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Small Things

Small Things

There are things that you can't do - like writing letters to a part of yourself. To your feet or hair. Or heart.

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MORE IDEAS FROM The God of Small Things

Isn't It ?

It is curious how sometimes the memory of death lives on for so much longer than the memory of the life that is purloined.

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Little Events

Perhaps it’s true that things can change in a day. That a few dozen hours can affect the outcome of whole lifetimes. And that when they do, those few dozen hours, like the salvaged remains of a burned house—the charred clock, the singed photograph, the scorched furniture—must be resurrected from the ruins and examined. Preserved. Accounted for. Little events, ordinary things, smashed and reconstituted. Imbued with new meaning. Suddenly they become the bleached bones of a story.

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Excitement

Excitement Always Leads to Tears.

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The God

The God of Loss.

The God of Small Things.

He left no footprints in the sand, no ripples in water, no image in mirrors.

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Dark Shelving

Some things come with their own punishments. Like bedrooms with built-in cupboards. They would all learn more about punishments soon. That they came in different sizes. That some were so big they were like cupboards with built-in bedrooms. You could spend your whole life in them, wandering through dark shelving.

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To Matter

Our sorrows will never be sad enough. Our joys never happy enough. Our dreams never big enough. Our lives never important enough. To matter.

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Identified

People always loved best what they identified most with.

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AMITA TRASI

You see, like a tortoise withdraws itself into its shell for protection, we, too, sometimes have to build a wall around ourselves. Maybe it is the only way we can cope.

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Types of people

Category 1: Losers

People who always see negative in everything and put in the least amount of effort or no effort at all. They are least bothered about what is happening around them. They will only crib and complain about how the world is. They will say something like – 

  • Man, the job market is so tough.
  • I hate my job!
  • My business sucks!
  • I could have been more successful if it wasn’t for the company/ manager/ friend/ family/ a particular situation!
  • All my colleagues are losers.
  • Money is not everything, Money will not make you happy!

Category 2: Comforters

These are the people who get comfortable in life and put in minimal efforts to stay afloat. These people just focus on hitting targets. Even if they fall short, it does not bother them. Be it in job, business or health. They will set a goal of losing 5 kg but will settle even if they reduce weight by 2 kg. They will prefer going for movies, hanging out with friends, relaxing on the couch over the weekend instead of reading a book or watching educational videos. They will ask their friends to shut up if they give them advice on work, business or how to become successful. They will label others as “Kitabi Keeda (Nerd), Padhaku, Studious, Loser” etc but in reality, they themselves are semi-losers. They will say something like:

  • I am doing my best to hit my goals.
  • It is so difficult to start your own business.
  • I tried reading a book but it's not for me.

Comforters try to console themselves by telling themselves that they are doing good, or that they are better than others. They always have an excuse for not doing something or not being able to achieve something. They are happy with what they have.

Category 3: Averagers

These are the people who do what they are supposed to do, sometimes creating small success, meeting their goals, or keeping bosses happy. They work hard or pretend to be working hard when it is required for the company or doing what is required for business. They could be on the top 5 performers list. They may read a book once a while if their friends suggest or they may watch some motivational video, but that drive soon fades away, and they go back to their average lives. They have many pending books to read. They buy books but don’t finish them. They would say something like :

  • I am doing good at work.
  • I met my target.
  • Yes , I read that book but I'm not yet finished. Will finish it soon. That soon never comes.
  • I can't take this risk; I have so much responsibilities.
  • Getting into a business is hard.
  • I know the value of money and how important it is.

Category 4: Unstoppables

These are the people who take massive action. They create remarkable success very often. Winning is a habit for them. They are addicted to success. They are looked upon by others as extraordinary humans. They are the people who work extra hours and know how to work smart. Management loves them because they are highly productive. They are people who have started their own businesses and committed to making it big someday. They read books very often, go to seminars, hang out with leaders, have big goals, will be well known for something great, their family loves them but sometimes they are too busy with work. They inspire others to come out of their comfort zone. They become a benchmark for people around them. People tell them things like: slow down; your goals are unrealistic; you are crazy; you are studious; etc. This is what they say:

  • I want to make things happen.
  • I have a mission.
  • I know nothing comes easy in life.
  • I'll do it.
  • I love doing this.

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Forgiveness does not mean forgetting

It’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever be able to forget a serious wrong committed against you. But it’s a mistake to assume that because your mind is drawn to a specific thought or memory, you should allow your attention to stay there.

Acknowledge your memories but then choose to re-focus your attention elsewhere.

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