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Ben, 38 y.o.

United Kingdom

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Women… men ONLY!


Lads and guys,
Let's get something controversial on the way!  

What are the top 5 of "most annoying female feats" on your list?

Here are mine
5) wants to be good-looking but refuses to do sport
4) wants a comfortable life but expects that ALL is set and done for her
3) wants to respected but dresses and talks like a hooker
2) wants compliments but whines and moans non-stop

and the all-time NUMBER ONE:
1) asks for advice and then turns hostile, feels offended and cries

PS: female (or feminist) comments are unwanted and will be considered hostile by default. If you want to leave a comment, ask a MALE friend to reply.

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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Mother never retires


Mother never retires Mother never retires

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Salvador, 55 y.o.

Mexico

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long distance relationship


OK fellows this is the first post asking for advice in how to have a suceess long distance relationship. Any hint?

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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ITS One Life & Temporary life ! So RISE & SHINE ON


A thought to start your weekend with -
There will always be people who are WAY BETTER than you. They have achieved this with loads of practice and hard work over the years.
You want to BEAT THEM?
Do so by DEFEATING YOURSELF. Everyday. Defeat your ignorance, beat your couch potato-ness, overcome your weak will power that urges you to give up.
FIGHT IT OUT. everyday. Become better - EVERYDAY.
That's how you can beat them. By beating your self and improving bit by bit. Everyday.

Мысль начать ваши выходные с -
Всегда найдутся люди, которые ДОЛЖНЫ БЫТЬ ЛУЧШЕ, чем вы. Они достигли этого с множеством практик и напряженной работы на протяжении многих лет.
Вы хотите БЫТЬ ИХ?
Сделайте это, ОБРАТИТЕ СЕБЯ. Каждый день. Поразите свое невежество, избили картошку вашего дивана, преодолейте слабую силу воли, которая побуждает вас отказаться.
БОРЬБА. каждый день. Станьте лучше - ЕЖЕДНЕВНО.
Вот как вы можете победить их. Избивая себя и улучшая понемногу. Каждый день.

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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People around will never be Happy. Finding faults is their favorite, first reaction.

So ! Better keep / save your energies for- 'Inspiring' the ones who believe in YOU.

No point explaining it to the non-believers ...
One Life & Temporary life !!

Люди вокруг никогда не будут счастливы. Поиск недостатков - их любимая, первая реакция.
Так ! Лучше держите / спасите свои энергии для «Вдохновляющих» тех, кто верит в вас.

Нет смысла объяснять это неверующим ...
Одна жизнь !!

Sorry for my Russian, I'm still in a process of learning it. 

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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Have you ever been in the middle of a tough situation and wondered how to get happy? There’s a sure way to accomplish that end, although it may not be the most intuitive option. Everyone wants to figure out how to get happy when things don’t seem to be going well, but the problem is that most people look to the circumstances to determine the way they feel. If you’re in the habit of doing this, you’ll never be able to guarantee your own happiness because situations are always unpredictable. From this line of reasoning we can piece together that happiness comes from within, and we’ve got to choose to be happy no matter what’s going on around us. When you know how to get happy anytime you please, you can steer life in whatever direction you choose because you are not weighed down by the negativity in the world. Rather, you are inspired by your own vision and joyful for the gift of being al.

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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APPRECIATE IN VALUE by APPRECIATING YOUR VALUE!! Do not obey ORDINARY, nor pay any mind to MUNDANE, for YOU are capable of SIGNIFICANCE! It is so important to understand the incredible WORTH that lies WITHIN each and every one of you. Do not surrender yourself to SUBPAR with self-deprecating self-talk, when in reality you DESERVE THE BEST! If you doubt this to be true, chances are that you are NOT where you could and SHOULD be in life...Well, guess what? We've just identified the problem! If you find that you shy away from SUCCESS out of fear of change, understand that who you are comes from WITHIN, not in what you do, so stop giving in to MEDIOCRITY out of this fear! You are CAPABLE of so much MORE than COMMONPLACE...as soon as you DECIDE for yourself that you ARE! There is no reason to ever cause yourself to fall short or to fear FANTASTIC, for you are PHENOMENAL...GIVE IN to your GREATNESS! ONE LIFE RISE AND SHINE ON.

