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7 Behaviors Most People Think Are Negative That Are Actually Healthy

Posted in Public, Random by Ali on May 9, 2015

The most healthy behavior is simply for you to be authentic. Yet often we avoid our own authentic behaviors thinking they are unhealthy ones. Your own mind and body know what you need. And if you need a reminder why it is important to follow your authentic self, look at these common behaviors which are often considered negative which can actually be healthy.

1. Anger

Anger is something many of us avoid expressing and yet it can often be very liberating. Being angry and expressing it in a healthy way can create powerful and positive change in our lives. Anger is simply a type of emotional energy that rises up in us when we have been wronged and a personal boundary has been crossed. That energy is set out on a mission to dismantle the inappropriate situation that has caused our suffering.

So, learn how to embrace that energy and put it to positive use. When you become angry, examine how you can express that anger in a positive way that will create change for the better. It is when we deny our anger and avoid it that it can turn into more unhealthy ways of being, such as rage or depression. Know that healthy anger is there for a reason, to be your protector and liberator.

2. Being Lost

We are feeling lost when we have lost our sense of direction. Yet when we are lost, it makes us pay attention to the moment and to our instincts. If you have ever been lost in a big city or a foreign land, you likely also made some wonderful discoveries while trying to find your way.

The same is true for life. Be okay with knowing it is the journey that is important, and sometimes in being lost and going down paths we never would have thought to choose we find out things about ourselves that are amazing. We discover unknown talents in ourselves, and meet friends or allies who otherwise would have remained a mystery. Being lost now doesn’t mean you will be lost forever. It simply means you are taking your time in finding your way, and also allowing the world around you to give input into the path which is best for you. Often it is that input we never would have dreamed to ask for that sets us on our true path.

3. Crying

Crying, like anger, is a healthy human emotional response to certain situations. Although few of us would want to be crying all the time, it is important to honor those times in life which may bring us to tears. Those tears can be tears of loss but also of joy. When we cry, it helps our psyche unleash energy that if we were to hold on to may become toxic or make us rigid.

Crying also softens our personalities as well as our appearance to the outside world, letting others know we feel, care, grieve and are effected by the world around us. So, crying not only lets us release our grief and sorrow, but also sends a signal to others that we are open and vulnerable as human beings, making us more attractive as friends and partners than those who never shed a tear for any reason.

4. Being alone

Being alone doesn’t have to be seen in a negative way and often can mean that we are just cutting off some of the not necessary social activities to dive into a deeper level of our being. It’s true that there are some situations where a person isolating themselves might be a reason of concern, but know as well that many of the worlds greatest artists, writers and thinkers found supreme value in solitude to find deeper inspiration and re-ignited their sense of creativity. Sometimes we just need to turn off the external stimuli and be with ourselves.

If you are feeling the need to be alone, trust and honor it. Sometimes a walk by yourself in the park, or even going on a solo vacation can lead to a level of self reflection that completely renews our sense of purpose. In some situations, the most healthy thing you can do for yourself is to be alone.

5. Not listening

Not listening to others may often be seen as an anti-social or even arrogant form of behavior, and yet there are times when you need to just go on your own intuition and be free with what your inner calling is. Keeping your eye on a strong vision sometimes requires you to ignore or tune out those voices who may not understand or be in alignment with that vision. Trust yourself and know that if advice is being given to you there may be some very good reasons not to listen to it.

Not listening can also simply display a level of discernment, as we have all seen those people who listen to what everyone else tells them, and how they can often appear to be captains on a rudderless ship, lacking an internal strong sense of direction. Be wise and know when to listen to others and when not to. If that inner bell says to go on your own gut feeling in spite of what others say, then trust it.

6. Breaking the rules

Breaking the rules at times can improve your life, as well as the lives of others. Rules are made by people, and none of us are perfect. So, trust in your own ability to find the heart behind the rule, and then decide for yourself if that rule promotes the greater good. Most innovations in art, science and society happen because someone stopped abiding by the rules as they were written and had the courage to challenge those rules that were unjust. Some of the world’s great rule breakers were Rosa Parks, Gandhi, John Lennon, and Martin Luther King Jr. Don’t be afraid to be like them.

