Category Archives: Life Lessons

No matter how bad things are for you, count your blessings

Here are some news that got me thinking and empathising. 1) There’s an Indian PR (Avijit Das Patnaik) who had posted an image of a Singapore flag that was torn, revealing an Indian flag behind it. He shared this on … Continue reading

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Who I am – life lessons

“It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It’s not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound re-invention.” … Continue reading

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A Question for the Pope

You may have seen this video. It was on my Facebook feed. I can’t remember which of my friends shared it. A young boy has a question for the Pope: “Is my father in heaven? He died an atheist. He … Continue reading

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What is the New Year? (From 2014)

This is from a Facebook post in 2014 (edited): What is the New Year? For some it is the mixture of guilt and hope. Guilt over the opportunities in the old year wasted, or ignored, or from being too timid … Continue reading

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Happy New Year? Why? Were you unhappy last year?

If you have three wishes, what would you wish for? In the video above, the speaker gets to meet a holy man (self-proclaimed), who claims to be able to perform miracles, and visitors who go to see him, gets to … Continue reading

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Round-up: Remembering 2018

The passage of time is inexorable. Life, like history, sometimes seems like it is just one damn thing after another. So it behooves us to look back and make sense of it all. I shall remember 2018 as the year … Continue reading

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Choices

We all face choices in our lives. What varies on an individual basis, and from situation to situation, is the way we make choices. I was thinking about this as I was planning my retirement. Or rather reading the info … Continue reading

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