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Should I sit or should I stand? (micro blog)

This is interesting.

So when I ask this question to myself, the answer is sit. It is coded into my subconscious head that I should sit if there’s a vacant seat.

But what should I really do? Should I only sit if I’m tired and leave the vacant seat for someone else or should I jump on it as soon as I see a vacant seat.

I do the latter because my subconscious head makes me do it. As soon as a seat gets vacant in a metro, I’ll jump onto it.

But if we look at science

It says that standing is healthier than sitting.

Most of the engineers face back problem because of sitting in front of a screen for long hours. I know this because have an engineer in my family (every family does).

So even science says that standing is better than sitting. You should sit only when you’re tired else leave it for someone else who needs it more.

To finish on a light note-

Sit if it’s a pot, stand if it’s for a cause.

-ChoubeySahab

Is government necessary? (micro blog)

Firstly, what is a government?

It is a centralised authority where minority of the power is concentrated.

Now, I used the the words-centralised and concentrated. These words make governments vulnerable.

The point in democracy which runs an entire nation is the parliament. If some country/terrorist organisation wants to paralyse a nation, it’s as simple as bombing the parliament.

I know it’s not easy to bomb the parliament (obviously the security is very tight) but isn’t government a single point which if attacked can put a nation in a state of emergency. The consequences of such an event can make country go through years of turmoil.

So now we know that having “central” government makes us more vulnerable. But then you ask, is there a good alternative where power won’t be centralised.

Yes, there is a technology coming up by the name of “Blockchain” which can help us decentralise almost every centralised institution. Blockchain can help us achieve the true meaning of democracy.

Although Blockchain as a technology is still in its early years. Still it manages to be a ray of hope of a better and decentralised governing system.

Go Google “what is Blockchain?” and read about it.

You’ll be fascinating by the potential this tech has.

It can change our life block by block

-ChoubeySahab

Present education system is killing us, literally! (micro blog)

What do you enjoy more?- Sitting on a chair for hours staring at a book or playing outdoors.

Obviously, your answer would be staring at a book for hours. Atleast this is what our educational authorities think.

According to them we get fun in waking up till late night to rote learn all that matters.

Hell no!

We don’t do it for fun. We do it because we have to. It’s a compulsion on us.

We would always prefer and an outdoor game over staring at a syllabus book. But only if you let us the time to do so.

Now, let’s talk some facts.

A teen needs atleast 1 hour of physical activity each day. Here in India, forget physical activity- we spend 2-3 hours a day in coaching classes.

The lack of this minimum required physical activity can hamper proper body and brain growth. But who cares, we just need to crack that 1 competetive exam and we’re done for life.

We have sayings like “Abhi mehnat krlo toh baad me araam kroge” (slog your arse off now so that you can rest your arse later). This saying may have been true 10 yrs back but not now because now everyone is working really hard.

When most most want a bite of a pie, the size of a bite gets small, so small that it won’t even do justice to the hard work you did to earn that pie.

We are not just putting in our hardwork. We are compromising our health for that seat in that college.

So please try and understand this-

Agree the pie is very big but the number of people who want a bite is wayyy bigger.

Don’t compromise your health for that bite.

Most of all don’t let that pie kill you.

-ChoubeySahab

What if it was possible to back in time? (micro blog)

I wish this was possible. I would have gone to the good old days when no one expected anything out of me, everyone pampered me for no reason whatsoever.

Life is difficult now, there are expectations all around. I want to come good on them all but then I fail in most of all.

When I was small I didn’t need to prove my worth, but now this is a competetive world. Even if I do something great, people will say it’s just my fate. But when I fall, it’s all my fault.

I want to love all. I don’t want to compete. I want everyone to win. But is this possible now, sadly no. I can’t love all, can’t be out of competetion, can’t make everyone win.

In present, I’m so selfish

I want to go to that past where none of these things bothered me.

The time when I could cry in front of everyone.

The time my family lingered around me all the time.

The time when I could pee on bed and sleep on it.

I want to go back to that carefree me.

Someone please take me there..

-ChoubeySahab

What’s more difficult- Asking for favours or saying no?

Asking for favours is really difficult. I feel so soo awkward while asking for any favour.

Whenever I’ve to ask for a favour, this is how it goes-

“Can you do me a favour?

It’s totally fine if you don’t do it

I know I’m being extremely greedy

But I’ll be grateful for life”

And the other person is like

“Ok but can I know what favour do you want. Do you want me to kill someone or what?”

So this is how awkward I get while asking for something.

