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Jan 6 11

A beautiful poem…

by team @ Lets Solve Together

A beautiful poem, contributed by Sidharth Jaggi.

A heart touching poem…
I went to a party Mom,
I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom,
So I drank soda instead.
I really felt proud inside, Mom,
The way you said I would.
I didn’t drink and drive, Mom,
Even though the others said I should.
I know I did the right thing, Mom,
I know you are always right.
Now the party is finally ending, Mom,
As everyone is driving out of sight.
As I got into my car, Mom,
I knew I’d get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me,
So responsible and sweet..
I started to drive away, Mom,
But as I pulled out into the road,
The other car didn’t see me, Mom,
And hit me like a load.
As I lay there on the pavement, Mom,
I hear the policeman say,
“The other guy is drunk,” Mom,
And now I’m the one who will pay.
I’m lying here dying, Mom….
I wish you’d get here soon.
How could this happen to me, Mom?
My life just burst like a balloon..
There is blood all around me, Mom,
And most of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Mom,
I’ll die in a short time.
I just wanted to tell you, Mom,
I swear I didn’t drink.
It was the others, Mom.
The others didn’t think.
He was probably at the same party as I.
The only difference is, he drank
And I will die.
Why do people drink, Mom?
It can ruin your whole life.
I’m feeling sharp pains now.
Pains just like a knife.
The guy who hit me is walking, Mom,
And I don’t think it’s fair.
I’m lying here dying
And all he can do is stare.
Tell my brother not to cry, Mom.
Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mom,
Put “GOOD BOY ” on my grave.
Someone should have told him, Mom,
Not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, Mom,
I would still be alive.
My breath is getting shorter, Mom.
I’m becoming very scared.
Please don’t cry for me, Mom.
When I needed you, you were always there.
I have 1 last question, Mom.
Before I say good bye.
I didn’t drink and drive,
So why am I the one to die?
Dec 14 10

Living Above Mediocrity (Part 2)

by team @ Lets Solve Together

All of us are not lucky to have lady luck smile on us all our lives.  We have no control over our internal organs, our fate or our destiny.  Our Internal organs can refuse to work at their own will.  As long as our Organs agree to work the right way; the ONLY thing that we do have some power over or control over is our:

  1. Mentality or attitude or the way we think.
  2. Our behavior

MENTALITY OR ATTITUDE

It might come as a surprise to a lot of us: yes it is very true that we can control our attitude or the way we think.  We can be in pain yet go about doing our normal work, our everyday chores and live our routine lives… that is because of attitude.  The attitude can change and thinking can evolve over a period of time.  The attitudes can be learned and improved by putting efforts.

Whenever our mind goes in a certain direction we do have the capability to pull it in another direction.  This is a Huge Contradiction because even though every moment of our lives is predestined yet we do have the capability to mold our own attitudes.  It some times feels like this world is a large stage and we all have to do is to play our part as we are “supposed to” using our intelligence just like we watch the actors perform in a play or theatre.

Our attitude also helps in forming our thoughts and vice-versa.   Some time we observe people with extra ordinary intelligence but with a terrible attitude.  Now these people do not like to use their intelligence to good thinking.  (Good thinking and intelligence are not related to each other in any way)  attitude can be learnt, it is a tool for some and for some others it is not important.

Attitude / Mentality has a lot to do with “real education” and awareness of our own shortcomings and our strengths and our ability or eagerness to be a better person.  Some one with very little resources can have a great attitude and some one with tons of money can have a real bad attitude.  Money plays very little role in creating or improving attitude.

Our attitude will determine the path/ direction of life.  The direction does not mean our course towards any profession or business but direction towards what kind of attitude do we have.  Some of us that have laid rules for ourselves will always have an attitude different from an average person; the thinking will be different from an average person and will have some difficulties connecting with an average person.

People will have different attitudes towards different things.  Our concern is the choices that we are required to make or we make at different times during our lives.   We are not concerned with material things here we are concerned with our own thinking and attitude towards other people and towards situations in life e.g. if we are going through a Huge emotional or mental depression (for any reason)… do we decide to stay home in closed doors or do we go out and pretend, nothing happened and do our best to come out of our depression.  The choice is ours; there is a saying “Act enthusiastic and you will feel enthusiastic”.  So it is our mental make up and our attitude that will determine what direction do we take?

WE CAN MAKE A CHOICE AND DECIDE OUR ATTITUDE!

BEHAVOIR

Any person is known by his behavior towards other people.  A person can never be more accomplished than another if one does not know how to treat other people.  To have more material wealth or more education does not make any person better or worse than the other person.  A lot of materially wealthy people are very poor because neither do they have love (the most valuable commodity after good health) for other people nor the respect of others as human beings.  They have nothing to give because they Guard their wealth as if they will carry it with them when they leave this planet earth. A person that has nothing to give to other is basically poor.  A rich person will always have something to give.

