14-2019 Why do people ignore requests for opinion / feedback ?

Why don’t people stop and smell the roses ?
Why don’t people applaud a singing bird ?
Why don’t people appreciate a good job done ?
Why don’t people stop grumbling that this life is so terrible ?
Why don’t people speak out when they are asked their opinion / feedback ?

How often does someone ask you your opinion / feedback on a product or service you have used ? How often do you ignore such requests ?

For many, giving an opinion/feedback on anything is usually not a very welcome or interesting activity. You find yourself caught between the proverbial horns of a dilemma. If you want to be honest, you may have to be careful that you do not offend the person. You also do not want to spend time to learn some diplomatic skills, without sounding too dishonest or indifferent. Moreover, you often suspect that the time you have to spend is not a very productive option for you. The easiest way out, is to avoid / ignore the request for opinion / feedback altogether. You have better things to do in life, don’t you ?

From the opinion-seeker’s point of view, your opinion may really matter much. Even an adverse (but constructive) opinion may be more than welcome, sometimes. Calling a spade, a spade is not always frowned upon. So, don’t worry. Remember, you have a social duty and responsibility to help remove all the blemishes you see, and to create a beautiful world where everyone enjoys a pleasant stay. Do not miss the opportunity to do your bit and earn some good karma. So, the next time someone asks for your opinion / feedback, do not ignore the request. Mere grumbling does not improve anything. You may actually be helping the person and yourself by letting know your feelings. Of course, be sure to be constructive and polite.

You want to change your habit ? For starters, try this small survey.

1-2019 Welcome to my new blog “selfpress”

2019 starts with a new facility from me: this new blog

This is a self-hosted WordPress, located in my own web-space at drpartha.org.in . I have nicknamed it : selfpress

I have put my earlier blog on wordpress.com in hibernate (freeze) mode. Henceforth, all my brainwaves (almost) will be displayed here.

You can find here an overview of selfpress.

I will add more features, as I explore and learn this new tool.

Visit this blog often, and gain some good karma.

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6-2018 Casting pearls before swines

Casting pearls before swines.

Today (22 December) happens to be the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan,
a brilliant mathematician who created some incredible mathematics which is
used in a wide variety of fields. Some years ago, after several proddings, the Government of India declared 22 December to be the national mathematics
day. Predictably, the celebrations stopped with that declaration. We continue to bask in our ignorance and indifference, given that many of our so-called mathematicians and institutions remain blissfully ignorant of this great mathematical genius. We do not even know how to celebrate or worship Ramanujan, much less understand or appreciate him. Year after year, I have tried to convince my neighbourhood schools to spend some time talking about mathematics seriously (other than routine classroom lectures). I even compiled and made available on the web, a lot of material about Ramanujan. But no one even noticed it. I have not succeeded in making any dent in their mindset. Maybe, two can lead a horse to the water, but two hundred cannot make the animal sing, if it is a donkey or a swine.

Here are some more discoveries I made:

  1. Where ignorance is bliss
  2. Where ignorance is bliss … a
    sequel.
  3. The sequel to a sequel
  4. Ramanujan deserves more than this

  5. My own humble tribute to the genius, in my own little way:

  6. Remembering Ramanujan

“Tamaso maa jyothirgamaya” (lead us from darkness to light — a famous Hindu prayer)

You too can do something about this by signing this petition.

Amen

5-2018 Call a spade a spade

spadepicIt is no crime to call a spade a spade. It is easier than using verbal camouflage.
It saves you the meaningless effort of having to look eternally for sweet-smelling synonyms. It may make your spadework easier, and may even help you discover hidden treasures.

Finally, it may prove to you once again that

Honesty is not a sin.

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