Some conversations flow spontaneously, create uplifting vibes, and leave you upbeat and energized. These conversations go beyond the icebreakers, normal pleasantries, small talks and jokes, discussions on mundane matters, or venting out problems and happen to be more engaging, and mentally stimulating. Possibly because these conversations are around things that we may care deeply about or may help us to discover new things about ourselves, or to develop new perspectives. While silly chatter with close friends often help to unwind, engaging conversations reveal the depth of one’s personality and sometimes they may leave a deep impression on the mind.
Good conversation is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could.
ROBERT FROST in The Road Not Taken
Life is all about the choices we make. Time and again, we come across situations when we must choose one option over the other. Much like multiple choice questions, of the many given alternatives, we need to select the one, which under the given circumstances seems to be the best, correct or most optimum as compared to the others. Though there is something very exciting and liberating about the ability to choose and most of the times we crave for choice, yet, the decision to choose can be stressful too.
The need for brevity in communication has been stressed upon time and again. Whether you are making an official presentation to your superior or you are making your pitch, you are expected to be brief, and to the point in your presentation.
Imagine the plight of a person who has to shuffle through loads and loads of files every day. Nothing could make him/ her happier than concise notes, with clearly stated facts that make it easy to comprehend and remember the key points, and the context in which it is being said.
Purpose renders meaning to our existence; the meaning of purpose varies for each of us.
Our search for purpose
In our lives, we all need something to look forward to, something that makes us feel more alive and vibrant.
So begins our search for purpose!
Purpose, is the elusive bird that often evades us, but when we find it, our purpose gives us a good reason to live for. Only for a few, the purpose comes clear early in life, while any many of us spend ages without knowing what our purpose is, and take life as it comes.
What keeps us going each day, is the belief that there is something good in store for us, or that the future holds something fancy in the form of luck, happiness, or whatever we wish for.
As we go on in the pursuit of our goals, hopeful thinking at each and every stage in life, both during the good and bad times, gives us the energy and enthusiasm to move on with zest to pursue our goals.
Here is a collection of 10 beautiful quotes on the significance of hope and optimism in our lives.
Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anger, we know, is a powerful emotion that is difficult to repress and finds expression in the most destructive ways.
At some point or the other in your life, you would have witnessed rampant incidences of violence on the street, in the neighborhood, at office, or maybe even at home. There could be occasions when you would have reverted to aggressive behavior, wanting to teach someone a lesson, or to show that who is the boss.
All such incidents are a direct consequence of our unbridled expression of anger in a destructive manner.
However, when channelized in a constructive manner, anger can produce incredible results. Many mass movements, freedom struggles, civil rights movements etc. were founded on anger against injustice.
Here are some quotes that urge us not to be destructive in the expression of our anger.
Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not within everyone’s power and that is not easy. ~ Aristotle