Open Letter to All Students of Life

Happiness lies in action , in showing up.
Be Thoughtful & Maintain a Bias for Action
Do hard work and smart work both as situation demands consistently
Navel gazing doesn’t  move mountains but produces qualitative thought
Reflection and Quiet time is necessary for creativity / innovation to occur
Question everything . Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Stay true to your friends
Connect with people from closely knit communities
Passion is the fuel to realize dreams
Talent is God given, Stay humble
Master your craft
Value & seek the company of wise folks
Love your parents & thy neighbor
Spot Comedy of errors. Comic relief is a must.
Learn to laugh at your mistakes but never repeat them
Develop A sense of humor to bear the cross
Remember fondly of folks who adore you
Make moments count, Be memorable
Take pride & interest in your career , no matter however humble or great.
You are the child of God meant to do stuff as you will
Being is enough
Read great literature and poetry
Gratitude is the best kept secret to healthy relationships & happy mind
Praise & appreciation works wonders. It makes 2 people happy -the giver & receiver
Stay curious , Stay hungry. Remain a student of Life.
Boss is always right & you are the boss of your Life 
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Genius

Here is a story about how Albert Einstein was traveling to universities, giving lectures on his famous theory of relativity. One day while on their way to a university,

The driver said: “Dr. Einstein, I’ve heard that lecture more than 30 times. I have learned it by heart and bet I could give it myself.”

“Well, I’ll give you the chance,” said Einstein,

“They don’t know me at the next school, so when we get there I’ll put on your cap and you introduce yourself as me and give the lecture.” Einstein continued.

At the hall, the driver gave Einstein’s lecture so wonderfully that he didn’t make any mistakes.

When he finished, he started to leave, but one of the professors stopped him and asked him a question which was very difficult. The aim of the question was not gaining knowledge but embarrassing Einstein.

The driver thought fast.

“The answer to that problem is so simple,” he said, “I’m surprised you have to ask me. In fact, to show you just how simple it is, I’m going to ask my driver to come up here and answer your question.”!

Then Einstein stood up and gave an incredible answer to the question of that professor.

Moral of the Story: No matter how genius you pretend to be, there is always someone who is more genius than you despite his position.

 Source : Through a newsletter by Lakshmiprasad K K , IBMer