Be an Egg or a Potato

There’s this quote kinda thing I’d like to share with you guys… I dont know if you already know it or not but it goes like this…

The same boiling water that softens the potato and hardens the egg.

It’s about what you’re made of, not the circumstances

~Unknown

I really liked this one and felt like sharing it cause it sure is something we can remind ourselves in hard times.

What does this quote actually mean?

Again, it depends on the perspective.

We can see it in two ways.

First Possibility:

If the situation is bad then you can either let it break you down (like a potato), or use the pressure to turn you harder (like an egg) for future hardships.

Second Possibility:

It could mean the reverse. No matter how harsh the situations are, you can either let the bad conditions to turn you harsh and lose your real self. Or you can learn from it to become softer and more understanding towards others by helping to overcome the hardships.

Well that leaves us with two ideas.

I don’t know it’s actual meaning but this is my understanding and I’m going with both as both are great ways to think about it.

What do you think about this one?

I’d love to hear if you have other perspectives, ideas or thoughts about it!

Thanks for reading!

Irene

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When You Don’t Feel Like Anything

Hi all!

There’s always been that one stage in our lives where we don’t feel like anything.

It’s just a weird feeling. Mostly sensed by the more sensitive people.

I’m going through that stage right now (no I’m not on my periods).

And also for unknown reason, it’s in this time when almost everyone leaves, and those who stay, can’t satisfy what you look for.

There’s the lack of spark and feels like nothing will ever be right again. I can bet it will all be right, happens every time, but, making your brain understand that is close to impossible.

But a positive perspective can change anything.

Here’s my positive perspective for this situation. I need to write it down so that I can make myself understand and also so that if there’s someone else going through this stage then it’d be great if I could help in some way:

  • This stage is important because not everything can be all sweet all the time. Lots of candies can rot your teeth and make you diabetic.
  • Hard times make you understand the value of good times.
  • For me this has come many times but every time I had the privilege of getting up, brushing off the dust, and rising like never before. This time I will rise again and I bet so high that it’ll be visible to everyone, say this to yourself.
  • You learn a lot more in these conditions rather than when it’s all sweet and sunny.
  • You can be an egg or a potato
  • You can live your way and when someone tries to interfere you can simple say “Where were you when I had none?”
  • Diamonds are only formed when there is super high pressure and temperature.
  • You are creating great failure stories to tell to others when you become successful!

Yepo… that’s what I wanted to tell myself and all others who feel like this.

That you matter, there’s a reason for you being here. You’ve got everything that you need to make your life great, and that everything is “You”!

Thank You for reading!

Irene

Love!

Hey Folks!

I love you all! 💖

On my journey of Self Discovery I realised a lot of things and also got to know about the secrets of life and the universe, oh was this line too heavy?

Ah anyways, it’s kinda like enlightenment. I won’t say I’m enlightened just everything seems a lot more clear.

Now once there was this time when I was thinking on what love was. Careful, I’m not talking about relationship or falling in love I’m only talking about love ❤

It’s really irritating when I talk about love and people are like, you have a boyfriend? C’mon man, love is lot more than just that. I’m not saying relationships are bad to talk about, I’m saying thay love is like a huge ocean and relationship are a little part of it.

So coming to the topic, what love means, what I’ve learned about it is that:

Love is the most powerful energy in the whole universe!

It is a feeling of care and sympathy for things.

Love is not just for another person of the opposite gender but it is there for everything present on the earth.

It’s a universal language.

It is the emotion or feeling that is on the top of all the good emotions.

It can’t really be expressed in words, it can just be felt.

Well why to love? Why should you love or be loved?

Because it is your right. It is the right of every single organism to be loved.

Also because giving love and care to someone, makes us happy too, doesn’t it?

And also, what goes around comes around, you get in what you give out!

You give love, you get it back!

The love that mother has for her baby, the love friends have for each other, the love for serving others, love for the creator, love for your own soul, these are a few great expressions of love.

It’s the most wonderful feeling and the most beautiful language.