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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'Happy Woman's day' to all the special ladies out there


On the auspicious occasion of 'Women's day' ; I (like many other men) am slightly confused about 'What are men supposed to do ?' " 
- Maintain a 'Sisterly feeling'
- Request that a movie named 'SpiderWoman' be made..
- Keep it a Dry day
- Avail the 25% Women's day spl discount at Parlors & brand outlets.

These brands have created a special day of today to celebrate YOU?

Instead of just one day today- a better idea would be that MEN respect, love 💝 and care for you each day of the year ?? And women too do the same to us Men   and to other women Tooo  

Trust us –We men just cannot do without YOU.

You symbolize strength in Thousand ways. we men can never have the patience to labor & raise kids- ANY day of the year  

'Happy Woman's day' to all the special ladies out there...

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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ITS One Life ! So RISE & SHINE ON


YOU are the person who has to spend maximum time with YOU.

If you are bored of your own self, if you can't enjoy being on your own - if you don't have lone time for yourself;

No one will enjoy your company if you are not at peace with your own self...

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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Happy Holi to everyone.


One of the major festivals of India, Holi is celebrated
with enthusiasm and gaiety on the full moon day in
the month of Phalgun which is the month of March
as per the Gregorian calendar. Holi is a springfestival,
also known as the festival of colours or the festival of
sharing love. Holi is unique and special because of its spirit which
remains the same throughout the country and even across
the globe, wherever it is celebrated.

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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Be RESPONSIBLE for the PRESENCE that you CREATE Always aim to have a POSITIVE impact on the people that surround you ~ Take a second before you enter anywhere that you will encounter others and decide to bring only FAVORABLE energy It feels so much better to leave a room knowing that you’ve left your company in a BETTER state than when you arrived POSITIVITY and smiles are CONTAGIOUS if you carry enough of the "FEEL-GOOD" germ ~ SPREAD it wherever you go, leaving behind symptoms of UPLIFTED spirits, SMILES and JOY Start a "WELL-BEING" epidemic by deciding to infect others with your ENERGY…We don’t need a VACCINE for VIGOR!

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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Hi !

Someone i deeply love & claim to be my best friend reacts the most at me.

I am always left wondering- 'What to talk, How to talk with him and how not to offer him any content to react to'.

Still I somehow regularly fail & end up making him react. Strangely, he is also one of the most intelligent and sincere people I know.

Here is what I finally summarized this morning 
The mark of a progress of a MAN is 'How many fewer times one reacts to get through with his day'?

If simplest of the things make you REACT; you still haven't gotten your ACT !

Just a few years back I myself was one super reactive person. That Sodium catches fire kinds waala   . I lost & lost only in that phase. Even if i gained a bit in that phase; I never could savor that Gain made.

You may be having the purest of intentions or the highest of IQ but if you haven't evolved about your RQ (Reactivity Quotient); you haven't grown.

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Let people BE ! Allow them to make mistakes. Some of them cant be as high in IQ as you are or maybe they are fighting their own battles (about which you have no damn clue about).

They also may not have any wrong intentions. Your reactions to their oddities or words or anything (which is not according to your way) is not Fair !! Whichever way you explain it. IT is just not fair.

The mark of a progress of a MAN is 'How many fewer times one reacts to get through with his day'?

How much have YOU Progressed Buddy?

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Yavuz, 42 y.o.

Austria

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русские женщины..


Российские женщины становятся все западнее. 10 лет назад все было по-другому. Это давало уверенность, гармонию и любовь. Сейчас будет задан вопрос о работе, карьере и в других Материальных вещах. Разве я не права ?

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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There is no point in trying to outdo another person if in doing so, you are still ON PAR with what YOU have always done True GRATIFICATION and REWARD should not be attempted based on a bar that ANOTHER has set for themselves…it is a futile attempt at achievement, for really, you are not truly ADVANCING if you are not RAISING your OWN bar Hold yourself ACCOUNTABLE for your actions and make REAL progress by always improving a bit MORE than YOU did the day before...and repeat this each and EVERY day There is no need to focus on anyone else but Y-O-U...There is no MAXIMUM capacity that you can reach at which point your SELF-IMPROVEMENT efforts stop being EFFECTIVE...the formation of the very best you is your NEVER-ENDING goal and EVER-RISING limit

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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Happy Valentines day people


