The Answer

There are no answers. Only choices. (From the movie Solaris)

The ‘real’ secret

“The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do.” — Henry Moore

“Is it true?” vs “Does it work?”

Lately, I have been so intrigued by the question “Why” that it has clouded my life-long fascination with the “How”. Trying to answer the fundamental Why questions remains a quest – its deep, its meaningful, even sexy. Trying to answer the How is less glamorous. It is an arena filled with squabbling crooks, missionaries, conmen, […]

Reality is a purple blob

Floating heads like me are often urged to be “realistic” and “practical” Another request often made is to live in the “real world” In about 120 years, all seven billion human beings alive on this planet would be dead – and that is “really” realistic! Being realistic and practical wouldn’t have mattered at all. That […]

Ambition or Meaning?

When I think about how I have evolved, there seem to be two main players. Ambition and Meaning These are the two principal actors in the theater of my life. Ambition and Meaning. Ambition takes center stage at times, his demeanor is assertive, his gaze fixed. He is full of passion and believes in his […]

When the student is ready…

I chanced upon a photo-album in my hard-drive. It had pictures of Gandhi, Richard Bach, Tim Berners Lee and others. At first, I just couldn’t for the life of me remember, why I had created this album and downloaded these pictures. Then it dawned on me. I was creating an an album with pictures of […]