The Art Of Giving

The ART of Giving

After reading the famous book , The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz, thinking about the significance of its title and giving my grey cells a workout, I understood the underlying basics of Art & electronics and here I draw its correlation with the act of giving.

‘Art‘ is defined as the elegant way of doing something. Thought I may be comparing and correlating two quite different topics of electronics and humanity but they too are deeply inter-related (will surely discuss this in detail in upcoming posts).

So what’s exactly ‘The Art of Giving’ ?

To explain this I will share an incident with you. Every time when we go to donate food or some clothing to people, my mother would pack it with great care. For food, she bought a foil based container, plastic spoons, and bags. She would then take a good amount of time packing them, put food in that container, put a plastic spoon, and seal them with cardboard cover so that it doesn’t leak.

The Art of Giving

The Art of Giving

And I was, earlier, had a critical view of this practice given the extra effort and time it involved.

But, when one day, I gave one of those nicely packed packages to the person sitting beside the roadside, even before he could eat the food, he had on his face a feeling of dignity and pride seeing that special packing and a plastic spoon.

He thanked and blessed me for giving him the food…ahh…probably not…he would have got the food from somewhere else also. But I think it was the way he was given food that made him feel good.

At that particular moment I realized how wrong I was.

Giving something or feeding the poor is not about giving them a meal but giving them in a dignified manner because they are human being too, they have feelings.Give as little as you can but remember not to deprive them of their dignity.

Don’t know why but, the image of that person and his words are engraved in mind and pop up every time I pass through that road…and this post is dedicated to him and to that book, which made me realize the true meaning of  “ART”.

I hope to explemlify the ‘ART’ in every sphere of my life.

12.12.12

While everyone on facebook and other social networks is urging you to make today memorable…well its the last repeating date of the century..I decided to start my blog.While the idea was back of my mind for quite  sometime but, the effort was missing.

So, as they say…something comes from within and you just do it….it happened today.

The title came automatically in mind…and my fingers followed….!!!!..

I will be blogging about my experiences with life and the overall theme would be about “change” ….change the way we live. I will try to exemplify how small things that go unnoticed have the power to create big impact.

 

The First Thought

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

                                        -Steve Jobs

This was the first thought that came to my mind while I was thinking of starting a blog.

I always wondered……

Will my thoughts & actions change the world ?

Does it even matter?

Yes , It does matters.

Everyone can be an agent of change.