Oct 22, 2018

Life through Thick and Thin

Saurabh Chawla | | 0 Comments|





life through thick and thin

Life moving forward
Faster into the future
Like the foreword
Making it smoother

Compromising everytime
Living behind the bolted doors
As to make the outdoors begrime
Trying to settle the scores

The kiss of life
Sometimes too smooth to handle
Sometimes dealing with strife
As if acting like a vandal

Forgetting about the pain
Recalling the old times
Praise and arraign
For the old crimes

The flame that may rise
Burning a candle within
From the lows and highs
Penetrating through thick and thin.....

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Sep 9, 2018

Tell me why? 5 Questions That Will Make You Think Hard

Saurabh Chawla | | | 0 Comments|


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We often come to a point where we are bound to ask one question with every situation that we face in life. That question simply makes us stop and think about how we have lived so far, the mistakes we might or might not have committed. Moreover, it also prepares us for how to see the things from an entirely different perspective, a source of revelation you can say. 

Below are some of the questions based on the life experiences that make me stop and ask myself, tell me why?

1. People are so insecure

I have seen many, in fact, a lot of many people having a plethora of insecurities. It's like they are overburdening themselves with the unnecessary insecurities. Insecurity from a relationship, insecurity from a job, insecurity from friends, from relatives, siblings, and the list goes on and on!

What they don't get is that they are moving away from no one but themselves. Having insecurity is a natural reaction but if it takes over you and controls you, then it's a dangerous thing. 

When you have any insecurity, just sit back and try to evaluate if the reason for the insecurity is justified? I mean if it's a job, what worse can happen if you could lose it? You will get another one, simple! So why to get insecure?

2. People are going against nature

It's evident that nowadays people are welcoming artificial things without knowing that they can't replace their natural counterparts. The doctor says to be in greenery, the patient orders a green, artificial plant! What they don't understand is the doctor has asked to stay in nature and not in just any green color.

The money-mindedness, selfishness, ego, attitudes and all will be left behind when you will leave this world, so why wasting time and energy in making this horrendous mistake of going against nature? Why eating chemicals when the body is meant to process the natural food? 

People are sometimes funny or they are not listening to their own selves. In food, they choose an organic variety and besides that, they take expensive, chemical-based supplements. Haha! What logic is this?

    
3. People are always in a hurry

This one is my long awaited question. Every time I see anyone in a hurry, I ask them what's the hurry about? Some answers I get is, 'I will miss my train,' 'Someone is waiting for me,' 'Need to reach the office,' and several other simple answers. 

If you are getting late or late already, then no need to hurry as you will be reaching late only. It makes no difference that you are five minutes late or fifteen minutes late. If you will miss your train/bus/metro, another one will come or you must have kept a track of time. Why the rush? 

The same goes for people wanting to build the body. They want the results in two months, 3 months. Again I would come to the second point above. Why are you going against nature?

4. People are getting depressed    
   
I see a lot of people on Quora and other platforms. One question I have seen many times is, 'I have got low grades, I am depressed,' 'I love a girl but she loves someone else, I am depressed,' 'I am having hair loss, I am depressed,' and similar other reasons. 

What's the point I don't get. Depression is something very serious and needs immediate medical attention. Feeling low or low mood can't be called depression. Please don't mix the two as the people who are the actual sufferers are neglected because of this mix-up!

If something is troubling you, figure that thing out and clarify. If it can't be sorted out, simply leave it as it is and avoid any contact from that time. 

5. People don't care anymore

The worst thing nowadays is that people have stopped caring. Someone is dying on the road, people are taking a photo and making videos instead if helping them. What's happening to people? Are they really losing their senses? 

While boarding a metro, they don't give space and stay in one place despite seeing the person struggling. This continues until the person gets irritated and says, 'Dude, are you blind?'   

There are several other questions to ponder, but these are the most common, most frequently faced by me. Do you also come across such questions in your life? Do share your experiences in the comments below!


Aug 26, 2018

Bridging the Generation Gap - Is it Possible?

Saurabh Chawla | | | 4 Comments|
I have been observing it daily that the people today are getting unhappy and depressed. Though the depression is something really serious which has taken a toll on most of the people, especially the younger generation. Observing closely, the younger generation is not only the victim of depression alone but a variety of different diseases leading to their unhappiness. What's the cause of this unhappiness? Does upbringing have a role to play in this?


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The Impatient Youth - 

The youth of today has become extremely impatient. Blame it on the upbringing wherein the kids are given everything in the blink of an eye or blame it to the modern day technology (faster internet, faster PCs, gaming consoles etc.). An earlier generation of the 80s and 90s used to have black and white phones which they got at the age of 19 or 20. They used to play games like Snake, Tetris etc.

The 80s and 90s generation has seen the transition from 80s to 90s to 2000+ and in this transition, they have seen the changes happening in and around the places, in their personal and professional lives.

The younger generation, on the other hand, hasn't seen the changes and started off in the pacing world which is full of competition, struggle and everybody around is a competent rival.

The times have advanced to such a level that the quote, 'patience is a virtue' holds no good. There are cases of road rage, divorces soon after marriages, rivalry among the relatives and so on. What is happening to the society? The answer to this question is evidently a tough one.

The Dominant Generation and Confused Youth -

The older generation, with all respect, is the best living generation to date. There were less crime, less/no divorces, less/no jealousy, more social collaborations, more love among the people.

This generation has seen the changes in times more than anybody else in the society today. Their experience has unmatched competition from the succeeding generations.

As the times are changing, the rapid evolution has changed the overall perspective of the youth today. They are more focused towards following their own dreams, living in the moment types. Now, this is the result of the rapidly evolving society.

The expectations, aspirations, ambitions and the overindulgence in achieving these aspirations are making the youth sick. In the racing times, they are meeting so many demands and expectations that it is overburdening them to the core.

What the people are not understanding is that everything happens at the time it is meant to be. For example, if you are looking forward to building your body, it will take its own time. It will not happen overnight. Consistency needs to be maintained.

In order to bridge the generation gap, a request to the youth of today is to follow the rule of 3 C's - Communication, Consideration, and Consistency.

Feel free to add on your thoughts in the comments section below.      

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