Saturday, 9 June 2018
I quit my masters. And I've one year left in my contract.
I've quit Facebook for over a year, but reactivated the account just before the GE14.
Looking at the state of the nation, with the new government in place. There are so many things that I am disappointed about.
I wish people could debate and argue over facts, rather than emotions. But clearly it isn't the case here.
I was fighting a losing battle. As I ponder over these posts on social media, I've realised that there's no point in preaching to the believers.
No amount of black and white, nor facts would sway them. I'd be better off, to just leave them alone.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Monday, 17 November 2014
Sunday, 19 October 2014
The man who acquires easily things for which he feels only a very moderate desire concludes that the attainment of desire does not bring happiness. If he is of a philosophic disposition, he concludes that human life is essentially wretched, since the man who has all he wants is still unhappy. He forgets that to be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Go out into the world; become a pirate, a king in Borneo, a labourer in Soviet Russia; give yourself an existence in which the satisfaction of elementary physical needs will occupy all your energies.
Friday, 17 October 2014
Animals are happy so long as they have health and enough to eat. Human beings on the other hand, in a great majority of cases are not happy.
Vanity, when it passes a certain point, kills pleasure in every activity for its own sake, and thus leads inevitably to listlessness and boredom.
Friday, 10 October 2014
Life's been very busy lately. I barely have any time to just relax and do nothing. These days, I work during the day, spend two nights studying masters and two nights teaching maths. I have not read a single page of book in the past one month or so.
Honestly it's tiring. Sometimes I catch a few minutes of sleep at work, just to feel refreshed a little.
I have stopped updating my Facebook. I think I'm quite annoyed by a sheer number of people who just like to complain and whine all the time.
Please don't be too naive, too Idealistic. Life's not easy, but it's more realistic that way.
Rise up every morning to a better day, and that begins with the mind.
Thursday, 2 October 2014
What's the point of complaining and whining when it makes no difference? Better be focusing on something that we can actually change, ie about ourselves.
Discussing an issue in a rational manner gives immense benefits to those who participate. However, rarely do those who whine, employ sufficient reasoning and rationale.
Pondering over something of which we have no control is futile. We have to make do with all tools available within our reach.
Being politically correct is difficult. Arguments can seem so right, even with patchy amount of evidence, so long as they are seen through an emotional point of view.
Reading is the key to knowledge. The more we know, the more we realise the sea is deeper than what we have always thought.
Any issue could often be looked from plenty point of views. Focusing only on one side is hardly rational nor advisable.