Gandhian methods, characteristics and ideals? Rituals of visionary leaders? Gandhi was a lawyer so finding a place in today’s Corporate and Management world would likely not be difficult for him to do. But his visionary methods of leadership would probably also get him kicked out of that same world! :)
Can Gandhi find a place in today's Corporate and Management world? It has been long lasting debate going on with some of my friends in understanding the relevancy of Gandhism in the modern corporate world that talks of stocks, prices, sell-outs and buy-ins everyday. To worsen the state of their minds, a question of...
When I was a child, I always ended up in a car with other family members, dangling off the edge of something like a highway where the construction wasn’t finished and we didn’t see the sign saying “Under Construction” until it was too late. Nobody would dare move because if we did, we’d plummet to our deaths. But I don’t have that dream any more.
These days my dreams are all kinds of random stuff as if my mind is unloading garbage. I got no complaints though. I’m happy to get rid of the trash and unnecessary crap, and purify my mind! :)
My late mother used to have a dream interpretation book. I wish I would have saved it. It was full of malarkey but she believed it. I could prove to her that it wasn’t nothing but junk, but she wouldn’t believe me! Then I learned about Sigmund Freud and his weird ideas about dreams. I don’t believe none of that either! My husband is the only person who ever gave me a direct plain reasonable explanation of dreams. ‘Eh!, he said, 'It’s just your subconscious mind clearing out stuff you didn’t sort out during the day.’
Still … it’s interesting to note that there are common dreams that many people many people have - no matter what their background, ethnicity, beliefs, culture, etc. Click here to find out what the 10 Most Common Dreams are. Would you believe that my husband’s recurring dream is not included in the list of 10. In his dreams, he can fly! Jeweled Dreams Megan Aroon…Giclee Print Allposters
Francois-Marie Arouet (1694 - 1778), who later took the name of Voltaire, was once hailed as “the wittiest writer in an age of great wits”, and Candide (or Optimism) was considered “his wittiest novel”. The topic he chose to exercise his wit upon in this novel was the problem of human suffering.
Candide (or Optimism) was written in 1758. At that time, Voltaire was 64 years old. Most consider this his most important work — representative of The Enlightenment (1650-1800). The personal suffering he had endured in his own lifetime, and his study of history convinced him that there is no such thing as Divine Providence directing all human affairs.
Like to read autobiographies or biographies? Reading about the lives of other people has always been a source of inspiration for me and no doubt it is the same way for other people too. In fact, if a person is suffering from depression one of the suggested activities to uplift their spirit and pull them out of the dark black hole is reading life stories. Not trying to sound corny but we are all ordinary people and it is encouraging to know that the majority of us endure the same trials and tribulations and most of us overcome or rise above our difficulties and get on with our lives.
But clearly you do not have to be depressed to draw motivation from reading about the achievements of someone else. For one of my friends it was the life of Malcolm X. The first biography which influenced my life was about Sammy Davis Jr. It was titled Yes I Can. (I could just kick myself for not keeping the book as it is now considered a collectible. He also published a sequel called Why Me?) The first autobiography written by Mr. Davis is also the book that peaked my curiosity and got me interested in reading more and more biographies about anybody – celebrities, men and women in history, people in political circles, etc. Turned this fascination into a hobby and created a Pinterest board called BIO-Snapshots, a collection of trivia, information and articles about people. Some of my most recent pins link to mini-bios of: Nora Baker, Robert Smalls, and Huma Abedin.
Do you get inspired by reading biographical accounts or personal memoirs?
David Cowles is a full-time freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in such publications as: Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Fortune, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times. One does not have to convince others that this guy has tremendous talent. If you see an art piece like “The Pack”, you know want to go see some of his other stuff!
"I am in favor of capital punishment. Your opposing points of view and comments are welcomed. But don’t even think you will change my mind! The only thing you will get me agree to is that the “form” of execution should NOT be crucifixion. ..." via Forms of Capital Punishment - Daily Two Cents