In honor of Valentine's Day....this is to all of my singles out there!
♥ There is yet to be a breakthrough drug developed to cure "SINGLEHOOD-ITIS"...you know why? Because there's NOTHING wrong with you! ♥ There truly is someone "out there" for everyone. If you have yet to be struck by Cupid's arrow, be patient...there is a Power much greater than you that is timing everything in the PERFECT order so that you will find that person..."right on time" ♥ Do not search desperately with rose-tinted glasses, for this often leads to settling...If you are going to settle, settle into your OWN skin...and find CONTENTMENT ♥ ENJOY YOU! I truly believe that if you fill YOURSELF with enough LOVE, you become much easier TO love. If you can't love yourself first, how can you expect someone else to? ♥ Remove yourself from any "clinical trials" and stop looking for a prescription...the only REMEDY you need is to RELAX...and ROMANCE YOURSELF ♥

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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ITS One Life ! So RISE & SHINE ON


Self-doubt is the biggest impediment to achieving one's SUCCESS. It either forces you to take smaller steps than the enormous strides that you have the ABILITY of taking or it prevents you from even getting started. The only thing that should ever stop, however, is this limiting mindset ♥ This is your WAKE-UP call...for the hibernation of your goals is over. The life that you have to this point only DREAMED about can now be your REALITY. It is time to ARISE to the AMAZING life that you are intended to live and ALL of the things that you were created in order to ACCOMPLISH ♥ Build up your BELIEF in yourself by taking baby steps toward your goals...your "CAN-DO" attitude will GROW exponentially with each one, as will the strides that you develop the CONFIDENCE to take ♥ You are capable of so much MORE than you may realize...REALIZE this in order to REALIZE YOUR POTENTIAL

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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At some point or another on the climb to your SUCCESS, you are likely to encounter someone who wants to loosen your footholds…KEEP CLIMBING ♥ Some will voice their opinion that they do not understand or believe in your goals, but you must stay focused and hold on tight to the MOUNTAIN of your DREAMS. CONTINUE YOUR ASCENT, for if every entrepreneur allowed a critic’s opinion to stop them in their tracks, we wouldn’t have any of the tremendous advances that we have in all fields of life ♥ Do not allow those that do not enjoy seeing you succeed to drag you down your cliff, for there are many more who can’t wait to APPLAUD you at the SUMMIT ♥ Hold on to the ropes of DETERMINATION and OUT CLIMB any juggernaut…Remember, no matter who tries to pull you off of the mountain, you are HARNESSED by your FAITH ♥ Keep your eyes focused on the APEX, for you are mere steps away from the view from the TOP ♥

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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ITS One Life ! So RISE & SHINE ON


You do average - they'll still have...
You do bad - they still will have...
Doesn't Matter whatever you will do - Relatives, People and almost everyone around WILL JUDGE YOU and make an opinion about u.
So ! Why worry ? they will never let you live ...
Keep doing that 'which suits u & takes u into that kind of Life which suits u'.
ITS One Life ! So RISE & SHINE ON

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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Here are 20 extremely funny motivational quotes that are sure to make you go ROFL and maybe inspire you at the same time.


Being funny is a damn Serious Business 🙂
“Maybe if we tell people the brain is an app, they will start using it.”
– Unknown



“Motivational Speakers & Motivational Books are like Viagra. The effect doesn’t last long. People do not do what they know. They do what their momentum (deep ingrained habits) make them do.”
– unknown



“Monday definitely is a Man. It comes too quickly.”
– Some Unknown Woman



“I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book.”
– Groucho Marx



“Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing ’til it gets there.”
– Josh Billings



“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.“
– Pablo Picasso



“Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, but not in one ahead”
– Bill McGlashan



“Life is like a taxi, the meter just keeps ticking whether you are getting somewhere or standing still. So, move your ass & do something big; lest life treats you like an ass.”

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– Unknown





“There are three kinds of people in the world. People who make things happen. People who watch things happen and people who say “What happened?”
– Unknown



“Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.”
– Dennis Wholey



“When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.”
– John Ruskin



“Never miss a good chance to shut up.”
–Will Rogers



“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
–Unknown



“Smokers: Young enough to think they can. Old enough to think they shouldn’t. Stupid enough to do it anyway.”
– Unknown



“When you eat less, you look good in clothes. When you exercise, you look good without them.”
– Unknown



“Don’t accumulate fat and karma. Both are difficult to burn!”
– Anonymous



“If we were to divert even 50% of our Social Media time to Bhagwaan Krishna; he will personally come and send us a friend request.”
– unknown



“Going to temple/church/mosque doesn’t make you a human, any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.”
– Unknown



“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by a**holes.”
–William Gibson



Hope some of this collection of extremely funny motivational quotes not only made you think but also put a small smile on your face. Job Done!

