Wednesday, November 16, 2005

from being static... to being stable...


Picture on the left: 'The Sky Is My Home'
(Source: My World Beyond Stars)

"An idle mind is the root of all devils"

There was a recent speech given by Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Inc., and Pixar Animations, at a graduation ceremony in Stanford University. He spoke about three stories for inspiring young minds, fresh and heading out of College life. Here is a link to it if you want to read the full aricle. By far, it has been one of the most inspiring speeches for me so far.

There is so much to life beyond what people think. And it is often found to be too short and too wanting for things we crave for. When we do the things that we do, as everyday chores, we often fail to understand that on a periodic basis we need to do several things that we only end up thinking 'could have, should have, would have if and only'.

So, what is it when you hear about someone complaining about being bored, having nothing to do? It probably means that either they are lazy to find something to do, OR that they are eternal pessimists who want to reject every idea around from others as well as from their own hearts. For, they say after all, it is so easy to wake someone up if he/she is really asleep, but it is quite close to impossible to wake someone up if he/she is merely pretending to sleep...

Stability, an aspect that people often look for, when they look at somebody else. But when it comes to themselves, they know somewhere deep down that it is something quite relative, and not an absolute factor. It is always the kid next door who gets higher grades or the buddy who gets a better deal, or someone else getting something better... it almost always boils down to a comparative thing... what people fail to comprehend is the intrinsic beauty of this relative phenomenon, where one can draw such content by just comparing themselves with other people who do not possess the things that he/she possesses. For starters, if you are reading this, BE THANKFUL that you have eyes that are functional either naturally or through the help of an optometrist. Quit complaining about how wonderful someone else's eyes are, but start realizing how beautiful the world can be, when you look at it through your very own eyes, for there are people who wish they had what you have and can only pray for it in another lifetime...

Stability is also often misinterpreted by many as a mere monetary/financial factor. I really feel sorry for such people as they are only victims of the evil rules of the world... what lies in a heart is the only truth, and nothing else matters!

9 comments:

Kerstin said...
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jyoey said...

Nice stuff!
Wanted to add...Happiness in intrinsic.

jyoey said...

"It is always the kid next door who gets higher grades or the buddy who gets a better deal, or someone else getting something better... it almost always boils down to a comparative thing..."

Again you are talking of "The Greener Grass on the other Side Theory"!

jyoey said...

*is

Arvind M Venugopal said...

J Sea: Thanks for your comments :)

And, although they may just sound similar, in that post i was talking about one's own feeling that the grass was greener on the other side, but here i mean how others often compare you wuth another person... but yes, there certainly is a link :)

jyoey said...

Eagerly waiting for your next post!

Barath said...

good post!

"what lies in a heart is the only truth, and nothing else matters!"

Now that we have money...and time ...we think and accepty like that...for people who dont have nything...(talking abt poverty)..stability is all abt peace...and peace pops up when money is there for em...