13 April 2015

Expert








Some people wanted to make some quick money, and hit upon the idea to have a Charlie Chaplin look alike contest.

There were many entries, and on a lark, Charlie Chaplin himself entered the contest anonymously. 
Well, what do you know? The experts on the panel of judges placed Charlie Chaplin fourth.




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An expert is someone who is never in doubt but frequently in error.
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Do not always go blindly by what the '**experts**' tell you. Be courageous to make your own evaluation and then make an opinion or take action. You might sometimes be wrong, but remember wisdom grows, from learning from our experiences.

07 April 2015

Is marriage good for men?

Socrates the great philosopher had a difficult marriage. 

A student of Socrates, desired to get married but was not sure what to do. So he came to Socrates and asked' "Master I wish to get married, will it be good for me?"

Socrates replied, 
"If you find a good woman and she makes you happy, then I suppose that is good for you. 
However if she does not make you happy, then you will become a philosopher, and that is not a bad thing".



It is said that, 

"A man is incomplete until he is married, then he is finished".

Change


Many people talk about the need to change. 

Unfortunately those who are in charge or have the power or control resources, rarely feel the need to change. 


Few people realise that "We must change or we will be changed".

Change is enveloping us every moment and everywhere, at an increasingly  rapid pace and few amongst us are prepared for its march. 

To cope Alvin Toffler the futurist suggests that, we must, Learn, Un-learn and Re-learn continuously.




"Change is the end result of all true learning"
                        - Leo Buscaglia
                             
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Here are some interesting quotes on the subject of 'Change'.

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
                       - Rumi.


“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
                      - Leo Tolstoy


I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better."


                    - G. C. Lichtenberg


Nothing is permanent but Change
                    - Heraclitus** (535–475 BC; pre Socratic Greek Philosopher)

All change is not growth; all movement is not forward.
                   - Ellen Glasgow








22 March 2015

Is marriage good for men?

Socrates the great philosopher had a difficult marriage. 


A student desired to get married but was not sure what to do, so he came to Socrates and asked' "Master I wish to get married, will it be good for me?"
Socrates replied, "If you find a good woman and she makes you happy, then I suppose that is good for you. However of you find a wife who makes you unhappy, you will become a philosopher and that also is not a bad thing".
It is said that "A man is incomplete until he is married, then he is finished."



16 February 2015

What is the function of Art?



Art comforts the disturbed,










Art disturbs the comfortable

- Anonymous




08 February 2015

You don't believe in miracles?



We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don’t believe in miracles?



27 January 2015

Laver’s Law on Fashion



"Indecent – 10 years before its time
Shameless – 5 years before its time
Daring – 1 year before its time
Smart – ‘Current Fashion’
Dowdy – 1 year after its time
Hideous – 10 years after its time
Ridiculous – 20 years after its time
Amusing – 30 years after its time
Quaint – 50 years after its time
Charming – 70 years after its time
Romantic – 100 years after its time
Beautiful – 150 years after its time"

-James Laver ‘Laver’s Law’, from Taste and Fashion, 1945