I believe God is a comedian, laughing at the seriousness of human race all the time 🙂 … Laugh a little more, mostly on yourself so that no one takes offence. And do spread more smiles along the way while you can!

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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5 Ways Of Ensuring You Stick To Your To Do List


The majority of people (99%) have this great ability to avoid doing what actually needs to be done. They end up sticking to their To Do lists only when what they truly value gets threatened. The very small 1% people who have realized the profound benefits of sticking to their set out To Do List go on to become Top Achievers.

So, here are 5 ways that have worked for me:

1. Wake Up Early:

Steve Jobs to Richard Branson to Narender Modi to Roger Fed- all have spoken about their career changing secret ‘Utilize the time between 5 am and 8am’. Trust me, waking up early is a key to getting things done.

I don’t know what it is with the morning air. It just makes people feel like working. And since 80% people are sleeping in those wee hours of the day – there is a lot less environmental disturbance.

Sun shining, birds chirping, a very calm environment that helps you focus. This time is not only meditative to your mind but also therapeutic for the wears & tears that you face daily. I firm my agenda for the day in this time.

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Just you and your list and your complete attention to life! If you remove the unnecessary distractions (I call it attractive garbage), you will notice that to-dos are, at the end of the day, just to-dos.

Also, waking up early will give you a false, but very realistic and useful sense of having more than 24hours in a day. Who wouldn’t want that!!

2. 2 Minute Noodles

Confused? Let me explain.

Most of the stuff on your list will be minuscule stuff. That’s what I have noticed. It appears XXL to mind but in reality when you do it it comes to be petite (XXS) in size. When I start, it feels like I have a mountain to climb every day. But if you look closely, almost 60-70% of has the ability to get done very quickly, provided we do so.

If it takes just 2 minutes to do a thing, do it first. Suck it up & just do it. The first off the list will feel like a burden. The second will feel a little better. And by the time you reach the third, not only will your speed increase but your procrastination will reduce in an inversely proportional manner. Tried and tested!

3. The Sequence Conundrum:

Most people do this mistake of scheduling the most important tasks all together. I have a different approach.

I schedule my work in pockets – spread across the day. Depending on how many huge tasks I have, I try to mix and match. I would begin with a few small but important ones just to set the ball rolling. Having ticked off 4 small but important tasks will make you feel good and set the inertia. Then get one or two bigger ones ticked off.

Then take a break. Yes. It is crucial that you rest your brain a little after you have completed say 25% of your list. But, don’t let that break stretch for the remaining half of the day.

I try to sit in 3-4 phases in a day. And I schedule different kind of tasks together. That also keeps a check on monotony. I will read the two journal articles I was supposed to and then maybe throw in the writing of my blog post along with it.

This has another advantage. You can make your work multi-disciplinary too.

4. Removing The Distractions & Becoming A Modern Monk:

I will tell you upfront. It is not easy.

You will need to be very tough. Because I am going to ask you to put your phone away and will yourself to not open Facebook for 2 hours. Can you do that for yourself? Most would not have the guts to become a modern monk.

The technologically advanced generation has 2 lethal byproducts – smarter phones and dumber people. We know our phones and Whatsapp messages distract us. But we still sit with them. Is that ‘ping’ and then a very trivial futile, probably not so funny message from a would be crush more important than taking one more step towards your goals?

If your answer is yes, then you probably should not even have been reading this article in the first place!

I will simplify it for you. If you don’t want to switch it off, just put in on silent with vibration switched off as well. Keep it face down and get on with your work. You will be amazed as to how quickly you forget about your phone and other gadgets.

Working on only one device at a time really helps.

5. Removing Clutter:

Till the time I used to have a cluttered desk and work-space, my distractions and hence the probability of an incomplete to-do list at the end of the day used to be really high.

Now I make sure that my desk only has stuff that I need for my work-space. I am not asking you to keep it clean. That is completely your prerogative. But don’t make it chaotic. Chaos may be a sign of creativity at times but it can never induce productivity for sure.

If you keep things that you don’t need around you, you will also keep doing things that don’t need to be done. To-dos have to be approached like a horse with its binders on. If you only see your list – you will stick to it.