7. Not fitting in

Not fitting in can be painful and awkward, especially during teenage years, but it can also mean you’re an innovator and that you have something to offer beyond the norm. When we fit in, it is usually because our thoughts, feelings and even our imagination is in tune with our community. Stepping outside that box of what others might expect of us can lead us into a place of not fitting in, but it can also lead us to explore outside the zone of commonly accepted beliefs and thoughts, which is the fertile ground for new ideas and new ways of thinking that beget innovation.

The future never fits nicely into the past, so embrace who you are in the now even if it doesn’t fit in with others. Know that your innovations may forge a new path that others may eventually follow.

**This article was originally featured on lifehack.org, and was written by Brett Bevell.

the year 2012

Posted in Public, Random by Ali on December 30, 2012


a lot had been written, spoken and predicted for this year, As we step in the future, and bid farewell to twenty twelve, I thought we should introspect, what this year has given us so far? what is it, that we learnt? and what is it, that we lost?

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First and foremost, if you are reading this; it’s obvious the world did not come to an end…and then we realize, There is a lot yet to discover, more to innovate and civilization can only revive when there shall come into being in a number of individuals a new tone of mind, independent of the prevalent one among the crowds, and in opposition to it — a tone of mind which will gradually win influence over the collective one, and in the end determine its character. Only an ethical movement can rescue us from barbarism, and the ethical come in to existence only in individuals.

2012 across the globe, taught us all about bringing change, speaking for our rights, defending the righteous and opposing the oppressor. We saw rational minds, loving hearts, courteous hands, laborious legs, and above all open-source religions.

There were massacres, red deaths and white deaths, wars and rebellions, degrading of moral values, liars and manipulators, fascist and fake, in the end these were all lessons. Year after year, we learn these lessons, and year after another we tend to forget.

As I sit by the sunset on the last Sunday of 2012, I look back in 2012 and then I think of it this way…there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day.

Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would I do?

I say to myself that I would with freedom from any doubts, Draw out every cent, and of course anyone else with a sane mind would do the same?

Now then I relate….Each of us, every single one…  has such a bank.

It’s name is TIME.

Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.

Every night it writes off as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to a good purpose.

It carries over no balance. It allows no over draft.

Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day.

If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against “tomorrow.”

You must live in the present on today’s deposits.

Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success!

I realize, I did not make each second count. But I am certain to treasure every moment I have now! and treasure it more because I share it with some special ones, special enough to spend my time with. And remember time waits for no one.

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is where I live.

tata docomo & it’s stupid policies

Posted in Public, Random by Ali on June 3, 2012

I don’t know how more modest could I be, in putting the title to this post.

While respecting the contributions of Tata Group in India’s growth and the positive feelings towards the company’s values and purpose and the deference for the entity, forces me to think of just one problem it has.

http://www.tata.com/aboutus/articles/inside.aspx?artid=CKdRrD5ZDV4=

The core-values of the group as described in the website above are probably not understood by the employees at the lower level of the chain. The marketing teams and the sale strategist.

I’ll tell you why I am saying this. I have a Tata Docomo Broadband connection at home. Nothing’s bad with their service. I don’t have down-time. It all works perfectly fine. It’s all appreciated, and I say that because they really have NO downtime and good ethical customer support. Now being such a satisfied customer. I still had to disconnect my internet. It was so weird. I was looking to upgrade my Internet plan. As what anyone of you would do. I logged on to the Tata Docomo’s broadband Internet webpage and checked on all the tariff compared them to mine.

http://tatatelenterprise.com/broadband/

Chose my city Mumbai, and there all the tariffs came up.

The stupid policy part as you see, is Monthly rental for existing customer when they upgrade is higher.

The rental for new customers is less. Now this is so stupid. An old customer pays more if he upgrades a plan in spite of having no extra cost involved in changing their plan. The modem and wiring is already done.  As for the new customer he pays less monthly rental.

At first I couldn’t believe, because usually it’s like Old Customers are given better pricing and everything like that. But here the case of was opposite, Old customers were paying more and suffering to have chosen Tata Services earlier than the new customers x_X. That’s so lame.

I called the customer support 022-67908000 and confirmed if that is indeed the tariff. Like how they are always polite, She said yes, sir the old customers have to pay more and I am sorry I can’t do anything about it since It’s a company policy. I still couldn’t believe and I told her to transfer the line to some senior officer rank. This senior officer I spoke too, I told her, Why Do I pay more? You have no extra cost involved in upgrading, the installation is already done. Why do you want me to pay more? She just affirms the company policy.

