Knowledge of Ages

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I thought,
Those times were distractions,
Taking me away from my goals.

I looked back,
They were great memories,
Taking me closer to myself.

I sighed,
Why didn’t I enjoy?
Those moments were precious.

I realized,
The time only teaches,
Lessons which are invaluable.

I grumbled,
I won’t get back that time,
To live wholeheartedly this time.

I wondered,
Is there anything that tells,
Where to focus on?

I questioned,
What did I get?
By overlooking those moments.

I discerned,
That’s how conscience develops,
By making mistakes.

I became,
More enlightened,
By accepting the truth.

The crazy fact,
I achieved,
Not my goals,
But knowledge of ages.


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The Earth Will Change Its Inclination

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Using my imagination,
Keeping aside others’ expectations,
With single-minded focus and dedication,
Considering all permutations,
And combinations,
Ignoring others’ rational recommendations,
With little preparation,
Ready with my ambitions,
Passionate about creation,
Invention, and innovation,
I strode toward my destination.

Prepared for every examination,
With a determination,
No more procrastination,
In an endeavor to become a sensation,
Taking a necessary action.
Who knew a wrong estimation,
A wrong calculation,
Would end up in destruction,
Changing life’s configuration,
Had to witness dreams’ explosion,
Which tore me into particles after detonation.

But something’s termination,
Is something else’s inception,
Mistakes are for education,
Only need rectification,
Learn from miscalculation,
Failure is just a conception,
A mere hallucination,
Has no signification,
If I get up without hesitation,
I have potential with no limitation,
Will use it for resurrection.

Yes, I suffered demoralization,
Despite all the opposition,
I wasn’t ready for capitulation,
Prepared for retaliation,
To the world’s fierce incursion,
This time, a smarter execution,
Enhancing my disposition,
And the crazy fact,
The earth will change its inclination,
Because those who gave me negative proposition,
One day, I will become their admiration.


 

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Time To Open Up

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“This guy is so quiet all the time,” said Jenny to Eva in class.

“I think he takes time to open up,” replied Eva.

“Please welcome the new student of our class, the founder of trailblazers.com, Jim Reigns,” announced teacher.

“Wow! He is the one behind getting all the young trailblazers into the light through his website,” exclaimed Jenny in shock and excitement.

The crazy fact is, the packets which take time to open up are those with the biggest blasts.


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When The Unknown Future Drives..

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“But you decided that you are going to do homework first and then play,” said Shikha to her friend Saumya.

“Yeah! But I changed my mind. I can’t focus on studies due to excitement of playing,” replied Saumya.

“See, you are not playing good as per your natural game.”

“No, I’m playing good.”

“It feels like you have something in mind. You are not fully committed.”

“No. I’m into it.”

“No, you are not.”

“Yeah, you are right!”

“What is the matter?”

“Study. I get tired when I go home and do not feel like studying. And, due to worries of completing studies, I’m not able to play my natural game either. I don’t know whether I’ll be in a mood to study.”

“Stop thinking about future. You can’t live fully if you are worried about future.”

“But I need to think about it.”

“Yes, you should. Otherwise we would be robots who doesn’t have anything in mind than thinking only about present. But not by worrying about it; but by hoping that it will be just fine.”

The crazy fact is, to live in the moment; we need to think about the future that everything will turn out to be right.


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Hollow Success

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“I ain’t going to meet my parents,” said Kevin to his aunt, at the breakfast.

“Why not?” replied aunt.

“I have a lot of work, many cases are pending. I can’t.”

“So?? When you were 5 years old, your father’s left eye was injured; though he went to drive taxi to earn a daily bread. Your mother used to add water in milk due to lack of money to make ends meet. At least respect that. Take these chopsticks, go there & toast marshmallows. They will be more than happy.”

He agreed.

The crazy fact is, when sacrifices done behind the scenes are overshadowed after tasting success, it’s a hollow success.

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Is Reading Books Cool These Days?

ID-100175009 “Hey, are you coming with us to hill station this weekend?” asked Kunal to Abhinav.

“Sorry, dude! I can’t,” replied Abhi.

“Basant, Varun & Chinmay are also coming. And why always no? Before this, we asked you for party, tournaments, movies, I’ve never heard you saying yes.”

“So? I can’t come, I said no. I am not stopping you from going or I never stopped you before from doing anything.”

“Then what will you do instead?” “I will read Paulo Coelho’s Manuscript Found In Accra.” “Ohh, please!! Are you serious right now?”

“Yeah, I read reviews & that really interested me to read the wisdom shared by author.”

“You will do some boring reading at the expense of fun? C’mon!! We will take photos, do trash talking & all the messy things. It will be fun.”

“I know. But no.”

“This reading stuff is for senior citizens, not for youngsters. When you will retire, spend all your time in reading. Not at this age when you are mean’t to enjoy. Who reads books at this age?”

“Enjoyment does not only mean partying, movies, or travelling. I enjoy reading books more than these things. I am not saying you are wasting your time, but for me, being with books is more enjoyable.”

“You are such a nerd.”

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“And this nerd motivates you when you score less marks than you thought, understands you when your anger explodes in the heat of moment, clears your mind when you are confused, helps in your projects when you see no possibility. From where this knowledge comes? From where I can share the insights? These books are the source. I can also call you a nerd who is obsessed only with an enjoyment in youth, not thinking about shaping future.”

“I’m not a nerd. And stop your lecture, you started sounding like my father.”

“You can articulate your floating thoughts into right words. Treat them as friends & they will you give you more reasons to become friends forever.”

“But who reads books now-a-days. Books stalls had been closed due to lack of interest of people in books these days due to technology.”

“Yes, you are right. But the thing is, medium of reading is changed from printed books to ebooks; readership is not reduced. With the evolution of smartphones & technology, people are reading more on their gadgets. They are still fascinated by the facts about writers like from where the wisdom comes, where can they meet writers, what are the points to discuss when they will meet authors. They still discuss about books with friends & get inspired, motivated or lost in discussion about characters of novel. They aspire to become a writer by looking at them.”

“Really? I think they are busy in playing games on their smartphones. Writers themselves do not pursue career as a full time writer, because ebooks are easily available than printed ones.”

“True. But that doesn’t change the fact that reading is old-fashioned. Even Bill Gates said, ‘I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.’ Books provide food for thoughts, thoughts provide food to action and actions shape our lives.”

“Don’t you think games on smartphones or PC is more fun & cooler than reading? That’s why kids prefer gaming over reading fairy-tales. They hardly read other books, except the academic ones.”

“They are engulfed in games & apps rather than fairy-tales, I think they consider games as fairy-tales where they discover new adventures every time they complete a level & more enthusiastic about completing next, like adventures described in novel or fairy-tales by authors which interests them. And that’s a nerd thing also.”

“Are you kidding?”

“Not at all. I agree technology impacted up to some extent, but books are irreplaceable. Games are not knowledge givers, but provides impetus to brain. So for kids, It is pretty good, but when they will grow up, they need to understand the importance of books.”

“Yes, it sounds right. But what about compromising enjoyment from travelling, partying or entertainment from movies?”

“I’m not saying I’ll never come with you for these activities, but that books really excited me. So no for this time. I also like doing those things.”

“Manipulative dialogues. From which book is this coming?”

Both laughed.

The crazy fact is, coolness applies to reclusive reader & socially capable party animals too.

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