I read this interesting article which said, it is a myth that humans can multi-task. The brain does not have the ability to process more than one task together. The attention will always be more for the task you are currently doing. If you are walking and talking, you are pretty much only thinking about the talking part. The brain focuses on the one that takes more cognitive effort.

Pin ItThe key to ensuring that you stick to your to-dos is to remove as many distractions as possible. And that means you need to stop telling yourself that you can multi-task and start telling yourself that you can indeed be quick, efficient and highly focused.

Speed and accuracy are more important indicators of high productivity rather than our false belief of our ability to multi-task.

If you want to tick those boxed against those tasks, forget everything else and just do it!

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Danny, 32 y.o.

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No one notices our tears No one notices our sadness No one notices our pains But they all notices our mistake....


No one notices our tears
No one notices our sadness
No one notices our pains
But they all notices our mistake....

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Danny, 32 y.o.

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The ship called 'Relationship' begins to shake


The ship called 'Relationship' begins to shake
-when you slow your own efforts at becoming awesome in your own personal life.
-when you just keep on thinking about the relationship only
-when you stop doing mad, alive & interesting things in your own life for your own self
-when doing all the above slowly, gradually renders you less attractive to your partner & he / she starts looking here & there at others.
Then, when you realize that relationship is not working out magically; you have already lost the magical time.
Stay Awesome YOURSELF for your partner to find you awesome & keeping the MAGIC alive !!
Otherwise - Titanic smile emoticon    

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Danny, 32 y.o.

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The finest poem that I read in my Life :) about men


Man O Man!
When without money,
eats vegetables at home;
When has money,
eats the same vegetables in a fine restaurant.
When without money, rides bicycle;
When has money rides the same ‘exercise machine’.
When without money walks to earn food
When has money, walks to burn fat;
Man O Man! Never fails to deceive themselves!
When without money,
wishes to get married;
When has money,
wishes to get divorced.
When without money,
wife becomes secretary;
When has money,
secretary becomes wife.
When without money, acts like a rich man;
When has money acts like a poor man.
Man O Man! Never can tell the simple truth!
Says share market is bad,
but keeps speculating;
Says money is evil,
but keeps accumulating.
Says high Positions are lonely,
but keeps wanting them.
Says gambling & drinking is bad,
but keeps indulging;
Man O Man! Never means what he says and never says what he means..
When without near ones, wishes to have some.......

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When has some, cares for none.......

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Danny, 32 y.o.

India

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Wonderful Message to All of you


Birth.: Given by others
Name: Given by others
Education: Given by others
Income / Revenue: Given by others
Respect: Given by others
First & Last Bath: will be Given by others

After Death Your Property & Belongings: will be taken by others

Funeral service / Burials: Will be done by others...

Still I wonder why We have the unnecessary ego problems.

WE HAVE ONE LIFE & TEMPORARY LIFE SO LOVE AND LIVE WITH OTHERS PEACEFULLY.

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Danny, 32 y.o.

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Happy Holidays


"The only reason we don’t have what we want in life is the reasons we create why we can’t have them." ♥ It is so important to not impose restrictions on what you can achieve or possess in life, for the reality is that you can BE, DO or HAVE ANYTHING that you CHOOSE ~ If you doubt that, your first step is to choose to BELIEVE that you CAN ♥ If you have already placed a barricade on the road in front of you with doubt, regain power with the knowledge that you can remove it and start to PROGRESS FORWARD towards WHATEVER it is that you HOPE and DREAM for ♥ Remove any limiting beliefs that you have, for YOUR life is LIMITLESS... ♥

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Danny, 32 y.o.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU.


"Joy is the true gift of Christmas, not the expensive gifts that call for time and money. We can communicate this joy simply: with a smile, a kind gesture, a little help, forgiveness. And the joy we give will certainly come back to us..Let us pray that this presence of the liberating joy of God shines forth in our lives." ♥ No gift under the tree will bring you true happiness if you do not first have happiness in your heart ♥ Bring to mind all of the many BLESSINGS and JOYS that you have in your life and use this feeling to ignite the spark of CHEER in all that you encounter today~The GOOD WILL that you spread to others will be your greatest GIFT to yourself, for it truly is in GIVING that we RECEIVE ♥Extending so many wishes of JOY, PEACE, HOPE and GRATITUDE to you all...God Bless.. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU.

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Danny, 32 y.o.

