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In and Out of Time

It’s amazing how sometimes you learn and know more of people after they are gone from this world. I really didn’t know much of Maya Angelou. Actually, the first time I saw her was when she featured in Tyler Perry’s Madea Family Reunion. For those who haven’t seen the movie, she recited a poem almost at the end of it and I loved it. She seemed so intense and wise, and you could see that it was beyond her character to her real person. The kind of woman, whose words you would be wise to acknowledge.

Maya Angelou; A Phenomenal Woman indeed

Maya Angelou; A Phenomenal Woman indeed

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Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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“Compared to reeds in the field, trees look strong. But when the storms come, the trees can be uprooted, while the reeds move back and forth with the wind and remain grounded. They’re still standing when the storm passes.”

INTERPRETATION

“When you cling to anything — your thoughts, beliefs, positions, possessions — and aren’t willing to let your heart and mind bend back and forth a bit with the ideas and actions of others, you can easily be uprooted and slammed. One email can throw you off; gossip can flatten you.”

Culled from Huff Post

I immediately loved this after reading it. I think it is a great quote on the importance of flexibility in a person’s character. That isn’t to say that you are easily swayed by whatever and have no views, opinion and beliefs of your own.

In my opinion, it is understanding that life is a constant learning process and you cannot possibly know everything. Subsequently, one has to be open to listening to other people’s views, evaluating and amending your stand if necessary. 

Read full article @ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/15/benefits-yoga-myth_n_5326137.html

 

You think you know it all…

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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The New Cool #Hashtag

There is no question that the internet gives everyone in the world, with at least a smartphone and data connection, a voice. The presence of social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and all others, makes it almost impossible for your cause to be ignored.It has helped the world celebrate victories for causes and nations. It has helped businesses with promotions, created more employment opportunities etc. The internet, primarily social media has turned the world into a global village and through it, millions of support has been won in forcing the governments, around the world, to pay attention as well as ensuring transparency and accountability. Social media is, in truth, the new era and the voice, we, the people, have always needed.

But like every good thing, it also has its problems such as lack of privacy and if you are paranoid, an effective tool for the government to spy on us (what can I say, I have watched too many intelligence movies) and many more others but that is a topic for another day.

Most people, who use the internet know that the use of tags is one of the most effective (if not the most effective) way of getting wide readership and attention for whatever it is you put out on the internet. I, for one, have enjoyed good success with it (And hopefully, still am).

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Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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