“Anyone can achieve their fullest potential, who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is always of our own choosing.
We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny. Your destiny can’t be changed but, it can be challenged. Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.” — Martin Heidegger
Sometimes you’ve got to be able to listen to yourself and be okay with no one else understanding. —
Christopher Barzak, One for Sorrow (via koreyan)
#listening #acceptance #selflove #christopherbarzak #quote
(Source: urbankoi, via painting-a-picture)
Today is the 5th anniversary of Mumbai Attacks. I remember the day clearly - I had just entered the office in Mountain View, CA and as part of my usual habit, opened NDTV website. I was SHOCKED to find out about the scale of the attack. I immediately called my ex-roommate who was in Mumbai at that time. I was afraid for my friends in Mumbai. I was afraid for millions of people in Mumbai. I couldn’t work in the office. I was glued to all news website for hours and hours!! I couldn’t sleep for days.
Few weeks ago, I went to the two locations which were attacked - Leopold Cafe and Taj Mahal Hotel and prayed silently for the victims. I hope that such attacks never happen anywhere in the world.
One thing that struck me - the strength of Mumbaikars! They have an inordinate strength of facing attacks or calamities. Let’s raise a toast for Mumbaikars!
What an interesting piece of architecture - Ardmore Residence Building in Singapore!
Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail. —
(Source: liberatingreality, via painting-a-picture)
My heart almost sank when I saw Rahul Dravid leaving the cricket field today! He hung up his boots and played his final international cricket match during the Champions League Final at Delhi.
Dravid, “The Wall” - You were a role model and you will be missed. You entertained billions of people all over the world! We are proud of you.
Two words to describe this picture - “No Fear”