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List Of Fantastic Books For Your Reading Habit


Your chances of doing ‘FANTASTIC’ in this modern world increase multi-fold; if you adopt the ‘3R’ approach. ‘3R’ is — ‘Running, Reading and Relaxing’. As a Motivational Speaker , one tip I have consistently given to my audiences, especially young people and their parents is – 3 most crucial habits for a wholesome life are – 1) habit of being physically and mentally fit, 2) a great reading habit and 3) a love for travel. Trust me, it takes care of a lot of things. And that’s why, I have put together this list of fantastic books for you. Because, whether you accept it or not – reading is a great, quite healthy habit!

Let me start with the last ‘R’ i.e. Relaxing. If your mind is not relaxed; I mean, if it is always involved in trivial issues- you will never get a good productivity, out of your day. So, learn to rise above superficial issues in life — as people issues, small stuff etc. (Here are 10 Simple Ways to Relax Your Mind)

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‘Running’ — leads to an energy reservoir within you. Moreover, the old saying — ‘A healthy body leads to a healthy mind’. You need energy for everything in your life. All successful people are / have been energetic. Can you recall the name of even a single successful person who was lazy and less energetic? No..naa !! So, Run and run hard. At least , for half an hour in a day — 7 days a week.

‘Reading’, builds 1) smartness and 2) perspectives in life. Try doing it — you’ll understand, what I wrote. It is a habit. We are nothing, but creatures of our own habits. The better habits we have, the better we become. Reading will give you that notorious confidence to 1) understand and 2) live life better. Our problem is not that we are ‘poor’ readers; it is that we are ‘inefficient readers’. Smart Reading doesn’t take much time to do. If you are still not convinced, here are some 100+ answers on the question ‘Why Reading is Important?’. And if you are worried that you have will power issues when it comes to sticking with a book till the end, here’s something that might help you: 5 Ways You can Develop Unlimited Will Power

I am putting up a list of fantastic books below. They are categorized into genres so that you can straight away go through what you enjoy most. All are eclectically chosen, keeping ‘you’ in mind. Almost all the recommendations have been made out of my personal reading experience or from the experiences of some of my very close friends who themselves are very good readers.

The intent is bi-fold:

1) Exposing your mind to a variegated genre of reading

2) Get you addicted into reading as a habit; which in the long run will make you a better human being.

You’ll not only enjoy reading them; but also be able to build your mental muscles.

“Be a disparate reader. Be a ravenous reader. More importantly — BE A READER.”

Recommended reading by Akash Gautam

FICTION / LITERATURE /ABSTRUSE READING  
Level 1 —

Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
Any book by Agatha Christie
Any book by Sidney Sheldon
Animal Farm – George Orwell (A Must Must Read)
A Man Called Ove – Fredrick Backman (A highly recommended book by most ardent bibliophiles)
Any book by Amish Tripathi
Level 2-

Any book by Jeffery Archer
Any book by John Grisham (King of the torts, The Rainmaker etc.) (Legal Fiction)
Any book by Arthur Hailey (Airport, Hotel) (Service Sector Fiction)
The White Tiger ( Arvind Adiga)
The Godfather (Mario Puzo)
1984 (George Orwell)
Foundation (Isac Asimov) (Astronomy Fiction)
Any book by Robert Ludlum
Any book by Robin Cook (Medical Fiction)
40 Rules of Love (and other works of Eli Shafak)
Level 3 –

Any book by Amitav Ghosh (The Hungry Tide, The Calcutta Chromosome, The sea of poppies)
Any book by Jhumpa Lahiri (The namesake, Interpreter of Maladies)
Any book by Khaled Hosseini
Any book by Frederick Forsyth ( the Icon, The Afghan etc.)
The God of small things (Arundhati Roy)
‘The Great Expectations’ or ‘ A tale of two cities’— Charles Dickens.
Stories by O.Henry.
‘A book of English Essays’ — (Penguin classics).
‘Black Beauty’ — Anna Sewell.
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
Bride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Level 4 –

