Life...The Most Complicated Thought

The unexamined life is not worth living. ~Socrates

Statutes for Life - Paulo Coelho


Three passions have governed my life
Bertrand Russell

Three passions have governed my life:
The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
And unbearable pity for the suffering of [humankind].

Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.

With equal passion I have sought knowledge.
I have wished to understand the hearts of [people].
I have wished to know why the stars shine.

Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.

This has been my life; I found it worth living.

C&H Rocks!!!

Yesterday I got Yukon Ho by Bill Watterson...I haven't started reading it, but that is the first thing I plan to do when I get home. Major Paper # 2 for Ethics can wait...

And hopefully soon, I will also start The Ultimate Life by Jim Stovall. I should get that today too. I can't wait.

Books are fun...

Happy Diwali!

दीपक का प्रकाश हर पल आपके जीवन मे एक नयी रोशनी दे,बस यही शुभकामना है हमारी आपके लिए दीवाली के इस पवनअवसर पर. !!

हॅपी दीवाली [Happy Diwali]!

Also wishing a Prosperous New Year to all Friends and Family.

Same old Same old...

I learned one thing...people can never change. They change colors but their true nature never changes. They lie and cheat but in the end, they do whatever they want to do. They have to go through near-death experience to have an epiphany, which doesn't happen every time either.

I just wished that people treated each other with more respect and actually showed everyone who they truly are. I wish that people and I didn't see this world with rose-colored glasses.

I'm Against it

I watched the movie Horse Feathers and now I can't get this song out of my head...

Whatever It Is, I'm Against It

By Harry Ruby (music) and Bert Kalmar (lyrics
Sung by Groucho Marx in Horse Feathers

I don't know what they have to say,
It makes no difference anyway --
Whatever it is, I'm against it!
No matter what it is or who commenced it,
I'm against it.

Your proposition may be good
But let's have one thing understood --
Whatever it is, I'm against it!
And even when you've changed it or condensed it,
I'm against it.

I'm opposed to it --
On general principles I'm opposed to it!

Chorus: He's opposed to it!
In fact, in word, in deed,
He's opposed to it!

For months before my son was born,
I used to yell from night till morn,
Whatever it is, I'm against it!
And I've kept yelling since I commenced it,
I'm against it!

Summertime Rocks

I saw this video on TV yesterday, and loved it.

Hectic Weekend

The weekend is here...I don't know if I should do Yay!!! or nooooooooooo.

First of all, Navratri is here. Navratri means nine nights of celebration. Then, the tenth day is Dushhera. So tomorrow night, we will celebrate one night of Navratri with everyone. There will be dandiya, Garba, and food. I am so excited and looking forward to it. So this is the reason for "Yay." And I also get to help in decorating. One day, I will be celebrating this festival back home. I can't wait...

Then Monday, I have a test over 5 chapters. I know its not such a big deal. But I have to "study" those chapters since my professor felt like teaching those 5 chapters in 2 days. On top of that, there is homework for those 5 chapters. I am happy to say I am half-way done with the homework, but at the same time, that's not a good thing. I have to do the homework and study for the exam.

Then Thursday after that, 3 papers are due. I finished one. I am 90% done with the second one. Don't ask about the third one. So I won't be starting these papers this weekend. I have to finish studying first (which is definitely a priority...I think)

So let see if I survive this weekend. I have to fit all this in this weekend.

Happy Navratri... gone!!!

  • The traffic is very frustrating. Every morning it takes me 2 hours to cover 30 miles. That is insane. The average speed comes out to be 15 miles per hour. Imagine drive at that speed for 30 miles. Now imagine driving like that for about 10 days. I am ready in the morning, but by the time I get to my office, I am ready to hit the beds.

    Everyday I leave 5-10 minutes early, only to get to my office even later. Every day some loser decides to get in an accident and make our lives miserable like if we already do not have enough to deal with.

    I like the automated cars in the movie, Minority Report. Maybe, they should do that for Houston traffic. That will definitely make people lives little easier.

    What are the possible solutions to this problem?
    1. Change route.
    2. Move (which is not happening, thanks to parents)
    3. Quit work and stay at home (which is again not happening because I don’t want to. I love my job).

    I will try changing my route, and hopefully (praying and keeping fingers crossed) that I get to work on time.