Isn’t this something weird? Stupid Old Customers find out that they are paying more monthly rental then the new ones. What’s the point here of being loyal to the company services? Instead of benefit, they are looting the old customers.

@TATA Docomo Policy Makers -PLEASE FOR HEAVEN sake! do something about it.

It’s weird to get the connection disconnected and ask for a new one.

Update: 27th June 2012

So a few days after I posted on my blog, I thought I should share the link with Mr. Ratan Tata 🙂

Tweet to Ratan Tata

and trust me, I was not wrong when I said that the chain at the bottom has problem understanding values at times. The Tata Docomo Social Team immediately got in touch with me, and resolved my Internet plan. They also saw to it that the website is fixed with updated plans for everyone. Now that’s really appreciated. Great fix, great work!

the ideal relationship

Posted in Personal, Public, Random by Ali on June 7, 2011

A boy’s love is expressed differently from that of a girl.. and no I am not talking about just the dubbed love love relationship between a boy and a girl.. This is bigger.. This is about the love and affection between friends.. between best friends…

Boys show their love differently than the way the girls would show theirs. If girls could really grasp this fact, relationships all over the world would improve. What happens in most cases is that the girls show they love in warm, mushy ways. They talk…, They share everything (or at least as much as the boy will tolerate listening to), They provide nurture and support. But boys are very different and you know this already.

The problem is the female species have spent centuries judging the males for love instead of receiving it as the display of love it is. So when the boy gets past the courting phase, becomes solidly committed to the relationship, and the display of affection or compliments begin to fade, then the girls join the legion of sisters who complain either with humor or bitterly about how he just doesn’t measure up to the ideal of what their real boy is…

Let me tell you, at this point the relationship is in danger of ending and it ain’t the boy’s fault! to explain my claims let me share how the real boy loves and see if you can’t begin to look at him through a kinder lens and a heart warmed by just how very much he actually does let you know he loves you.

There are three ways a boy clearly and definitively shows his love and affection. The first thing the boy does when he knows he loves you and is ready to commit to the relationship is he professes who you are in his life. He calls you as someone who he posses really close to himself…He calls you in a special way….with his words and with his body language. You can see it in the eyes and body language of the folks in his world you are introduced to. You see that spark of recognition that you are different from the other girls he has introduced his friends too… His claim on you is obvious.

The second thing the boy does when he knows he loves you and is ready to commit to the relationship is he provides for you. Now, not every man has the means to buy you expensive things, but to the degree he is able, he will provide for you. One simple example is if you have trouble and ask him for help, he will do everything within his power to assist you in getting it fixed. The boy might be able to resolve the problem entirely… while the other might be able to fix a few things… But nevertheless you should know that the real boy in love wants to provide for you by all his ability and means… Everyday might not produce a perfect conversation or outing…, but in any way he sees he can provide for you and is able, he will.

The third thing a real boy does when he is head over heals in love is he protects. No one is allowed to hurt, insult, or disrespect the girl. He will not be able to tolerate her life or her spirit being in danger. and In my own experience, I have observed two important things about a men’s desire to protect his woman. The first is that He will attempt to protect her from herself. This is why a the man can become infuriated with some of the choices the woman makes because, as a man with his logical thinking, he could have told her this or that choice would be a big mistake. How could she have put the woman he loves most in the whole world (herself) in harm’s way? The other thing I have observed is that a real man in love will sacrifice himself to protect you from himself, if you require it. If you cannot abide him being who he is, expressing himself as a man, he will shrink inside, becoming less effective as a lover and as a partner as he attempts to protect you in the way you say you must be protected. He will not do this indefinitely. At some point, the pressure to express himself as a man will pop and you will lose him. One way or another you will lose him. However, if you find you are no longer invested in exploring the marvelous mystery he is, you might take a look at whether or not you really love him. Because asking him to stifle his masculinity is the
beginning of the end….

the survival mechanism.

Posted in Personal, Public, Random by Ali on May 12, 2011

Sitting in a pitch dark room… Trying to adjust my vision, as to understand my surrounding… Scared as hell.. In fear of the uncertain environment… where there is no connectivity to any being.. the only audible thing is the silence around…Where there is no air to feel.. No objects to sense.. and the olfactory seems dead.. just a pitch dark world which has no shores.. all the more leading to a distressing negative emotion induced by a perceived threat.. The threat because my mind can’t stop thinking of the future events, such as worsening of my situation, or continuation of the unacceptable situation I am in.

