Recently I read “Shoe Dog by Phil Knight” and it instantly became a personal favorite. It was about sport and the man who tried to redefine sports and ultimately succeeded. All of us love sports. Watching our favorite teams/players play makes us energized and emotional. Sports unite people from all walks of life.
Many of us would have been on sports teams during our school and college days and eventually stopped playing due to various reasons. I’m one of them. I’ve never seen myself as a successful sportsman. But I loved everything about sports. It requires a certain discipline. Right from what you wear to how you do it. Everything matters.
When I was around 11 years old, I joined a swimming camp. The coach taught us how to swim for the first few weeks. Towards the end of the camp, we’re asked to dive into the pool where the depth would be around 8ft-10ft and you’re supposed to swim to the shallow part of the pool. Obviously, it was frightening in the beginning but as days passed by, we got accustomed to it. As soon as the camp ended, we were let free. I and my friends would meet up regularly for 90 minutes of swimming. The more we swam, the more we explored about this sport. We’d dive, swim underwater at a depth of 12ft, take some endurance sessions, etc. Indeed it pains, but we loved it. We just swam.
But, it came to an end after few years as we moved to various cities to pursue our graduate studies. This was my introduction to the world of sports.
On our daily commute to the office, we come across a lot of people. If it’s metropolitan, there’s no doubt that you get to see people from all walks of life. My return time from office to home would fall between 9:30 PM-10:00 PM. The time at which the city would slowly drift back to a peaceful and less polluted mode. With tiredness crept around our body, we reach our home and stay awake for a few hours and eventually fall asleep.
I live in Chennai and my timings are almost similar to the one mentioned above. My commute consists of a walk for approximately 15 Minutes. On my return journey, I used to see a lot of worried faces, enthusiastic street food sellers, frustrated faces, drunkards, mentally unstable people, and people who ‘re making their beds on platforms.
There was a man who was filthy rich, he made a lot of money. He saw the world as a series of value propositions. Everything from what to wear, to which restaurant to eat for dinner, to why certain people liked him or not.
If someone was rude to him it was because they were jealous or felt threatened by his power or success. If someone was kind to him it was because they admired his power and success. He measured himself through the money he owned and naturally he had a metric to measure the world and people around him i.e., Money.
Live videos, enhanced IM services, 360° photos, Instagram’s and WhatsApp’s stories, and the swipe right/left for a match!
The internet has changed the way we live and the way we socialize.
I still remember the day I joined Facebook. I had only two friends for a period of 12-18 months as there weren’t any members whom I knew. Then, the account went inactive for a year (I didn’t know what to do with that). Slowly, the word spread about Facebook and one after the other, new members joined and successfully sent their first “HI“.
Five hundred years ago cartographers believed California was an island. Doctors believed that slicing your arm open and bleeding everywhere could cure disease. Scientists believed the fire was made out of something called phlogiston. Astronomers believed the sun revolved around the earth. And women believed rubbing dog urine on their face had anti-aging benefits.
Take a minute and name all the things that you love.
It’s okay if you take more than a minute to name everything, just make sure you don’t miss anything.
How long did you take to name yourself?
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” said Albert Einstein.
We are living in a world where people worry about their “curves” and “appearance” rather than their regular food intake and body metabolism.
We are living in a world where owning costly gadgets makes us feel rich/proud/satisfied with life rather than saving up some money.
“Everybody is special. Everybody. Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a villain. Everybody. Everybody has their story to tell.”
― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta
Nobody is a saint in this world. Look around you. You may come across hundreds of people in a day. Each holds a story. Continue reading
To be born in the 90’s, I had the chance to experience an unsophisticated childhood. The 90’s kids grew along with the technology. There was a time in which owning a personal computer at home was a luxury. It was said that only the rich can afford a computer.
I woke up to the sound of my alarm this morning. It’s 7:30 am and I had exactly 30 minutes to catch my office cab. Within a moment, a wave of thoughts come rushing inside my head. I’m gazing at the empty rooms of my house and thinking how life has changed in these 21 years.