The all-powerful emotions

I am elated…I am disgusted. She is on cloud nine…she is shattered. There were peals of laughter…there was a vale of tears. What are these opposite shades of characteristics? In simple terms, they are emotions one experiences during every second of one’s life. How one reacts to a particular situation depends on one’s mental make-up. Upbringing and surroundings too matter a great deal.

Given a trying situation, A may react in a calm manner, B may turn hyper and C may show lukewarm response. The reaction may result in an unending argument or amicable settlement if it happens to be a dispute. Otherwise too, in the everyday “drama” of life, one may don the mantle of an angel, always helping others, or that of a villain trying to pull others down or stab them in the back. The target group is bound to react in a particular fashion. Action and reaction of human beings are adaptable and change from person to person and one situation to another. The idiosyncrasies of human behaviour have a role to play too!

Love, hate, anger, pride, ego, happiness, passion, rivalry, sadness, etc are all a state of mind. They cannot be measured in specific terms. They say the mind too maketh a man to a great extent. So, if the mind has such a pride of place in shaping the character of a person, why not mould it into in a mass filled with 3Ps – peace, positive energy and progression?

Be level-headed. Observe people. Try to study their body language. The eyes say a lot. Talk to people. Reach out to them. Your life gets a better meaning and becomes all the more interesting. This is not philosophising about life, but rather adopting a pragmatic and positive approach to it. 🙂

PS: I had written this piece for a college journal years ago!

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It’s life…

In the company of rich and lovely flora at an institute of higher learning and amid all the calmness surrounding it, I sit to contemplate on what’s life…

Life is a humdrum affair for some while an exciting affair for others, with striking alterations and altercations in the way it’s dealt with…

Life is meaningful when it’s lived well, meaningless when lived less…

Life is a challenge with all its ups and downs – to be accepted and responded to with measured calmness…

Life is mostly what we feed into it – as we sow, so we reap…

Life is a game of probability where winning and losing have an equal chance…

Life is a cellular miracle where each cell needs to be nourished with good care until it wears out…

Life needs dignified handling with the passing of years, as it assumes different roles and forms…

Life needs to be respected – its reputation to be guarded…

Life is more beautiful when it’s wrapped with meaningful doings where we go the extra mile to touch another life (be it in any form) or simply reflect on the simple pleasures of living…

Well, it’s life – live it, love it, enjoy it!  Never say die!

Cheers!

PS: If you have any thoughts to share on life, feel free to post them here.