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Wisdom and Happiness

Wisdom and Happiness

Socrates said that “Wisdom is the key to happiness”.
What do you think wisdom is?
Where does it come from?
What ever we learn in school, college or from teachers is not wisdom. That probably is knowledge. Everyday, on social media, we post a lot of good quotes of some great and not so great people. How many of us actually try to really understand them and follow them? We post them because we have liked them is certain. Let us not just preach, let us act on them. When we act on them, that is when we are taken to what some call “The School of Hard Knocks” and that is where we get wisdom and in turn happiness.

Wishing you all the happiness !



Is it Wisdom or Defeat ?

R.I.P. Mr. Honest

R.I.P. Mr. Honest

This is a story of early nineties when one fine morning a turbaned sikh along with his young wife was traveling from Delhi to Punjab in a white hard top Maruti Gypsy jeep. They had just checked out of a hotel and were all excited to go home. Very near the Inter State Bus Terminus in New Delhi, they were flagged down at a police check-post by three uniformed Delhi police constables.

After examining the relevant car papers and finding all in order, they started to ask some mundane questions like; “Why the jeep’s headlight glass is not blackened in the upper half?” “The car number plate is a little small.” etc. etc.

It was by now obvious to the couple that thepolice were just harassing them to get some bribe out. As the policemen discussed something with their officer who sat in a small cubical on the roadside, the young couple started to have an argument. The wife suggested that they give a little bribe and then they could be on their way. The husband would not budge from his committed stand of “No Bribing!”.