HOW TO FIND AND DO WORK YOU LOVE

MOST OF THE PEOPLE END UP IN THE WORK THAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE DOING.

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BRIGHTER & DARKER

I see a child taken birth, but an adult taking his life

I have filled my stomach, but still some one else is starving

I have won in the war, but some one losing their kingdom

I see perfume being sprinkled, but smell of death is in the air

I see ropes for drying clothes, but a generation hanging their necks

I see a seed sprouting from earth, but bodies decayed by the sins

I see a nation fighting for freedom, but dolphins are being slaughtered

I see people praising there lords, but idols are still being burnt

I see questions being praised, but answers still being cursed

I see a man tying a knot, but women breaking her bangles

I see a man felicitated, but garlands still adoring the dead

I see a dog being tamed, but a man being praised

I see mom feeding his kid, but kids ending in trash cans

I see courses being taught, but cowards still pre vales

I see kids going to school, but kids making the crackers

I see a country proud of weaponry, but nation scared for disgrace

JUST FEEL

Should I lie thousand times, to understand what is truth
Should I step back in silence, to understand what is courage
Should I become a victim of crime, to understand what is justice
Should I watch fellow being crucified, to understand what is pain

Should I praise my superiors, to understand what is inferiority
Should I play a game, to understand what is failure
Should I compete several times, to understand what is talent
Should I scream a billion times , to understand what is anger

UNEDUCATION

Enough of faking my smile

I was never made for this

You taught me to win

but you have made me weak

Running for desire

I was sick of it all

Hoping for a chance to win

I lost with me a thousand times

Learning how to succeed

I made millions to loose their strength

Finally if this is an achievement

I can’t see me in my reflection anymore

Enough of faking the smile

I was always designed to loose

My ship is sinking now

I know not even my self can board it

LIST OF GREAT FAILURES

Great Failures…

To succeed in business or life we must continually take remedial actions. Putting yourself on the line day after day can be extremely draining, especially when things do not work out asdesired. Hence, each time a disappointing event happens, I like to get reminded of these famous failures:

 

 

1. Bill Gates founder and chairman of Microsoft has literally changed the work culture of the world in the 21st century, by simplifying the way computer is being used. He was the world’s richest man for more than one decade. However, in the 1970’s before starting out, he was a Harvard University dropout. The most ironic part is that, he started a software company (that was soon to become Microsoft) by purchasing the software technology from “someone” for only $US50 back then.

 

2. Abraham Lincoln received no more than 5 years of formal education throughout his lifetime. When he grew up, he joined politics and had 12 major failures before he was elected the 16th President of the United States of America.

 

3. Isaac Newton was the greatest English mathematician of his generation. His work on optics and gravitation made him one of the greatest scientists the world has even known. Many thought that Isaac was born a genius, but he wasn’t! When he was young, he did very poorly in grade school, so poor that his teachers became clueless in improving his grades.

 

4. Ludwig van Beethoven, a German composer of classical music, is widely regarded as one of history’s supreme composers. His reputation has inspired? And in many cases intimidated? Composers, musicians and audiences who were to come after him. Before the start of his career, Beethoven’s music teacher once said of him “as a composer, he is hopeless”. And during his career, he lost his hearing yet he managed to produce great music? A deaf man composing music, ironic isn’t!

 

5. Thomas Edison who developed many devices that greatly influenced life in the 20th century. Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, holding 1,093 U.S patents to his name. When he was a boy his teacher told him he was too stupid to learn anything. When he set out on his own, he tried more than 9,000 experiments before he created the first successful light bulb.

 

6. The Woolworth Company was a retail company that was one of the original five-and-ten- cent stores. The first Woolworth’s store was founded in 1878 by Frank Winfield Woolworth and soon grew to become one of the largest retail chains in the world in the 20th century. Before starting his own business, Woolworth got a job in a dry goods store when he was 21. But his employer would not let him serve any customer because he concluded that Frank “didn’t have enough common sense to serve the customers”.

 

7. By acclamation, Michael Jordon is the greatest basketball player of all time. A phenomenal athlete with a unique combination of grace, speed, power, artistry, improvisational ability and an unquenchable competitive desire. Jordan single-handedly redefined the NBA superstar. Before joining NBA, Jordan was just an ordinary person, so ordinary that was he was removed from the high school basketball team because of his “lack of skill”.

 

8. Walter Disney was American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor and animator. One of the most well-known motion picture producers in the world, Disney founded a production company. The corporation, now known as The Walt Disney Company, makes average revenue of US $30 billion annually. Disney started his own business from his home garage and his very first cartoon production went bankrupt. During his first press conference, a newspaper editor ridiculed Walt Disney because he had no good ideas in film production.

 

9. Winston Churchill failed the 6th grade. However, that never stopped him to work harder! He strived and eventually became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Churchill is generally regarded as one of the most important leaders in Britain and world history. In a poll conducted by the BBC in 2002 to identify the “100 Greatest Britons”, participants voted Churchill as the most important of all.

