Sunday, July 8, 2007

The "unlearning" curve....

It is surprising how much time we spend in our lives trying to unlearn what we know.....truth be said, learning takes up only a fraction of the time unlearning does.
But i've come realize that both are equally important.upto a certain point in our existence, we do things in a particular manner which we have learned ;consciously or subconciously.When,suddenly, we come across a better way to do the same thing , we are compelled to choose between the two. If most of you are like me, then you would choose to unlearn what you knew before and go in for the " bigger, better " stuff....
Easier said than done. Part of why unlearning is so hard is that it requires the person to accept that they were going wrong somewhere.Thats where the little demon called ego creeps in. Killing it requires courage and conviction, but once it is done ;the process of unlearning begins.
And only when we unlearn the old, can we learn the new....right?

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Up,Up and away!!

It is said that Mauritius is the blueprint of heaven.....and when I had the experience of parasailing here, i could easily understand why.
Truth be said, i did have my doubts about the whole parasailing thing initially.I mean , being suspended in mid air some 60-100 feet above the water(yes , not even the ground) is a wee bit scary at first.There is nothing between you and an unpleasant rendezvous with the creatures of the deep sea , except a suspiciously thin rope.
As I gained height, slowly but surely my misgivings vanished into thin air(literally).
Being in the air for a good 10 minutes , I had enough time to marvel over the beauty of this place.It is difficult not to be overawed in the presence of such splendor.It was a feast for my senses....the smell of the clean air, the sound of the waves and the sight of the beaches, mountains, seas...everything put together in just the right proportion to make it the most memeorable experience of my life.
(and IS me in the pic!!!!)