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How to save time on Facebook

While running through the news feed, top stories, friend lists, groups, etc if you find something interesting just click the share button and choose ‘in a private message’ and message that link to yourself. This will create a repository which you can checkout whenever you are free. If there is no share button, just copy paste the link and message yourself.

Generally we log in to facebook and land on the news feed, this is tempting and leads to wasting a lot of time because you feel that the top stories will go away! Actually they don’t, you just need to scroll down a bit more.
Still if you are so keen on not missing out, land to your profile page public link eg – https://www.facebook.com/HarshSwaminarayan, and then log in.
This will log you in to your profile page. You can then navigate to the important groups you want to check out using the search bar at top. No need to go to the news feed page for that. Don’t visit the news feed until you have the free time to explore what people have shared.

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The Zeitgeist Movement

Power

“With great power comes great responsibility.” Who hasn’t heard that? But who actually has realized, understood and implemented that? The media, our leaders, the celebrities? Huh, you bet!

I better not talk about our leaders.

Media – The most powerful medium that exists in today’s world. What is it doing? Minting money!?

Was the media too lazzy to keep a watch on the common wealth games since the begining. Why did it wake up just two months before? Ok, some might argue that reports were out there, but were they highlighted enough – front page, flashed in bold!? One more thing – take any newspaper, remove all the news articles which generate a negative feeling inside you. Tell me what’s left of it – Apparently nothing. By the law of attraction like attracts like – you see bad news the moment you get up, on front page! Please realise how it affects your mind.

Manipulation of our thought process is what they are doing. We need to become aware that the top powerful class is constantly highlighting negative feelings and the differences among the middle class, and the poor class is maintained by them to scare the middle class, as rightly said by George Carlin years ago. Divide and Rule – still prevalent.

Need I speak of the television? Thank God the youth is aware of the crap shown on TV. I am so glad and happy for you guys 🙂

Being a celebrity people fail to realise that their smallest actions are being emulated in one way or the other. A few like Aamir Khan do realise, but still its not up to the mark.

Just to cut across, how many of you have actually implemented the message given in 3 Idiots? I have! I have stopped writing definitions dictated in class. Have you? 😉

Look at the philanthrophy of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, they are a good example of what people and organizations with power can really do. After awareness, engagement is very crucial. Change now.


The Law of Attraction

What is the Law of Attraction?

Thoughts Become Things.  Love is the greatest Power in the Universe. This is The Secret and The Power ( both by Rhonda Byrne ) in a gist.

I am a practitioner of the law of attraction which I used to apply unknowingly before reading The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. After reading it I have become an optimist and I now use the law more efficiently and effectively. Then I watched the movie and now I am reading The Power.

I am not a professional or an expert, but I would like to  talk to you about the law of attraction and help you reap its benefits. I know that many people find it difficult to apply the law. I will try to help. I am a learner too. In this process I look forward to learn more. Feel free to post your queries and thoughts. I will try to answer them.

Thank you.

Cheers!

🙂

Think

That’s how it is with people. Nobody cares how it works as long as it works. ”, says Councilor Hamann to Neo in The Matrix Reloaded. Isn’t that true?! We have taken so many things for granted without even knowing why they came into exisence, what their purpose was,etc. We blindly follow them. Not only that but we go one step further, we proudly bring about reforms to improve these things. Our ability to reason out has been so systematically killed that we have lost our very human nature. Humans think. We have to reason out. The biggest example of blind following is the education system – world over. It came into being during the industrial revolution when the industry required skilled labour who could follow orders without questioning – obedient students. Today we continue with the same old public education system, which is a linear production house of employees who can serve. Whereas the very same industry has changed and life in general too. It calls for a new beginning. It calls for industries to define work instead of positions and recruit on the basis of passion. We are not too far from education inflation. The system will stop working soon. Lets become a talent driven society rather than a money driven one before the problem takes toll and its too late to wake up. Lets realize that humans are organic beings, lets become aware that children need a flourishing environment to grow by themselves and not instructions to follow blindly. Let us accept that ‘Students are not here to worship what is known, but to question it – J Bronowski’. Let the awareness spread – Watch Sir Ken Robinson on TED.com now. Listen to what he wants to convey. Bring on the revolution. Break free.

Being Practical

Practicality is a myth, an illusion used as an excuse to hide incapability, fear and unwillingness to change – for good.

