Hospitals and Me.

I have never been admitted to a hospital and I am 22 years old. I want it to stay that way as long as I live. Definitely I have been to hospitals, spent many nights in some of them but only as a caretaker of the patient. As it goes, I have observed a few things in hospitals I have been to and I will share those experiences in this post.
    Almost always I feel healthier when I am in a hospital, the paranoia of being ill clouds my mind when I enter the hospital but the assurance that in any case I will be taken care of in minutes calms me down. When in a hospital I can never ignore the sound of a cellphone ring. Aren’t they all supposed to be in silent or vibrate modes ? Why do people ignore such little bit extremely important things ? Anyways, I have seen that in almost every hospital and the whole profession of medicine altogether that patients are always feeling unsafe and disturbed. I mention this because an ill person gets terrified at the site of hospitals and the staff does not do much to bring the patient a level of mental comfort. The other day I had to be very polite to ask two nurses to keep quiet,  those two were talking loudly right under the ‘stay quiet’ sign.
      There is a lot of pressure and hospital  is the last place a person wants to be in and good care,  polite communication,  gentle and tender behaviour along with satisfactory medical care is the least a patient expects when he or she visits a hospital.
  Life changes us every single moment, and we expect proper medical attention from professionals in the realm of medicine . What we expect is professional attitude from the experts whom we trust with our health and fitness both physical and mental.

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Meaningful Everything.

One good thing that happens to all writers is that they develop a keen sense of observation. They look at the world not just with their eyes but look beyond the visible and sense the invisible things that normal people cannot percept.
   We are always throwing around phrases and words like determination, hope , love , faith , trust but rarely understand and feel the meaning attached to the word.As human race gets older they have managed to develop a perfect system in which everything degrades and loses value. Most of us are in pursuit of futile things, often neglecting the much important ones. Exercise in futility is tiring our weak bones and feeble hearts. With our minds we can go very far but it is also being misused and ramapantly put to destructive purposes.  Life’s vision extends ais far as you send it. There is no prohibition of ideas and greatness, you can go a notch up higher and set your own benchmark for others to imitate.
    The need of the hour is to get out of the cocoon, recognise what is necessary and do it. We have downgraded the meaning of great words by using them carelessly even when we didn’t mean them. Once we learn to attach meaning to everything around us we begin to realize that no matter how small, things are important. Little words which take no time to be uttered carry much importance than we understand and so do our microscopic thoughts.
  

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The Friend With the Binoculars.

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I have always longed to understand the nature of few things and processes. Few are more interesting and others end up as soon as their secret becomes known to me. In this pursuit I tried to understand why people do what they do. This idea struck me when my friend was fixing his binoculars in front of me, I inspected while he slowly removed all the small parts and lenses one by one and put them back again together after he cleaned them with utmost care. As I watched I pondered over how far one could go in a particular field if one was to approach it systematically while being driven by infinite amazement.
   Few would care to watch the world through a binocular even if it was lying around and fewer would tax their relaxed brains to clean the whole thing so that it showed the right picture. Those with further deepening interests would like to make their own binoculars or even do some research in the field.
  For learning anything there must be a driven mind which likes to explore by action, a heart that can accept failures and the willingness to go farther than everybody else. When you learn something you must focus on its deep intricacies or else it is all in vain. We all learn what we love most as we go along in our life some find the Binoculars fascinating because they show things that are far away clearly and correctly, while I like writing about it. Some want to just photograph the landscape, others want to paint it and some like my friend liked to study it with a slightly enhanced view.
  I observed again as my friend watched the distant hills with the cleaned eyepieces, he made further adjustments  to change results. This is exactly what we do when we fail, we improvise and improve results. We adjust till our target is in focus and then keep going at it indefinitely. First we learn the basics, then the details, then comes the unamking and making of our trade and ourselves in the process.
  Finally when all the parts were put back together, the binocular was clean and complete, with fine adjustments and a single minded eyesight we watched clearly as the sun hid behind the hills.
       

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Time

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Time, we can’t see it, we can’t hear it, we can’t weigh it, we can’t measure it in a laboratory. Clocks measure time some would say but actually they only measure themselves.
  It is a subjective sense of becoming what we are instead of what we were a nanosecond ago, becoming what we will be in another nanosecond. Time is a landscape existing before and behind us and we move through it slice by slice.

– A dialogue by a character named Dan from the movie The man From Earth.

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Beyond Failure & Success

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The book of Gita is full of wisdom, which is highly acclaimed by management gurus all around the globe, CEOs of gigantic corporations have regarded it as the book of genius management formulae. I am not here to talk about any management secrets however I will dwell upon the most central message imparted in it.
  The Lord says in the Gita that one should be detached from the result of whatever one does, when we are not worried about the fruit of our work  only then we can put our best efforts into it. The rule is simple, focussing on the task at hand and not on the results which this task will bring in the future only diminishes us in our capacity to perform in that task. The sermon by Lord Krishna simply invokes us to live in the present, let the dead past bury its dead and work in this moment without dreaming of the future.
     If we dig deeper into this message we understand that we always neglect the present moment and it is this hour which requires our utmost attention. Not worrying about the fruits of our work enables us to work without worry or expectations, thus giving the best results always.
  

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Everybody Should Pick-Up a Pencil

Some thought.

Brass Tacks

I can’t draw to save my life but that won’t stop me from sketching my vision of a tawdry S&M session between Muhammad and Miss Piggy.  While the media repeatedly refers to the brutal acts of the savages in Paris as “senseless acts of violence”, the reality is it makes perfect sense to the perpetrators and their supporters.  The tired liberal media narrative that “radical fundamental” Islam does not represent the majority of Muslim people is one of the many contributing factors to the ongoing rise of fundamentalists and a despicable group like ISIS.  Ask yourself a question; who knows more about Islam, Don Lemon or Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the leader of ISIS?

Data suggests that approximately 20-25% of Muslims are “radical or fundamentalist”, but that only tells a fraction of the story.  When one looks at Iran and the Ayatollahs (you don’t get much higher on the Shia-Muslim food chain…

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