Atheist commandments

Ten Non-Commandments” chosen as the winners:

1. Be open-minded and be willing to alter your beliefs with new evidence.

2. Strive to understand what is most likely to be true, not to believe what you wish to be true.

3. The scientific method is the most reliable way of understanding the natural world.

4. Every person has the right to control of their body.

5. God is not necessary to be a good person or to live a full and meaningful life.

6. Be mindful of the consequences of all your actions and recognize that you must take responsibility for them.

7. Treat others as you would want them to treat you, and can reasonably expect them to want to be treated. Think about their perspective.

8. We have the responsibility to consider others, including future generations.

9. There is no one right way to live.

10. Leave the world a better place than you found it.

ref: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2015/01/atheists-ten-commandments.html

A Pale Blue Dot…A look at the bigger picture

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there–on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot

Is Carom a Game or Sport?

I wish Carom wasn’t one of the words that had multiple spellings, alas, such is the fate of most english words of eastern origin..so it’s spelled Carom, Carrom or even Karrom (found that today on its wiki)

Anyways, so the Q at hand is if it’s a game or a sport…

Now quick google says:

  • A game involves more than one person and a sport pertains to only an individual’s skills and performance.
  • When a game relies on strategy, sport is based on individual performances and luck.
  • There is an overlap between games and sports. Generally, sports require some sort of physical effort of specialised skill while games are more organised affairs with rules.

Well Carom involves all of this…so I guess it’s both..happy playing

Ref: Difference Between game and sport | Difference Between | game vs sport http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/difference-between-game-and-sport/#ixzz3Y804tKOR

when you aren’t as good as you used to be

All my life i’ve thought that there comes a moment in time, when someone, usually younger, proves to be better than you at the game, and then dethrones you….

But with me and Carom, a precision sport that’s closest to my heart, what has happened is that its the gradual degradation of my form that’s caused the newbies to dethrone me ….

I would gladly accept loosing at the hands of anyone better than me, in fact playing with a better opponent is the one thing that drives me to better my game and bring out the best that i have to offer…

But losing to a player who you should be able to defeat in your sleep is the worst…

Thoughts on Money

You know how they say that money solves problems for people. I look at it in a more holistic manner, in that, money creates most problems for societies as a whole, specially due to disparity in it’s distribution.

Given a choice, would i want to live in a society free of money? i’d say, i’d give you all the money i have for a one way tkt to that place 🙂

I don’t know…i mean i was once a fan of Ayn Rand, and now there are times when i just wish that no one was allowed to own anything and there were no corporations or capitalizm or copyrights or anything that there is in this so called modern times….

My political opinions swing so swiftly from right to left and back, that my head is always spinning

I miss the time when I was the youngest person in the world

Lately i’ve been feeling Old, specially coz the people that i see online are younger than me now (I just had my 25th B’Day)

Also feel like i’ve been hibernating for so long, stuck in a rut, watching time pass me by…

PS: I hope u see that the time of my birth was the moment when i was the youngest person in the world :)..hence the title

Broken Window theory of workplace

The Broken window theory observes that if a window is broken in one house in the neighborhood, then it slowly degrades and eventually all windows will be broken….i see it being true for other things in life…eg. if one member of the team starts to slack and become disinterested and detached, eventually everyone follows suit, to deal with the disparity of psyche amongst people in the team