John Wayne ~You have got to be a man first before you can be a gentleman

John Wayne  in ‘McLintock’ ~“You’ve got to be a man first before you can be a gentleman”

Whoa! Resonates strong with me !

Here’s Dan Steele’s take on it …an interesting extract below

“Gentlemanliness presupposes manliness. It’s a softening, a harnessing of the core characteristics of masculinity: strength, courage, mastery, and honor. A gentleman, as scholar Harvey Mansfield put it, is a manly man with polish.

The respect given a gentleman is thus premised on constraint.”

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Reclaim Your Life Now !

Reclaim Your Life Now !

What inspired me to blog this on a lovey cool Sunday Morning were two interesting news articles today ~ one in the Sunday Mid-Day and one in the Mumbai Mirror

Sunday Mid-day : Smartphones: The new homebreakers ~ Imagine waking up and hugging your phone instead of your children or spouse just to check if you missed any calls or messages or emails while you slept at night ! ~ Get a Life Guys ! ~ just junk your Smartphone and go back to one that allows you only to simply make or receive calls and sms and throws in a games like building bricks ! ~ “But Dad ! you send me a Smiley Hug everyday from your Smartphone !” retorted my Son  ~ “That’s different Son,I use it well ! and how else can I hug you when you go and come at odd hours  as an upcoming Sound Engineer !” I justified

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Driven into an Isaac Asimov Mode for a reason ….and Enjoying it

I’m simply aghast and how intensely all the TV News Channels are now in General Election Results Prediction Mode ~ thrashing around permutations and combinations and probabilities and possibilities and airing two bit sound bytes of  every political hue and person with propoganda and profanities clearly standing out Profound Prognostication by Psephologists and Politicians ~with Anchors plugging some as Prophetic ! I’m more aghast at how  even the Intelligentia are glued to these loud coverages and want to discuss them ! ~ I started to hum a Classic Song I love to put off one such discussion that was threatening to begin last evening when I met up with a few Took me to Isaac Asimov ~ his quotes and my brief interpretation  below reflects my mood and mindset currently “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that’my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’” ~ there’s a scarcity and a premium on those who are truly intelligent, wise ,selfless,moral and visionary ~ anybody living  that comes instantly to your mind ! “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”  ~ It’s not restricted to just West Bengal ! “I write for the same reason I breathe … because if I didn’t, I would die.”  ~ Reason I blog  to express my anguish at times ~ at most other times I’m an Optimist ! “Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”  ~ It’s a humble submission that many of us are far wiser and intelligent and mature and knowledgeable and understanding  that those who assault our senses on TV News Channels day in and day out Of course Isaac Asimov’s Atheism or as he puts it ‘Rationalism’ is a matter to ponder on another day !

Tap Dancing To Work ~ Warren Buffett on practically everything from 1966 to 2012 ~ compiled by Carol Loomis

For Warren Buffett Fans this Book is a Must Possess

Carol Loomis’s “Tap Dancing To Work ~ Warren Buffett on practically everything from 1966 to 2012”

I read it this week end in one sitting till 2 am Sunday Morning !

Warren Buffett ~ Tap Dancing To Work

How Warren Buffett got his first Stock Book at Age 8 and his first Share Purchase at Age 11 ! ~ how he was rejected by Harvard ~ and got accepted at Columbia to study under his ‘Intellectual Father’ Benjamin Graham ~ tried all stock trading methodologies including technical ~ how he returned funds to investors in 1969 and suggested they invest in municipal bonds as he saw no returns from Equities ! ~ how he never invests looking at macros~ how he invested US $ 500 Million in Petro China on just reading the Annual Report ! and got out inside years at superb gains before the fall  but how these gains set off the Loss suffered on another Petrol Share purchase of Conoco at a high cost in 2007 and 2008~ how he met Bill Gates who only came for the day spend gathering of a few at his Mothers because he had promised her !

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Richard Branson’s ‘Screw Business As Usual’ is fairly interesting but not as racy and peppy as his earlier books

Richard Branson’s  “Screw Business As Usual” ~ Is written in first person in his signature racy style ~ yet found it not as racy and peppy as his earlier books ~ more an encouraging pat for many he believes are making a difference to Planet Earth and the Species,including Humans,on it  and for some a clear ‘plug’

Many of those who read it may view it more like a Compilation Endeavour of Social,Economic and Environmental Issues that dog our World and how these are being tackled by enterprising and concerned Individuals and Entities,including Branson and his Virgin Group

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Mahatma Gandhi ~ We Love you Bapu !

Gandhiji's Quote on Humanity

Dear Bapu,

We Love you and Need you Now more than Ever !

Incredibly through AHIMSA you successfully challenged the British to Quit India and our great nation became Free !

How do we successfully challenge these Domestic Demoralising ,Devastating ,Destructing,Disillusioning Demons of Corruption!

You fought for the Harijans and the Downtrodden and against Untouchability ~ but those who govern us have not left a single element untouched to corrupt ! ~ Air has been corrupted by the 2G Spectrum Scam ~ Earth has been raped by Coalgate Scam ~ Water has been evaporated by the Irrigation Scam ~Fire has been tainted by Defence Scams !

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