Posts Tagged ‘Lifestye’
I have blogged on 11 July 2012, on ‘I would like to be poor’ where I have made some comments reflecting on Life…..
“Life loses its charm and becomes tedious when one has everything in terms of material comforts.
Some get things too easily.
People long for good food,shelter ,good clothes,Car,Gadgets likeMobile, iPod,Home, a Girl/Boy friend , a job which appears to be satisfying for a while.
They get married.
They postpone be-getting children to ‘enjoy Life’
On Saturdays/Sundays, they wake up around 12 and laze about, go out for food, sleep , then go out for Dinner and watch movies.
Suddenly they realize that they are ‘burnt out’
They have no desire to do anything.
They leave jobs saying that they want to do things they always wanted to do, forgetting that they chose their Careers on their own and made decisions on their own over every thing.
They become abrasive and irritated and become depressed.
This does not end here.
Once out of job, they try to do some thing which they think they like doing , get disillusioned shortly and start hunting for a job.
Some times they get it immediately, some times they don’t.
They become depressed further and consult a Psychiatrist.
The Psychiatrist tells them that they should get their priorities right and decide on what they like and start doing what they like.
And the whole Cycle begins again!
I saw a forward sent by my son, which I read to day, which showed me how the mechanical pursuit and unnecessary reflection can lead to disillusionment and how man reaches old age.
Read this poignant b ya Software professional.
A Bitter RealityAs the dream of most parents I had acquired a degree in
Software Engineering and joined a company based in USA, the
land of braves and opportunity. When I arrived in the USA, it
was as if a dream had come true.Here at last I was in the place where I want to be. I decided I
would be staying in this country for about Five years in which
time I would have earned enough money to settle down in India.
My father was a government employee and after his retirement,
the only asset he could acquire was a decent one bedroom flat.
I wanted to do some thing more than him. I started feeling
homesick and lonely as the time passed. I used to call home and
speak to my parents every week using cheap international phone
cards. Two years passed, two years of Burgers at McDonald’s and
pizzas and discos and 2 years watching the foreign exchange
rate getting happy whenever the Rupee value went down.
Finally I decided to get married. Told my parents that I have
only 10 days of holidays and everything must be done within
these 10 days. I got my ticket booked in the cheapest flight.
Was jubilant and was actually enjoying hopping for gifts for
all my friends back home. If I miss anyone then there will be
talks. After reaching home I spent home one week going through
all the photographs of girls and as the time was getting
shorter I was forced to select one candidate.
In-laws told me, to my surprise, that I would have to get
married in 2-3 days, as I will not get anymore holidays. After
the marriage, it was time to return to USA, after giving some
money to my parents and telling the neighbors to look after
them, we returned to USA.
My wife enjoyed this country for about two months and then she
started feeling lonely. The frequency of calling India
increased to twice in a week sometimes 3 times a week. Our
savings started diminishing.
After two more years we started to
have kids. Two lovely kids, a boy and a girl, were gifted to us
by the almighty. Every time I spoke to my parents, they asked
me to come to India so that they can see their grand-children.
Every year I decide to go to India… But part work part
monetary conditions prevented it. Years went by and visiting
India was a distant dream. Then suddenly one day I got a
message that my parents were seriously sick. I tried but I
couldn’t get any holidays and thus could not go to India … The
next message I got was my parents had passed away and as there
was no one to do the last rights the society members had done
whatever they could. I was depressed. My parents had passed
away without seeing their grand children.
After couple more years passed away, much to my children’s
dislike and my wife’s joy we returned to India to settle down.
I started to look for a suitable property, but to my dismay my
savings were short and the property prices had gone up during
all these years. I had to return to the USA…
My wife refused to come back with me and my children refused to
stay in India… My 2 children and I returned to USA after
promising my wife I would be back for good after two years.
Time passed by, my daughter decided to get married to an
American and my son was happy living in USA… I decided that
had enough and wound-up every thing and returned to India… I
had just enough money to buy a decent 02 bedroom flat in a
Now I am 60 years old and the only time I go out of the flat is
for the routine visit to the nearby temple. My faithful wife
has also left me and gone to the holy abode.
I wondered was it worth all this?
