The writer is a biotechnologist and ED, Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Jaipur
Colour blinds have their own bright world Different colours reflect different shades of life. Red symbolises courage, strength, warmth, energy, excitement, defiance, aggression and strain.
Humour raises our spirits Humour, an important tool of communications and social interactions, is contagious, universal, as well as uniquely personal.
Know boredom to know happiness For some people life is so boring. One wonders if boredom serves any purpose. On second thoughts, despite unpleasant experiences, it does serve some purpose. If it hadn’t, it wouldn’t have survived.
A happy family is like a group of friends Human relationship is influenced by the needs and desires of individuals. Its sphere is contextual. Generally, blood relations are nearer than acquaintances.
Children trust us more if we listen In a relationship investments are made in the hope of better returns. The investments depend on the goals and the biological and social fixedness of the relationship.
Why empathy scores over sympathy When you care for someone’s emotions, it is sympathy. When you feel for someone’s emotions with a sense of togetherness and connection, it is empathy.
We are, perhaps, born prejudiced We often go wrong even after weighing all the facts. We go wrong because of our biases and prejudices.
Reduce gap between want and need What happiness is, I asked a friend. He said, I don’t know what happiness is but I can guess what may cause unhappiness. He said, one must try to reduce the gap between ‘want’ and ‘need’.
Making sense of information We need information to maintain connectivity with our personal and professional world.
A curious and an innovative mind Curiosity is hard-wired into our psyche. We all recognise that a curious mind is an active mind. We don’t like people who are too curious about us.