But I’ve noticed that when I make the effort to ask for a favour, people are more than likely to help.

This is not always because they want to help. It is more often because saying no to a request is as difficult as asking for something.

Most help me, not because they want to but because they can’t say no on my face.

They think it would hurt me if they say no.

So ask for favours because people don’t like saying no.

Now, let me ask for a favour from you-

please rate this micro blog and let me know how did you like this blog.

-ChoubeySahab

Is criticism good or bad? (micro blog)

Good, um no bad, nonono good.

Ok let us go a bit deep to find the answer to this question.

Whenever we are faced with criticism, the thing that matters is how is it received.

How is it received depends on what opinion do we have of the person criticising us.

We look for 2 qualities in the person criticising:

1. Is he/she good enough to criticize?

2. Does he/she really want me to get better or is just here to spread negativity?

If the answer to both these questions is yes then it is good criticism and deserves to be paid heed.

If the answer to even one of these is no. Then it is best to do what you think is right.

So, criticism can be good or bad. It all depends who is criticising.

You need to judge for yourself which criticism is good and which is bad.

But one thing is for sure- criticism whether good or bad should be received with both arms.

This is the reason why I tell you to rate me bad on the days you don’t like my blog.

I’m grateful for your criticism.

-ChoubeySahab

Salad is disturbance in main course (micro blog)

My parents always forced me to eat salad along my meal. I really don’t understand why.

They say it’s good for health.

But salad vegetables are very low on nutrition.

In fact, four of the five lowest-ranking foods are salad ingredients: cucumbers, radishes, lettuce and celery.

Ok let’s keep the nutritional value on the side. Salad vegetables don’t even do justice to the price they come for. Cucumber is presently priced at ₹40/kg while being extremely low on nutrition. You can buy 1 kg potato and 1 kg onion using the same amount.

Salad’s main role was to add crunch to the meal. But now households have come to believe it to be an essential part of the meal, which it is not.

Paying that price just to add crunch to my meal doesn’t seem right to me.

Salad is just a disturbance on the main course.

So next time let cucumber be and focus on the biryani.

-ChoubeySahab

Importance of being fake (micro blog)

Yes, being fake is important these days.

You can’t walk up to your boss and say

“Hey, I hate you”

You just can’t do this because that’s the person who’ll determine your growth in a company.

Or if you are a student. Can you walk up to your teacher and call her by the name you use for her when she’s not there.

No, you just can’t.

In today’s world you can’t be real. It’s almost impossible.

You need to act as per the person and his/her importance to you.

If you don’t then you risk your friends/relatives/collegues.Things can really get messy and difficult if one starts being real and truthful.

Fake is what today’s world is accustomed to.

So the bottom line has to be “Be real to the people who really matter (inner family) and fake to the rest”

Afterall fake isn’t all that bad.

-ChoubeySahab

Should we feel guilty for cheating in exams? (micro blog)

No. Not. At. All.

Eversince childhood it was coded into my head that cheating in exams in unethical. It was considered morally incorrect. The invigilator constantly kept threatening the students that the paper will get cancelled if one is caught cheating.

But as time went by I got to know that in the real world I was allowed to “cheat”. If I wanted to know something, I could simply Google.

I was fucking surprised that the real world is easier to live in when compared to an examination hall.

What fun do teachers and authorities get in assuming that internet never happened. Is rote learning so important a skill that we have to assume the non existence of Google.

Why does the education system not embrace the internet? It is because the authorities know that if they do so then the internet would completely replace the traditional education system.

Cheating isn’t morally incorrect. The system has made it so for its own sake.

The next time you start writing an examination, write it on the very top

“Let internet be non-existent”

-ChoubeySahab

Is democracy the right way to elect the Prime Minister? (micro blog)

Firstly, we need to understand that we never elect the PM of a country. We just elect our local representative.

It is unfortunate for our democracy that people vote looking at the PM/CM candidate of a party. While the right approach is to look at the local candidates for MP/MLA seat and then see who among them can fulfill our demands.

The thing that most of us don’t understand is that the Prime Minister will not fix your local sewage. He can only look after things of national interest.

Voting for the desired Prime Minister is the single point of failure of our democracy. It is because of one face (say Narendra Modi) that we unknowingly elect criminals to the parliament.

So democracy is not the way to elect Prime Minister. Democracy is for you to elect your local representative, the person who will directly be accountable to you.

Now the next time you vote- don’t vote for a party or the PM/CM candidate. Vote for the best MP/MLA candidate from your constituency.

Only then will we be able to reap the benefits of a democracy.

-ChoubeySahab