The Second Sex

Women’s actions have never been more than symbolic agitation; they have won only what men have been willing to concede to them; they have taken nothing; they have received.5 It is that they lack the concrete means to organize themselves into a unit that could posit itself in opposition. They have no past, no history, no religion of their own; and unlike the proletariat, they have no solidarity of labor or interests; they even lack their own space that makes communities of American blacks, the Jews in ghettos, or the workers in Saint-Denis or Renault factories. They live dispersed among men, tied by homes, work, economic interests, and social conditions to certain men—fathers or husbands—more closely than to other women. As bourgeois women, they are in solidarity with bourgeois men and not with women proletarians; as white women, they are in solidarity with white men and not with black women.

― Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex

 

 

The Gentlemen’s Club

Girls barely budding open their legs to make a living, alongside the toothless and rancid of breath; hair thick with lice, they all find customers if the price is right, against the wall or on sheets well-soiled. Their holes cost but a shilling. Skins grow thick and claws sharp.
― Emmanuelle de Maupassant, The Gentlemen’s Club

Incredible! India

One who loves to engage in spirituality for and want to touch the deepest sentiments of life, want a satisfaction of relaxed mind, want to connect to original himself again, then this writing is worth reading.

 

For this experience you should visit India at least once in your lifetime
Here is what make India more than a country and bit lesser than a continent.

-India is a vibrant place which is made up of all the elements of earth like terrains, ice mountains, rivers, ocean, desert, plains, forests, heavy   rainfall zone with a mystic energy in atmosphere.
– Home for 1,349,493,956 (1.34 billion) – ⅓ of all humans live here.
– 325 languages which are used for in-group communication by 5,633 Indian communities
-There are 4 major seasons:  Summer, Rainy season, Autumn season, Winter season
– 4k year old Religion ‘Sanatan” or Hinduism makes it most rich nation of spirituality with other minor religions makes it a hub of world religions

Hinduism (79.8%)
Islam (14.2%)
Christianity (2.3%)
Sikhism (1.7%)
Buddhism (0.7%)
Jainism (0.4%)
Other religions (0.7%)

 

Historically it’s the place of one of the world’s oldest civilization; The Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC)

The Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC) was a Bronze Age civilisation (3300–1300 BCE; mature period 2600–1600 BCE) mainly in the northwestern regions of the South Asia, extending from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India. Along with ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia it was one of three early civilisations of the Old World, and of the three, the most widespread. It flourished in the basins of the Indus River, which flows through the length of Pakistan, and along a system of perennial, mostly monsoon-fed, rivers that once coursed in the vicinity of the seasonal Ghaggar-Hakra river in northwest India and eastern Pakistan.

 

Historic Monuments like ; Taj Mahal, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Red Fort, Meenakshi Temple, Charminar, Mysore Palace, Hawa Mahal, Lotus Temple, Victoria Memorial, Gol Gumbaz, Golden Temple.

 

There are a lot of wonderful things to learned which are not covered by me and obviously can not be written in words.
Share your experience if you have ever been in India!

TRUTH

People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.

 

― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

 

Attitude w/ Humor

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten.

Allen Klein

Let us begin

​Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

– Mother Teresa

What You Make It…

“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”

 

― Marilyn Monroe

That Matters

No matter what you are

Matter is’ What u do?

The Time I Think

“I sit beside the fire and think
Of all that I have seen
Of meadow flowers and butterflies
In summers that have been

Of yellow leaves and gossamer
In autumns that there were
With morning mist and silver sun
And wind upon my hair

I sit beside the fire and think
Of how the world will be
When winter comes without a spring
That I shall ever see

For still there are so many things
That I have never seen
In every wood in every spring
There is a different green

I sit beside the fire and think
Of people long ago
And people that will see a world
That I shall never know

But all the while I sit and think
Of times there were before
I listen for returning feet
And voices at the door”

― J.R.R. Tolkien

Who you’re

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid

– Anonymous