Sunday, October 31, 2010

Murphy's Cue.

Never spend an evening thinking life is peaceful.

For the next morning, you will wake up to Murphy laughing his ass off at you.

Friday, October 22, 2010

the right want.

It's only human to want to be right. But it takes immense compassion to let others be, till they find their own truth.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sick and tired!

I'm sick of coming across blogs which say nothing original. I'm sick of people trying to be oversensitive with them 'ooh's and them 'my poor dear's when they don't actually feel a thing. I'm tired of hearing frozen faces say fake lines. I'm tired of seeing a little knowledge passed around like a badge of honour, yet discussions around them unwelcome. I'm done with the rules that say you act a certain a way or you're a bad person. And above all, I'm f*ucking tired of those who spend hours trying to concentrate on your flaws and the discussing them behind your back.

There's still value in a genuine conversation. Try having an open mind. There's more to life than trying to be in agreement with people around you. Step forward. Everyone around you is flawed in their own way. Expecting something otherwise is plain and foolish. Wake up. Those who like to talk about others will talk behind yours the moment you step away. Figure it out. And not realizing that the rules of the world were made by people, and are as flawed as the people are, is like saying each chocolate cake in the world tastes the same.

Open your hearts. Get out of the habit of hesitating before speaking. Stop trying too hard to be successful, famous, liked or rich. Try to sweat everyday. Literally. Think about doing stuff without payment or reciprocation. Help people on the street. And kick the next person you find gossiping. It's worth it.

It's the rut that so many seem stuck in that one admits to giving in too. If he doesn't, he's almost an outcast. That's how rare genuinely simple and real people are these days. That's how far you are from being one.

If you disagree with any of this, f*ck you.

Work for free

Came across the saying 'You are the average of the five people you constantly interact with.' And it struck me, why I've always craved the company of people far sharper than me. In this, I've been called obtuse, rude, insensitive, but that's probably because I wasn't going about it the right way.

There is a grain of truth in the fact that your interactions shape a lot of your personality. I've always enjoyed intellectually stimulating conversations. I've pondered for answers to questions over nights. I've felt the thrill of reaching the optimum solution in a situation of crisis.

So what does this mean?

To me, it means, find the sharpest people in your trade you'll ever meet. Then get to work with them at all costs. For free, if it's worth it.

It's the value-ad for you seek that is a greater reward than the value you'll provide to them. The take-off is in similar proportions too.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Of writing and writing.

When you're a copywriter, all too often you try to make projects read crisp and emotionless. And personal interactions more human. Always takes a little effort.