Suicide – Does it really help?

Screaming with some pain,
Singing my sorrow song,
I was going along,
Because, everyone drove me insane.
Never had I thought, my life would be such a mess,
With every turn, I get filled up with stress.
Why oh why, don’t we have a button to alert any distress!

It’s about time that I had confessed.

They say, “A friend in need is a friend indeed”.
So, I want you to listen, just once I plead.
You always have something to say,
But to hear me out, not even an heed you’d pay.

I hit rock-bottom years ago, when people started to ignore me,
I tried to fit in, because, people not doing that were tagged silly.
Every time I felt the urge to be funny,
They would look back at me, I swear, it was always scary.

Develop sense of humour, you said.
But, to insult someone’s dignity, and lose my respect,
These things are actually worse than death.
I’d prefer staying in hell, if humans don’t learn.
I tried to be perfect by not talking out about my depression,
But, by the time I understood the need to heal,
It had almost won.

Those tearless cries,
Those noiseless screams,
Dull was the feeling portrayed by every colour
And I felt the need to kill myself every other hour.

My dreams, my passion, were of no importance, I could see,
But to watch them being burned down alive, tore my soul
No one to talk to, no one to be with, being an introvert,
It was supposed to be my heaven.
But, this was a misery that I wish no one should face.

No other option felt better than to give up,
But just the day before I planned to leave this place,
Hope was given to me by the person I expected the least
She did look like a cold-hearted person, but her heart melted when she found her one,
‘Patience’ is a virtue that will give you a huge reward, I realized that day.
And hope is something, you should never abandon on the way.

Thus, my journey to a great life began.
With the love of my life who saved a soul from doing a horrid mistake,
Suicide is the worst option,
To get out of depression.
And to hang oneself or to tease others,
Is not considered as fun!


  Suicide, today has become a rising issue. It may seem the easiest option to end all troubles, but please before you do consider that, think about your family, friends or colleagues. They may hate you for taking such a decision. If you don’t have anyone to talk to, you can contact the helpline services that are available. If you are not comfortable with that, you can very well contact us. We will be very happy to be your friend and help you out in dealing in a crisis.

  To others, Mental health is a major health concern that has to be given equal or more importance to, since kids learn from adults. We as a society must make sure, everyone is happy and everyone is in peace both physically and mentally. So, if you can’t help a person in such stages, at least don’t tease them or torture them.

  Please, spread the message. There is always hope. There is always love. Spread Love, Spread Hope and Spread Life.

“…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”
― Vincent Van Gogh

  Do let us know your views on mental illness, stress management and depression.

  We will be back with another post. So stick around and #LIVEyOURLIFE.

Choice

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Hey everyone! It’s definitely been a long time since my last post, I had to choose between various topics to write on and when I pondered on it, I realised it is a choice that make the difference between who I am and who I actually want to be.

“Life is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.”
~ Ka

Let me get this straight, your life is almost dependent on the choices you make solely. Why stress it out on it then? Because, most of the time, we tend to leave it on the so called fate or well on our family and friends. I didn’t start out this blog just because someone asked me to, I realised there are many who feel so lost, they just need one fine article that can get their life back on track. I made a choice then and there to start this blog. You made a choice reading this. You could have done anything else but there’s a reason you are here. One is because you chose to and it is not just another coincidence because secondly, you might truly end up understanding what you actually came here for.

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A lot of people still believe life is won by luck. Well, my friend, luck favours the bold. Only when you choose to move will you be able to move. If you want to wait for a miracle, there are a lot of natural ways you could move, like earthquakes. I may be a bit harsh, but get it in your mind. If you want to get something, go and work for it.

I’ve been over it many times, there would be people who would speak behind your back all the time, why do you have to bother about them?  They are not going to feed you when you are broke.

“Even if the whole world is telling you to move. It is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, to look them in the eye and say, ‘No, you move.'”
~ Sharon Carter, Agent 13 (Captain America: Civil War)

But life does not come with a guide or map, does it? So what if the choices you made were wrong, it is not like you’ll end the time. There are worse things than your wrong choice, but believe me none of your choices are worthless. You end up learning a lot of things from the wrong choices than from the right ones.

So, don’t get used to “what to do” kind of stuff, and just figure out and follow your passion. Life will be much better when you make a choice and make sure your choice makes a difference. It’s always upto you, but sometimes, it’s better to choose wisely.

Do let me know what your views on “Choice” are in the comments section below and don’t forget to like, share this post if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you don’t want to miss out any of our future posts.

Will be back with another motivational post until then, LIVE yOUR LIFE!

Education vs. Passion! Why not Both!

