Every human being, whatever one’s station in life, would agree that there is a Mind and an Intellect with each one of us. It is, therefore, good to keep our eyes and ears open, observe and attempt to mend ways of people around us… calmly, and also patiently, while remembering that the “You are wrong, I am right,” approach may seldom yield expected results.
Prof Tim Jackson — Director of the Research Group in Lifestyles, Values and Environment — at the University of Surrey, in his capacity as Economics Commissioner of the Sustainable Development Commission [UK], has tried to answer this niggling question in his book, “Prosperity Without Growth.” Jackson’s eminently readable tome takes economics to the lay reader who would normally shy away from the subject… on the pretext that it is drab and difficult to understand.
Raju was visibly agitated. He opened his purse and showed the coconut vendor the compartments. “If you think I am lying, see this…” The lady returned his impulsiveness with equal gusto. She started yelling, “I swear by Jesus Christ that I have returned your money.”
A well-planned, progressive and rewarding career can be immensely satisfying, give you adequate monetary rewards, and allow you to grow as a person. But, a “career” can also be a strait-jacket.
Gift-giving, in its purest form, which is more satisfying for the giver, happens to be an expression of all that is noble in us.
A good boss is one who keeps in touch with reality, has sensibilities, is humane, stern, effectual, shares a joke or two with a rank junior… and knows every employee of the organisation by first name.
Getting to know your Spiritual Quotient isn’t complex. It is easy.
As our day begins, there is frenzied activity in each of our lives. It all points to a bagful of actions to be performed during the course of the day…
He was not a great speaker. His voice was clearly frail. He never displayed quick-silver intellect. And, even if he did, it was all too rare — never in public view. He never warmed his audience with hilarious anecdotes. But, he did what all great leaders do. He motivated large groups of individuals — to improve humanity; and, its very condition. His name: Konosuke Matsushita. A legend, whose mantras are timeless.