So, what is reality? Philip k Dick — a writer whose work I have been enjoying for years without knowing his name. I enjoyed witching total recall, minority report, paycheck to name a few of the movies based on good novels. I heard his name for the first time from a client and it was only then that I liked him up and realized his life had been as surreal as his writing. I have just watched the man from the high castle on Amazon and loved it.
I used to have a gut-wrenching feeling that I am not doing…
“You are a Khalistini”, “You are a libtard”, You are from the award-wapsi gang” “You are a jihadi”, and most generic of them all “You are anti-national. There are several names of people who don’t agree with the government whether it is the demonetization, the CAA, Farm laws, or anything else.
I heard about discrediting tactics to undermine a person's credibility for the first when Gene Hackman told Will Smith about it. Now it’s rampant, you are given a label even before you open your mouth.
As Designers, we can’t stop talking about empathy. Empathizing with our users is an integral part of creating a usable and friendly solution (or delightful experience for them. ?) Where we are lacking is empathy with stakeholders — the people who have trusted us with their vision and dream. We feel the account team and, to a certain extent, the delivery team is quite empathetic with the stakeholders. They are committed to their needs so perhaps we can relax here. In more projects than less, and more often than not, we find ourselves pushing back on the demands of our…
We surf the internet to find two things
Things that inspire us
Things that outrage us.
If you are looking for outrage, you are in luck because no matter on which side of an issue you stand, you will find plenty of things that will outrage you. It is easier to engage you in stories that cause outrage than stories that inspire.
Media people know this and they actively use this tendency of ours against us.
If an event itself is not outrageous enough, we can be sure that the reporting of it will add the required dose of outrage.
A lot of people on the internet are asking “What is the problem with the Farm Bill?” There are two things to understand here — the first is that your level of awareness is around the same as mine and you don’t really know what the problems are. The second is your political affiliation has decided the stand you will take on this issue, and most likely that happened even before you had the time to process the information available.
“The workload has increased and there is no boundary between work and life anymore”
“The work is not limited to 9–5, there are calls, meeting at any time of the day”
“Since I am not commuting to work, my boss expects me to work longer hours.”
“I just can’t get away from the work now. With working from home the choice of taking a day off and staying away from work is just not there!”
Does any of this sound familiar? Chances are you are facing some of these challenges yourself, or at the very least, know someone who does…
The comment from the observer was followed by a mild electric shock.
“Ouch!!” the sound from the next room left no doubt how the person answering the question felt.
“Carry on, ask the next question,” said the observer to the volunteer asking questions.
Another wrong answer and another electric shock, however, this time it was not so mild.
“Maybe we should stop?” suggested the volunteer
“No, it is important that we complete it.”
The intensity of the shock kept increasing with each wrong question and the initial “ouch” was turned to a desperate plea to stop the electric…
Like it is easier for a frog to notice the temperature of the water if you throw it in boiling water than throwing it in cold water and boiling it, it is easier to notice the flaws of a system if you are an outsider.
Hamdi Ulukaya was an outsider — an immigrant from Turkey and he couldn’t help but notice the rampant greed in corporate America. He noticed how people are sacrificed to make business gains.
When he started his business, he decided to do things his way rather than joining the bandwagon.
I can’t afford to hate anyone. I don’t have that kind of time.
As one of the best film-maker from Japan and perhaps the world as well, Kurosawa had he hands full and there was no time to be wasted in hating. The key to happiness is to keep yourself busy with activities you love and enjoy to keep yourself away from negative emotions like hate, anger and fear.