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Board exams are round the corner and so is the stress. One of the main reasons people take stress is because, they have been living for others. It’s time we realise this and start living for oneself.

People, these days, say they don’t get the feel to study and I keep wondering why does this happen, but to tell the truth, no one can motivate anyone to study.

Why is it so? Because, knowledge is infinite, and in fact the more you think you know, the lesser you actually know.

It is great to learn from every field, but to study, I don’t think that would be a good idea.

Coming back to the boards, we have limited our knowledge to the academic experiences but there are many things happening right now, that is not at all included in the academic system.

Why is it so? Because, this was designed many years ago for a common purpose and for common people, not for a particular person.

So, ask yourself now, what do you love? Space? Then, take a book on astronomy and read it. Because, your academic book, contains only a limited amount of information.

In reality, if you have love for something, you’ll stop at nothing to know more about that thing.

There’s this quote I read somewhere, “You are unique, just like everyone else.”

This might be funny, but it is the truth. You need to look inside to be what you want to be.

“One who looks outside, dreams. One who looks inside, awakes.” ~Carl Jung

As I mentioned earlier, I’m not here to ask you to do anything, I’m here to help you remind your true self.

“You must look within yourself to save yourself from your other self only then will your true self reveal itself.” ~Zuko

To those having their boards and to their parents, one can’t hug their marks to the grave. So smile, learn and lead. Because, there might be a dying artist in the kid who couldn’t score marks and to those guys who make a mess, only for missing a full score by a mark or two, just look through the eyes of a failure. Don’t freak out, keep calm, do what you love and please don’t compare.

Society, why do you bother about it? When you live in a place where you are offered freedom, why do you hesitate to do what you love? When you did something bad, you didn’t bother about them, then why do you think when you are doing something good? So, don’t blame them for your loss.

And finally, I conclude, I feel, people study only under two situations, either they live in a misconception or they want to achieve something.

Make sure, when you come here next time, make sure you are happy and ready to live out loud. Until then, just LIVE yOUR LIFE and Believe and chase down your passion.

You.

“You are a wonderful being. You are the reason that someone smiles. There is nothing that you cannot achieve. So, trust yourself and do what you love to.”
~Amith Chhabria.

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This date, marks one year of this blog. I started this blog to bring out the best in people, but the more people I reached out to, the more I saw them running away from themselves and that’s when I realized, a person can be motivated only when they are ready.

There were many reasons behind this. Some didn’t trust themselves. Some underestimated themselves. Some were jealous of others. Some were filled with fear. Some hated themselves. Some were lost. Some were clueless and what not.

Let me be honest here, everyone in the world has been through this. No one is perfect. Doubts can be cleared. Fear can be conquered. Hate can be faded. The lost can always find a new place to live.

Life is short, but to live it short is not a good idea. If you feel that you are losing, just look around, there would be millions like you. But if you continue your path towards success, you would see a lesser crowd, all continuing their journey to be awesome and when you finally reach the top, you will feel why you had to doubt yourself all along. The reason there are less people at top is just because the rest of the crowd feel that they are unworthy of the position and never try. Some may hate the hard work, but ask any artist who loves to paint, about hard work, and you’ll know that hard work for them is a happy time because it’s their passion. They might need smart work too. If you follow your passion, your work might not seem that hard after all.

No wonder Swami Vivekananda, “You are the creator of your own destiny.”

Your life lies in your very own hands. One cannot expect the egg to hatch as soon as it is laid and it will only hatch when the creature inside is ready. Motivation works the same way. No amount of guidance will work if the person inside is not ready.

If you want help and you are not getting it, then you are not ready for it yet. You’ll get help when you are ready for it. You’ll ask for it.

If nothing is going according to your plan, then it is going according the Lord’s plan. And trust me, His plans are way more exciting than yours.

Never give up. Giving up is easy. That is why people who think they have lost everything, give up. But in reality, if you have nothing to lose, then what’s the use of giving up? That’s why winners never give up.

“Winners never quit and Quitters never win.”
~Vince Lombardi

Be mindful of your thoughts. They define you. Your thoughts may be the reason why you are what you are and may be that is why you are here. To be yourself.

If you are who you are just because someone has asked you to be what you are now, then I feel bad for you. If you really want to be something amazing, just be yourself. Be you because there is no other person in this world like you, and I know you. You are one amazing friend. You are beautiful. You are the best person I’ve connected with and you are here to win and let me tell you one thing: You have the power to be the best.

As Uncle Ben or Benjamin “Ben” Parker once said:
“With great power, comes great responsibility.”

“What it is that you have to do, and what it is that you have to be, that, your soul will tell. Who will be on your side, and who will be against you, that, the time will tell.
But who you are, and what you ought to be, that, you will tell.”
~Amith Chhabria.

