There Is No ‘I’ in a Team

There Is No ‘I’ in a Team We spend 90% of our lives at work. Specifically, people who work in the corporate sector, spend more time at their offices than at home. The success of a corporation is based on a very famous concept ‘there’s no ‘I’ in a team!” It is true, both literally and figuratively. The spelling of the word, ‘team’ does not accommodate the letter, ‘I’. Likewise, the values of a team promote that an individual should not put too much emphasis on themselves while they are working in a particular team especially at work. However, does this expression only apply to our work? Is this the extent of this beautiful saying? The answer is no! Let’s find out how through a real-life experience! Charles Plumb was a US fighter-jet pilot in Vietnam. Before he was shot down, he had participated in 75 combat missions. When he>>>

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Bitter Truth VS Sweet Lies

Bitter Truth VS Sweet Lies Once upon a time, there lived a man who loved his wife very much. He loved her so much that he could not ever imagine breaking her heart. One day, his wife came up to him and asked, “I need you to tell me honestly, do you think I am getting fat?” Sure, his beautiful wife has gained a few pounds but he knew she was not going to like it. So instead of telling her the truth, the man lied. “No darling, you have not gained a single ounce! You are as slim as ever. I am amazed you even asked such an irrational question!” Satisfied with his answer, the wife happily went away. A few days passed and his wife approached him again. “Tell me honestly. Do you think I am going bald? I have been losing so much hair lately!” Sure, the>>>

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Curiosity Killed the Cat

Curiosity Killed the Cat Cats are curious little creatures! They love to explore things around them. If they find something strange, they won’t rest until they’ve completely discovered what it is. However, curiosity is not a trait that only cats follow. It is a quality that many of us have. In fact, it is one of those abilities that make us open to learning new things in life. Sometimes, this quality can also harm us, or our young ones! Let’s find out how! Once there were two siblings. Sam and Kelly were playing in their front yard. It was just after dusk. Although, it was getting dark soon, they did not feel like returning home yet. After all, what did they have to fear? They were right outside their own house. Nothing could hurt them here! They were just a little above 5 years old. Of course, their world began>>>

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Life Is Not a Competition

Life Is Not a Competition Can you name the happiest man on earth? What do you think he owns? You probably think about the luxuries in life. He may be a billionaire with a huge mansion and a fleet of cars. Or you think about a celebrity who is almost as rich and oh-so-famous! Then as kids, we believed that we’d be happy when we came first in class or won a race or got praised in front of everyone. It was all about being the ‘best’ and owning the fanciest, flashiest ‘stuff’. It seems that we have been ingrained with a competitive mindset. Darwin speaks of the ‘survival of the fittest’, doesn’t he? It is our natural instinct to cutthroats and then move forward. This is probably why we have play life like a game. This was the scenario when I entered the halls of my alma mater. The>>>

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A Full Circle

A Full Circle Has anyone ever helped you without any reason? Have you ever felt as if the Universe is doing you a favor because you made one for someone else? If you have never experienced it, your day will surely come! The feeling of being owed by the Universe is something else and yet it humbles you down more than anything else. Experience the power of life as it moves in a full circle in the following story!   Once upon a time… There was lady stranded in the middle of the road because her car broke down. She was old and frail and was driving alone. She had known it had been a bad idea since the beginning to take the car all on her own while travelling out of the city. But when she had decided to leave for the trip, she had not foreseen the weather>>>

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The Wall of Kindness

The Wall of Kindness Walls have always been built to divide and segregate people but did you know that there is a wall that can bring people together as well? Well, the wall of kindness not only brings people together but also helps those in need! The idea behind the wall of kindness is simple and the two-liner motto describes it perfectly, “take if you need” and “leave if you don’t!” You simply leave clothing articles that you do not need for those who require them. It is simply a clean wall in a public place to which hooks are attached. People who wish to donate clothing items can leave them hanging there so anyone can take them. The idea of the wall of kindness was originated in Iran to help the homeless people of Mashhad in surviving the cold winter weather. With the sanctions imposed by the western world>>>

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The Most Valuable Thing on Earth

The Most Valuable Thing on Earth Your life comprises of many things that matter to you! Sometimes, you fail to differentiate which of the things hold more value and which ones are the least important. When we think about classifying things in our lives in this manner, we often tend to get selfish. We give priority to things that provide us material benefits. A professor understood this dilemma of the human mind and he decided to use an experiment to show why it was important to identify the most valuable thing in life. Do you want to know what the professor did? Keep reading to find out! The professor brought an empty mayonnaise jar in the class. He threw in a few large rocks into the jar first of all. “Is the jar full?” asked the professor. “Yes,” the class replied unanimously. He opened the jar again and threw in>>>

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The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree Who doesn’t know about the legendary tale of the giving tree? At some point in time in our childhood, our parents have read this story to us. Back then, it gave us a clear sense of their selfless and unconditional love. Now that we are grown-ups, this story can give us so much more! Keep reading to find out what the giving tree has in store for you!   Once upon a time, there was a tree. She loved a little boy who played with her leaves, swung on her branches and climbed on her trunk. He ate her apples and the tree was happy. Soon the boy grew older and the tree felt alone as the boy’s visits grew scarce. After a while the boy came to see the tree. The tree was happy to see the boy all grown-up. She invited him to swing on>>>

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Water the Rose Despite Its Thorns

Water the Rose Despite Its Thorns We never hesitate to pick a rose despite the fact that the thorns can prick us; similarly, we should not be afraid to take risks and love people who may not seem to deserve it. Everyone is flawed and make mistakes every now and then but why focus on them? Focus on what you like about people and be empathetic to bring out peace and happiness in your life. This story of an old man and a scorpion is the perfect example of how one should show kindness even to those who hurt us. One morning, when passing a stream, a wise old man saw a scorpion. It was floating helplessly in the water. The old man knew that the scorpion will definitely drown if he does not do anything to save its life. Thinking quickly, the old man stretched out on a root>>>

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Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice We often find it hard to settle into a new environment. Sometimes, we have no clue how to initiate the simplest of conversations. This is the kind of thing that keeps us from forming a meaningful relationship in our lives. Simply put, breaking the ice may seem like the most difficult job in the world! So was it for the little rabbit that tried it and failed, yet it only took ONE word for him to break the ice! There was a little rabbit living with his mum and dad. Although, the rabbit’s life was luxurious and he had everything he could dream of, he didn’t have the most precious of the things: FRIENDS. Sure he could speak his heart with his parents and tell them the worries that lingered his mind. But he could never tell them his deepest, darkest desires. Nor did he have the>>>

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