My father, even after staying in India,
Had a house to his name and I too have
the same nothing more.
I lost my parents and children for just ONE EXTRA BEDROOM.
Looking out from the window I see a lot of children dancing.
This damned cable TV has spoiled our new generation and these
children are losing their values and culture because of it. I
get occasional cards from my children asking I am alright. Well
at least they remember me.
Now perhaps after I die it will be the neighbors again who will
be performing my last rights, God Bless them.
But the question
remains ‘was all this worth it?’
I am still searching for an answer……………..!!!
IS IT JUST FOR ONE EXTRA BEDROOM???
LIFE IS BEYOND THIS ….., DON’T JUST LEAVE YOUR LIFE ……!!!!
START LIVING IT …….!!!
LIVE IT AS YOU WANT IT TO BE ……!!!
Thanks Anand Ramanan
Note.my son is a Software professional
Sex Statistics ,published by Live Science. does not really throw any thing anew.
But the information helps.
Ultimately it is the propagation of the Species that matters, our pleasures being a spin-off,may be intended as a tool .
I wonder whether the same amount of research has been done on Hunger!
Whether it’s penis size, papillomavirus risk, or profligate pregnancies, it’s good to know the numbers. Check out these stats to see if you are well within the sexual mean — or if you’re off the charts.
Two-thirds of women who had their first baby between 2001 and 2003 worked during their pregnancy, and 80 percent of those women worked within one month or less of giving birth. Compare this to the period between 1961 and 1965, when 44 percent of women worked during their pregnancy (35 percent worked one month or less before delivering).
Source: U.S. Census
- Cancer of the Cervix (markseigel.com)
Need to get more Protein in your Diet?
Bizarre as it sounds , eat Insects!
True, A Cook Book has been released as to combine Insects with your Daily Food to make it Protein rich.
“The Insect Cookbook”, which comes out on Tuesday and is written in Dutch, contains these and other unusual recipes and is intended to promote insects as a source of protein.
“I see this as the next step towards the introduction of insects on restaurant menus in the Netherlands. I also expect people to buy the book and start cooking with insects at home,” said Marcel Dicke, a professor at Wageningen University which specializes in food and food production.
To mark the book launch in Wageningen, specialist insect chef Henk van Gurp will try to set a record for cooking the world’s biggest grasshopper pie.
“Research by scientists at the university showed that insects could provide the best source of protein to meet the needs of a rising population. Currently, 70 percent of agricultural land is used for livestock production.
Dicke said that with the world population expected to hit 9 billion by 2050, it will be difficult to provide enough protein for everyone because there will not be enough land for raising livestock.
The nutritional value of insects is similar to those of meat, and the emission of greenhouse gases from insect production is a hundred times lower than in pig production, the university said.
Dicke said that the biggest resistance to the use of insects as the source of proteins is likely to be in countries where people are used to eating big portions of meat.
Those who can’t be bothered to shop, prepare and cook the bugs for themselves can sample them at a handful of restaurants in the Netherlands.
Specktakel restaurant in the town of Haarlem, just west of Amsterdam, served customers a five-course menu of insect dishes last month, while this month’s special is meat pie sprinkled with nuts, seeds and worms.
But Mark Van Kimmenaede, a chef at Specktakel, does not expect insects to become hugely popular because of their particular taste.
“It does not go well with fish, for example,” he said.
“It is nice to have one or two dishes with insects on the menu, but it has to stay fun.”
(Reporting By Ivana Sekularac, editing by Paul Casciato)
Use of substandard /Industrial Silicon for Breast Implant has erupted into a scandal and about 40,000 women are reported to have done Breast Implant.
Many Companies are not taking responsibility!
Not to hurt the sentiments of the Business Lobby, the politicians in Power are very circumspect in charging th Companies, by calling this as ‘Faulty goods!’
Women should know better than to go in for these type of surgeries, even if it is reported to be safe for once you meddle with nature, you get a reaction.
Good looks do not last forever, notwithstanding Cosmetic surgeries.
This applies to all Surgeries, including heart Surgeries.
People who opt for Surgeries get more complications than the disease!
Around 40,000 British women were known to have been given PIP breast implants that were filled with industrial silicone meant for matress filling.