When the five sense that lead to interpretation of the environment… don’t work… The mind throws you in a flashback of the worst experiences… that leads to fear which is the ability to recognize danger from my past experiences…. Throws my soul to the places where I take a flight response and flee away from those fears.

However…

In this pitch dark world… there are no shores.. and the senses have gone dead…This is going to be unavoidable.. There is no way but to FACE those fears.. FIGHT those fears..

I feared being alone…alone in the pitch dark world…So I learned to like myself. I feared failure…. failure of never being able to get out…until I realized that I only fail when I don’t try. I feared success.. success of getting out after all these ages.. then I realized that I had to try in order to be happy with myself.

I feared people’s opinions… as the world would have changed.. Then I learned that people would have opinions about me anyway…. I feared rejection… rejection by the new world out there… until I learned to have faith in myself.

I feared pain… the pain that I will go through in this attempt and the several attempts that I will make…But then I learned that it’s necessary for growth…. I feared the truth… the truth that I have gone through this.. and that was just until I saw the ugliness in lies.

I feared life… as the environment around was getting adaptable by now…But then I had to experience its beauty.
I feared death…death before experiencing the beauty of life to it’s maximum… until I realized that death is not an end, but a beginning. I feared my destiny until I realized that only I had the power to change my life.

I feared hatred until I understood that it would be nothing more than ignorance…. I feared love… love of all the lifeless and the living around……until it touched my heart, making the darkness fade into endless sunny days.

I feared ridicule… So I learned how to laugh at myself.
I feared growing old, but the realization that I gained wisdom every day fought back this fear of mine..

I feared the future until I realized that life just kept getting better. I feared the past … the past of all what I had been through… until I realized that it could no longer hurt me.

I feared the dark… until I saw it teach me, how to fight under the beauty of the starlight.
I feared the light until I learned that the truth would give me strength…

I finally made it..

I had a big fight with all those fears…
Just to make my unconscious and subconscious mind under complete control of my conscious mind…

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Google to decide what content is Good and Bad!

Posted in Public, Random, Technology by Ali on January 30, 2011

It’s a really good thing that Google wants to protect it’s users from having instant access to harmful content. I appreciate it, and I am inspired by the way Google manages this.

First by filtering the explicit material of the porn industry in instant searches… and recently the torrent download websites and one by one all those contents which harm us in some of the other way.

But It’s high time I think Google should create an entire team of ethic filterers from all walks of life. These people could chalk out what’s good for Humanity and what’s not. They could even take the commonly accepted bad/evil things by all religions/believes and account for that. Then accordingly censor the bad.

I am not suggesting that the freedom to free content on the internet should be censored or withdrawn. It should be available for the people who wish to have that information but not as suggestive instant searches at least!

It would be great if Google could work to filter those contents that defy the moral human values. How absurd is it when Google comes up with evil ideas on an incomplete search. These suggestions are obviously not intended by Google…. But there can be an effort to filter these as well..

Just a suggestion !

ups and downs

Posted in Personal, Random by Ali on December 19, 2010

I was at my neighborhood park the other day, just me, my 3 year-old cousin, and our attempt to defy the laws of physics. It all started when she asked me to play on the seesaw with her. Despite my attempts to explain that I was too big and she was too small to successfully teeter-totter, she was convinced that both of us could take turns flying through the air.

So she sat down. Then, I sat down. She went up. I went down. She stayed up. I stayed down. It was no fun. She wanted to get off the seesaw and wanted me to push her on the swing.

While the seesaw served as her first lesson in gravity, for me, it served as a life lesson. Ever looked at a seesaw? I mean really looked at it? It’s one of the simplest pieces of equipment on the playground, but one of the most complex to operate. Without the proper balance on each side, the darn thing is useless. Much like a seesaw being weighted down by the big daddy on the playground, life–without the even weight distribution, or as some folks call it “an even keel”–can be tilted out of whack.

The concept of a well-balanced life, filled with ups and downs, is a simple notion, but one that some of us find hard to grasp. Too many of us let too many things upset our balance. Instead of being happy and healthy and joyful and blessed, not too up, not too down.

Women, material items, friends, work–all good when kept in their proper perspective. But when your lady stops loving right, your job stops paying right, and your friends stop acting right, does that leave you in a tailspin? Are you the type of Brother dependent on so many people and things to “make” you happy that your day, your week, your month is ruined when things that you can’t control go differently than you had anticipated?

