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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 6:37 am on September 17, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Defining Success 

    I wasn’t a very bright student in primary school.
    I think I was smart enough to be in the top 4 positions when I was in 1st and 2nd grades. But after that, my results tanked until I moved to a different city in 7th grade.

    When I left my former school, I was one of the bottom 10 students in academic performance.
    And I spiked to the top 3 positions in my new school.

    So what happened to me? Did I suddenly turn into a genius in the new school?
    No. My former school had a terrible curriculum. The teachers burdened the students with so much homework, that there was never any time for recreational reading and relaxation.
    It seemed that I was only going to school to make notes and finish assignments.

    The new school wasn’t so heavy on assignments. I was able to finish them at school and have time to read a novel at home, or just relax or go to the temple.
    It gave my brain some room to breathe.
    The human brain needs rest. If one is constantly taxing the brain, they’ll burnout, and performance will drop incessantly.

    That was the peak performance of my brain in my lifetime. After that, I was never so smart or intelligent again.

    For 4 years: 7th grade, 8th, 9th, and 10th, I was the smartest kid to walk the earth. Because school wasn’t so tough and my brain had plenty of time to relax.

    However, something happened in those years that changed my perspective.
    One of the students in the new school was an even bigger genius and way smarter than me. The guy was my only competition. He always came first, and I came second.
    You’d never catch him reading a book.
    It was said that whenever he read a book, he’d remember everything. He didn’t need to make notes and revise his notes or memorize stuff.

    Then he died.
    It was a car accident.
    The incident changed how I viewed academic success.
    What good were my grades if I died suddenly?
    It changed my competitive spirit. So much that by the time I finished high school, I didn’t care who came first and who came last. I just wanted to pass the exams and move on.

    When I went to university, I discovered a new breed of people – cheaters and copycats. There were students who copied during the exams to get whatever grades they got.
    What good was success if you cheated?

    And then I joined the corporate world and got a job. And I discovered an even more dangerous breed of people – liars, manipulators and heartless scumbags.
    These were the folks who sat at their desks sending emails full of fake promises and utter lies. Every phone call was filled with crap. Yet these people were applauded in every meeting. They got bonuses and appraisals.
    I was shocked by the fact that the company approved of such behavior.
    Officially, words such as honesty, hard-work, integrity and passionate were thrown around. In reality, there wasn’t an honest soul in the company. Lies were thrown around like confetti and most of the people hated their jobs.
    Was this the success working folks bragged about to their family and friends?
    They were basically earning money by deceiving innocent people and manipulating them and burying their heads with lies.
    That’s why the company’s profit margins and annual revenues were so high.

    How can you sleep at night knowing very well that you’ve wasted another person’s time and robbed them of their money? How do you sleep at night knowing you’ve given out false promises which you never intend to deliver? How do you sleep at night knowing that your paycheck comes from literally scamming innocent hard-working people?
    Is this what you call a successful entrepreneur?

    And why does a high performance employee indirectly refer to the guy in the office who scams the highest number of people in a day?

    And what do they get in return? 0.000001% of the company’s profits? Congratulations!
    There’s a guy who earned the company a profit of $20K in a single deal. And he got a gift card of 30 bucks to show appreciation.
    How much is that? 0.0015% of what the company made? Wow! Such a huge bonus! Shouldn’t the guy go down on the manager to thank him for the gift card? Come on now! If your boss gives you a 0.0015% share of the company’s profits, you should thank him with a fellatio.

    That’s how companies are making money. That’s how companies like Google, Apple, Amazon etc make billions in a year. Someone, somewhere, is losing money to make these companies richer. That’s the employees and the customers.

