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Random Learnings November 15, 2008

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Each day, I am told, teaches you something. Things I recently picked up……..

1) Talk. Make an issue out of each small thing that happens. No matter that all your life being an older child of a single parent, your reaction is to shut up and deal with issues yourself. So go against your basic instinct and be a loud-mouth.

2) People, you never expect to, surprise by asking the most simple but kind question “how are you doing?” rather than “what happened?”
3) When people say “tell me what you think?” or “speak up“, don’t take them literally. Not many people want to hear what you really think.
4) Neither do they say what they really mean. Mulder and Scully probably had it right – trust no one. (except other than those few friends, β€˜coz really everyone knows that booze bonding cures all evil)
5) Of course, it is an excellent idea to get a crash course on the games that people play if you want to survive. (no matter what they tell you, they are all playing some as soon as you turn your back)
6) Don’t even bother trying to understand the inner workings of minds of men. (Enough said.)
7) Look for the funny side in everything and everyone around you. Instead of rolling your eyes at the strange-ness of people, take solace in humour. Its much easier to just laugh than trying to understand (the secret no one lets out is that there is no logic to these people!)

Each day brings a new insight for each of us. Feel free to add to the list.


21 Responses to “Random Learnings”

  1. frownie Says:

    booze bonding! – LOL! πŸ˜€

    adding some more..
    1. There is always listening
    2. The most random people have solutions for you
    3. You can never see what others can
    4. Believe atleast one person everyday – they might say something absurd but try to believe it!

  2. N Says:

    frownie, i was hoping for some sarcasm.
    but this is good too.


  3. frownie Says:

    okie here adding that too.. being optimistic doesnt help on this page..

    1. Don’t ever use the less used functions of gtalk (there is more that that gets affected that the exchange of kbs)

    2. If you have a point to that needs visibility. (make sure you know 100 ways of saying it!)

    3. If you have something that needs to be explained – ensure that you can say it in a way that noo-one understands.

    4. Take up challenges (always say yes to all that seems ridiculous, unreal and rings alarms in ur head)

    5. life is short (but discussions are longer)

  4. Just call me 'A' Says:

    i think we’re all strange in some sort of way. probably what might seem strange to one might be perfectly normal behavior for another. so trying to understanding someone’s strange-ness would be a waste of time indeed, unless one is in the shrink business probably :).
    it’s best to laugh away. two quotes come to mind as i write this….”If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide”(Mahatma Gandhi) and
    “Humor is the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place”(Mark Twain, I think!)



  5. chandni Says:

    interesting observations….things we learn as we go along!

  6. Says:

    pearls of wisdom, i say, pearls of wisdom.

  7. weedy Says:

    i second your learnings. here are some of mine:

    * don’t get a butch haircut because it seems like a good idea at the time.
    * yummy free cake=instant happiness.
    * even winston churchill was good-looking once.
    * don’t look for answers in love, sex, affection, money, materials or hos.
    * always ask: ‘what would snoop dogg do?’ if the matter is critical then ask: ‘what would tupac do?’ DO NOT confuse the two.

  8. Does it matter Says:

    If these are the things you have recently picked up, you have been through quite something recently!

    One that you could add to your list
    – Life isn’t fair.

    Though I do wish you *would* have elaborated on # 6 !

  9. N Says:

    frownie, aww….thanks for the 2nd effort.
    A, i like the quote by Twain. ithink it works and i hope to never forget it!
    Chandi and Mandy, am sure you have loads of your own too πŸ™‚
    Weedy, of course, Snoop Dogg had to make an entry here πŸ˜€
    DIM, yeah babe, times are tough but such posts help vent out the worst….. about #6, πŸ™‚ thats material for another post altogether.

  10. Does it matter Says:

    Re the post on #6, that will be interesting. A lot has been written about the female mind & how it works, so this will be good.

    And, oh btw, re the "babe", checked out the possible meanings-

    * a synonym for infant
    * Babe, a nickname for a romantic partner – Unlikely, you hardly know me. My mind is beautiful, I agree, but…
    * Babe, any good-looking woman or man – Ah, but I've seen the mirror!
    * Babe, a perfume by FabergΓ© – I do smell good, but…

    So that leaves the first one.

    Was I just called 'juvenile' ??!!

  11. N Says:

    i found some more meanings & intepretations of the word babe

    *A doll for children.
    *An innocent or naive person.
    *Slang. A young woman.

    The doll one i never knew but in my case, im going with the slang πŸ˜‰

  12. Does it matter Says:

    Haha.. that means you’ve made 2 assumptions, one or both of which could be wrong!

  13. Prashant Sree Says:

    Nice sharing.. My adds –

    Random learnings shared with random people invoke random well intentioned well wishes πŸ˜‰

    What we get is determined by what we have given…Its the same old round world, all our givings must come back to us one day !

    Nice succinct post !!

  14. Red Soul Says:

    yay booze bonding! me likey! πŸ˜€
    point 5!! true dat!!

    and 6 also..

    and actually every point. its weird u kno these days I can actually see myself from outside and see that I’m jus so friggin scared to even make 1 friend or to open up to anyone. somethings make us like this. makes me think, were we too fast-paced to end up in such a stage so early in life!?

  15. Red Soul Says:

    oh weedy’s comment here is so funny. I’m taking “what would snoop doGG do” with me :))

    I saw entourage tonigt.. repeat telecasts… and one funny line i picked up “we’ll work it out” … its so funny in that episode.. i dunno if u remember Eric saying it… its hilarious. try saying “we’ll work it out” on each and every thing. sounds retard funny. and so do i, minus “funny” 😐


  16. Red Soul Says:

    okay. my 3rd comment here today πŸ˜›

    “life is the left-ass of a black man. It is not fair, and it is not right!” 😐 oh babe, I hope a curve finds its way across ur lips. and the ends pointing upwards πŸ™‚

  17. Coffee Messiah Says:

    #3 is the oldest trick in the book I think ; (

    Cheers 2 ya!

  18. K Says:

    My learning for the day, after reading your post and the million comments:

    You make a list of learning and everyone will try to outwit you, even if they never thought of this before…

    good post! it would also be nice to see you on my blog sometime btw…

  19. Red Soul Says:

    didnt I comment on this post? or the comment has not yet been moderated? :((

  20. N Says:

    Prashant, thanks πŸ™‚ welcome!

    Red Soul, πŸ™‚ yes im smiling, thank u!! and sorry was busy with work stuff, havent been online for a while. so couldnt approve your comments.

    K, lol. atleast in the process you smile at everyone’s efforts…..

  21. Cuckoo Says:

    Good post. You and frownie have pointed out many.

    Waise, life is always a journey which teaches you lessons every single step.
    Nice observations.

    Keep writing and keep adding to the list. πŸ™‚

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