George Carlin

A very different perspective, eye-opening…

Warning – Watch only if you are open-minded enough, if not you’ll be offended! Also pardon the strong words(foul language).

George Carlin’s Final Words To The World – So true, its not only one country, the whole world leadership, I fear… But I see the change coming…

We Like War

Saving The Planet – Humans cannot endanger planet earth. Earth has existed for billions of years. The industrial revolution which is now ‘killing’ the planet, has been there only for around 200 years. We need to take care of ourselves first.

Religion – Similar to Zeitgiest. My view – Religion lies in individuality.

Similarities – On a lighter note…

Watch many more on You Tube

Man and Mother Earth

Man was born to innovate and create, but he became a bit more enthusiastic and neglected Mother Earth.

Media

Take any newspaper, remove all the news articles which generate a negative feeling inside you. Tell me what’s left of it.

C’mon, lets do it!

1. Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! – “The revolution of organic education and personalized curriculum.”

2. Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity – “There is no school on earth which teaches dance daily to a child as mathematics is. Why not?”

3. How public education cripples our kids, and why – By John Taylor Gatto – “The reason for your boredom is you.”

Now for the good news. Once you understand the logic behind modern schooling, its tricks and traps are fairly easy to avoid. School trains children to be employees and consumers; teach your own to be leaders and adventurers. School trains children to obey reflexively; teach your own to think critically and independently. Well-schooled kids have a low threshold for boredom; help your own to develop an inner life so that they’ll never be bored. Urge them to take on the serious material, the grown-up material, in history, literature, philosophy, music, art, economics, theology – all the stuff schoolteachers know well enough to avoid. Challenge your kids with plenty of solitude so that they can learn to enjoy their own company, to conduct inner dialogues. Well-schooled people are conditioned to dread being alone, and they seek constant companionship through the TV, the computer, the cell phone, and through shallow friendships quickly acquired and quickly abandoned. Your children should have a more meaningful life, and they can.

First, though, we must wake up to what our schools really are: laboratories of experimentation on young minds, drill centers for the habits and attitudes that corporate society demands. Mandatory education serves children only incidentally; its real purpose is to turn them into servants. Don’t let your own have their childhoods extended, not even for a day. If David Farragut could take command of a captured British warship as a pre-teen, if Thomas Edison could publish a broadsheet at the age of twelve, if Ben Franklin could apprentice himself to a printer at the same age (then put himself through a course of study that would choke a Yale senior today), there’s no telling what your own kids could do. After a long life, and thirty years in the public school trenches, I’ve concluded that genius is as common as dirt. We suppress our genius only because we haven’t yet figured out how to manage a population of educated men and women. The solution, I think, is simple and glorious. Let them manage themselves.”

3. Sir Ken Robinson – Hammer Lectures
1. We take age for granted in school, we divide on the basis of age as if its the most important common thing they share, its not.
2. Human beings are organisms. Organisms enrich themselves and the environment in which they live. As plants, humans need to grow themselves. We just have to provide the conducive environment for the same.
3. Michael Angelo said, “I did not make David, it was there inside the stone. I just had to carve out those parts which were not David.”!!! Apply this analogy to an individual’s self discovery – You just have to remove that part of you which according to you (your gut feeling or instinct and simply by the feeling) is not you! That’s it!
4. Change at the system level is not as important as the change at an individual level. We first need to let go what we take for granted. If each one of us here takes the responsibility of spreading Sir Ken’s ideas and pledges to work for them in any-way whatsoever, this revolution is sure to take the world by storm and the system will have to change in the flow.
5. Enough of talking, now act we must. Lets spread Sir Ken’s message as far as we can, our own school and university professors, blogs, media publications, facebook and other social networking sites, eminent politicians, influential leaders etc. And obviously if you yourself can do something, go ahead, just do it.

4. Hillary Clinton, Aamir Khan with Arnab [Teach India] – “Don’t let schooling come in the way of education. Let good quality teaching and education methods help a child discover his/her unique talent.”

A Probable model

Here’s a probable model which our current education systems can follow –
The system should be open to any individual (or a group) to come up and apply to start a new specialised branch. After proper approval that branch will be their responsibility. They have to be passionate enough about that area and be willing to popularise and expand it so that the required expertise and money comes in. The responsibility of the system is to provide  all the basic requirements at the beginning and monitor its growth. This will give the widest of variety to students. No age bar for enrolment and students get a wide choice. I believe specialisation is the solution.

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