We should all strive to be independent Brothers, able to rely solely on ourselves for happiness. When things don’t go right, we should be able to brush our shoulders off and keep living, never letting anyone or anything drastically disturb our life’s balance.

Once you believe, truly believe, that you can take care of your own needs–one of those being your own happiness–only then can you control your own destiny and adjust well to life’s ups and downs.

But that’s not to say that you should be too independent, never asking for help, guidance, or support. We all need assistance, companionship, advice to make it through a crisis, or to take the next step in life’s journey.

Becoming even-keeled starts with making a commitment to leave old emotional patterns behind. For you, it may mean redefining yourself. If your main goal in life is to be anything that depends on people and circumstances outside of your control, then threats to these self-concepts will bend you out of shape, and leave you with little power to make yourself feel better. When we focus on external outcomes, we give up control of our emotions and open ourselves up to other people who can affect us.

Try making a list of at least 10 important general characteristics of yourself. How would you feel about yourself if all of these were threatened at once? Could you still love, respect, and take good care of yourself and still be a happy person? If not, then try to re-examine what changes need to take place in your beliefs about yourself to become less dependent upon others and their view of you.

Most of all, remember that when thinking of yourself and your happiness, push your limits, step beyond your comfort zone. By making an effort to find and keep that balance in your life, you will find that you are well-equipped to handle life’s ups and downs.

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Wasted …

Posted in Public, Random by Ali on September 30, 2010

Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish can pull it to pieces…

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference.They bless the one who receives them,and they bless you,the giver. But we still save on love and kindness and spend it on handful as though it’s scarce.

All that really belongs to us is TIME, even he who has nothing has TIME. Time is not an illusion, at least not proved yet. The least we could do is compensate time with love and kindness for the past we wasted.

I agree that calenders are for careful people and not passionate ones… But Time is a cruel thief, It will rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death. We all know and agree to the fact that all these possessions are for a moment of time… Let’s not waste our knowledge by not taking actions and further waste our actions by not being sincere in committing them. Let’s use time as a tool and not as a crutch. If we take care of the moments the years will take care of themselves..What very mysterious things days are. Sometimes they fly by, and other times they seem to last forever, yet they are all exactly twenty-four hours. There’s quite a lot we don’t know about them. It’s a wise thing to not waste them in acts that will not be of service to humanity…. Service to mankind as whole…. Knowing that TIME is the most valuable thing we could spend… Let’s not waste it on building empires, even a simple act of kindness will brighten up your surrounding.. If you understand that you are successful not by your efforts to achieve success but by the satisfaction of serving.. We will understand that half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save…If every individual utilizes ones time in serving…The world would sure be a better place to live.

For a moment nothing happened.. then nothing continued to happen… and that’s waste…
Let’s not waste. Let’s Serve, Be Loving.. and Be Kind..

a bloody october start …

Posted in Public, Random by Ali on September 28, 2010

30th September 2010: a day that will define the future of human race, a day that will start a bloody war…a day that will lead to massacre of millions… a day when the oppressed will know the truth… the Thursday that deserves more prayers than the rest… the day when every nation will have a stand…. that day when every individual would have a stand…the 30th of September 2010… when the duration of sunlight is a minute less than complete 12 hours.. when the sky will witness a waning gibbous moon… 2 days for the scheduled events…

Events on which the future of man-kind rest…events that will decide the life of billions….events that will decide what generation-next has to witness.. events that will tear governments apart.. events that will overpower the oppressors of the world … events that will give the oppressed a stronger reason, a reason to rise….

the significance of day after, will not be decided by the actions of the rulers… the significance of the day will be determined by the reactions of the people…

It was the 30th of Sept, 2005, when the Danish Newspaper Jyllands-Posten had provoked billions across the globe… 5 years of it’s anniversary coming 30th Sept… 5 years have past when those cartoons of prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) were published… hundreds have lost their life in protest… those hundreds did not lose their life for a discontinued investigation.. and apology does not count if it does not mean..

It was the 30th of Sept, when Mordechai Vanunu was drugged and kidnapped by Israeli intelligence agents.. truth was suppressed… it’s always suppressed…

Prominent leaders from all political and religious parties of Pakistan, intellectuals, Newspapers Editors, retired generals and think tanks have been invited to attend the National Kashmir Conference being organized, at Mansoora, it’s the coming September 30…. The Conference will discuss the current uprising in Kashmir and work out the future line of action to secure the liberation of the Kashmiris from India’s hold… it is going to be a defining moment .. a moment of decisions..

