Why I Write What I Write

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There is ecstasy in our scientific progress but also the agony from those bent upon torpedoing the common boat of humanity and creation. The majority has to speak out in no uncertain terms to defend our turf and my posts mostly highlight the dangers of our tacit acceptance of few setting their agenda to divide us in every permutation and combination.

Shared Journey

Finding a topic to write has not been difficult for me. I do not rely much on facts and figures to embellish my posts as my topics are more about what life has to teach us and the journey we take. We do not know where we come from or where we go hereafter though we have beliefs to give us meaning and guidance. I veer round to the view – live life to benefit others. That is plain good karma as I too benefit with a ride that soothes my conscience. At the last breath I should sign off – well done, come what may! Overall a positive influence that leaves a mark to add to the well-being and the creative process. I view my awareness from various facets of my personal and work life experiences. And I share in general terms to impact the readers. I feel the thought process matters a lot and topmost is to take a view – live and let live. Most cannot even imagine making life changing inventions though we can encourage the process. I believe the best is yet to be though we are struggling to cope with the scientific progress that some take to be repugnant to their beliefs. I am open to adjust my beliefs as the Creator has given us all a fertile mind to separate the wheat from the chaff. Learn, unlearn and relearn all the way and the ride will prove exciting. When we keep the mind closed, we go downhill all the way and it ends up pulling down others from progressing.

Interaction

I love all types of posts covering myriad topics especially if they are written with passion and from the heart. Personal experiences are shared by some with a view to unload the heaviness from their heart and also to educate others about the pitfalls of certain course of action and how to overcome the odds. Feel good posts give us renewed energy, recharges the battery. Poems are uplifting even those written with melancholy undertones. After all, we go through all facets of life – a roller coaster ride that thrills us and also brings into play our varied emotions. When they are shared they touch a chord and keep us close to reality. Wikinut has writers to cover all topics and offers us a platform to interact wholeheartedly.

Expectations and Reality

My posts mostly have philosophical undertones. I have lived all my life in Asia but have moved with people from different beliefs and cultural backgrounds. The camaraderie that I enjoy underscores that humanity is one and the same; color, creed and beliefs are superficial. Our feelings are similar and the paths we take too when we course through the agony and ecstasy of daily lives. We sink to the depths of despair and then rise high to eventually find equilibrium. We can maintain equanimity if we take uncertainty is the only certainty! When we bridge the gap of expectations and reality, our ride becomes smoother. Dream high but be prepared for angst along the way.

The beauty is none is spared the reality of day-to-day life. The poor gets more attuned to the vagaries while the rich try to buy their way out of trouble but come down with a thud oftentimes proving the higher one rises the harder is the fall! I like to dwell on these topics gleaned from personal experiences. My topics are mostly society and issues with a philosophical take. We wonder why we are stuck in a rut and some take a view it is our fate – just grin and bear it! My view is we have made all the mistakes to know the consequences of our actions and we are in the cusp of scientific breakthroughs that can release us from the bondage of the past. I am excited about countries becoming independent for basic needs, especially for energy from renewable and clean sources, yet bonded by the common thread of humanity.

Rise Up to the Challenge

Life continues to be the extremes of hostility and compassion. Mindless killings over issues emotional should have no place. I feel more the need to attune to the creative process here than get roiled over emotional baggage of beliefs. There is only one Creator and we can reach Him our own way. We create the path through our thought process and actions. We showcase others the quality of the path we take and by the way we live our lives in totality. It is more for me – those who came to mock remained to pray. Our Gods can take care of themselves if they are worth their salt! Insulting other beliefs shows only ignorance – forgive them for they know not what they do. The world needs understanding and the foremost need is for us not to allow few to dictate our agenda. There is no good terrorism, all are the pits – power for them proves illusory, grows from the barrel of their guns and not the brains! Let us rise as one than succumb to divisions that some create for their selfish ends and narrow minded thinking. I write to keep the topic of our survival alive, evergreen, in our minds and not to overlook the basics of the creative process. We should be trustees, co-creators and pass on the baton after completing a race of fulfillment.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
16th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Mark for star merit and moderation, appreciated - siva

