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“You got your lesson right kid?”

“Yes, I do sir.”

“Good, now go back to your seat and don’t do anything useless.”

“Yes sir.”

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Now, how many of you had that kind of a conversation with your school teacher in your school days. Almost everyone right? I myself had that kind of conversation, but not only one time, but almost like twice a week. But I didn’t understand what “lesson” was there for me to learn. But as I grew up, I got to know that almost everyone in this world will try to teach you a single lesson, whether he/she is a friend, parent, teacher, neighbor, or whoever.

But the thing they are trying to teach you is the same – Don’t get too close to anyone as they are going to leave you one day or the other. Well, being very close to anyone is not a problem. I have many close friends in my real life and on the internet as well. And guess what? They are also trying to teach you the same lesson. They may not even know it, neither will you!

Learn that single lesson, and move on. Like all those quotes on the internet say – “Learn from your own mistakes.” Fine, I learned from my mistake, now what? This is the question many of my friends ask. So, what do you really learn? You learn that you don’t have to commit the same mistake again. It doesn’t matter how much big your mistake is, it doesn’t matter that you lose all your best friends, the thing is, you learned a big lesson.

Now, many people fail to realize this, and what they do? Suicide. Well what does suicide means anyway? I came across this definition of suicide somewhere (I don’t remember the source):

Suicide is a permanent solution to temporary problems.

At least first analyze the problem you are in, and then take proper steps. Now you will think, “Huh-uh what this 15-year-old kid will teach me about life?” But you are wrong! This 15-year-old teen has had many bad experiences, experiences that would make any teen suicide within minutes. I am not praising myself, but I am showing you your potential. If a 15-year-old kid can do that, so can you!

Help prevent teen suicide, go to this site to get more help with your problems:

PS: Spread the word – share on facebook, twitter, digg, and more. 🙂

Photo credits: 365.034 Tired and Frustrated by marvin L, on Flickr.

Minutes of reading made my day!

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This is a guest post by Sriguru Aithal. If you want to guest post on my blog, email me or contact me on twitter.

Summer holidays and a bright day, I woke up and snatched the newspaper from my dad and quickly went through it…Then as I was making my way through the pages, I got my eyes on a very interesting page – THE TIMES of Ideas – It has some of the most inspiring articles you could have ever read. And today it was no exception!

What really caught my eyes was an article written by Aneesh A: “Aiming to the top – Why work hard to get famous when there’s a better way” and right next to it was another – “Wheel of Existence” a talk by Osho. I read both the articles and felt the writers were trying to make the same point in their own ways.

“Aiming to the top – Why work hard to get famous when there’s a better way” was much like my own thoughts. Why to become famous after 5 or more years by inventing or doing something great when you can just become a record holder and get into Guinnes book world of records! It’s much better and faster way too! After reading this article, my mind was filled with thoughts (not to become a record holder, haha!) from which I was always worried about.

Then came the “Wheel of existence” (can never understand how writers get such good titles!). It has been 25 years from now and no one could ever find theories and inventions found by many greatest scientists in the past.

For an hour I was staring at the paper, reading the articles again and again. I quite didn’t understand what they were trying to tell at the first, but as I read through it became crystal clear to me! It was us! What they were trying to tell was clear. They had done their work! It was more like a puzzle for us to solve. Do things which you love to do than to do things which you rather hate to do, because only the things which you love to do will bring you happiness and success.

It must have taken a second to solve the puzzle, but reading the articles was more inspiring – I was not made to be an engineer or doctor, I was made for something else, something much different from what I was expecting. I had got my ambition all wrong. These articles not only inspired me but also let me realize my own aims and goals!

Maybe it would have taken 5 minutes to read the articles, but what those conveyed to me was much more than that! So here I’m with new thoughts…. Thoughts which have inspired me!


Sriguru Aithal is a teen living in India. he likes sports like football and cricket. He enjoys watching TV, surfing the internet and social networking.

Photo credits: just reading by phogel, on Flickr.

Do Something!

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So today what happened was, I was just always, reading some blogs and tweeting and facebooking. But I had a head ache while I did this. So I decided to have an afternoon nap. Well, it didn’t quite turn up as effective – I turned on my iPod, and listened to my favorite tracks… Then as I took a look at the clock, it was almost 5 PM. Now, in my family, we have an evening coffee at about 5.30 roughly. So you know, I didn’t quite sleep, and I had that head ache still.

So I decided to turn off my iPod, try to sleep for at least 30 minutes. I did that, well not that kind of a nap, but yeah, a small one, until my mother knocked my bedroom’s door for the coffee. I woke up, went to have coffee, and watched some TV. And, I had that head ache as well.

So till 7 I watched news continuously (yeah I like journalism!), and still my head ache didn’t go. But, as you may know that I am complete internet junkie, I decided to come online. Then, I again checked my Google Reader for some new blog posts, and I had almost 30 to read. I closed it, and went to IndiBlogger forums. There I saw a website on how to improve my Google Page Rank. I check it out, and I was completely astonished! It was just a one page website, and had about 10 tips on the topic. I got hooked, and decided to add them on my blog, and voila! As I did that, my head ache was gone!

Well, yes, I could have mediated for some while. But actually I forgot. So, I did that improvements on my blog, and everything was fine. I went back to my Google Reader, read everything, and I am here, writing this post!

Why it works?

What I want to highlight is that, when you do some work it really helps you take your mind off things. And by work, I don’t mean any silly crap that today’s world has named “work”; I mean something that you feel to do. You are really inspired to do, and want to do that. And you love doing that as well. That’s how our mind works, what we like, we take action on it. What we don’t like, our body takes action on it.

It can be anything you come across. Remember here, don’t try to do stuff that you ‘like’ on a normal basis, because you think it will help. By doing this you are again forcing your body to do such crap to you. So it’s better that you just “let go” of everything. Seriously, leave everything on nature, don’t feel any responsibility on yourself, and things will automatically pop up that you will like. There’s no need to get to forced action. What you need is not that, you need inspired action, which is inspired by something you can’t even think of (and don’t try doing that).

Hope it helps you, and if it does, then please post your views on this via comments.

Photo credits: (169/365) Urrghh…. by Sarah G…, on Flickr.

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