There once was a farmer who discovered that he had lost his watch in the barn. It was no ordinary watch because it had sentimental value for him. After searching high and low among the hay for a long while; he gave up and enlisted the help of a group of children playing outside the barn.

30/05/21 He promised them that the person who found it would be rewarded. Hearing this, the children hurried inside the barn, went through and around the entire stack of hay but still could not find the watch. Just when the farmer was about to give up looking for his watch, a little boy went up […]

We are always on the Hedonic treadmill, which simply means that as a person makes more money, expectations and desires rise in tandem, which results in no permanent gain in happiness. Isn’t that ironic?

29/05/21 Daniel Kahneman makes this point when discussing how bad we are at predicting happiness. We dream about different circumstances in a vacuum while ignoring negative factors that come along with those circumstances. Dreaming about sitting on a beach brings more joy than actually being on a beach, because in the dream you’re not thinking […]

The man in the Arena

27/05/21 Here is an excerpt from a 110-year old lecture from former US President Theodore Roosevelt. I believe this passage provides a great perspective on the current times – The idea of empathising with people, with honest, hard-working Covid warriors, those facing the action. The lecture was titled “Citizenship in a Republic”, and this notable […]

The role of Religion is like an anchor in your life. Religion helps in creating a moral and ethical framework and also a regulator for values in day-to-day life.

25/05/21 The role of Religion is like an anchor in your life. Religion helps in creating a moral and ethical framework and also a regulator for values in day-to-day life. This particular approach helps in building the character of a person. Thus, religion helps in building values like love, empathy, respect and harmony. Generally, religion […]

C’est le ton qui fait la musique : Its not what you say but how you say it

24/05/21 Consider these two statements: “ 370000 test Covid Positive today; “ 430000 people recovered from Covid today.” If a message is communicated in different ways, it will also be received in different ways. Negativity sells, so most headlines are negative and don’t concentrate on the positive aspects. In psychologists’ jargon, this technique is called […]

Always ask yourself, “have you helped someone today beside yourselves?”

23/05/21 Give support to get it, give praise to receive it, give your best to attract it, give more respect to experience it, and give more love to become a beloved. The Buddha taught us that a person giving alms to monks or virtuous people gains five blessings: The affection of many, noble associations, good […]

“God helps those who help themselves”.

22/05/21 Haven’t we all heard this since our school days? Yet, how many of us truly understand self-help and self-care? While we try and do our jobs perfectly, we forget ourselves somewhere. This often leads to burnouts, depression, frustration, lack of enthusiasm towards work and a slew of problems we often fail to acknowledge. You […]


21/05/21 Stephen Covey wrote, “You are free to make whatever choice you want but you are not free from the consequences of the choice” Sadly, consequences are what we fail to put our attention to as we make decisions under uncertainties. It’s not that we are not aware of the consequences; it’s just that we […]