Prof. Phadke has helped me liberate myself..we just had a 2 day workshop at office on 'self-development'..Prof. Phadke(with a typical marathi accent, as my friend states) is a thin, short senior citizen.. It was when he started talking that we realised all his energy and authority is in his voice.. he dint have a great voice, but, his delivery skills were filled with stress patterns, intonation, loads of humor and more than 30 years experience that you just listen to him, no 2 ways about it..
He shared with us a concept in psychology, but more than that, he reinforced my thoughts about life, society and the rest of human kind..which simply is, 'i think and therefore i am'...or in his own words, 'i am a ship with a rudder'...I AM MY OWN BOSS!!! Not that i doubted these earlier, but, it just sets you free from all the guilt on your shoulders when it comes from him!!
The session was about reinforcing rational thoughts when clouded with conflicts with irrational thoughts through emotions & behavior by questioning them..i am an adolescent again when i remember the ways in which i questioned everything that was done..is there a sound & logical reason behind what i do/say/hear/feel? why cant i just enjoy the day instead of worrying about my present actions which might upset my tomorrow? i dont want to follow the same 'natural cycles ' in life, i want to be different / unique...
As far as i can see it, my generation is one helluva confused lot..we have 'modern' thoughts in a 'conservative' society...we make choices in life many a time that may not always be appreciated. Although i am content with my choice, my enviornment based on 'experience' decides a different fate altogether, and i have succumbed to many thus far...Prof. Phadke has liberated me today..