Saturday, September 17, 2011

True Success

True success comprise basically of two things, in varied proportions. 

1. What we want?

2. What others want from us?

The first is very important because it defines the criteria of our happiness. A person not doing what he wants or not achieving his own desired goal is never able to be at peace with himself. Such a person will, at best, be sad and disappointed, and at worst melancholic and depressed. To a person who fails the first question the whole world's acclaim seems useless. An example of such comes to my mind- 'Michael Jackson'. If there was one man who had it all, it was him. But, was it enough? He is considered one of the greatest music creators of this era by almost everyone and yet, what we most remember him in his later period was for child molestation, plastic surgery and weird things like changing his religion etc.

What happened? I am guessing the answer to the first question came out wrong for him. I read some obituary of his by another famous man and he said that the problem with Michael Jackson was that though the whole world loved him, he hated himself. He despised being black and thus ensued the plastic surgeries and the fake-falling noses. I do not know whether it is true and I guess no one besides him knows it either. My speculation though is this only. He was not happy and did not believe himself to be truly successful.

A person can not be truly successful unless he is successful in his own life. It is a necessary condition, if I may say so. What makes it not sufficient is the presence of psychopaths, sociopaths and really evil people in this world. After all their beliefs are destructive to the world and their vision of success is in itself skewed. To check the inclusion of these kinds I would say that the question two becomes a necessity. Of course, it does not have the same weight as the first question but to exclude the Hitlers and Bin Ladens of the world the people who are successful in the eyes of the people matters as well.

In conclusion, I would say that any person who went making the world a better place and himself or herself satisfied is a truly successful person. He could be an old man breathing his last breath in a hospital somewhere with his whole family outside holding their breath or a teenager with his girlfriend, in love, dreaming a life full of hope and happiness. A mother with a new born child is as truly successful as a mother seeing her child getting his college degree, all proud and teary. A women just getting a promotion and believing that she holds the baton of whole womanhood is as truly successful as a man fighting real hard to provide for his family and winning at last. They are all truly successful if they are all truly happy.

Monday, March 29, 2010

My tryst with Python

First of all, it is NOT the snake. For long time now, I was dwelling on the topic of learning a new programming language. I know C++ and BASIC (yeah!!) and basic algorithm. But these were the golden times of school. For over 3 years I have done nothing more than using Windows to play movies.

In short I was searching for a language easy to learn and simple to write along with all the strengths of a complete language. My journey landed me on the shores of Python. It is an interpreted language with an ease in learning (At least there PR is good). Bottom line, I am now learning python and hopefully due to my prior experiences in programming will be uploading a self-made software (a small game maybe!!) soon.

Oh yeah! I know what you are thinking. Maths and logic! How am going to tackle with that. Let’s just say lucky for me, God took care of that for me. Wink 

I shall be uploading the lessons I learn from time to time. They will not be comprehensive or something but more like the mistakes and experiments I do. This will hopefully provide you guys with experience. Who says you can not learn from other’s mistakes. Smile

Friday, January 1, 2010

Road trip-1

This is one of the funniest trips I’ve been on. The day started with my night-out thereby leaving me sleepy and tired. Dad asked me to leave him at the nearby bus-stand. I thought- “Well, that is easy. Then I’ll take my sweet old nap.” Alas!

No bus is available. What should be done? Then a ray of light shines and a bulb lightens up. Idea! I asked dad to ask his driver (in the other city) to come half-way and I’ll travel this half. The motive was to save time. Thus began my journey of an hour that somehow became funny.

Traffic jam was the beginning. Swamping and scrambling I moved through the trucks with my not-so-tiny swift. Finally, it was not possible to do so anymore so dad suggested to take the village road. And I was then passing through villages and roads that can have only one car on them.

Returning was more fun as I was not time bounded. Enjoying the scenery I realised that villages are really fun to travel. Even though, living in them is out of question.

I wish I had a camera that time. It would have been an amazing experience to show. Even though I was sleep-deprived and hunger-stricken. Now it is a memory waiting to be downsized by the brain during memory crunch.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Why do I do it?

This question always intrigues me. Why the hell I have to start writing everything that comes to my mind? But then what the hell. This blog is my experimentation with adsense. Or let me rephrase it- "My another experimentation with adsense." Let's see where does this lands me. Hopefully where there is a pile of gold.