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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Failures..

Sometimes, it is good if life deals you a couple of crushing blows when you are young. You are bruised, hurt and there's no light at the end of the tunnel. Life is all dark. But youth has a way of overcoming all hurdles. You pull through and maybe the experience leaves you accustomed with failure. You know what it is like to fail, be a failure and you know how to get through it. If the first taste of hardship one faces is in adulthood, it becomes hard to digest. It is impossible to say what drives humans to death but maybe, it won't lead to this.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

very very sad indeed. I did not expect to see this post on your blog either. I always considered your blog to be humorous and chirpy. Keep it that way:)

subash said...

hey,
I came to know abt this and it was published in The hindu also.I feel Bush has not taken enough steps and When the accounting scandal was revealed in 2003 some bold stpes should have been taken against freddie mae and fannie mac.
some sad news in your blog too!

expertdabbler said...

you have inserted 'sometimes' and 'maybe' very thoughtfully

Venkatesh G said...

Nice post.

Balakesan said...

How come a smart, intelligent person has failed to understand failure is part of the life cycle?.

I always thought ‘love’ in the 'home' cure all the pains...
How can he do this to krishna, vinayaka and Arjun? no one can explain this…

I feel ashamed for a fellow tamilian destroyed his family just for money crises!

Either good or bad, his story is a lesson!

Suba--- I’ve recently start reading yours. I enjoyed many of your writings !, keep writing.

-bala

PH said...

subha, how would you distinguish between youth and adulthood?

perhaps the trick is not to get out of the youth phase.

Anonymous said...

The problem with the current education is that it is creating only erning machines rather than those individuals that have the character built in them that are fearless, unconditional loving and GOD seeking ones.

Afterall, Swami Vivekananda says that WE WANT THAT EDUCATION THAT BUILDS THE CHARACTER OF A PERSON.

But, sadly, current parents are making their kids run after money or fame at the material level, and not pushing in the direction of character AND the spirituality levels.

A LIFE THAT HAS A BALANCE OF MATERIAL OR BODY LEVEL PROSPERITY, MIND OR CHARACTER LEVEL PROSPERITY AND SPIRITUAL OR SOUL LEVEL PROSPERITY WILL AT ONE TIME OR THE OTHER WILL HAVE TO FACE PROBLEMS, BUT AT LEAST, IF THE PERSON IS HAVING SPIRITUAL STRENGTHS, THAT PERSON CAN OVERCOME THE CHARACTER AND PHYSICAL LEVEL TROUBLES, BUT HAVING ONLY PHYSICAL (AND/OR CHARACTER) LEVEL ACHIEVEMENTS BUT NOT THE SPIRITUAL LEVEL ASPECTS WILL FALL AT ONE POINT OR THE OTHER DEFINITELY.


A balance of these is the ideal life.

Had this person who comitted suicide had even a bit of spiritual level aspects in his life, probably he would have been steered through this trouble, by realizing that the problema that he is facing are far lesser and temporary in nature compared to the troubles of life and death, diseases, hunger death etc that others are facing in this world. One good thing is that, this person is good at his character, where he didnot rob or loot others to save his own, but having only a character is not sufficient like I said, but having Spiritual life is also very important. Only spiritual aspects of live will give you the CHILLING ASSURANCES even at the toughest times of ones life, due to which you will be fearless in times of troubles and will keep trust in the ALL PERVADING DIVINITY OR GOD.

Anonymous said...

I am telling above words, since I HAD LOST MY MOM AT THE AGE OF 8 YEARS AND MY MOM SUICIDED FOR SOME TROUBLES, AND LATER , AFTER A LOT OF STRUGGLE AND BY THE DIVINE SUPPORT, I REALIZED THAT IT IS THE LACK OF SPIRITUAL REALIZATION THAT MAKES A PERSON LOOSE THE STRENGTH IN TIMES OF TEST AND ULTIMATELY LOOSE THE VALUABLE LIFE.