Friday, November 19, 2010

The road not taken

Two roads diverged in a wood and I...

I took the one less travelled by and that has made all the difference.

These meaningful lines were taken from a poem written by Robert Frost, and how well it reflects life! Everyone's life is always sealed with 2 choices. A great life, or a mediocre one - which by definition, is the more commonly travelled path.

But life is such a big topic some might say... so for those who are not sure where to start, consider starting by just choosing to have a great week, day, or even just a great hour.

Do you see the two roads in your life?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

There is enough time?

Whenever an illusion of such thinking creeps up!

Stop thyself...

For when one thinks there's time to spare,
That time can easily be spared away.
Do we really have time to spare... for facebook for example.
When we are 1 hour away from an important examination?
How about if we're 1.1 hours away?
5 hours?

Conversely. How much preparation is enough for an important exam?

There is no such thing as too much time. One will only know whether our preparations should have been longer or shorter after the actual exam itself.

At least, if one fails an examination, sometimes there's the opportunity to retake it.

But what if the important task is life itself?

How much time does one need in life, to succeed in life? (Effectively how long does one need to live?)

Do we really have enough time in life? To achieve the really important things? Our life's work?

How much time will we need?
30 years? 20 years? 10 years? 1 year?
a month?
a day?

There may not be enough time...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Singapore Rain

The Asian rain
Sweeps down meadows
Of mountains green
And Singaporean

the wind cries
the clouds do follow
and the only thing resisting

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Life the chess game

I noticed that the only time I'm ever serious is when I'm in a chess game.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Child of Mugging distraction

In the simpson's there is one episode (Last Exit to Springfield) where Homer was faced with 2 ideas in his brain.

1. Lisa needs bracers.
2. Keg of beer or free employee dental plan.

While it would have been obvious for us to see that any person of reasonable intelligence should see the relation between these 2 ideas namely, that Homer should choose the free employee dental plan because Lisa needs bracers; In the episode Homer in that instant did not realize this and it was quite amusing to watch such stupidity.

Until of course, I realized that I myself am often guilty of such idiocy as well.

Many ideas exist in our mind. Unfortunately unless we consciously try to see connections between them, compare them, or combine them, these precious ideas remain unactivated; floating, and destined to the mind's recycle bin.

With that in mind. Consider, the collector of knowledge. How smart can knowledge make a person who does not see connections between them and utilizes them? At best that person can become a walking encyclopedia. Even if homer had all the ideas conveyed in the Britannica Encyclopedia, with his level of brain activity. It is plain to see that it wouldn't make much of a difference.

Therefore dear friends. If these symptoms fit your heart too, consider changing professions... from a know it all - to a connect it all.