 

10. Steven Spielberg is an American film director. He has won 3 Academy Awards and ranks among the most successful filmmakers in history. Most of all, Steven was recognized as the financially most successful motion picture director of all time. During his childhood, Spielberg dropped out of junior high school. He was persuaded to come back and was placed in a learning-disabled class. He only lasted a month and then dropped out of school forever.

 

11. Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist widely regarded as the most important scientist of the 20th century. He was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect in 1905 and “for his services to Theoretical Physics”. However, when Einstein was young, his parents thought he was mentally retarded. His grades in school were so poor that a teacher asked him to quit, saying, “Einstein, you will never amount to anything!”

 

12. In 1947, one year into her contract, Marilyn Monroe was dropped by 20th Century-Fox because her producer thought she was unattractive and could not act. That didn’t deter her at all! She kept on going and eventually she was recognized by the public as the 20th century’s most famous movie star, sex symbol and pop icon.

 

13. John Grisham’s first novel was rejected by sixteen agents and twelve publishing houses. He went on writing and writing until he became best known as a novelist and author for his works of modern legal drama. The media has coined him as one of the best novel authors even alive in the 21st century.

 

14. Henry Ford’s first two automobile companies failed. That did not stop him from incorporating Ford Motor Company and being the first to apply assembly line manufacturing to the production of affordable automobiles in the world. He not only revolutionized industrial production in the United States and Europe, but also had such influence over the 20th century economy and society. His combination of mass production, high wages and low prices to consumers has initiated a management school known as “Fordism”. He became one of the three most famous and richest men in the world during his time.

 

15. Soichiro Honda was turned down by Toyota Motor Corporation during a job interview as “engineer” after World War Two. He continued to be jobless until his neighbours starting buying his “home-made scooters”. Subsequently, he set out on his own to start his own company. Honda. Today, the Company has grown to become the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer and one of the most profitable automakers – beating giant automaker such as GM and Chrysler. With a global network of 437 subsidiaries, Honda develops, manufactures and markets a wide variety of products ranging from small general-purpose engines and scooters to specialty sports cars.

 

16. Akio Morita, founder of giant electric household products, Sony Corporation, first product was an electric rice cooker, only sold 100 cookers (because it burned rice rather than cooking). Today, Sony generates US$66 billion in revenue and ranked as the world’s 6th largest electronic and electrical company.

NO BRAVERY

No Bravery

There are children standing here
Arms outstretched and to the sky
Tears drying on their face
He has been here
Brothers lie in shallow graves
Fathers lost without a trace
A nation blind to their disgrace
Since he’s been here

And I see no bravery
No bravery
In your eyes anymore only sadness
Only sadness

Houses burnt beyond repair
The smell of death is in the air
A woman weeping in despair says
He has been here
Tracer lighting up the sky
It’s another family’s turn to die 
A child afraid to even cry out says
He has been here

And I see no bravery 
No bravery 
In your eyes anymore only sadness

There are children standing here
Arms outstretched and to the sky
But no one asks the question why
He has been here
Old men kneel to except their fate
Wives and daughters cut and raped
A generation drenched in hate says
he has been here

And I see no bravery
No bravery
In your eyes anymore

DEATH

Phone is ringing,  she can not hear it

White van is advancing, dog is barking

Four people walked in, vivacity walked out

A crate is brought, body was cold

The wind is blowing, a light was lit

Trespassers are passing, relatives are talking

Children are fighting, ladies are laughing

Priests are chanting, people are muttering

God is blamed, heavens are praised

The day was hard, no tears were seen

The sticks are laid,  fire was lit

The time is burnt, ashes are found

A day has slipped, friends had left

A week has passed, relatives had left

A month has gone, children had left

A year passed by, she was diseased

Vague

VAGUE

peace that was burnt, down to ashes
faith that was buried, under the heart
wishes that was wished, went in vain
hope that was narrowed, fear of losing

blood that was bleeding, slaughter of innocents
heart beat that was trembling, under blood loss
breath that was stinking, begging to exist
memory that was filled, betrayal of life

life that was dreamt, illusions of living
success that was achieved, failures of others
journey that was made, misconception of existence
courage that was shown, out of desperateness

answers waiting for questions, life waiting for death
smile waiting for tears, farmer waiting for rain
society waiting for solutions, tiger waiting for prey
departure waiting for its arrival, life is equal to death

SUICIDE

I can see fear in my faith

I can see pain in my pleasure

I can see loneliness in my life

I can see lies in my truth

I can’t see faith in my hope

I can’t see road to my future

I can’t see solution for my problems

I can’t see me in my life

I can see greed in her desire

I can see chameleon in her nature

I can see evil in her eyes

I can see deception in her moves

I can’t sense happiness in my smile

I can’t feel the warmth in her hug

I can’t see anger in my reasons

I can’t have company with the dark

I can see troubles in my dreams

I can find peace in the dark

I can find sins of my soul

I can find happiness in the pain