My Superman

A man who made his destiny
A man who pursued his dreams
A man who rose above his fears
A man who thrashed his difficulties

He helped me walk my first few steps
He showed me a whole new world to tread
He made me strong to face the rough seas
He encouraged me with the things i loved

Of a bond that is felt
Of a love thats shared
Of a life thats led
Is what i can give everyday
Hey dad Happy Father’s Day!!!!!!!!

Objectivism

I have always had queries on the life that we lead , it seemed to me weird , shallow , surprising . Fortunately , i came upon this book “The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand”.It really helped me to see life in a different perspective which seemed very mystique to me.

I would like to share some excerpts from The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.Hope you enjoy it.

To quote Ayn Rand-“My philosophy,in essence,is the concept of man as a heroic being ,with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life,with productive achievement as his noblest activity , and reason as his only absolute.”

Here are some excerpts-which is by the character Howard Roark who speaks for his testimony.

“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.Their goals differed ,but they all had this in common:that the step was first,the road new,the vision unborrowed ,and the response they received -hatred.”

“His vision ,his strength,his courage came from his own spirit . A man’ spirit, however is his self.That entity which is his consciousness. To think,to feel,to judge,to act are functions of the ego.”

“The creator’s concern is the conquest of nature.The parasite’s concern is the conquest of men.The creator lives for his work.He need no other men .His primary goal is within himself.The parasite lives second-hand .He needs others .Others become his prime motive.”

“The basic need of the creator is independence.The reasoning mind cannot work under ant form of compulsion.It cannot be curbed,sacrificed or subordinated to any consideration whatsoever.”

“The basic need of the second-hander is to secure his ties with men in order to be fed.He places relations first.He declares that man exists in order to serve others.He preaches altruism.”

“Altruism is the doctrine which demands that man live for others and place others above self.”

“No man can live for another.He cannot share his spirit just as he cannot share his body.But the second-hander has used altruism as a weapon of exploitation and reversed the base of mankind’ moral principles.”

“Men have been taught that the highest virtue is not to achieve , but to give.Yet one cannot give that which has not been created.”

“Men have been taught that it is a virtue to agree with others.But the creator is the man who disagrees.”

“Men have been taught that the ego is the synonym of evil,and selflessness the ideal of virtue.But the creator is the egotist in the absolute sense,the selfless man is the one who does not think,feel,judge,or act.”

“As poles of good and evil,he has offered two conceptions:egotism and altruism.Egotism was held to mean the sacrifice of others to self.Altruism-the sacrifice of self to others.This tied man irrevocably to other men and left him nothing but a choice of pain:his own pain for the sake of others or pain inflicted upon others for the sake of the self.”

“The choice is not self-sacrifice or domination.The choice is independence or dependence.”

“The egotist in the absolute sense is not the man who sacrifices others. He is the man who stands above the need of using others in any manner.He does not exist for any other man and he asks no other man to exist for him.This is the only form of brotherhood and mutual respect possible between men.”

Well hope you enjoyed!!!!!!!!

Will be back with some more.

Life – A Charisma

A Life that i knew not
Made me a zealot
For every surprise that came about
Made me take life as a maggot

A Life that i imagined
Turned sore to my visions
To God i pleaded
For making life a celebration

A Life that i tread
Seemed a roller-coaster ride
Against my view of a mead
Where i decided to abide

A Life that i live
Is an abode of knowledge
From my soul i give
That is what i pledge

Gone are those days…………

I remember my first day at school …i was apprehensive,lost, angry at mom and dad . I was wondering why should i go to school? ,why can’t i study at home? . None of these questions made sense to mom and dad , i was forced to go .Thus , started my education!!!!!!!

I got accustomed to the environment days passed into months ,months into years and well the D day arrived of my farewell party at School. And i thought i had just started . Hmmmm let me share my experiences at school .

School was my second home , i just loved it – playing with friends, participating in innumerable competitions, extra-curricular activities , sports , field-trips ,excursions . The fights , the affection , the friendship , the trust between us friends whoa it was life!!!!! We used to play UNO , hangman , trump cards ,killer and a lot more between classes and free hours making a hell lot of noise. It was heaven and we used to wait for free hours or we would coax the teacher to give us one. We all had a craze over playing Table Tennis and we used to rush in the lunch break to play it .Well as i already told it was LIFE!!!!!!!!
I could go on and on but most importantly i learnt values i wanted in my life , something which i can’t express but i am sure the person i am today its because of these values i hold close to my heart . My early education at school taught me not about math ,physics,history ……. but a little about myself , about the world i should live in , the path i should tread on , the dreams i should pursue and most importantly about the person i should be , to know myself .