Any book by Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore, Norwegian Wood, Men Without Women)
Any book by Kazuo Ishiguro (Nobel prize for literature, 2017) (The Remains of the Day, Nocturnes)
Any book by Salman Rushdie (Midnight Children, The Enchantress of Florence, Shalimar the clown)
Any book by Orhan Pamuk (Snow, my name is red, Museum of Innocence etc.)
Any book by Franz Kafka (The trial, Metamorphosis etc.)
‘The secret pilgrim’ – Joseph Heller.
‘Beloved’ — Toni Morrison .
‘By the sea’ — Abdulrazak Gurnah.
‘The eighth commandment’- Lawrence Sanders.
‘The romantic Manifesto’ or ‘The virtue of selfishness’ or ‘Capitalism The Unknown ideal’ or ‘The Fountainhead’ or ‘Atlas Shrugged’ by Ayn Rand.
‘The dialogues of Plato’- (Batnam books) .
‘The Third Wave’ or ‘Future Shock’ or ‘Powershift’ – Alvin Toffler.
All books by Paulo Coelho; especially ‘The Alchemist’.
All books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Love in the Times of Cholera, One Hundred Years of Solitude etc.)
BUSINESS / MANAGEMENT BOOKS  
Who says Elephants can’t Dance Louis Gerstner
Who moved my Cheese : Dr. Spencer Johnson
Make sure you read every week — the case studies of Business World.
The seven habits of highly effective people : Stephen R Covey
How to win friends & influence people : Dale Carnegie
Winning : Jack Welch
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono
Built to Last : Jim Collins
Influence: The psychology of persuasion by Robert Cialdini
The Wal-Mart effect : Charles Fishman
Losing my Virginity : Richard Branson
The Culting of Brands: Douglas Atkin
Emotional Design ; Donald A Norman
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing : Al Ries, Jack Trout
‘I am right , You are Wrong’- Edward de Bono.
‘The GOAL’ — Eliyahu and Goldratt Cox ( A must read).
‘The 80/20 Principle’ — Richard Koch.
‘Small is beautiful’- EF Schumacher
‘Maverick’- Ricardo semler.
‘Pepsi to apple’- John Sculley.
‘Hit and Run’- Nancy Griffin and Kim Masters.
‘Emotional Intelligence’- Daniel Goleman.
BOOKS ON FINANCE & INVESTING 

Berkshire Hathaway letters to Shareholders – Warren Buffett (& Essays by Warren Buffett)
Rich Dad Poor Dad and all other works of Robert Kiyosaki
The Intelligent Investor – Benjamin Graham
Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
A Random Walk Down Wall Street – Burton G. Malkiel
Poor Charlie’s Almanack – Charlie Munger
Fooled by Randomness – Nassim Taleb
The Dhandho Investor – Mohnish Pabrai
BOOKS ON LEADERSHIP  
The Starfish & the Spider – Brafman & Breckstrom
Built to Last – Jim Collins
Leading Change – John Kotter
The Leadership Dojo – Richard Srozzi
The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
Outsmart – Jim Champy
Love is the killer App – Tim Sanders
The One minute Manager – Kenneth Blanchard
True North – Bill George
First, Break all the Rules – Buckingham & Coffman
The Compassionate Samurai – Brian Klemmer
‘A Better India, a Better World’ – Narayan Murthy
OCCULT  
The greatness of Saturn — Robert.E.Svoboda
Chariots of God — Erich Von Daniken
The prophecies of Nostradmus — Erika Cheetham.
SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY  
‘Genius’- James Gleick
‘E=mc2 ’- David Thomson
‘Genetic engineering’ — Mae —wan ho
‘Germs — the ultimate weapon’- Judith miller.
‘Men — from stone age to clone age’- John Madeley.
1) ‘The human zoo’ and 2) ‘The naked ape’ — Desmond Morris.
1) ‘The tao of physics’ and 2) ‘The turning point’ or 3) ‘The web of life’ — Fritz o’ Capra.
‘A Brief History of Time’ – Stephen Hawking.
Homo Sapiens A Brief History of Manking & Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow – Yuval Noah Harrari
HISTORY  
Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder ( A must read History + Philosophy book)
‘Taliban’- Ahmed Rashid .
‘Long walk to Freedom’- Nelson Mandela.
‘The autobiography of an unknown Indian’- Nirad C. Chaudhary.
‘Discovery of India’ — Nehru(chacha).
‘Europe since Napoleon’- David Thomson.
‘Burma — The curse of independence’- Shelby Tucker .
‘Memories of Madness Stories of 1947’ — Penguin publishers.
‘India’s struggle for independence’- Bipan Chandra.
Books by William Dalrymple
ECONOMICS  
Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
Freakonomics – Levitt & Dubner
‘The black economy in India’- Arun Kumar .
‘The price of onions’ — Ashok V. Desai.
‘Hungry for trade’ — John Madeley.(Penguin).
‘The Elephant The Tiger and The Cellphone’ – Shashi Tharoor
MOTIVATION 
Bhagwat Geeta – Any Commentary (S. Radhakrishnan, Vinoba Bhave)
Wings of Fire – Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k – Mark Manson
The Power of Intention – Dr.Wayne Dyer
My decision to Live – Nader Elguindi
Stop Whining, Start Living – Dr. Laura Schlessinger
The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch
The Power of Positive Thinking – Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
The Monk who sold his Ferrari , Lead without a Title – Robin Sharma
Awaken the Giant within – Athony Robbins
The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
See You at the top – Zig Ziglar
Who Moved my Cheese – Spencer Johnson
One Minute Manager – Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
Any book by Robin Sharma
SPIRITUALITY 
Autobiography of a Yogi — Parmahansa Yogananda Ji (the book that changed my life) (Buy Here)
Other works of Paramhansa Yogananda Ji (God Talks with Arjuna, The Divine Romance)
Adiyogi The Source of Yoga, Inner Engineering by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (Highly recommended)
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
All books by Swami Vivekananda
Peace is Every Step by Thich Naht Hanh
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Any book by Deepak Chopra
The Journey Home by Radhanath Swami
The Spiritual Teachings of Ramana Maharshi
A Gradual Awakening by Stephen Levine
Many Lives Many Masters – Brian Wess
BIOGRAPHY / AUTOBIOGRAPHY  
Autobiography of a Yogi — Parmahansa Yogananda Ji (the book that changed my life)
Open – Andre Agassi
Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
‘Hitler’ — Ian Kershaw.
‘Iacocca’ — Lee Iacoca.
‘Business legends’ — Gita Piramal.
‘The diary of a young girl’ — Anne Frank
‘The Flight of Ambition’ – Apoorve Dubey
‘Every Second Counts’ – Lance Armstrong
‘A Beautiful Mind’ – Sylvia Nasar (based on life of John Nash)
PHILOSOPHY AND/ OR PSYCHOLOGY AND/OR SOCIOLOGY  
‘An unquiet mind’ — Kay Redfield.
‘Creativity’- Mihaly Csikszentmihaly.
‘Them’- Jon Ronson.
‘Emotional Alchemy’- Tara Bennet.
Being Mortal – Atul Gawande
‘Zen and the art of Motorcycle maintenance’.
Doctors – Eric Sehgal
The conquest of happiness – Bertrand Russell
Unlimited power – Tony Robbins
The fifth Discipline – Peter Senge

