Here's something all of you fellow mirakeeans would have to sign (if you haven't already).
Your support would be heavily appreciated by people of future generation. Besides, you owe them(your kids, other animals, plants, the whole earth) this.
Just search the term "Global deal for nature" and you'll find what you're looking for. We need this petition to have more and more support before the 2020 meeting. It's time we do more than we already are doing. @writersnetwork@readwriteunite@mirakee@geraldine_mary etc...
To all those who sign, thank you.
To all those who choose to ignore, that's ok. Just don't blame it on others when it comes on your doorsteps...
Few life skills are as neglected, yet as important as the ability to remain calm. Our very worst decisions and interactions are almost invariably the result of a loss of calm – and a descent into anxiety and agitation. Surprisingly, but very fortunately, our power to remain calm can be rehearsed and improved. We don’t have to remain where we are now: our responses to everyday challenges can dramatically alter. We can educate ourselves in the art of remaining calm not through slow breathing or special teas but through thinking. -Calm The School of life
I don't share much here now. Not because this platform is not worthy (saying that would be a terrible lie coz I've found a good lot of people with wonderful mindsets) but because it takes time to generalise or specialize the thoughts according to the needs of this platform. And also coz, I have lost sense of having an audience who listened to me. Nevertheless, I have to share the thoughts. Who knows, it may do good to someone...anyone. :)
Apparently these are the only tags i can find at this moment. I've been my usual self and bothered myself by forgetting people and names. Such a lovely thing to do! Well, you can't blame me entirely. I've been inactive on this platform and NOBODY(minus a few) tags me or message or anything. Apparently, their life has moved on. Well, mine has too but I prefer not to forget people I have admired in the past. And this statement is in strong disagreement with what i was saying earlier. Well, it doesn't matter.
Must have been a while but dust your dirty faces, wash off all the dirt and do what I have been telling you to do since a long long time. SMILE! This time, for a little longer, a little broader.
I have often seen this situation where people start judging other people because of certain events. And often, they make a whole damn book out of it which appears to define the "guilty" person's personality. But, that's not right. One single action doesn't define a person. There's a hundred thousand other freaking things which, combined, do. So, before judging, remember to be more practical and ethical. Think about it from more than one POV.
Hi everyone... anyone here to talk to this old fella?
Anyways, for those of you, who don't want to talk to me or are disconnected, let my last message be- "Smile please. :) You look better with a smile. And anyways, it's free!!"
And.... it's sad to confess that i have lost some friends from here. It's a pity. I didn't follow them and now they are lost. I'm hoping maybe they'll be back one day. If not, well, I have some sweet memories. Trust me. I'll be happy with them. Life always give me one hell of an experience. And I love my life (even with it's negative sides).
You tell me if it's normal or weird but i like the times when I'm miserable. No really. I don't like it when I'm miserable but i like those times.
Coz, every time I suffer like that, it is proceeded by a very mesmerising thing. I end up learning something new and exciting. I don't know why. I have weird ways to learn.
Okay. Enough of my clattering. We'll see each other soon. Till then, smile dear. Let it add to your charm. LOL. (Laugh out loud/Live your life/Lot's of Love) (apparently there's a lot of meaning to it...) --------------------------------------
In case you find this message, this is another one of my proper observations which I would like to share. First of all, hi. Haven't heard from you for a long time. I think this friend of yours deserves atleast a 'hi' with a smily emoji.
To begin with, I'm pretty sure I understand what you're trying to express. But ofcourse, I don't have any clue what is it in real (if any).
Looking in the mirror analogy is an indication of some sort of introspection even if it's just physical. (Ofcourse, here I assumed it's more than physical.) Unheard voices and unfocused people are no alien to me. I have studied them with extreme interest and sometimes have felt a deep connection with them, even if I never actually talk to them in real (which in most cases would have been weird).
But yeah, I get it. I guess.
By the next few lines I related to an incident when I didn't know what to write but still wanted to write something and ended up with what I call my "babblings". Ofcourse, this piece is a beautiful melody of vocabulary and have nice rythm in it, I still think it's just an outcome of that problem. (A beautiful outcome ofcourse)
And forgive me if I wasn't supposed to do it, I laughed at the line when you said "Pffft! How can a digital watch tick?!". That had humour in it. I couldn't control my smile.
I know that you would probably think it's lame and rubbish and indeed it is. (But still it is better than 90% of what I get to read here on Mirakee.) But I'm not just focusing on this mere post. I'm focusing on you. You're in need of something. And I can just smell it. Forgive me if it's an absurd interpretation. My nose is blocked by the way because of a mild cold.
But on a serious note, do talk to me. I've waited for a while now. Perhaps I can help you figure it out if not solve it? Sometimes we don't know what's the problem actually. And that's just so annoying because now you couldn't know how to solve it.