Well Pre-University years ………well they just passed without any memories .

Then followed four years of me studying B.E. . Well these four years were fun because it was fast-paced and friends ofcourse , wonder what i would do without them!!!!!!! Its true the journey becomes enjoyable when there are friends that make the journey all the more interesting. I remember the days we bunked classes and watched movies , the trips , the canteen!!!, the fests , the days we used to sleep in classes , i think it was almost everyday!!!!!!! On the whole these four years were awesome.
I learnt a lot about myself , my strengths, my weaknesses . I saw a complete different me everyday . I learnt to see life in a very different perspective , charged up to face the challenging world.

Gone are those days which exemplified ‘ Ignorance is Bliss’
Gone are those days where nothing was amiss
Gone are those days when life was a fantasy
Gone are those days with pure ecstasy

Gone are those days……..

It Happened To Me……………

Well i would like to share interesting scenes of my life till date……….and the protagonist of all the scenes is …………well let me start with my first scene……

I was probably three or four years old when this happened….my sister was learning cycle in summer vacations , i remember it was a brand new BSA SLR bicycle colored maroon i guess and my dad used to take her to a nearby playground for her to practice, well on one of the very fortunate days dad took me along and he made sit as a pillion on the bicycle and he was helping my sister to balance the cycle and she was managing the bicycle pretty well and she gained speed obviously because my dad started running along with her and she was cycling away to glory and lo behold my left foot got stuck in the spokes of the rear wheel , i really don’t remember what i was doing and my dad realized after 5 minutes or so……..by then the skin of my left foot near the ankle was scraped off and blood was oozing out. I remember dad carrying me and taking me to the hospital ……….thats all i remember.

Hmmm my second endeavour is pretty scary ……….

This happened when i was six or seven years old……On one fine day i set out with my dad and uncle in the car and my dad and uncle got out of the car to wait for……..i don’t remember and they were standing on the pavement and i was left all alone in the car , well the music in the car was really irritating me and i wanted to switch it off. I called out to my uncle and he instructed me to turn the key towards myself hmmmmmmmmm a hard instruction to be followed !!!!!!! I wonder If i was deaf? or immature? or sheer careless? because i started the engine (turned the key opposite to my side)and ………..what do you expect ?……………accident , lives lost , me ………… !!!!!!!!! Well as soon as it started it started bumping up and down and my uncle came rushing down to my side to turn off the engine and he succeeded , well i was relieved but just a few seconds back i was dumbstruck , shocked to the core!!!!!!!! I didnt know what to do? I thought i will go dashing everybody on the road left and right!!!!!!!!! Well lucky me the parking brake was engaged if not there would have been some unforeseen circumstances. I still remember that day and thats the first thing that comes to my mind when i see or think about cars.

Moving onto my third funny experience…….

I had gone shopping with my sister to Jayanagar , the place which i detest when i am driving because i don’t remember the one-ways and the place seems sort of confusing to me all the time. Well we were done with our shopping and i went to take my kinetic honda out of the parking area amd my sister was paying the parking fee. I started the engine and then i heard my sister’ voice behind me , so i started moving , wondering which way to take to reach home and i had gone some 2kms away suddenly i sensed the pillion seat to be empty…….the first thought that crossed my mind was that my sister had fallen off the bike……then i started racking my brains , by then my sister called on my cellphone, she started to blast me , well actually she was laughing away to glory……..she had actually paid the parking fee and she was talking to the security guard and i had thought she was talking to me and i vroomed the bike thinking she was sitting behind me, funny me…… Well i had no idea how to go back to my sister because of the place …….i already told you….and again my sister started blasting away to glory……..and then i somehow managed to reach her and then she did certainly hop on to the back of the bike well it was a bad day after all….but funny too. My sister still reminds me about the incident and giggles away!!!!!!!

Well you must have guessed the protagonist…….vehicles , be it a cycle,car , bike ….and me being the antagonist.