Get to know this when I find a wild cat or a dog, just looking at it with love, and if lucky enough then getting to feed it, taking care of it and you just see how they understand what you’re doing, that is the universal language, it’ll try it’s best to give it back.

Love can heal, it can help, it can change. You can change things with love that can’t be changed with war.

I can say that my soul is burning, not of damage but to express and give out the love to all the things on the planet.

If you are living then make this life a useful one, help others, not doing something extraordinary, by just, giving a little love, pure one, just care and support, be there… without expecting anything in return, and see their life changing gradually, see the world changing.

And yeah if you are having a hard time giving love then just look inside, and see if there is love for yourself…

If you have enough self love, only then can you actually love others. You can’t give out what you don’t have. Here’s a post on some simple steps towards self love.

Make this life full of love and see miracles happening.

Thank You for reading!

With Love, ❤

Irene

Pros and Cons of Being an Extrovert

After my last post on the Pros and Cons of Being an Introvert, I thought on typing out another post related to being an extrovert.

Now nothing can be all good or all bad.

So here are some things I observed that I can categorise as the pros and cons of being an Extrovert

Pros

  1. Socially Active : This is surely the biggest advantage of being an extrovert. When extroverts are out with people they just tend to like it all, they enjoy gatherings, meeting people etc. If your job requires you to be like that then it is an advantage being extroverted.
  2. Lots of Friends: Extroverts make friends easily as they are pretty comfortable talking to people, even going up to complete strangers to have a talk. Thus they make lots of connections and are thus the “popular” ones of the party.
  3. Expressing is Easy: They are not scared of people. They just say what they feel like and don’t think much before doing so. Thus overthinking doesn’t kill them as it does for introverts.
  4. Influence : They have a bold way of expressing and thus their opinions are modtly taken as important. Group discussions, debates and meetings can be won by extroverted people easily.
  5. Dominance: Extroverted people get to be the leaders most of the times because of their expressive, fun and open minded nature and self-esteem. They do great in their work as long as it includes connecting to others. They prefer working with people rather than alone.

Cons

  1. Loneliness Kills : Extroverts get energised when around many people but they can have a hard time when alone. The loneliness kills as they constantly look for people to meet up with.
  2. Often Bored : They always need to keep doing something, engage in conversations and stuff but if they don’t get to do that they tend to get bored and frustrated.
  3. Lacked Self Awareness : Introverts are too self-conscious while as extroverts seem to be so engaged in the surroundings that they are less aware of themselves, their inner self and similar things.
  4. Do Things That You Shouldn’t: They are so excited and fun at times that the they forget about what they are not supposed to do as they don’t think much before doing or saying something, this comes with bad consequences sometimes.
  5. Shallow Relationships: Extroverts make friends with everyone but these aren’t those very deep connections. They might move long to others thus not being able too create deep relations. Also others might leave an extroverted person after after a while.

There, these were the pros and cons of being an extrovert, according to my experience.

Being extroverted is very benefitting but some downsides are still present.

Thank You for reading!

Irene

Living in the Moment !

Hello!

I’m sure pretty much everyone is stressed and depressed, including me, I ain’t a guru, man.

But you know the very fact that one thing that mostly makes us anxious and depressed is that we don’t live what we live.

Aah, simple elaboration needed, sorry.

It means, we ain’t living “the present”…

Gave this advice to my friend a few days back. It goes like, we were having exams and she was like what we were gonna do, I don’t know where this advice came from but I told her “just live it”… making her understand I said that “It’s not the result that matters, it’s the moment we live in to get the result that actually matters at last“…

By saying all this what I wanted to make her understand was that she shouldn’t actually care about how the results would be but just do her best in the exams, enjoy it every bit of it, enjoy the learning sessions, the writing, the memories and all things related to it, and I promised that it’d be great. This seemed pretty wonderful to her…

Well my bad that I forgot some of it myself and unfortunately during exams I was like “God, I just want these exams to end somehow”, “I’ll have so much fun in the holidays”…

But guess what, it’s my holidays and I’m not enjoying a single bit of it…

Well what happened?

