January 28, 2009

Self-help

Yesterday, I was thinking about the line "தீதும் நன்றும் பிறர்தர வாரா" from an ancient Tamil poem.  It occurred to me that this line summarizes about maybe 80% of all self-help books.  I thought, almost all self-help books can be summarized to "It's your responsibility; take ownership of your life".

Today morning I woke up a little early and I had to wait for my cab after getting ready for work.  After about 15 minutes in the cab, I felt bored and started wondering if the whole day is kinda spoiled, because of that boredom.  I thought of the days when I used to take my bike to work.  Back then I had control over when I go to office.  I didn't have to hurry up or wait in the morning.  As I was getting ready to blame the cab for me being lethargic at work, I remembered what I had thought yesterday.  Yes, there's no point in blaming cabs for my problems.  Okay, time to get back to work :)

1 comment:

  1. who is to take the blame...ur broken leg! :P

    I loved your comment yesterday: You pay up for some self-help course and what do they tell you - "you are responsible for all your problems" :P

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