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author avatar viewgreen
16th Jan 2015 (#)

Very inspire topic. I really love to read this words: "Go through all facets of life – a roller coaster ride that thrills us and also brings into play our varied emotions".
Incredible article and Thank you for sharing this.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
16th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Viewgreen for your encouragement. Variety is the spice of life. When we are really down, the only way is up! And when we are riding high, be prepared for the lows too. That is life - siva

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author avatar Sherri Granato
16th Jan 2015 (#)

Life lessons are some of the best things to write about. You are an inspiration to all of us. Excellent post.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
16th Jan 2015 (#)

Thanks Sherri for your kind words. I feel blessed that what I write about, mostly gleaned from my life experiences, has relevance but then are we not one and the same? siva

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
16th Jan 2015 (#)

Siva, I love the lessons in life that you give us. We are all so fortunate to have you and your wisdom. Thank you for being you!

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
16th Jan 2015 (#)

Philosophical undertones are important as is the image that goes with that section, "Reality and Expectations" which depicts some of the extremes that life offers - we would like to end poverty, but the shanties are proof that we are a long way form that reality. The world certainly needs understanding, but it does need to deal with the worst excesses of our society, like poverty.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
16th Jan 2015 (#)

Thanks Peter for your input. I have moved with the wealthy in Asia and feel bewildered when they are impervious to the sufferings of the poor though there is a change happening but slowly. People are becoming more aware than when I was young when I saw children unabashedly and most cruelly exploited. I feel the barometer of success is crooked - it should be measured by how we are able to uplift the disadvantaged among us for no fault of theirs. Now many greatly gifted among us are left on the sidelines by a heartless society. Our society is still far from inclusive and thereby we deny ourselves peace and happiness. We are only treating the symptoms of the disease but not the root cause of the issues - siva

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
16th Jan 2015 (#)

When my wife and I were in Mumbai a few years ago our driver kindly pointed out Amitabh's house which may have been luxurious, but all I can remember of it was the shanty huts that were attached to the outer wall, so there it was the world's richest and poorest living either side of a brick wall.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th Jan 2015 (#)

Thanks Peter, others get it but some in ivory towers do not understand the irony! The rich prove to be hypocrites sadly. The race to hit the rich list may prove enticing but once reached by hook or crook, the attitude sucks as they leave their hearts behind! They deprive the poor few dollars to get richer as their own will not budge an inch and eventually play them out! The biggest irony is their own will be waiting impatiently to grab the "loot" while all their lives the rich suspect and deprive society at large!

The story goes - the richest man died as also his poor neighbor at the same time. The rich man was aghast when the poor man got the nod ahead of him at the Pearly Gates. He kicked up such a fuss that Saint Peter himself had to intervene and pacify him - easy, easy, cool it - you did alright but he did better as his life benefited the society more!

The house, supposed to be costliest in the world, belongs to Mukesh Ambani but I heard he is not occupying it as he was advised it brings bad luck! Again, the rich are afraid of death while the poor may even take it as a door opener for a better life! Life is indeed a great leveler and worth many a laugh - siva

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
16th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Nancy for such kind words that can come only from a generous and loving heart. What a coincidence I was reading your article and just posted my comments and then realized you were doing the same to my post too! I am so happy to have met you, feel blessed - siva

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
16th Jan 2015 (#)

Siva, I feel the same! Blessings to you!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
16th Jan 2015 (#)

Thanks Nancy - we are all blessed in many ways - siva

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author avatar Harris Mungai
16th Jan 2015 (#)

Wow,nice article sir,those are very strings right there.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Harris for your support and encouragement, appreciated - siva

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author avatar Shamarie
16th Jan 2015 (#)

Beautiful article, Siva! Congrats on the star page. Well deserved!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Shamarie - your sentiments expressed are motivating - siva

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
16th Jan 2015 (#)

Wikinut is privileged to have you writing on this site, Siva-ji. Your boundless wisdom is an inspiration to us all. Thank you.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Steve for such encouragement - the support I get here is truly humbling and inspires me to keep going. Our world is a heaven but we stand in the way, at least few among us do not appreciate the blessings showered every moment - siva

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author avatar spirited
16th Jan 2015 (#)

"When we keep the mind closed, we go downhill all the way and it ends up pulling down others from progressing." siva

Is this completely true though? Does the closed mind really control the direction of our lives like this, or is there something more powerful than the mind that can save us even despite our closed mind?

