Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Value and invest in yourself

If you are into financial investment, you’re probably very familiar with Mr. Warren Buffet (1951–present). He is the most successful investor in the world. His investment strategies are legendary and many people seek to learn after him.

Even more respectable, he pledged to give away 99% of his wealth (more than $30 billions at the time of the pledge in 2006) to non-profit foundations, mostly to Bill Gate’s Foundation.

Mr. Buffet often travels to universities to give speeches to educate and motivate students. Here is one of his speeches to teach us the value of our body, to invest in ourselves, in education for a great future.

Imagine that a Genie offers you any car in the world. The catch is that it is the only car you will ever own. What would you do?

You would read the manual ten times, change the oil twice as often as required, and you would take fastidious care so that that car remained the car of your dreams forever.

Think about what this tells you about your body.

You get only one mind and one body–the same ones you will have at 20, 40, 60, etc.

Take care of them and maximize their potential. It will be too late to take care of your body and mind (and car) later on. You can maintain them, but it is hard or impossible to undo big mistakes or negligence later on. You do not want to end up with a wreck on your hands.

Your main asset in life is yourself.

Treat yourself as a valuable asset. I often explain to students that I would be willing to pay today for a percentage of the future earnings of good students.

If you value yourself, and invest in yourself, you will be worth a great deal through out your lifetime, both to yourself and to your community.

Author: Warren Buffet

why do women cry so easily ?

A little boy asked his mother, "Why are you crying?" "Because I'm a woman," she told him.

"I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will."

Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?"

"All women cry for no reason," was all his dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.

Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked,

"God, why do women cry so easily?"

God said, "When I made the woman she had to be special.

I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort.

I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.

I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly.

I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.

I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed."

"You see my son," said God, "the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart the
place where love resides."

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Love Vs Marriage

ஒரு ஞானியை அணுகிய சீடன்,காதலுக்கும் திருமணத்திற்கும் உள்ள வித்தியாசம் என்னவெனக் கேட்டான்.

அதற்கு அந்த ஞானி, ''அது இருக்கட்டும்.முதலில் நீ ரோஜாத் தோட்டத்துக்குப் போ. அங்கே உனக்கு எது உயரமான ரோஜாச் செடி

என்று தோன்றுகிறதோ, அதை எடுத்துக் கொண்டு வா. ஆனால் ஒரு நிபந்தனை. நீ எக்காரணம் கொண்டும் போன வழியே திரும்பி
வரக் கூடாது. ''என்றார்.கிளம்பிய சீடன் சிறிது நேரம் கழித்து வெறும் கையுடன் வந்தான். ஞானி,
''எங்கே உன்னைக் கவர்ந்த
உயரமான செடி? ''என்று கேட்டார். சீடன் சொன்னான், 'குருவே,வயலில் இறங்கி நடந்த போது முதலில் உயரமான ஒரு செடி
என்னைக் கவர்ந்தது.அதை விட உயரமான செடி இருக்கக் கூடும்என்று தொடர்ந்து நடந்தேன். இன்னும் உயரமான ரோஜாச் செடிகள்
தென்பட்டன. அவற்றை விட உயரமான செடிகள் இருக்கக் கூடுமென மேலும் நடந்தேன். அதன் பிறகு தென்பட்டதெல்லாம் குட்டையான
ரோஜாச் செடிகளே. வந்த வழியே திரும்ப வரக்கூடாது என்பதால் முன்னர் பார்த்த உயரமான செடியையும் கொண்டு வர முடியாமல்
போய் விட்டது.

' புன்முறுவலோடு ஞானி சொன்னார்,''இது தான் காதல்.''

பின்னர் ஞானி,''சரி போகட்டும், அதோ அந்த வயலில் சென்று உன் கண்ணுக்கு அழகாகத் தெரிகின்ற ஒரு சூரிய காந்திச் செடியைப்

பிடுங்கி வா. ஆனால் இப்போது கூடுதலாக ஒரு நிபந்தனை. ஒரு செடியைப் பிடுங்கிய பின் வேறு ஒரு செடியைப் பிடுங்கக் கூடாது.''

சிறிது நேரத்தில் சீடன் ஒரு சூரிய காந்திச் செடியுடன் வந்தான். ஞானி கேட்டார்,''இது தான் அந்தத் தோட்டத்திலேயே அழகான சூரியகாந்திச் செடியா? ''சீடன் சொன்னான், 'இல்லை குருவே, இதை விட அழகான செடிகள் இருக்கின்றன. ஆனால் முதல் முறை கோட்டை விட்டது போல் இந்த முறையும் விட்டு விடக் கூடாது என்ற அச்சத்தில் முகப்பிலேயே எனக்கு அழகாகத் தோன்றிய இந்த செடியைப்பிடுங்கி வந்து விட்டேன். நிபந்தனைப்படி, ஒரு செடியைப் பிடுங்கியபின் வேறு செடியைப் பிடுங்கக் கூடாது என்பதால் அதன் பிறகு இதை விட அழகான செடிகளை நான் பார்த்தபோதும் பறிக்கவில்லை.'

இப்போது ஞானி சொன்னார், ''இது தான் திருமணம்!!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Pregnant Deer

Consider this scenario: In a remote forest, a pregnant deer is about to give birth to a baby. It finds a remote grass field near by a river and slowly goes there thinking it would be safe. As she moves slowly, she gets labor pain…. at the same moment, dark clouds gather around that area and lightning starts a forest fire. Turning left she sees a hunter who is aiming an arrow from a distance. As she tries to move towards right, she spots a hungry lion approaching towards her.

Stochastic Probability Theory - Pregnant Deer Scenario

What can the pregnant deer do ….as she is already under labor pain ?

What do you think will happen ?
Will the deer survive ?
Will it give birth to a fawn ?
Will the fawn survive ? or
Will everything be burnt by the forest fire ?

That particular moment ?

Can the deer go left ? – Hunter’s arrow is pointing

Can she go right ? – Hungry male lion approaching

Can she move up ? – Forest fire

Can she move down ? – Fierce river

Answer: She does nothing. She just focuses on giving birth to a new LIFE.

The sequence of events that happens at that fraction of a second (moment) are as follows:
In a spur of MOMENT …a lightning strikes (already it is cloudy ) and blinds the eyes of the Hunter. At that MOMENT, he releases the arrow missing and zipping past the deer. At that MOMENT the arrow hits and injures the lion badly. At that MOMENT, it starts to rain heavily and puts out the forest fire. At that next MOMENT, the deer gives birth to a healthy fawn.
In our life, it’s our MOMENT of CHOICE and we all have to deal with such negative thoughts from all sides always. Some thoughts are so powerful they overpower us and makes us clueless. Let us not decide anything in a hurry. Let’s think of ourselves as the pregnant deer with the ultimate happy ending. Anything can happen in a MOMENT in this life. If you are religious, superstitious, atheist, agnostic… or whatever… you can attribute this MOMENT as divine intervention, faith, sudden luck, chance (serendipity), coincidence… or a simple ‘don’t know’. We all feel the same. But, whatever one may call it, I would see the priority of the deer in that given moment was to giving birth to a baby…. because LIFE IS PRECIOUS.
Hence, whether you are deer or a human, keep that faith and hope within you always...:)

Source : my Friends Blog