March 22nd. National Goof Off Day

National Goof Off Day - March 22

Is it a funny day? No it is a serious day to think of and follow
We work , work, work and get tired-tired to the extent of requiring REST!
March Twenty Second National Goof Off Day is meant for that taking rest at best
Happily avail and enjoy a day of complete rest to body and mind-a test!

A day to relax, enjoy and goof off, doing something fun and leave the work
Until tomorrow. Everyone needs a break from time to time from hard work
Easy to get involved in the work and pressures in our lives. Let us stop,
Take a break, find something different! away from the routine!

A Maths lecturer of my times used to say when we ask for a leisure period.
If we read Algebra instead of Astronomy, it is a leisure hour
Not necessarily taking rest- let us spend time in a different fashion
That will amount to GOOF OFF DAY- wish you a day of such rest in attention!

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March 21st- A DIFFERENT “EARTH” HERE TODAY!

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Robert Browning who wrote GRAMMARIAN’S FUNERAL

 

Robert Browning and his Grammarian’s funeral are indeed great
“On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven, a perfect round.”
The line I like most as it has given me the vision for life.
” AIM HIGH, ACHIEVE HIGH” I used this thousands of time to motivate all!

The POET says:

That low man seeks a little thing to do,
Sees it and does it.
This high man, with a great thing to pursue,
Dies ere he knows it.

That low man goes on adding one to one,—
His hundred’s soon hit;
This high man, aiming at a million,
Misses an unit.
That has the world here—should he need the next,
Let the world mind him!
This throws himself on God, and unperplexed
Seeking shall find him.

Let us aim at a million- no matter we miss by an unit
A place in heaven is sure for me as my aim was high
ON THE EARTH THE BROKEN ARCS; IN THE HEAVEN A PERFECT ROUND
‘Aiming high and missing’ better than ‘aiming low and achieving’-joy unbound!

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PANIC DAY!

"panic day"

Oh! My God why should I panic when I believe  in you!
You are my creator and protector and there is no place
And need to panic! You will get me out sans any damage
Physical or mental! I am your child and it is Thy duty!

Panic – a sudden, extreme, uncontrollable fear or
Anxiety that often causes unreasonable, irrational,
Unthinking behavior! This day is PANIC DAY as a day
To recognize how stressful life has become and see
What can be done to minimize the effects.  a day devoted
To embracing the underlying panic that fills many of us
On a daily basis and to resolve not to fall a victim!
Let us live in faith, hope and confidence=panic never helps!

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TOLERANCE- INTOLERANCE!!

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To my esteemed viewers this Sunday story may appear to be a paradox! What is discussed to day has no definite answer. It all depends!!!

Anyhow it was thought fit to post something that may trigger thoughts of different types. I await the views and voice of my esteemed viewers.  Let us see how they view this discussion!

Hot and topical subject being discussed today at many levels-academic, intellectual, political and so on is this!. At the political level the term is used to charge each other –ruling party at the opposition and vice versa!

Etymology of the term goes like this:

“Tolerance”

Origin

Latin                    Latin                              English

Tolerare           toleraritia                       tolerate                  tolerance

late Middle English (denoting the action of bearing hardship, or the ability to bear pain and hardship): via Old French from Latin tolerantia, from tolerare

1510s, “permission granted by authority, license,” from Middle French tolération (15c.), from Latin tolerationem (nominative toleratio) “a bearing, supporting, enduring,” noun of action from past participle stem of tolerare “to endure, sustain, support, suffer,” literally “to bear,” from PIE *tele- “to bear, carry” (see extol).

Meaning “forbearance, sufferance” is from 1580s. The specific religious sense is from 1609; as in Act of Toleration (1689), statute granting freedom of religious worship (with conditions) to dissenting Protestants in England. In this it means “recognition of the right of private judgment in matters of faith and worship; liberty granted by the government to preach and worship as one pleases; equality under the law without regard to religion.”

This is one side of it.