Oh and yes, as the topic suggests, I dedicate this post to you, and if you still doubt yourself, just visit this page back and remember that we love you. Will be back with another electrifying post, until then, just LIVE yOUR LIFE.

“There are mysteries to the universe we were never meant to solve. But who we are and why we are here, are not among them. Those answers, we carry inside.”
~Optimus Prime.

GRATITUDE- The only thing that matters

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”
~Brain Tracy
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Hello everyone, I hope everyone is doing fantastic.

Gratitude! When was the last time you ever said a thank you to anyone? Probably, just now or even months back or you might not remember. The reason I’m asking this question is because many have confused the term ‘gratitude’ to just saying the word ‘Thanks’ or ‘Thank you’, but that is not gratitude. Gratitude refers to the state of being thankful, when you are really grateful to any person, sometimes even the words ‘thank you’ would seem very small. It is not enough that you say the words thank you, you must feel it!

Sometimes, you might not want to show gratitude, at that time too, I encourage you to at least thank the person, because you might not know what that person has been going through in his life. A small ‘thank you’ might make them happier than you can imagine.

Gratitude is actually helpful for you. Here are few scientifically proven facts of Gratitude
1.Gratitude opens the door to more relationships.

2. Gratitude improves physical and psychological health.

3. Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression.

4.Grateful people sleep better.

5.Gratitude improves self-esteem.

6.Gratitude increases mental strength.

It is stated in The Secret, “Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have and you will attract more good things.”

So, if you are selfish, be grateful for yourself, if you are selfless, be grateful for others. ‘Gratitude’ is the only thing that matters.

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”
~Aesop

“When you are grateful, you are just thanking for everything you have, and the more you are thankful for something, you’ll end up attracting more of it!”

Crazy, isn’t it?

Complaining is just opposite of gratefulness;

“When you complain, you forget to be aware of all the blessings you have already been receiving..”

“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.”
~Alice Walker
I would love to tell you more about gratitude, but sometimes amazing things come in small packages, don’t they?
So, I’ll be back with another amazing post, until then, as I always say, just LIVE yOUR LIFE! 🙂
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Life!

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Hey people,
It’s been a while since I’ve written something on life, so here I am writing on a topic which is my favourite. LIFE, when I hear this word, my heart just pumps out like something. I guess, I’ve a deep connection with the word life.

 What is life, firstly? Is it a journey? Is it the beginning? Is it the end? Is it a dream? Is it a question? Is it an answer? There are many unanswered questions in the universe. Everyone will have a different answer for everything. I’m not here to give the answer… That, you’ll have to find out on your own.

 I feel, everyone is here for a reason. The reason might be anything. Neither you may know it, nor I may know about it.  That reason may be a dream, a goal, a duty, a destiny, a fate! Call it anything, but what is a dream? As I said in one of my previous posts, Dream, it is not just a word.. It’s a great world where one has all the things he/she needs!! And yes, reality is an illusion! You build your own life according to your actions and believes, in the words of Winston Churchill:

 You create your own universe as you walk along!

 So, every action you take, every step you take, must lead you a step closer in achieving your goal, but you must also believe in your work, your goal and yourself. One day, you will have achieved it, and that day you’ll look back and thank the Lord for giving you the moment in which you believed you could win!

 You may face many difficulties along the path, but that doesn’t mean you should give up. The more difficult the path is, the more beautiful, life will be.

 Okay, you have a goal and you are determined to achieve it. That’s great! But, your goal must not hurt the life of any other person in anyway. If the achievement of your goal bring happiness, peace and prosperity, then why wait? In the words of Dalai Lama:

 The purpose of our lives is to stay happy!

That’s all for now, I’ll be back with another amazing post, until then, stay tuned and Believe in your dreams and never forget to LIVE yOUR LIFE!

Education vs. Education

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Hello again people!! As you know, I had mentioned in my previous post that the present education system is destroying our creativity.. They judge the students by their memory power.. They ask the students to read about things that happened way in the past and write them as it was described in the book!! Now seriously, Newton didn’t find the laws of motion for people to byheart them, he just wanted that the world should know that “for every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction” so that people might be aware of it!!

Now for another example, you give the descriptions, history and parts required for making the world’s first TV to few engineers and technicians and ask them to write whatever they read within a time limit, this is an example of what is taught in colleges, but what people will ask during a job interview “what is the essential thing for making an LCD TV??”

