Monthly Archives: September 2013

Did we take life’s simple pleasures for granted?



Really does make you all warm and fuzzy on the inside..

Thought Catalog

In things that will make your heart grow three sizes, Reddit users have been submitting the nicest five-word sentences someone can possibly say, a condensation of everything they’ve ever wanted to hear in life. From love to friendships to life, users chime in on the little things that mean the world to you, showing that big moments don’t have to come from long thoughts. It’s the quiet moments that can be the most powerful.

In the comment section, sound off: What are some five-word sentences you’d like to hear? Let’s make the world a nicer place today.

1. windburner

You make me so proud.

2. r_plantae

You deserve to be happy.

3. TheThirdPerson_is

You look really nice today.

4. KnightCeles

You are a wonderful person.

5. LogicWavelength

I really fucking love you.

6. Mycatsleftfoot

You are everything to me.

7. kwanzaajuice

I like who you are.

8. sadtastic

Things will…

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Over Analyzing the Many Expectations of Indian Parents





It’s amazing how true some of these points are..


Over Analyzing Everything

As a middle class Indian child in the 80s and 90s in India without the economic boom and those days where people drank coffee only at home and not in some fancy cafe, your parents made you believe the world is a real tough place (which it is but why spoil it for a child). There is no Santa Claus, no unicorn vomiting rainbow but the final destination consisted of an mediocre engineering job and saving enough money to buy your own tiny apartment which would be so small that you will damage the walls just by stretching in the morning.   Strangely they also do have very high expectations of you due to some irrational sparks of genius they might have seen in you as an infant. Here are what they usually expect of you(this list is not complete…some of it may not have been even expected of me…

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Utterly unexpected. A brilliantly designed product or service is clever and amazing. Think anything Apple.

Amazingly competent. A well-conceived product excels at what it does. It is functionally flawless. Think a Ziploc bag or Google’s home page.

Aesthetically exquisite. At the pinnacle of great design are products so gorgeous you want to hug them. Think a Porsche 911.

Conspicuously conscientious. Consumers (especially those under 30) are demanding socially responsible products and services that reflect a sense of stewardship for the environment and a passion for making a difference. Think Prius.

Unfortunately, design is still an afterthought in most organizations. Great design is less about genius than empathy – and it’s often the tiniest things that make the biggest difference.

– from Gary Hamel’s What Matters Now

Designing takes place in the uncomfortable gap between vision and reality.

Marty Neumeier, The Designful Company

Design is…

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