It’s time when you stop making excuses. In the world of extremes that exist on social media, or your addiction with cat GIFs or stupid memes, a book can be a breath of fresh air. This list of fantastic books would be of no good if you keep allowing yourself to be tempted by distractions like sitcoms and television series’. Today, pick up that book and smell the beautiful smell it has. There is so much awesomeness remaining to be discovered in the thoughts of hundreds of authors who had the courage to share their stories. If a paperback is too much for you, pick up a kindle; even more convenient. But please do read!

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Danny, 32 y.o.

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Advice given to a young boy in his 20's:-


'Till the time you are depending upon people ONLY for your career' - you most likely will end up feeling like a football in the end.
Sharpen YOUR unique skills. Massively invest in converting your interest INTO a really sharp skill. No one will pay u for your interest & average skill set. People pay ONLY for brilliance.
Remember 
Only 'contacts ' = 5/10
Only 'SKILL' = 5/10
Contacts + Skill = 10/10

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Danny, 32 y.o.

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Time and Karma


How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.

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Danny, 32 y.o.

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Do you know what's the BEST way to MOVE ON?


1. Take the power in your own hands
2. Share the blame, where you can
What do I mean?
Don't think about how you have been wronged! Or what the other person did to you. That's not in your control - neither the input, nor the outcome.
And it will make you go craaaazzzyyyy !! Why did he / she do this to me???? While it's an important question, it won't take you ANYWHERE!!!
Better way -
Think about what you can control. What you can FIX. And that is -
Your part of the mistake.
Figure out where you went wrong, what you can do better in your life in such a situation. And then go ahead and DO IT. JUST FIX YOUR OWN DAMN MISTAKES!!
Try this out. Moving on, forgiving etc. All seem more doable when your workload is less. And it's not your 'Responsibility' to take responsibility for someone else's actions. They will come around in their own time !!
You put in the hard work. You reap the benefits!
Try??

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