A writer's block isn't a very hard thing to break. A single thought sparked by someone can break months old silence. Example is my own. I had been quite thoughless for months and recently someone's simple question about gender equality made me think again. Now, I can continue my research on spiritualism and how it describes life and mind. (No. I'm still very much atheist. GOD is still a hollowed down story for me. What I'm looking for is an upgradation of atheism itself, where a mind can be less abstract and a little bit more joyful and aware of what's happening. But that's a topic for when you start talking. )
Hope you bother yourself with a hi.
Regards Adesh (POZ)
P.S. : Please tell me I haven't misinterpreted another person as Varnika. That would be a "LOL" situation because I wrote it in a very serious and thoughtful mood.
Take my Advice and don't read it unless you have a lot of free time. I checked it myself and think it's mostly garbage.
Good luck. (Hehe. I don't believe in "luck". It's all cause and effect. Just a little too complex for us to notice.)
Note: this isn't a post. I was writing a comment to this (tagged) person but it was way too long. So, I'm posting the comment.
Don't bother yourself with it if you're not that person. It's just me and my "philosophical" babblings. Infact i don't expect the person himself to be bothered by it. It's long and mostly insignificant. Its incomplete. Like my second last post, it's incomplete. I wonder if I would ever complete it all. My drafts section is growing unnecessarily large because of these incomplete stuffs.
Hopefully I'll forget it all. I have my base philosophies anyways. These are just special cases philosophies based on actual problems. Wait. What am I talking about?
Allow me to speak a few words regarding your post.
1. I'm terribly sorry I can't repost it. It's not up to my standards (which are nowhere close to the standard standards you usually see around).
2. You're kind of funny. That stalking thing made me smile. So, thank you for that.
Ok. Enough numbers!
I read the first two paragraphs and then slipped to the end. Sorry for that. But all I want to talk about is the last one.
You say that you can't describe your thoughts at one single time (and perhaps post) and I feel completely related to it. I'm suffering with the very same problem lately.
Earlier my thoughts used to be crisp and straight forward. But I'm no longer my last self. I have grown beyond my horizons and have seen from so many perspectives and point of views that my thoughts are now enormous! Gigantic! It's hard to just sit and write it all for a single post. My problem is that I can't keep my ideas and stories to myself. One day i was trying to write how I became an atheist and then something even bigger than an atheist, something which contains mind and spirit (energy) and still don't believe that this traditional god exist. (Because it doesn't. He have created the picture of traditional god and have been praying him for thousands of years). But that's a topic for different talk to someone else.
Okay. So where was I? yeah.. so, I tend to write my ideas and thoughts and stories to different people. Different parts, bits of myself to different people. It's a terrible thing to do if you ask me. I am a kind of person who likes keeping every single thought he had into a diary (not a physical paper diary though) like thing.a propet organised notes of events of my life. So, I'm still searching for a better way to store my thoughts. Because what i am making now is a disorganised graveyard of thoughts! They will be lost. One day or the another.
And my mind has a problem. It can't repeat many of those. Cause they only existed for a moment and then captured in right time.
But here's the question. Why do I need them anyways?
Well, I feel that all these things will serve as a few things- memories,old bases and beliefs and a reminder that that's how I used to think. I don't want to forget any moment of my life. Cause they are the only thing which separates me from being similar to the rest of the universe.
Here's a fun thing that every human being should know.
You're not any separate being different from the rest of universe. You are an part of it.
Let's take an analogy. You're like the wave that flows in the ocean. The ocean is the universe and you're a temporary bump in the form of a wave. You were created one day because of some events and you formed a complex organised structure growing and then reaching at the peak of your complexity and thus your beauty then you start degrading and at the end you fall back to the ocean. No matter how big you become, you'll eventually and up being the normal part of ocean again. This is not a gloomy analogy. No! This is reality. There's nothing to fear, nothing to lose, nothing to be happy about either though.
It just tells you that you are a temporary bump of the road of time.
You know what it's going way deeper than I thought. I fefinetely lost track of what i was actually going to say. Sorry for that.
I am ending it here but remember, that is the hard part of the reality. Once you understand that, you can go to the soft and nice part of it. I like giving the hard part first. It's better to deal bad and then happy rather than happy and than bad. (Even though the order doesn't matter in a higher perspective anyways. But that's another babbling. )
Some talking at the end:-
How difficult it is there days to write it all. It overwhelms me every time! You know what? There should be a device which can extract all these thoughts and make a proper book out of it.. yes. A book! That's what i want. But writing a book isn't an easy thing. I won't do it now anyways. I can hardly write a comment without getting into deep thoughts. Because I don't feel satisfied. There's more to write.
A lot more. But that needs organisation again. And... there's the bummer.
What is the meaning of all this? What is the greater purpose? Why are we here?