I’ve even seen some high schools, which encourage students to byheart and write a whole book and keep them away from all kinds of activities like sports, literature, arts and crafts etc..
They then encourage them to take up jobs in MNCs which leads to unemployment of many people due to less vacancies!!
Schools should encourage people to become creative in the fields the students are passionate about!!
The schools should develop the leadership skills in every student, I’ve seen some staff being partial to the students they know personally and ignore all the other students!!
They should help the students to realise what they want to become..
WAKE UP PEOPLE, all this has to CHANGE!!
We need an education system which encourages creativity!!
Students should not be punished for making mistakes!! Not Everyone has the same level of memory power!! This system is making us robots, because they select what we should learn, this is not freedom, we must have the freedom to select what we should learn!! This is a thing also to be noted by parents!! One can’t force anybody to learn what they cannot learn!! If one does, the Student might not be happy in doing that!!
And again I say, we are humans not robots!!

I remember posting this in my old blog a few months ago.. After that, the video song Anu Aunty – The engineering anthem, by Varun Agarwal came out… Then, another video song named Don’t Stay in School by David Brown came out… Both the songs went totally viral on the net, the reason, everyone knows what the value of one’s dream is.. We can’t just do a thing, because our neighbour did it..

I love these quotes made by Stephen Hawking:

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

I’m not saying school is bad. I am not saying education isn’t necessary. What I’m trying to imply here is that education is necessary, but no one should be forced to learn what one doesn’t want to learn. If you think this education system is great, then why do kids hate going to school?

The answer is simple. They are punished for not being able to answer a question properly or for getting low marks. Seriously?! Marks do not define us. Neither does talent. It is the attitude that we have towards any problem we face defines us who we are.

Life is a beautiful gift. It is a great teacher. If we give it a chance, we can learn things that this education system can not teach us. I’ve have only developed my mental side throughout my schooling, but that doesn’t get balanced until I develop the spiritual side in me.

Those things I’ve learned only due to anime. I still remember a quote of Mewtwo from the first Pokemon movie:

“I’ve realised that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevent, it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who YOU are”

I’ve seen people, who were multi-talented during their childhood. They always topped the class and they performed really well in college and their job. When they come across problems, all they say is, “It’s all fate!” The reason? They were not taught how to face their problems.

I feel, to give true education, no one should have any selfishness. True education must not only develop our mental skill and spirituality but also our problem facing skills and creativity..

This system has not produced many people who had a broad and open mind. Many have forgotten how to even enjoy the life, they just get busy doing nothing.

John Taylor Gatto once said:

“When you take the free will out of education, that turns it into schooling.”
I love how Ralph Waldo Emerson stated:
“We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation -rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.”
We all are educated that Edison created the light bulb, but we weren’t taught how he became rich and how many before him had invented or tried to invent the light bulb.
Mahatma Gandhi once stated:

I find daily proof of the increasing and continuing wrong being done to the millions by our false de-Indianizing education. These graduates who are my valued associates themselves flounder when they have to give expression to their innermost thoughts. They are strangers in their own homes.

Parents only know that it will help the boy to earn money. And this satisfies them. If this situation lasts long, we might all become foreigners! What is worse even the Swaraj for which we are struggling may become foreign in character when we finally get it, with the result that the very burden under which we are crushed today may continue even after Swaraj. There is only one way to escape this danger. It is to change and overhaul our system of education. In the national education to be evolved.

It is my firm opinion that no culture has treasures so rich as ours has.

 

Seriously, one can’t judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, Similarly not everyone has the same capability of memorizing things.

Teach, Education is necessary, but forcing them to remember ten thousand things and asking the students to write it down without missing a single letter, is same to destroying creativity.

I have friends who are great artists (which includes dancers, singers, musicians, actors, comedians, writers, poets, photographers, etc..) but they do not follow that only because they feel they are born to get their living only through working as an employee for any company, if this goes on, there would not be any entertainers, writers, or even a blogger like me.. The Internet is a great platform, where one can connect with a person who is living in another time zone, but I’ve seen people who curse it and state that it destroys creativity.. Well, I don’t have any right in telling you what to do. I just want to show you that there is a better way of living life, happily, there are different ways to earn money, if you like working as an employee, it’s good, if you want to follow your dream, it’s good. There are many different ways of living a life, but live the life that you want to, not because anyone asks you to.. And let me tell you a quote that Oscar Wilde made:

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”

Alert Einstein has said a lot about this education system:

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

I would like to know your opinion on this system too.

Educate yourself and Live happily or get Educated and do what the world wants you to do.
The choice is yours…
Picture Courtesy : 9Gag.com
Picture Courtesy : 9Gag.com

The links to the Video songs are below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L61JqGGiSZw (Anu Aunty)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xe6nLVXEC0 (Don’t Stay in School)

I’ll be back with another post, till then just LIVE yOUR LIFE!! 🙂