Sunday, April 26, 2009

You thought your life was hard?

Heard this on a talk by Dean Kamen on TED...

This kid was sitting with eight other kids like him. He said he was lucky, he still had had lost his left arm, but he was a righty....Then he pushed his chair away from the table and he had no legs....


You can get the talk here

Friday, April 24, 2009

Shit happens...

Rant alert..

You think you are ahead of the curve
The normal curve that evaluates your worth
The target you had set yourself is achievable
The target that defined you has almost become you (2 point someone)

Then life grabs you by the balls
and drowns you in your own guilt
where the fuck did I go wrong..
or should I have slept a few hours less...

You are set to give it all up
the bottom of the class is a comfortable place
but then that is not what should define you
the least you can do is struggle for air

You know you are gonna loose tomorrow
You know your self worth is bankrupt
You still know where you wanna be
You just need to figure out how to get there

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Who is the dog?

For every other kid we don't know about - Kid for sale

There is one more kid that will never go to school
Never get to fall in love
Never get to be cool
Keep on rockin in the free world

- Neil Young

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Rat race

Had a re-think after reading Cynic's post

Get up, get out, get on with it...
Another day in paradise
Tired limbs, wasted brain and a numb soul
Take a shot of your fix and get on with it.

Blank stares into infinity
Programmed fingers programming machines
Clocks running your brain
Your brain running you like clockwork

Finally, back on the road to redemption
Road rage and speed that is the rage today
Get back to your "secondary" education
Groggy eyes and tired mind thinking, I can't do this again.

7:00 a.m....Get up, get out, get on with it...

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Motivation

My head just aches when I think of all the things I could have done,
Fear is just another challenge I think I could have overcome.
Thinking back on what could have been found,
I realize it was I who was scared of everything that will have to change.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Identity

I had this weird feeling on seeing a 6 year old coming out of a masjid wearing the small cap they wear while praying. It was a feeling of guilt I guess. It is just that every time there is an attack our attitude towards Muslims changes so dramatically! I think it takes a lot of courage on their behalf to still venture out with symbols of their religion that may mark a target on their back identifying them as Muslims. We need this explicit reaction from them denouncing the attack. They need to prove each time some idiot blows himself up that the rest of them did not have a hand in it. No body asked me to condemn the Babri masjid crap or the 84 Sikh riots. It is known that all these were heinous acts. I think the Indian Muslim is searching for an identity right now, the public is pushing him into a corner and the politicians are milking the situation. I hope we never get to a situation when I'll have to ask for the other person's religion before talking to him/her. BTW I am not a secularist or a communalist or supporter of any other "-ism".....

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Leadership

If you are "normal", the normal people will accept you...
If on the other hand you are a freak, the normal people will make you their leader!

- Christopher Titus