Often we are baffled by these questions, trying so hard to understand a deeper meaning.
I’m still fascinated by how this world works. A lot has changed in the last few hundred years, our understanding of reality to the way we treat this life. Now it is more than just trying to survive another day not to get eaten by the predators in the top of the food chain. We want to understand the why's and the what's. This curiosity is the one reason why we are on the top, evolving from a clueless ape to this world dominant being. Ancient life was simpler if you ask me. Earth at the center of the universe, then you have sky or heaven up above, and ground or hell down below. Then dreamers like Copernicus changed the way we see the universe.
Artists and philosophers ruined the way we see this world. They made everything a little more complex and now we look for the meaning of all the uncertainties. Everything has to mean something, from what we feel to the vacant space between the stars. Maybe it is hard-coded into our DNA, to look for meaning, to understand the reality. But what is this reality then? When we look at the bigger picture, our life is nothing but a meaningless event. It starts and ends in a blink, and this loop continues. Still, we dare to dream and look at the stars, wonders about the life beyond.
but when you really think about it we re nothing but stardust of an old age molded by gravity, decaying again but never gone. and slowly remolding into something new.
We look at the stars for answers as if an answer can make all the difference. How? Just another question waiting for another answer.
When I watched Interstellar for the first time, I was thrilled about the possibilities waiting for us in the vast emptiness. All the unexplored dreams, places and time. That is why the first photograph of a black hole is really special and poetic, in a way.
We are searching, searching for something that’s been hiding from us for so long, and we have absolutely no idea what that is. You may wonder why, why this constant curiosity to find things, to find meaning. Maybe it’s not just curiosity, maybe we are afraid of this uncertainty, the unknown, so damn terrified of the things we don’t understand.
On April 10th, 2019, Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration released the first-ever image of a black hole, situated around 53.5 million light-years away in the center of the galaxy M87. This supermassive black hole is about 6.5 billion times the mass of our Sun. It’s been 104 years since Einstein first published his General Theory of Relativity, but we never had a chance to directly observe a black hole. We can detect the black holes by observing the neighboring celestial objects but we cannot see one with our naked eye, because it’s a black hole. You must be wondering now, about how we got the picture then. It turns out, you can actually see the black hole if you zoom in radio wavelengths. This is due to the gravitational lensing of the hot plasma near the black hole. And that is exactly what the more than 200 scientists ( I’m going to call them dreamers), 8 telescopes and an algorithm did. Let’s forget about all the science stuff for a second and try to understand what it really means for us, for the future.
“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you’re lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.” -Stephen Hawking
We are dreamers, that is what makes us so special in this whole cosmic mess. We have this amazing ability to create things in our imagination, wondering about all the answers, even though we don’t know the right question, to begin with. Somewhere along the way, we lost our ways. Lost the ability to dream, lost the ability to look up at the stars and wonder about the meaning of all this. We just kept on running, running between places and people, between all the what ifs, collecting all the regrets in the backpack and carrying it to our grave.
We live in a complicated world where everyone is divided based on race, color, gender, religion, ideologies…etc. In a world where everyone is trying to win a war, things like this restore our hope in a better future. Even though, things are complicated it is changing now. More and more people are brave enough to dream and fight for a better world where we are treated equally.
A few lines of codes can change the whole world. Margaret Hamilton proved that with the Apollo Space Program and now Katie Bouman has shown us the same. While multinational companies are using machine learning and artificial intelligence to collect sensitive information to create ads and making us slaves to this dopamine consumerism, people like Katie is showing us the infinite possibilities of artificial intelligence and about how we can use it to the advancement of human beings.
This is why people like Elon Musk is a great inspiration for our generation. He moved away from the typical silicon valley money making start-up to one with a future vision. Making us into believing that the future is more colorful than we think. Mars colonization is the next big step in human history and artificial intelligence is the next big step in human evolution. This is not just about making life simpler and smarter, this is about pushing our limit to make all the crazy dreams a reality. Human beings are never meant to live and die on this tiny blue planet, even if our life ends in a blink of an eye, we can accomplish a lot of things and inspire a lot of people. Maybe that is more important than the ultimate truth or the meaning. Maybe that is why we’re here…
Do you know why I love stars? They represent something extraordinary. It is like staring right into the past life of something that happened long before our existence. It questions our understanding of time, this is nothing but a universe that existed in different parts of the time. Some a few minutes before, some few hours, some thousands and some may not even exist at this moment. In the grand stage of things, our now is nothing but a collage of a past that no longer exists. We are so damn foolish, thinking we need words to tell what we feel when the universe does a better a job with this darkness and flickering lights
“Perhaps we’ve just forgotten that we are still pioneers. That we’ve barely begun. That our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us. That our destiny lies above us.” - Interstellar