All of us as human beings have the same “internal organ” like kidneys, lungs etc.  We all have the same digestive system, same respiratory system; we are all born through same procedure. Some of us are physically stronger or physically more appealing than others.  We all eat food that is edible for all human beings.  We need to do the same routines like going to the bathroom, sleeping, taking a shower etc (this is world over).  Then what is it that some people are different from other people, even though they may have similar accumulation of wealth, drive same cars etc.

What sets us apart from other people is “Behavior”, because even a person doing illegal work can have money, drive very expensive or luxurious cars, have a expensive life style or on the other hand a very academically qualified or educated person could have all the paper degrees yet not be able to use them.  So the only thing that makes us different from other people is our “Behavior”.  How we deal with people, how we treat other people that are may be less fortunate than us? Our behavior towards various situations in life makes us different from other people and not the material wealth that we have.

Dec 10 10

Living Above Mediocrity (Part 1)

by team @ Lets Solve Together

What is Living Above Mediocrity?

Mediocre means ordinary or average.

Living above Mediocrity means living above average.  To live above average we have to make a conscious effort to work on some of our weaknesses as human beings.  It takes time to form good habits; otherwise we are taking an easy way out in our lives.  We all CAN form new habits and go to a new level of excellence.

Weakness such as:

  1. Discipline
  2. Self Control Over:
  • Spending habits (extravagance)
  • Anger
  • Lust
  • Conversation
  • Judging others  (the Bible says “judge not, that you be not judged”)
  • Conceit
  • Drunkenness
  • Pride
  • Revenge
  • Hatred
  • Greed
  • Faultfinding
  • Crime
  • Jealousy

There must be a lot more weaknesses where we need self-control.

When we say to try and live above average means that we are trying and working hard on some of the above-mentioned weaknesses.  We have worked on some of the weaknesses and we continue to work on some others.

So the people that decide to live mediocre are not below us or any such thing … but we are making a conscious effort to be above some of the weaknesses.  WE ARE NOT JUDGING ANYONE… We are working towards going to a higher level of excellence.

Most of us prefer living differently; where money is a measure or yardstick of key things in life.  For me Money is important but more important is Living Above mediocrity.

Living Above Mediocrity

As a living being (being both alive and living) the biggest contradiction of life is that we have no control over any thing that we call our body, yes our own body.  There is a very different universe inside this human body that works on its own terms.  We all have different internal systems.  Some of us have strong internal organs while others have weak internal organs, these internal organs respond according to the chemicals created, generated and released by them or other organs.  Our internal organs behave differently, according to their own health. Any internal organ, in this human body that we consider our own, will give way any time and will not even bother to inform that it will stop functioning.

The same applies for sensitivities of different people.  Some of us are more sensitive than others, now this is again and internal reaction of the various internal organs, the release of chemicals in our body.  A lot of us will suffer ulceration on eating a particular kind of food or due to stress while others will be fine with the same food or similar stress.  We cannot change the working of our internal organs or control the release of various chemicals.  We can only change things that can be learned through consciousness.

The emotional pain or distress cannot be measured because as of today we do not have the clinical instruments to measure these.  If any internal organ suffers or is malfunctioning we do have different tests to know the extent of malfunction, where as we cannot measure emotional pain because there is no measure for it.  (contd…)

Nov 30 10

The last option…

by team @ Lets Solve Together

WHY are we leading our kids into this? This is the reality of most Indian families where kids are forced by their close people and push them to extremity, thus making wrong choices. Some fail the school exams, some fail in life! Sad but true… have a look!

Courtesy: http://www.youtube.com

Nov 24 10

Thanksgiving Weekend

by Kalpana Jaggi

The last Thursday in November is a thanksgiving weekend in the USA.

This thanksgiving has inspired me to give thanks for a lot of “blessings” of every day life.

1.  First thing in the morning, thanks to the alarm that rings near my bed;  tells me I can hear.

2.  Thanks for being able to get up from the bed;  tells me my limbs are working and my body has the strength to move, there are too many that are bed ridden.

3.  Thanks for being able to see the sunlight and read the clock; it tells me my eyes can see.

4.  Thanks  that I need to take a shower and get dressed to reach my job; because I HAVE A JOB.

5. Thanks that my husband keeps calling me to hurry up; tells me I have a partner who cares for me.

There are too many lonely people in this world.

6.   Thanks that I need to get gas in my car; tells me I drive to work and don’t use the Subway.

WE all have a lot of tiny details that we need to be grateful for everyday of our lives.

They say that an attitude of gratitude brings abundance….. let us start from this Thanksgiving and see how it works.

For all those that say “I am too busy at work or there is too much work to do etc etc”…… be grateful that you have work in today economic times.  There are a lot of “qualified” people out there that do not have a job.

HAPPY THANKS GIVING EVERYONE……

Nov 20 10

Welcome!

by team @ Lets Solve Together

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