My own mind has always been closed negatively so, and yet the positveness still exudes as love from my heart.

This love is so great that it always finds a way to get past my closed mind and so I and perhaps many more other people keep going despite this handicap.

Don't write us off just because our minds are closed siva.

I do get your point of course siva. I just point out that nothing is black and white nothing is unchangeable, and there are reasons for closed minds being around in people like me that others might not understand.

As long as our hearts remain open, we can eventually get past this handicap.

Well that's my two cents worth, your article was worth far more than two cents though, siva.

As Steve Kinsman said your writing is invaluable to this site.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Spirited - your take brings to mind what I read about closed minds that affected the game of cricket and where else than in Australia involving Don Bradman! It was a fascinating article about how beliefs came in the way of unity of national team pitting Bradman against O'Reilly, Fingleton and few others. I am sure you are ware of this issue. If only they could have seen the bigger picture of team and national unity with an open mind; granted strong personalities find it tough to coexist.

Let our hearts and minds be in harmony. If we close our minds of our volition it is okay, but we should let them open at least for a while to take in fresh air! I feel open mind invites love from all directions enthused by a loving heart. To me open minds rejuvenate our hearts too more than when we keep them closed. Maybe, if we face the right direction with the right attitude we cannot go wrong. For me free interaction
based on give and take enriches the creative process.

Appreciate your thoughts Spirited, thanks - siva

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author avatar spirited
17th Jan 2015 (#)

Thanks siva, I liked your reply to me here.

Of course, I was just bowling for the other team a bit there to see how you would defend against my bowling.

You hit me for a six!

My mind is not closed all the time either. I do try to be flexible and open to others opinions too, at least some of the time anyway....

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th Jan 2015 (#)

Thanks again Spirited, incidents from certain era involving great personalities who stand their ground remain ever green. Fingleton was supposed to have returned with a duck to his name with a still wet bat sprinkled with holy water while Bradman showed his dry one to him as he walked out and hit a century! They may not have closed minds but stand by their principles - the incident that I referred to was precipitated by beliefs.

Likewise, we should put our gratitude to the creative process and for being part of it at the top of our agenda than be riven by intransigence on beliefs and such to an extent to recall Gandhi's cautionary words - an eye for eye will make the whole world blind! I have no support for people who try to impose their beliefs especially in the soil of other countries where they have been welcomed like it has happened in France and Australia - siva

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author avatar spirited
17th Jan 2015 (#)

thanks again siva. This is the story you refer to, I think.

During a match at the SCG, Bradman learned that Fingleton, who opened the batting, had had his bat sprinkled with holy water by a Catholic bishop.

Fingleton was soon dismissed. As Bradman, the new batsman, passed Fingleton on his way to the middle, he said to him: "We'll see what a dry bat will do out there." Bradman scored a century.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th Jan 2015 (#)

Yes Spirited this is the one. It was said Bradman won the arguments only with the bat. He felt inadequate without it as per his detractors! I wish we too took a leaf out of his book and showed others how to live by the way we live our lives and not by blind fury and raw emotions and definitely by not by chopping off their heads! siva

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author avatar M G Singh
17th Jan 2015 (#)

Great personal thoughts. Interesting to know your views

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th Jan 2015 (#)

Thanks Madan - that I get read and responded to make my day and worth the efforts - siva

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author avatar Retired
17th Jan 2015 (#)

In order to live your life to benefit others, you must first live to benefit yourself.

