For those of you who love reading just like I do, here's a new page of Articles just for you :-)


It has some very interesting topics on issues related to psychology - the subject in which I did my Masters and even pursued MPhil but at the end of the course after attending all the classes I couldn't give my MPhil exams because of some debilitating illness. My professors had high hopes from me and so did I, as I had topped the batch in both the years of Masters. But as they say, Man proposes, God disposes :-)

Interestingly, I didn't have Psychology in my school syllabus. It wasn't given as an option. But I chose Psychology for my undergraduate and postgraduate studies because during my schooling, I got hold of an NCERT book on Psychology and that made me fall for the subject - hook, line and sinker :-)

Even in my graduation, I did well, though not as well as I did in my post-graduation. I came 4th in Delhi University at the end of my Honours course as compared to my 1st position in my MA course when I got the gold medal. I was always an Arts (Humanities) student. In school, my parents asked me to take up science because they wanted me to become a doctor or an engineer. But except Biology, I didn't like any of the other subjects. So they thought I should take up Commerce. But that also didn't interest me. When I took up humanities (English, History, Political Science, Geography and Economics), I simply loved it, and when you love something, you do your best :-) and so I topped in my XIIth batch (school-leaving exam).

Even now, after so many years of leaving formal education, I still have a penchant for reading and writing and esp. for my favourite subject - Psychology.

I always keep in touch with what is happening in the 'world of mind' - how our thoughts affect our feelings and perceptions, how we do what we do and why we do....the variances in perspectives and the way you and me differ in our behaviour - is it to do with heredity or our environment or our upbringing or a bit of everything ;-)

How life's situations shape us, change us....I'm not the same person as I was 3 decades ago. Life's experiences have moulded me and I'm sure it holds true for you too. We all morph at our own pace.

So if you want to know why you are so nicely behaved :-) and I'm so badly behaved ;-) you need to see Psyche.

It will give you some precious insights into our personalities.

I'll keep updating it with some more nice reads from some of my favourite sites.

And now it's Quotes Time :-) This is dedicated to Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) as most of the quotes here are by him.

Why are all the angels white? Why ain't there no black angels? - Muhammad Ali

At home I am a nice guy but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far. - Muhammad Ali

I only said I was the greatest, not the smartest. -  Muhammad Ali (writing in his autobiography about the US Army measuring his IQ at 78)

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up. -  Muhammad Ali (when asked by the New York Times in 1977 if he would miss boxing)

Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up. - Muhammad Ali

Maybe my Parkinson's is God's way of reminding me what is important. It slowed me down and caused me to listen rather than talk. Actually, people pay more attention to me now because I don't talk as much. - Muhammad Ali

The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life. - Muhammad Ali

The tragedy of human history is decreasing happiness in the midst of increasing comforts. - Swami Chinmayananda

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. - Herb Caen (1916 - 1997)

Sometimes I feel a little sad because I can see how some things I said could upset some people. But I did not deliberately try to hurt anyone. The hype was part of my job, like skipping rope. -  Muhammad Ali (asked in 2004 what he thought when he looked back on the boxer he was)

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. - Michael J. Fox

Emotions are temporary states of mind. Don’t let them permanently destroy you. - Anon

Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve. - Dr. Earl A. Grollman

You’re impacted by stress, and you bounce back but you’re going to have scars and your health is compromised. - Rhonda Berry, president and chief executive of Our City Forests in San Jose

I'm an alcoholic. I'm a drug addict. I'm homosexual. I'm a genius. Of course, I could be all four of these dubious things and still be a saint. - Truman Capote (1924 - 1984)

I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. - Rita Rudner

Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. - Vicki Harrison

The test of a man's or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel. Anybody can behave well when things are going smoothly. - George Bernard Shaw

I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion". - Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. - Marilyn Vos

All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone. - Jean de la Bruyere

Don’t quit because something went wrong. Quit because you tried your hardest and nothing made it better. - Anon

Don’t let your fear of what could happen make nothing happen. - Doe Zantamata

Those whom we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. - Anon

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. - Leo Buscaglia

And if the above is not enough for you, then here are some Pix Quotes just for you :-)

That's a lot of sharing for now.

AC :-)


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