Just that I expected too much…

And I’m sure when I join the next grade I’ll surely miss my holidays again.

That’s the human nature…

But this taught me one thing, to live the moment in the moment

Just break away all the attachments to the past and the future…

Live now and everything would be ay okay.

I’m gonna be practicing this thing of “living in the present” thing…

And yeah here’s here’s a quote:

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past.

If you are anxious, you are living in the future.

If you are at peace, you are living in the present moment.”

~Lao Tzu~

I surely can relate to this…

Well that’s it for now…

Thank You for reading!

Irene

Pros and Cons of Being an Introvert

The personality of every individual can be broadly classified into two types i.e., introversion and extraversion.

It is in a person mostly like from the very beginning and sometimes due to circumstances.

As for me I’ve been a little bit of both.

Yeah life has made me experience both these personalities and what I got to know was that both of them are good and bad in one way or another.

And with my perspective here’s what I found out to be the pros and cons of being an Introvert.

Pros

  1. Never Lonely : The biggest advantage of being an introvert is that you’re never lonely because you just enjoy being alone. Solitude is the best friend and it’s in loneliness when you work the best and get your greatest ideas.
  2. Deep Thinking : Introverts have a comparatively deeper thinking. As they are mostly alone they get more time with themselves and thus know themselves better. This helps if they are working on something as they get a deeper understanding of it.
  3. Considered Intelligent : Introverts are more shy creatures when in public. This makes them to be seen as the silent lonely creatures. Most people consider that kind of a nature to be associated with intelligence and without saying a word they get the great impression.
  4. Listen and Understand More : As introverts are shy they tend to speak less and listen more. This makes them a good listener. They are liked by those talking them. Good listeners are also those who understand things better and are great at learning new things.
  5. Creating the World: Introverts stay home, are shy and are not so social thus the things they are good at are best done alone. That’s creating things. Be that in arts, literature, or other such things. Introverts are great at it because they’ve got all their time to do so.

Cons:

  1. Overthinking : As already mentioned introverts are deep thinkers but this deep thinking can also lead to overthinking. Noticing and thinking about things so much that it feels like your brain will blast. That’s how I felt most of the times. This can also lead to being too self conscious and uncomfortable at times.
  2. Socially Awkward : The biggest fault of introverts is being awkward… socially… with people… always… they have a hard time when it comes to meeting people, giving calls and doing other such things. Feels like like the people will eat you, this can create low self confidence.
  3. Don’t Have Many Friends : Being socially awkward means that they try to keep away from people. Leading to not having many friends and dating is a hard task. This doesn’t mean that they don’t have friends at all, they do and they are these very special few people whom they are really close to. Just they can’t really interact with new people easily.
  4. Being Drained Around Others: Biggest drawback I noticed being an introvert was that your energy feels drained when you are around others. Even if you need it still you can’t, you need to be alone to recharge yourself.
  5. Going Unnoticed : Some times introverts go unnoticed because of their shy and silent nature. Even in places where there is real important need of being noticed. They just aren’t so loud and don’t highlight themselves and end up that way.

These were some of the most common pros and cons of being an introvert, at least that’s what I observed from my introverted point of view.

I’m not leaving out the extroverts you know, here’s a post for you guys on the of pros and cons of being and extrovert.

Thank You for reading!

Irene

Staying Home

Hey all!

I don’t know if you know, umm, I’m sure you don’t know that I just finished my exams of 10th grade recently and that’s a milestone of my study life. So waiting for the result I’m sitting home till then…

I don’t know ma’an I’m so bored…

While I was preparing for exams I was like so eager to get a break and now, haha I just want to do something again… human brain is so confusing, isn’t it?

I think the world is empty…

I’ve got so many things to do but ah what to do when you just want to be lazy…

I’m sorry for confusing but I’m confused for myself.

I could go out, make things, paint, create, stitch etc etc…

But ah, leave it…

I hope I get up and do something soon…

Well anyways…

Thank You for reading!

Irene