To Accuse Others for One’s Own Misfortunes is a Sign of Want of Education. To Accuse Oneself Shows that One’s Education has Begun

Wikipedia defines accusation as: “….is a statement by one person asserting that another person or entity has done something improper. The person who makes the accusation is an accuser, while the subject against whom it is made is the accused.” Now I do not need to be a sScientist to tell you this, but IContinue reading “To Accuse Others for One’s Own Misfortunes is a Sign of Want of Education. To Accuse Oneself Shows that One’s Education has Begun”

Do You Ask What is the Proper Limit to Wealth? It is First to Have What is Necessary and Second to Have What is Enough – Seneca’s Letter from a Stoic

Every time I watch the movie Crazy Rich Asians, two things happen: Thing #1 My jaws drop like an idiot. Realizing that, I brace myself, close my mouth and smile like an idiot, my eyes shine like a maniac every ten minutes (or so my people that watch it with me tell me). This continuesContinue reading “Do You Ask What is the Proper Limit to Wealth? It is First to Have What is Necessary and Second to Have What is Enough – Seneca’s Letter from a Stoic”

So Now You Know What Else Existed In The World Outside Of You, Before You Knew Only About Yourself: Franz Kafka

I read this quote in Franz Kafka’s popular and absolutely amazing short story The Judgement. “So now you know what else existed in the world outside of you, before you knew only about yourself!” Reading this from the story felt like seeing through a kaleidoscope – moments from my own life where I was eitherContinue reading “So Now You Know What Else Existed In The World Outside Of You, Before You Knew Only About Yourself: Franz Kafka”

When There Is No One Left In The Living World Who Remembers You, You Disappear From This World. We Call It The Final Death

I got to hear this line recently while watching the Disney-Pixar movie Coco. Without ruining the movie for you, this quote is basically about dead people who are alive in their afterlife conditional on people in the living world remembering them. You and I both have seen movies emphasizing the importance of familial ties andContinue reading “When There Is No One Left In The Living World Who Remembers You, You Disappear From This World. We Call It The Final Death”

Dogs Have Boundless Enthusiasm But No Sense of Shame. I Should Have a Dog as a Life Coach: Richard Melville Halle

I am yet to find someone my age or older that says they love doing grocery. There is something about doing grocery that has chore written all over it. And I would be safe in assuming that chores is not something anyone would particularly look forward to doing. So here I am on the groceryContinue reading “Dogs Have Boundless Enthusiasm But No Sense of Shame. I Should Have a Dog as a Life Coach: Richard Melville Halle”

I Don’t Know Why It Should Be, I Am Sure; But The Sight Of Another Man Asleep In Bed When I Am Up, Maddens Me: Jerome K. Jerome

I came across this quote during a re-read of the famous comic classic and my personal favorite Three Men in A Boat by Jerome k. Jerome. In addition to making me smile, it took me on a trip down the memory lane. I don’t know about you but I cannot bear the thought of havingContinue reading “I Don’t Know Why It Should Be, I Am Sure; But The Sight Of Another Man Asleep In Bed When I Am Up, Maddens Me: Jerome K. Jerome”

Do What You Can, With What You Have, Where You Are: Theodore Roosevelt

As simple as these words sound, the impact that they have when you let them sink in is profound. Have you seen one of those people that are constantly in their future, either imagining it in all its glory or dreading it? I have. I am one of those people. This is what my dayContinue reading “Do What You Can, With What You Have, Where You Are: Theodore Roosevelt”

Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang: Summary and Review

Story of Your Life is a science fiction short story written by Ted Chiang. It was first published 1998. The story revolves around a renowned linguist and how she makes a breakthrough in communicating with the aliens that have landed all over the world in massive spaceships. This story received many accolades and shot toContinue reading “Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang: Summary and Review”

A Man Who Carries a Cat by the Tail Learns Something He Can Learn in No Other Way: Mark Twain

When I first came across this quote, a short film started playing in my head: Someone (not me, I promise!) is carrying a cat by its tail; the cat, seeing that its upside down, is understandably confused and angry, violently lunging to attain a normal posture. After several attempts, it finally manages to strike theContinue reading “A Man Who Carries a Cat by the Tail Learns Something He Can Learn in No Other Way: Mark Twain”

Many People Die at 25 and Aren’t Buried Until They are 75: Benjamin Franklin

Did you understand the meaning of this quote when you first read it in the title? To be honest, I didn’t. In fact, when I first read this famous quote by Benjamin Franklin (an American scientist, inventor, politician and the man whose face is printed on the US dollar), I thought I read it wrong.Continue reading “Many People Die at 25 and Aren’t Buried Until They are 75: Benjamin Franklin”