To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Adjustment Cramps

I've thought of writing after ages. We're not reporting to work this week due to protest, though we work at home for lessons, I have to spend time waiting for my videos to upload which give me the chance to write. I had full plates in the past years, of both personal and work. I had to start over in many ways and in fact, just recently, I've bought a new laptop and a smart phone that remind me of the pain of learning and adjusting to something new. In an instant, I thought of regardless of one wanting a new phase, or disliking it at all, inconveniences are still in the mixture.  It was funny though how I dealt with these gadgets that at some point I thought of myself being a bit "stupid". Reading manuals was used to be my thing, but nowadays, I think searching for youtube vids is better. Only to think that in the end, specially with smartphone that tutorials are actually in the phone hahaha. :D

Anyway, my touch-screen fancy has hit me right in the face, as of course the trend is handy and perhaps more comfortable but of having different brands are confusing at times. My work computer is not touch-screen, my personal one is and so my mobile. Though both my personal gadgets are touch-screen however they don't have similar commands so I get confused at times. Perhaps because I've just bought them, I might need more time to master playing with both. I'm actually in the stage of adjustment which we all find a bit of tedious.

These are no different to life, I think. Having a new chapter isn't easy though we know it's for the better. I just set to mind that there's no point hanging out with past as there are more things to look forward to in the future. The only difference between past and future is that, we are completely aware of what the past is while the future is still set to experience. I really believe the latter is more interesting and that I have all the reasons to be excited about. Just one sure thing to make it work is to plan and set goals. In case, it won't work, there is always a second chance and the option to go on or just leave things away.

As for the gadgets, no, I can't can't just let go, there should be solutions around and whatever part doesn't work should properly function. On the other hand, I've just changed my mind - they're not the same after all. :)