‘Tolerance’ and ‘Intolerance’- are these positive ‘virtue’ or negative ‘vice’ is sought to be discussed in this small write up.

TOLERANCE – A VIRTUE!?

Tolerance ‘a virtue- a vice’ intolerance?

Funny is the world that looks at with great patience!

Tolerance to corruption and nepotism,

Dishonesty and selfishness – a fine virtue???

 

Intolerance to goodness and kindness, loving

All and serving all, help ever and hurt never

Funny it is to say a vice, sure can never

The world in delirium alas, a fever!!!

 

Sure it is a vice when ‘intolerance’ displayed

Towards sanity and moral norms, science outplayed!

Well it is a virtue when ’tolerance’ is preached

To protect values historic and cultural

Great it is to see this duty nicely performed!

 

Often used words today here is “tolerance’

People lament the powers mired in bigotry

‘Tolerance’ need of the hour people proclaim

May not fall on the “powers that be” God bless them!

 

‘Tolerance and intolerance’ both at times ‘virtue’ and at times ‘vice’!

Let us develop both and use when the society stands to benefit. Let us discard both when they are not in the interest of the society and in turn India and the world.

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Now the story is over , please think aloud and in silence and let me have your considered views on a psychological issue! Thanks We shall meet tomorrow as usual. Till then may GOD be with you..

March 3rd- NATIONAL “I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY DAY”

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“National I Want You to be Happy Day” is  on March Third
America observes on first Sunday of each year great
A day to encourage all to do something to make others happy.
Put a smile on someone’s face makes to put one on ours, too.

How to has an infinite answers.  A flower here,
A simple knock-knock joke there.  Buy the person’s coffee
Standing in line behind us  Remind our kids how much they love others.
Leave a sticky note for a co-worker telling them to have a joyful day!

Let us draw a happy face in the sand or wall for a stranger
To come across later. Let us give children and friends a hug.
“I Want You To Be Happy Day” post on social media to others also follow
Dozens of ways are there -to make all happy at least on this day!.

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February 23rd-ROTARY CLUB’S BIRTH DAY.

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Man is a social animal it is said- We are socially inclined in all our lives
We are with acquired bonds in many ways- socially bonded for good- man thrives!
Helping each other helped by each other- right he should be all over the world
Loving all, serving all, helping ever and hurting never top in the mind bold!

Social service organizations are there all over the world to love and serve
One sure is Rotary International born this day in Nineteen Hundred and Five
Formed by four men in Chicago! signifying the great FOUR WAY test of Rotarian s
Does good if each and every citizen of the world can truthfully follow always!

Yes, if I pass all these tests, I can’t but be a noble servant of the Society
Let me be a citizen-not a member of any Rotary International Club
‘I am one of the most sincere Rotarian’ any Club anywhere can own
On this hundred and fourteenth birth day  let us resolve to be and act!

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February 20: World Day of Social Justice

My Homeland India that is Bharath strongly believes that the whole world
Is one family and declares through Veda thus: VASUDEYVA KUTUMBAKAM=bold!
The Tamils will say: every place is our home town and all are our kith and kin.
Great principle and philosophy not to be thrown into the dust bin!

The world talks about SOCIAL JUSTICE in one voice through United Nations
Today Twentieth February is WORLD SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY- observed as passion.
We have many issues on our way to peace and prosperity, – poverty, unemployment,
Illiteracy, gender inequality, crime and human rights violations.!

The day aims to bring and promote social justice and make the world
A fair place, with equal opportunities and rights for all,sans caste,
Religion or gender discrimination, provide equal opportunities to prosper
And grow! Let us all this day resolve help in this Social Justice!

Help bring International community together to promoting global peace
And equality.Make political thinkers and policy makers across the world,
Admire that the global goals of Sustainable Development can be achieved
With bringing social justice a key principle that ensures progress,
Prosperity along with equal wealth distribution, equal opportunities
And eliminate any discrimination based on age, caste, creed, religion and so on!

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