It is going to be the 30th of Sept when billions will await the high court to pronounce the verdict of Babri Masjid…will there be Justice at all ?? It is our reactions that will define future… It’s time to take a stand.. Time to demand Justice.. Justice in real sense…

There is no different date for the Peace talks of Palestine and Israel… the talks that will define the stands of the nations across the globe.. the talks that will see peace? or a bloody war…

“If we fail on the 30th [of September], expect another war by the end of this year; and more wars in the region over the coming years. – Jordon King Abdulla II

The day has seen the truth being suppressed….. the day has seen warnings.. the days has seen the oppressors oppressed… the day awaits Justice and Peace….

It is going to affect all of us… It’s is going to define the future… It does not matter whether we are in the bottom billion or the top 13…

If Justice is not served….there is no hope for peace..
Justice in peace talks, justice in high court judgement…

Hope for peace will start a bloody war for Justice…

sked >>

Posted in Personal, Public, Random by Ali on September 16, 2010

I don’t really retrieve but I read this somewhere.. and ever since I read this quotation.. I changed the way I desired for things…

It’s a funny thing about life.. -If you don’t really accept anything but the best, You very often get it.

On the first instance of reading it..There was an extreme feeling.. I thought success was all about being satisfied. But I did not reject this idea.. Because the quotation did make a rational point. Then I decided to give it a shot, Experiment with a few wants of mine…and It was indeed worth learning. The day I accomplished my first desire with this belief. I made it a value and I said to my self, that from Today, It is going to be most difficult and challenging. Today I will face my fears and stand up for what I believe is right. Today my noble and selfless acts will be accused of cruel and greedy intentions. The methods will be criticized to be impractical and irrational…But No matter what the outcome, I will be stronger, my family will be closer, I will not lose anyone, and I will finally have the closure that I have been seeking for so many years.

The good day started with a positive attitude and a great cup of coffee..then I understood that A person may be inherently wise or experienced, but that means little or nothing if he/she is perceived as a fool. Kudos to those who have the abilities to do what I cannot do. But that’s how the world works around !!

When I tell them my dreams are bigger than my wallet, but I’ll find a way.. It makes no sense to them. Everyone around talks about attainments and not the potential and things work only when You realize your potential.

The only one who is responsible for the way your life works out is you. You cannot change the past, but you can take responsibility for your future. All it takes is a decision. Decide to live a life of discipline rather than one of regret. Remember that discipline weighs ounces and regret weighs tons. Beneath the criticism is an underlying message. Criticism is a smoke screen for deeper feelings. Compare criticism to cheese on a mousetrap. What happens when the mouse takes the cheese? He gets his tail caught in the trap. That’s what happens when you take the bait of criticism. Don’t take the bait, But then saying nothing when you really want to say something only pushes those differences, disagreements, and conflicts under a simmering surface. Just be careful about how you air your feelings when you decide to open up during a conflict.

All I know is that hundreds of years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that my ruins become a tourist attraction and for all this to happen I know I cannot change the seasons or the wind (at least, not yet), but I can change myself. As devastating as things may seem, there is always that glimmer of hope to guide you through the storm. All I can tell these people is that If I’m not back in five minutes… just wait longer. But the storm I want to go in is worth the learning.

They ask me How did you fit a lion in your pocket? No wonder it’s ready to roar, Then I tell them If you find it hard to laugh at yourself, I would be happy to do it for you…. here my sarcasm only gets me in trouble So I excuse -my brain-to-mouth filter is malfunctioning. But Easy, guys.. I put my pants on just like the rest of you — one leg at a time. Except, once my pants are on, I think.

And I don’t really think that I’m gonna grab one of those bulls over there and ride into town like a conquistador to challenge Hatcher to a duel, show him who the real tooth fairy is. I don’t believe it works that way. I say only If I change my self to what I believe, I can see the change around then. Guess what? I have flaws. What are they? Oh I dunno, I sing in the shower? Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. May be I’ll hit somebody with my car. So sue me– no, don’t sue me. That is opposite the point I’m trying to make.

So the update is that It’s been 243 days since my last attempt to take over the world. I’ve been distracted by my current mission: to leave everyone uninformed and clueless….

Otherwise >>Everything is going according to the Sked…