Over dinner this weekend, a friend on the other side of 30 was agonizing that she had never been in love! Really? Many of you may believe so too. How mistaken you are! Ok, let’s have a small quiz here. What do you think people who are in love feel like, behave like?
I’m reading a very interesting book by acclaimed author Dr Robert Svoboda these days and to quote loosely from it, he says at one point – ‘As cultures urbanize and complexify, knowledge becomes more explicit and more rule based – attentive more to external detail than to internal unitary awareness. From the worldly point of view, this linear progress towards increased complexity is evolutionary change, but from the spiritual point of view, mundane complexity is devolutionary when it drags your awareness away from the Absolute.’ Something like when we want to define rules for passion, engagement, perseverance and adaptability in organizations today. We are in agreement about the role of culture and if i were to take an analogy of India’s joint family systems here
I was reading a report this morning about New Zealand having a scarcity of IT workers. A significant reason is that the kids in the country find it “uncool” and “geeky”. This is despite the available IT professionals getting “rockstar” salaries (again, the Report terminology :-). What irony!! I set thinking on the dichotomy. In this uber info-centric world, who are our Demi Gods? Regardless of the field (and thank heavens, many “geeky” types make it too!), here are a few things common to them: