Friday, August 28, 2009

Renewing Identities...





Two men went fishing. One was an experienced fisherman, the other wasn't. Every time the experienced fisherman caught a big fish, he put it in his ice chest to keep it fresh.

Whenever the inexperienced fisherman caught a big fish, he threw it back. The experienced fisherman watched this go on all day and finally got tired of seeing the man waste good fish. 'Why do you keep throwing back all the big fish you catch?' he asked. The inexperienced fisherman replied, 'I only have a small frying pan...'

Sometimes, like that fisherman, we throwback the big plans, big dreams, big jobs, big opportunities that God gives us. Our faith is too small. We laugh at that fisherman who didn't figure out that all he needed was a bigger frying pan, yet how ready are we to increase the size of our faith? Whether it's a problem or a possibility, God will never give you anything bigger than you can handle. That means we can confidently walk into anything God brings our way.

Nothing is too big for God. REMEMBER: Stop telling God ....you've got big problems. Tell your problems ....you've got a BIG GOD!

Well, guys I am not getting spiritual. I shall now therefore humbly propose my own more-real-thoughts, which I hope will not be liable to the least objection.

My boss in my last organization once asked me what do I understand by NLP. NLP or Neuro-linguistic programming in simple terms means how we identify somebody with some object. Say, if I find my co-worker look like a banana leaf, then in future after 10 years if I see a banana leaf at some place, I can recollect him/her. It’s like giving an unique identification to each & every individual you know. It helps to recollect them, and recollect in a unique way (banana leaf just for an example, no offences meant ;-) hehe). Here I am not proposing any alternative to our great UIN mission headed by Mr. Nilekeni. Just imagine a world where we can resemble somebody with a bird, with an object, with what not; depending upon their nature, the way we know them. I still remember a visiting card of one my friend’s friend who’s great swimmer. She left her so-called high profile job only to pursue her passion further, swimming. Her new visiting card has her name & other details in one side and the other side has water & a picture of dolphin in it. This is what I call is real identity.

I wish in today’s world, if we will have such unique identities that will help us identify each other beyond caste, nationality & religion, we can eliminate few words like: hate, fear, terrorism and so on.

That is the kind of world I would like to see, I know we all would like to see.

5 comments:

bulbul said...

I guess..i need to find out a unique name for u now!!!

Subhajit said...

U already have kept one... That is tolerable... Don't go beyond that ;)

Chiranjiit said...

Good one...a nice read.In fact i had once read a book by one of the pioneer in the fields of NLP,his name is Harry Lorrane where he said just by remembering somebodies name and birthday you can forge a lasting relationship with that person yet very few of us do this coz we all have the tendency to forget. So what he suggested is what u have mentioned in your post i.e. using NLP. For instance a girl name is Rossana and she has a beautiful smile ...just if we picture her smiling ..and each time she smiles roses comes out of her mouth..then u will never forget that her name is Rose-anna(roses coming). Any ways thats a little abt NLP-its almost a sea of a subject...but what is most striking about this post of urs is the concept of using NLP to remove the barriers of caste,religion etc. Just imagine two person united togather on the basis of their NLP IDs based on their nature of interest ,compatibility,trust etc...how wonderful it would be.Nice out of the box thinking bro..keep it up.

Lincey said...

hey dude...sorry for my late entry...
I know, you would be missing me ...and my comments ;)

Nice post....I like your insightful story in the beginning & u ended in a bang as well. I hope you still remember the 2 names I have given u. Let everybody know them.

I hope u even remember them anymore...

Sanat said...

You are expecting out of a world that has gone beyond everything. Tough to get it back. Anyways, as an individual entity we can try our bit.

I have not checked your blog since long, plz notify when you post a new one. You know I am a busy man :P