    And what’s with the weird work hours? 10 hour shifts, 12 hour shifts, 14 hour shifts.
    Oh I’ve done these shifts. I know exactly what I’m talking about.
    Why do these shifts exist? These shifts exist because nobody has the balls to stand up and say no! They will no longer work for more than 8 hours!
    Now how did these shifts come into existence?
    Some nerd – some overenthusiastic cock-gobbler sat in the office late into the night. And why did he do that? Because he has no life! He has absolutely no life – he doesn’t have a wife, his family disowned him, his friends said he was a weirdo, his neighbors pulled down the blinds whenever he comes home, and even the cops left him alone after that one time he tried to french kiss an officer who pointed the breathalyzer at him.
    So one day, the manager forgot his phone in the office and hurried back to get it, and what does he see? He sees this guy glued to his screen, typing away.
    And the manager thought, “Hmm, if this guy can work till – what time is it? 09:00 p.m. – why can’t the others work till 09:00 p.m.? What are the rest of the employees doing at home anyway? Having a life? Spending time with their kids? Doing laundry? Going out for a dinner and a movie? Having fun? Hah! Nobody needs to have fun! From tomorrow, everybody will stay in the office until 09:00 p.m.!”

    There was a time in history when people didn’t do night shifts. People worked during the day and slept in the night. But now, every job has a night shift. Corporate culture and capitalism has taken over the nights. People sleep at odd hours and get sick. Then they spend their money in night hospitals.
    There are night schools and night classes these days. I don’t know when these came up, but probably, some corporate asshat turned into a teacher and introduced night classes into the curriculum.

    Has anybody stopped to think, “Why am I doing this? Why am I working for 14 hour shifts? Why am I doing the graveyard shift? Why do I have to work on the weekends? Why does the company pay me 0.0015% of it’s profit? Why am I lying and cheating others on behalf of the company? Why am I not exposing the company for being a scam? Why have I not punched my manager in the face? Why haven’t I snuck up behind the CEO of this company and choked him in a shime-waza hold? This waste of oxygen sits in his glass office for a couple of hours and walks off with a million dollar paycheck. Why can’t he earn 1% less and I, 1% more?”

    Capitalism and corporate culture has turned everyone into mindless robots.
    Is this what people call being successful?
    You’re earning money but it’s not enough to save something substantial. You have to work in order to eat because you aren’t saving nearly enough to stop working any time soon.
    And then you have to pay off bank loans and student loans and mortgages and insurance and so on.
    You get married and you have kids. Now you worry even more about saving money for your children’s education. They grow up and become part of the toxic corporate culture. Then they get married and the cycle goes on and on.

    Of course there’s the societal pressure, peer pressure and family pressure. You have to study hard, work hard and succeed. Failure to do so will result in condescending looks and tones from your family, relatives, neighbors, girlfriend, teachers, coworkers, boss and even your dog.
    Loser walks in and even the dog will get up and walk away. “Screw this guy. He’s a loser and a failure!”
    Even your cat may scratch you up. “Failure! failure! failure!”
    No sex from your wife because she believes it’s pathetic to screw a guy driving a 2002 honda civic.
    Your kids hate you and tell their friends they’re adopted at school.
    Your wife changes her Facebook status to single because you can’t afford a vacation trip to Paris for your anniversary.
    You end up sucking your boss’s d!ck so you can get that 0.0015% bonus.

    Thank you very much.
    My name’s isvarahparamahkrsnah and this article isn’t approved for the PG-rated crowd.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 7:23 pm on September 16, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , science, statistics, vaccine   

    Covid-19: India’s Fifth Milestone 

    Yesterday – Tuesday, 15th September 2020, India crossed it’s 5th milestone.

    That’s just 10 days from the previous milestone.

    I believe the highest record so far has been 97K cases in India.
    I’ve been waiting for the 100K daily grand record.

    Where are all the news articles screaming about the uncontrolled spread of Covid-19 in India?
    Everyone was making a big deal out of China, Iran, Italy, Spain and New York.
    Now the world has moved on.
    There are no more lockdowns. Nobody cares about social distancing and stupid white circles chalked out outside stores and in the malls.

    I remember many so-called “experts” proclaiming the peak of the pandemic in May, June and July.
    It is now mid-September. While the US, Brazil and Russia may have seen their peak number of cases in June and July, India was just getting started.