A further 7,000 women are now thought to be affected by the scandal, the Department of Health said, after it was found that the French company accused of frauduently switching to unauthorised silicone, did so years earlier than previously thought.
It was known that implants made by Poly Implant Prosthese from 2001 contained industrial silicone, but now it is thought the sub-standard material was used prior to this.
Women who have PIP implants, or those who do not know the make of their implants, are being urged to visit their GP for advice.
Most cosmetic surgeons are now offering to remove the faulty implants for free but several large companies are refusing to do so….
So far, it has cost the NHS at least £500,000 with 4,534 women seeking help from the health service.
Most breast implants need to be replaced after ten to 15 years so a proportion of the faulty implants may already have been removed as part of routine replacement operations.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has advised that there is no need to replace the PIPs unless they have ruptured, however most women are so concerned they are asking for them to be taken out.
This week a credit card company refunded the cost of surgery under the Faulty Goods Act.
The Department of Health has ordered two reviews into the situation, one looking specifically at how the PIP implants were approved and the safety of them. The second will look at the regulation of cosmetic surgery more widely.
In December the French authorities decided to recommend that all women there who had PIPs should have them removed and that the Government would pay for the surgery.
“Brussels, 2 February 2012 – Following today’s publication of the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) on the safety of silicone products manufactured by the Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) Company, the European Commission requested to conduct further in-depth study on the potential health impact of faulty breast implants.
The Commission will also discuss with the Member States how surveillance of the medical devices can already be reinforced immediately within the existing legislative framework. In parallel a “stress test” of the legislation on medical devices is under way in order to identify how best the questions raised by this issue can be addressed in the revision of this framework already foreseen for 2012..
Health and Consumers Commissioner, John Dalli said: ”In the current situation, patients’ health remains the priority. The opinion published today sums up the current scientific knowledge on this case”. To add : ”Furthermore, the Commission will discuss with the Member States a series of immediate measures to strengthen the existing surveillance and safety controls on medical devices already on the market. The capacity to detect and minimize the risk of fraud must be increased”. To conclude : ”We had already been working on a revision of the Medical Devices Directive, envisaged for adoption this spring. We will now also take into account the lessons learnt from this case and take them on board in redrafting our legislation, in particular with regard to market surveillance, vigilance and functioning of notified bodies.”
Scientists concluded that data available today was insufficient to lead to firm conclusions regarding the health risk for women with PIP silicone breast implants.
The SCENIHR report (requested by the Commission in early January) stresses that, based on the limited data currently available, there is some concern regarding the possibility of inflammation induced by ruptured PIP silicone implants. The report concludes that each case needs to be assessed individually, so theadvice remains that women who are worried should contact their surgeon.
Scientists also recommend that further work be undertaken as a priority to establish with greater certainty any health risks associated with PIP silicone breast implants, in order to ensure that potential risks are properly established, quantified and managed.
With regard to the question of whether the breast implants manufactured by PIP are more prone to failure than those of other manufacturers, SCENIHR said thatPIP implants have been found to vary considerably in composition and as a result are likely to vary substantially in performance characteristics.
SCENIHR concluded on the basis of available data, that many PIP implants were manufactured from non-medical grade silicone. This type of silicone may contain some components that can weaken the implant shell and diffuse into the body tissues.”
Timeline of The Scandal.
January 2001 PIP starts using industrial silicone.
2006 FDA lifts the ban on silicone implants.
2007 Brook Berry, a surgeon in Durham, advises against using PIP implants.
Feb 2009 UK regulatory authority is warned of a number of medical claims.
March 2010 British surgeons ordered to stop using PIP’s silicone implants.
October 2010 Regulators tell surgeons to identify women who were given the implants.
December 2011 French recommend removal of implants, but Britain insists there is no need for such action. Yesterday the Health Secretary ordered an urgent review of safety data.
January 2012 Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of Poly Implant Prothese is arrested as France launches investigation into the scandal
February 2012 NHS bill for dealing with women who had faulty breast implants put in by private clinics reaches £500,000
March 2012 Department of Health announces 7,000 more British women are affected
- Despite Risks, Silicone Breast Implants Still Considered Safe (bellasugar.com)