Saturday, November 04, 2006

2 sins

The two biggest sins in this world are:

“Unfulfilled Potential”

&

“Avoidable Suffering”

Or, so, I hear…

Your views on it.... ????

(A good read unfulfilled potential is a speech by Steve Jobs titled - "Stay Hungry Stay Foolish" -http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html )

8 comments:

Everyman said...

To find out what potential u have, u got to sit and think, stand and stare..but then u dont get time to do it, unless you step away from what feeds & clothes you - your work..Steve is right, you have to stay hungry..and that's going to be a hard decision...

Had read this speech once before, but it is worth reading over and over again

Anonymous said...

Loved the speech!! Hows the job hunt coming along?

candid diary said...
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candid diary said...

Steve's speech is in circulation for some time but thanks for reminding us about it. It's a speech that really touches your heart and sets you thinking, at the same time.
Almost every one of us has 'unfulfilled potential' and ‘suffering that could be avoided’ within us. Had we been engines giving 100% output (even such engines do not exist) we would have been, probably, not blessed by 'unfulfilled potential' and ‘avoidable suffering’. I do not know if there are people without 'unfulfilled potential' and ‘avoidable suffering’.

Aparna.G said...

@grey shades - i am gonna stick arnd until mid next year & look out for something in the meanwhile too.. figured joining an NGO isnt a big deal - whats important is to do what you love- NGO is the means to an end then..so, search jaaari hai!! :D

@cabdid diary - U r SOOO right girl!! & u know what makes it worse..is when u r doing something, and then u think to yourself, "this is avoidable suffering"!! I guess at some level, nobody expects u to perform to ur fullest, coz they wouldnt know how to appraise u then! :D

Anonymous said...

As regards "Unfulfilled potential" I totally agree. The other day i read this quote, "Success is focusing the full power of what you are on what you desire to achieve"...So true...
As regards, "Avoidable suffering". I beg to differ on this one. Can it be avoided always !! More often than not, its a slap in the face before u knew it...

Anonymous said...

I am amused that you took me as cabdid and a girl :D

Aparna.G said...

@candid - that was a typo!! I dunno why i mistook u to be a girl - wil think abt it & get back!

nice to see u back on the blog! Thanks! Gives me hope...

:D