual Tom tailored by Twain. His naughty looks, his attire, his mannerisms – everything was well captured by the lil guy. It is almost like Tom just comes out of the novel and acts! Yeah, I can’t help adoring him. 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

From Frozen Thoughts....

This is an extract from an article from Frozen Thoughts, which I thought would make an interesting read. 
Dominating Peer!

This is the most dreaded peer relationship. This type of professional is either highly intelligent, but aggressive or portrays a false confidence so as to not get exposed. She/he feels the only way to leadership is to dominate others. While he/she never misses an opportunity to find fault with others, she/he can never take criticism from others. Because of this dominant nature, over a period, people may not respect him/her though the work done is good!

   Internal Traits of a Dominating peer!
     Feels “I know it all and I am above the rest’
   Thinks attack is the best form of defence
   High caliber and efficient individually
   Believes in creating fear to gain respect
   Doesn’t empathize or respect others’ views
   Waits to magnify a problem
   Speaks more than listening

External Traits of a Dominating Peer!
Shows aggression
 Dominates weak peers
 Though intelligent, not admired by others
 People don’t wish to work together with them
 No respect from others
 Suggests without taking responsibility
 Not willing to learn, think they can dictate

And........after reading it, what I feel is the best way to tackle these people is to just answer back with your "work". Let your work speak for you.....

Some Favourite Quotes!

You may fool all the people some of the time, you can fool some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time – Abraham Lincoln

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts. - Kahlil Gibran

Everybody’s private motto – It is better to be popular than to be right! – Mark Twain