You have done that, Siva, enabling you be the compassionate person you are.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
18th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you LeRain for your support and kind words. It is like when mothers have to save themselves first before they can protect their children - we are reminded when we fly. Even toddlers understand when we try to fool them! Set an example first and then the rest will follow, a cake walk! siva

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author avatar Carol Roach
17th Jan 2015 (#)

Rene Descartes said, I think therefore I am, and I say I thnk therefore I write

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
18th Jan 2015 (#)

Yes Carol, we can try to understand what the whole creation is about and our role in it through interaction and sharing, and hopefully we can continue that in another plane hereafter through instant communication and recognition sans barriers - siva

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author avatar Delicia Powers
18th Jan 2015 (#)

Siva you write with the most noble of reason...to make us all look deeper within ourselves...and remind us how much each and everyone of us matter...

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
18th Jan 2015 (#)

Delicia, thank you for your heartfelt appreciation for my efforts. I feel so blessed to spend few hours everyday at Wikinut home to spread some cheer and interact with the many like you. I consider this a great blessing - siva

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author avatar wonder
18th Jan 2015 (#)

As the world is busy building the highest, the longest , the greatest, here you build the deepest. A very encouraging article, thanks so much.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
19th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Wonder. Let us build a better world brick by brick learning from our experiences. The foundation and base should be strong when we build enormous edifices on them - siva

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
18th Jan 2015 (#)

Well expressed. Good topic Siva.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
19th Jan 2015 (#)

Thanks Randhir for your enduring support - siva

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author avatar snerfu
19th Jan 2015 (#)

Another star page for a great article! Well done Siva. Good work. Shared and tweeted.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
19th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Snerfu for your motivation - it makes my efforts worth the while - appreciated - siva

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
19th Jan 2015 (#)

Sorry for being the last to comment dear Siva ...Just so very busy of late .
I say a loud ' Here Here ' to your last line my friend .
may 2015 be one of great fulfillment for you my friend ..
and ..Many blessings to you and your loved ones throughout each coming month
with regards and respect to you
Stella ><

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
19th Jan 2015 (#)

Happy to see you on my page dear Stella and for encouraging me. Thanks for the blessings too that we all need more and more with hatred trying to usurp all the goodwill. Take care my friend and carry on the good work - siva

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
19th Jan 2015 (#)

A lot of good comments and wisdom actually don't commensurate a good writing and writer's efforts. I feel it is like a golden cascade of Siva that will flow no matter what we say..

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
19th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Karim - so happy to see your comments on my pages. Trust you are fine - siva

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author avatar Utah Jay
19th Jan 2015 (#)

Yes, to be open to the possibilities. In my youth I leaned one way because I thought these were the good people, then I learned the true history of my country, not through the lens of the historian, but through the words of those who were there at the time and found our history had been changed,
and those who I once believed in were really in-slaving the nation. It is as they say, give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, but teach the man fish and he feed many...Love your work Sivar.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
20th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Utah Jay for your thoughts. We keep learning all our lives mostly from our mistakes. History is per those who record the same though realities could be different. We need to learn and also teach others the survival skills needed - siva

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author avatar Subra
20th Jan 2015 (#)

Our life on earth will be graded by the effect of the footprints we leave behind. Therein lies the truth that we must all endeavour to understand. Therefore life is God's gift to us and the way we live it is our gift to God. Really appreciate how you live your life and understand it as it should, dear Siva

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
20th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Subra for your, as usual, wise input. Let us prove worthy of the trust reposed on each of us and repay in right earnest. We have so many ways to show our gratitude and to leave positive footprints in the sand of times - siva

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author avatar brendamarie
22nd Jan 2015 (#)

Sivaramakrishnan sharing our life experiences through our writing helps people have a better understanding. Through this understanding i believe all writers in their own way help to make the world a better place. Your wisdom and knowledge is your greatest gift to share.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
23rd Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Brendamarie. I share what I feel might benefit others too like few others do - after all, we are part of the humongous creative process. Though we have separate identities, yet we are one and the same in all other ways; we are like an ant army! The Creator says - realize your full potential, are we up to the challenge? siva

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author avatar vellur
23rd Jan 2015 (#)

I enjoy reading all your articles. They are rich with thoughts and insights and analysis that I would have never thought of. Great work!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
23rd Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Vellur for your encouragement. To be read and appreciated makes a writer produce his/her best, up the ante. Thanks for your generous motivation - siva

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author avatar Utah Jay
23rd Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you for your kind words today, I was touched.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
24th Jan 2015 (#)

It is my pleasure Utah Jay, my wish is read all your postings, sit back, and ponder - they are worth much more - siva

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author avatar Carol
23rd Jan 2015 (#)

Sorry to be behind with reading and commenting, have been so busy, having a short break before it all starts again. Keep writing the way you do Siva, we love your wisdom and honesty.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
24th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Carol for your steadfast support - it means a lot to me. I will keep putting my best foot forward - siva

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
25th Jan 2015 (#)

all you write is a blessing for us all dear Siva...i wish more would be on your level of loving and compassion...namaste...

