Because Justification

An experiment was conducted by the Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer in the 1970s. For this, she went into a library and waited at a photocopier until a line had formed. Then she approached the first in line and said: “Excuse me, I have five pages. May I use the Xerox machine?” Her success rate was […]

Forgive Over And Over And Over

You are going to have your heart broken over and over. Whether it’s a fallout with a friend you thought you were close with, or that career that you wish you got or the goal you didn’t achieve, etc, etc. It’s life, it’s going to happen. Take it for the lesson it was and move […]

Subtract. Subtract. Subtract

I read somewhere that we spend the first half of our lives adding things, and the second half subtracting most of them.  I recently crossed another year and I realized that the answer to most of our problems is indeed found in subtraction, not addition. Bruce Lee got it dead right when he said –“It […]


Life is not about growing old, it is about looking ahead, it is about leaving the past behind, it’s about growing up. Every day, you get a chance to start anew. Release all things from the past that cause any negative attachment. Prepare for & welcome new changes, new lessons & new adventures. Welcome new […]

Appreciate Every Single Thing You Have

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their […]

The Abilene Paradox

On my birthday a couple of years back, I wanted to take my family out for dinner. I asked my wife where we can go. Knowing that I like Seafood, she immediately said: “Let’s go to Swagath” Both my sons nodded in agreement. In return, my elder son said: “I wish Papa had taken us […]

Shake it off and take a step up

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his […]


A dog lived at a railway station and he didn’t like the trains pulling over because it blocked his views. As soon as the train would come to halt, he would start barking, and lo and behold the train would start moving.  He presented his data in a dog conference and all the attendees endorsed […]

Get Better, Not Bitter

A teacher asked her students to bring some tomatoes in a plastic bag to school. Each tomato was to be given the name of a person whom that child hates. So, the number of tomatoes would be equal to the number of persons they hate. On a pre-determined day, the children brought their tomatoes well […]

Social Loafing

Maximilian Ringelmann, a French engineer, studied the performance of horses in 1913. He concluded that the power of two animals pulling a coach did not equal twice the power of a single horse. Surprised by this result, he extended his research to humans. He had several men pull a rope and measured the force applied […]