    I’m trying to understand what mother nature is doing to the course of the pandemic.
    It seems like nature is playing a trap game with the human species.
    The pandemic keeps at bay long enough for people to go about their daily lives and then bam! One person gets infected as the others scurry away.
    Everyone goes into hiding for a while and then people start creeping out again, disobeying social distancing rules, not wearing masks etc.
    Bam! Another one gets infected with Covid-19.
    Mother nature could play this game all year long. And the ignorant who would think it was all over may end up sustaining life-long health issues or quite possibly, just die and free up some space on the planet.

    I see so many countries with less than a 1000 new cases daily.
    I think this is a dangerous bait laid out by nature to lure out the fools.
    Some 300 new cases in a day doesn’t seem like much when compared to 90K in India.
    But how does that pan out in the long run if there’s just a few hundred cases everyday?
    It means the pandemic may never come to a complete stop.
    In India, this is laid out as ~90K cases daily. Because in a population of 1.3B people, 90K seems like a handful.
    Some countries don’t have enough people to survive the pandemic.
    Israel has just over 9M people. Imagine how long it would take to turn the country into a mass graveyard. If Israel was running India’s numbers of 90K cases daily, the country would be empty in 100 days. Can you imagine that?
    Look at the population of various countries.
    Many small countries and tiny islands would be wiped out within a single day.

    This really helps put things into perspective.
    Humans think they’re so tough and strong and mighty, but they’re all completely dependent on mother nature’s mercy.
    A single blow could wipe out the entire planet’s population.

    Why is it just the humans who have to suffer from untreatable diseases? Other species don’t have to fear pandemics.
    Then again, every species has it’s own dangers. And each of them is comparative to the pandemic in magnitude.

    So what lessons have humans learned from the pandemic?
    I don’t think people have learned any valuable lessons from the pandemic. That’s why it’s been going on for so long. People have become so ignorant to the force of nature, that most of them have refused to change their sinful behavior.
    And some geniuses think they can find a vaccine or cure for Covid-19. From where? Where will you find the cure from? Where will you obtain the vaccine from? Everything we humans have is provided by mother nature. Nobody here has created anything.
    Human beings are not creators. They’re users. They’re utilizing what’s been provided to them by the earth.

    I’ve zoomed out to the bigger picture.
    Some of this may seem like nonsensical mumbo jumbo from a religious nutjob. But it’s not. It takes a big brain to think about the grand scheme of all life. In contrast, it only takes a small-minded self-absorbed dimwit to focus on temporary useless material things.

    As of this writing, India has 97,859 new cases today.
    Nobody’s stopped to ask why. Why is this happening?
    Everybody’s asking when it will stop. But that’s the wrong question to ask. The correct question in everyone’s minds should be, why did the pandemic even start?

    This universe runs on cause and effect. Everything in the material world runs on the basis of cause and effect. Nothing has ever happened just randomly, without any reason.
    So why the pandemic? Why did it happen?
    I have a feeling that this is one of those diseases that will never have a cure. There will never be a vaccine for the Covid-19.

    For the idiots who think Russia’s found the vaccine, well, perhaps they’d like to wait for another year before they start realizing it was all a media op. Just like the race to the moon, the race to the Arctic and Antarctica, and now, the race for the Covid-19 vaccine. The Russians don’t care about the vaccine. They only care about being labelled the first ones to have found it.
    If they’d really found one, now would’ve been a good time to send some to India so they could save some lives. Unless, of course, Russia’s waiting for the pandemic to wipe out 400M Indians before sending them some help.

    Anyway, I think I’m going to start exploring some spiritual explanations and solutions to real world problems. The scientists have been doing research on the Covid-19 since January but they still don’t know crap about the virus and what it really does.
    Since modern scientific research has failed to provide concrete answers and solutions, I might as well start detailing the answers and solutions from the scriptures.

     
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