Today, February 14, 2020, is a very special day. It marks the 30th anniversary of the “Pale Blue Dot” image. This is a picture of Earth taken by NASA’s Voyager-1 after passing Neptune on its way out of the solar system. In this image, Earth appears as a speck of pale blue light. You could even say it looks like a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
It is said that actions speak louder than words. In an ideal world, people’s actions would be in sync with what they speak. In an ideal world, people would act based on their intentions and conscience. Alas, we don’t live in an ideal world! Here, people speak what their audience wants to hear and act in a way that makes them appear good. There is often a disconnect between what they want to do and what they do, where their interests lie and where their actions take them, and how they wish to lead life and how they end up living. Continue reading
This is my 42nd post and I thought of dedicating it to one of my favourite authors, Douglas Adams. What is so cool about the number 42, you wonder? It is not a prime number, not a multiple of ten, there is nothing special associated with it, so why am I even interested in it? Well, if you’ve read the Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy, you may also get intrigued by this number.
We all know someone who isn’t exactly fond of us. This person would have no valid reason to harm us and we would have done nothing wrong to them. Yet, they make their prime agenda to make things hard for us.
Great people help everyone, even the ones that hurt them. It is an extremely hard thing to be kind to your enemies, Continue reading
We see a lot of people moving out of their native lands for occupation. When I see them, I normally feel bad for them because they miss their hometown, their relatives, their language, their cuisine and their traditions. Some of my close friends are such people.
Our experiences in life are caused by our actions. We often observe this in real time. Help a stranger and a stranger helps you in difficult times. Hurt someone and you get hurt in the same manner by someone else. Conspire to get your hands on something and it gets snatched away from you.
In life, what we get is a function of what we put in. Continue reading