Archive for the 'Perception' Category

28
May
17

Never give in humiliating!

“It’s okay not to like someone, but it is never okay to try

and degrade, humiliate, or dehumanize them.” – Cory Booker

I have known the Lawrence School Lovedale for over 25 years and professionally involved (on and off), with it since 2004.

Have witnessed many a high and low of the place and am familiar with every nook and cranny – of the school and the minds within it.

What happened on the evening of May 24, 2017 is probably the lowest and shoddiest that I have observed on the Front Lawns of the school.

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22
Nov
15

Rethinking

 “If there is one thing that you aim to do in your life, it’s not to take people for granted because one day when everything is falling apart, those people who were always there before, might not stick around to be there again…” – Anon

Recently, I was told that I should rethink the meaning of friendship. I wanted to point out to this individual that I, more-or-less, rethink about everything. Especially, my relationship(s) of any sort with anybody. I tread with great care and do not intrude upon.

But I did. Think – that is, in order to unearth why this person was so agitated? What was I supposed to analyze? Was it because I rejected a munificent, albeit an unasked for gesture?

I remain befuddled.

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10
Oct
09

Professional or non-professional?

Brian Joyce of Australia’s Freewheels Theatre, once gave the following at the beginning of an article on ‘Professionalism’ and wrote that the “slapstick definition seemed to be as lucid as some of the responses (he) received….asking for some opinions from colleagues and acquaintances.”

Mowldie: (Insulting the others) Amateurs!

Quince: Yes. Amateurs. From the Latin. Ama; Love. Teur; For the of.

Snout: Love for the of?

Quince: For the love of! Yes amateurs! And you sir, a professional. Ha!

Mowldie: Yes Professional. (Explaining) Pro; For, Fesh;……fesh. On; State of.  Al; Cohol. Professional. One who drinks like a fish! (Exits and collapses)

from “The Popular Mechanicals” by Taylor, Robinson and Shakespeare.

I happened to be at a shindig the other day. Educationists, artists, teachers, HOD’s, industrialists and other important figures adorned the gathering. One particular debate revolved around professionalism. The discussion immediately reminded me of Brian’s introduction to his article written nearly 14 years ago.

It is unfortunate that in India a hierarchy still exists in the ladder of categorising what a professional is? A major emphasis is laid on the ‘white collar’ executive cadre and the mainstream established Doctor/Lawyer/Manager/Engineer/BPO career.

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