This is the first blog entry i am posting from my iPhone Device. Just wanted to try out how the blogging app works from a mobile. To have a better blogging experience one should be able to post things easily and also in a quicker manner. However I show you how the ui is looking right now I can't see what I am typing when I hold the phone in a horizontal view. This is the only way to use both my hands to type faster and with less spelling mistakes. Well, I have to say I am disappointed and this would be my first and last post from my phone.
I've been using Lift for quite sometime now and all I have to say is I am humbled by it. This application does something to you that money can seldom buy. This application is your personal motivator and guide. I am a trained procrastinator like the millions others out there. I wanted to focus myself and start making a habit - some of the day to day routines which I have only dreamt and failed miserably. I wanted to have something that could keep me going. That is when I landed on this application, thanks to Google!
The best aspect about this application is the social interaction that it provides on people on the same subject. This is not like a random facebook page where people of the same/similar thoughts/practices get together and share youtube/twitter links. This is more than that. Try the app yourself. It is available in both iOs and Android. Also, you do not necessarily have to install it via a smartphone (although that is ideal), you have the browser version too - http://lift.do - BEAT THAT !
I am writing this because I recently deleted (archived) one of the habits - Brushing teeth at night. The reason I deleted it because I no longer need lift to motivate me. Its in my blood now, I cannot go to bed without brushing. From the outside, this may seem a simple thing, but I've been struggling to keep this a practice and failed miserably for the past 16 years. I did it religiously and targeted a 100 day streak and successfully completed that!! Thank you very much Tony Stubblebine. You are my rockstar! Lift Lift dude!!
I have been an avid stackoverflow user trying to answer a lot of questions which I would have come across during my development tenure. It would be frustrating at times that the answers you give will not be accepted because you gave them few seconds late. Even frustrating at times is that you will not know answer to so many questions asked there on the tag that you've subscribed to. And obviously I would not have been able to answer so many other technology questions, not even the basic ones. I felt i was dumb and way way backwards in the Information Technology space.
But I was not realising what I really was trying to do. I was trying to compare my individual ability to almost everyone else there with varied experiences in vast amount of technologies. Its like feeling guilty because you cannot memorize all the articles from Wikipedia. I mean, no one can ever do that! Not even Einstein!
The lesson I gained during this is that I can't know everything instead of don't know everything. Even attempting towards is dumb. Life is short. Be happy!
I had this crazy framework within myself that I would not blog anymore unless its a public message or a concept that I would be able to illustriously write with a picture that has a something worth reading. Turns out I was wrong for many years. All this time I’ve been drafting a lot of articles but could not complete because it did not make much sense and it did was nowhere near the Quality standards which I thought I had one. Screw that, I am going to blabber or brag whatever I think. At least for the money I am paying for keeping the domain name each year :)
We have always been presented with choices. Right from the objective questions in first grade to selecting a brand for your first bike choices follow us. Even for an apt picture for this article, I had to choose. Choices are what decides our life. There are innumerous forks possible if you had chosen something for something else. In most of the cases our choices prove to be irreversible. The magnitude of the choices vary for each situation. Choices made that are morally and objectively correct are always the toughest to choose. With age, our conscience gets better and unfortunately we tend to know the difference between which is right and which is wrong. At times this may involve in absorbing an insane amount of pain. You don't have to as there is always an exit available in this highway called life, but then success always takes the most toughest path. Its been like that and will always be like that.
In the cross roads of life, choosing a path that is made of principles, courage, righteousness and self sacrifice will definitely lead to character and mould us into a better person. Easiest to say, toughest to implement.
Addiction can be crudely classified in two categories. Physical and Mental both driven by the latter. This is when your heart really takes over with the head being a mute spectator committing an array of temporary suicides.
One of the best things, beauty perhaps is how one convinces himself about the submissive nature and tries to align himself so that the guilt is constantly subsided. There are infinite types of addictions; the top three being Alcohol, Smoking and Drug. The above three are associated with the physical forms. They cause damage slowly and steadily.
Addiction's worst form is when the mind falls a prey. Its like a virus right at the source of thoughts. It pollutes everything. You value something, values turn into thoughts, thoughts turn into action, and actions are what defines you. When you screw up your prioritization, everything falls apart and follows a rugged path. The thing that many wise people do here is to understand this and have the courage to come out of it. Whereas the genius one will understand and fall into it. At times, its preferable to be wise than genius. Period.
I am a huge fan of Jay Weidner, a less known figure who has framed a lot of theories especially pertaining to where this world is headed and how fast things happen and about 2012. For some reasons, I was able to tune well with him. Most of my own analysis and predictions happen to sync with him. Time has started to move at a very fast pace, the tension is getting heavier by the day.
The future is very dark in terms of where this society going towards. Human beings have been given the liberty to value whatever they like and the objective feeling on what value point towards love. Unfortunately, there are lots of other things considered valuable these days. The pinnacle of it is the rise in the demand for Gold being exponential. Below is the latest graph on the change in price of Gold over the past 20 years.
I am not going to bore you with the impact of the increased demand of this metal on the society and to this world. My strong feeling is that this particular metal is going to cause a lot of damage and the day where Jay Weidner going to tell us "I told ya" is not very far away. What we are doing is really a golden mistake.