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
25th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you dear Carolina, so reassuring to get your encouragement that it is worth the while not only to me but also to the readers - siva

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author avatar Daughter of Deity
28th Jan 2015 (#)

Eloquent piece!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
28th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you for reading and for the encouragement - siva

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author avatar n.c.radomes
29th Jan 2015 (#)

"When we keep the mind closed, we go downhill all the way and it ends up pulling down others from progressing," I appreciate very much the article especially the foregoing quote. hope others will find it worthy too. Laurels for this piece!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
30th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you N C Radomes, We can grow only with an open mind just like our forefathers did in accepting the realities of the day. We have a strong foundation to progress but we can destroy too all the good work over generations through thoughtless acts. Progress comes with a price - siva

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author avatar Jenny Heart
31st Jan 2015 (#)

If I weren't open minded I wouldn't have overcome many things in my life that were more than just challenging.. You always write about things that make our heart grow if we take the courage to change.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
31st Jan 2015 (#)

Life teaches us to accept those we cannot change and also change what we can for the better. We need not feel defeated for our efforts that improve society's well being. Thank you Jenny for your support, appreciated - siva

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author avatar LOVERME
4th Feb 2015 (#)

u r intelligent ...
mostly nod
so do I Mi Lord!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th Feb 2015 (#)

Thank you Loverme for your support. You spread love that is in short supply everywhere, every time - siva

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author avatar Kingwell
5th Feb 2015 (#)

Siva, how I enjoy reading your posts and this is certainly another gem- written from the heart. Blessings.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th Feb 2015 (#)

Thank you Kingwell. I write about what I feel deeply from my heart and cherish. I feel gratified when they touch a chord in others - siva

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
6th Feb 2015 (#)

Superb article, felt like i attended a feel good seminar!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
6th Feb 2015 (#)

Thank you SaigonDeMania. Your encouragement and motivation make my efforts worth the while - siva

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author avatar L. R. Laverde-Hansen
13th Feb 2015 (#)

"We can maintain equanimity if we take uncertainty is the only certainty!" Absolutely beautifully said, siva.

The factual comfort is that our world is getting safer and less poor. Wars and extreme poverty are diminishing. Can we overcome our other great problems (such as environmental damage) or will this progress continue, we may not say for certain, but you have the right attitude!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
14th Feb 2015 (#)

Thank you for your comment Laverde-Hansen. Environment damage control has to be our priority. Cities in poor countries, especially, are becoming unlivable due to degradation of nature and pollution from burning fossil fuels.

The main issue for the majority has been we expect others to behave the same way as we do, but few take advantage of our generosity of spirit and kindness to shortchange us every way. So we have to live on our terms but also accept few as greedy and selfish however repugnant they are in our midst!

The issue with progress is it cuts both ways, so it also adds the power of destruction too. Unless we start reducing the gap of those that divide us we will never find peace. It is essential that the leaders of various beliefs unite and isolate those who try to hijack their beliefs to create enmity to the extent they kill those who follow others or even those within their own who want to be left in peace - siva

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author avatar Retired
10th May 2015 (#)

Siva, your command of the English language is phenomenal. Thank you for 'being' here now.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
11th May 2015 (#)

Thank you Christpoher, I am humbled. English is not my mother tongue but I have a love and passion for languages which are a window to the culture and soul of the people.
I am quite fluent in three languages, including English, and can manage another two - siva

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author avatar Agnes Chin
21st Jul 2015 (#)

Very well thoughts & sharing.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
21st Jul 2015 (#)

Thank you Agnes, appreciate your support - siva

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