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From Atlas Shrugged

I am reading "Atlas Shrugged" for the Nth time and here is an extract
from the book: Happiness is the successful state of life, pain is an
agent of death.
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the
achievement of one's values. A morality that dares to tell you to find
happiness in the renunciation of your happinessâ??to value the failure
of your valuesâ??is an insolent negation of morality. A doctrine that
gives you, as an ideal, the role of a sacrificial animal seeking
slaughter on the altars of others, is giving you death as your
standard. By the grace of reality and the nature of life, manâ??every
manâ??is an end in himself, he exists for his own sake, and the
achievement of his own happiness is his highest moral purpose."But
neither life nor happiness can be achieved by the pursuit of
irrational whims. Just as man is free to attempt to survive in any
random manner, but will perish unless he lives as his nature requires,
so he is free to seek his happiness…

ACCEPTING DISAGREEMENT

ACCEPTING DISAGREEMENT
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On a regular basis, you will likely disagree with others.
Don't let that disagreement control your life.


When you are confident of your own path in life,
you will not be threatened by differing opinions. Instead of fighting
against others who disagree,
allow those differing perspectives to strengthen your own.


There's no need to become defensive when your opinions are challenged.
Instead, let the challenges help you to further refine and clarify
your own thinking.


True success is not a matter of forcing others to adopt your viewpoint.
True success comes from making your life a full,
complete and valuable expression of your own unique point of view.


There will always be those who think differently than you do.
Learn to see that as a blessing, and learn to appreciate its value.


When you gratefully, peacefully, and lovingly accept disagreement,
It loses its power to control your life.
And you can transform it into s…

MASALA MIX..!!! READ THIS AL CARE FULLY ...!!!! ENJOY

1 = Did you know ???

Did you know that when you envy someone, it's because you really
likeThat person?

Did you know that those who appear to be very strong in heart, areReal
weaklings and are most susceptible?

Did you know that those who spend their time protecting others are
theOnes that really need some one to protect them?

Did you know that the three most difficult things to say are: "I
loveyou", "Sorry" and "Help me" The people who say these are those
whoActually need them or really feel them, and are the ones you
reallyNeed to treasure, because they have said them.

Did you know that people who occupy themselves by keeping
othersCompany or helping others is the ones that actually need your
companyAnd help?

Did you know that those who dress in red are more confident in themselves?

Did you know that those who dress in yellow are those that enjoy their beauty?

Did you know that those who dress in black are those who want to
beUnnoticed and need your help and …

Men.. What one needs to know...

Men â?¦ and what we need to know.



If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away.

If he doesn't want you, nothing can make him stay.

Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior.

Allow your intuition (or spirit) to save you from heartache.

Stop trying to change yourselves for a relationship that's not meant to be.

Slower is better.

Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy.

If a relationship ends because the man was not treating you the way
you deserved to be treated, then of course you can't "be friends." A
friend wouldn't mistreat a friend.

Don't settle.

If you feel like he is stringing you along, he probably is.

Don't stay because you think "it will get better." You'll be mad at
yourself a year later for staying when things are just worse.

The only person you can control in a relationship is you.

Avoid men who've got a bunch of children by a bunch of different
women. He didn't marry them when he g…

Ode To My True Friend

Ode To My True Friend
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The day I met you
I found a friend -
And a friendship that
I pray will never end.

Your smile - so sweet
And so bright -
Kept me going
When day was as dark as night.

You never ever judged me,
You understood my sorrow.
Then you told me it needn't be that way
And gave me the hope of a better tomorrow.

You were always there for me,
I knew I could count on you.
You gave me advice and encouragement
Whenever I didn't know what to do.

You helped me learn to love myself
You made life seem so good.
You said I can do anything I put my mind to
And suddenly I knew I could.

There were times when we didn't see eye to eye
And there were days when both of us cried.
But even so we made it through:
Our friendship hasn't yet died.

Circumstances have pulled us apart,
We are separated by many miles.
Truly, the only thing that keeps me going
Is my treasured memory of your smile.

This friendship we share
Is so precious to me,
I hope it grows and flourishes
And l…

Lighting ur way

Lighting Your Way
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If I was one thing, I'd be a candle
Lighting the way so you can handle
Your life easier without woes
Not having to fight with your foes.
I'd help keep you from stumbling over
Things blocking your path to an open door.
If I light your path, life is easier,
Even strong winds, my light will not deter.
No matter what, I'm here for you
To cheer you up when you are blue.
Do not fret when times get tough,
If things look down or kind of rough.
Just remember, I'm always here,
In your heart, close and near.
I will help you out in every way,
Happiness and love in your heart will stay.
Don't blow me out, that's one request
Unless it's me you do detest.
I do not try to hurt anyone
That isn't good or any fun.
But one day you may leave me behind
You may no longer need my light to shine.
If that day comes, go on your way
And I will hope to see you again one day.
If one day, I don't appear,
Do not worry, do not fear
I may be gone, but…

110 MSN Nick Names

110 MSN Nick Names from my Internet Diary

(1) :) smile it scares ppl :P

(2) milk duz the body gud, but damm how much did u drink :S

(3) ;) Armed n Dangerous :P

(4) ;) Learn the rules...then break em :P

(5) :P Giv a mouse its cookie, he will want a glass ov milk :P

(6) y did i have climb 100 mountains 2 get 2 u :S wen all u had 2 do
is smile :) 2 get 2 me ?

(7) Life is short an so am I

(8) Its nice to be important, but its more important to be nice ;)

(9) Im 98 beautiful and 2 carzy or is it the other way round?

(10) How many hot, rich, funny, sweet guys are there out there?
......two, but they're dating each other

(11) The only driving you've done all day is driving me crazy.

(12) The road is full of flat squirrels, who couldn't make up their mind

(13) You say you hate me,And i know that it is true,But why cant i
stop thinking of you

(14) Im like a parking ticket, i hav 'FINE' written all over me

(15) The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese

(16) i&…

The naming game

Interesting facts behind some of the most famous brands. Some I know
to be true, the others I am not so sure about. However, they are all
interesting. There are many companies / brands / products whose names
were derived from strange circumstances...

Mercedes
This was actually the financier's daughter's name.

Adobe
This came from name of the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the house
of founder John Warnock.

Apple Computer
The favourite fruit of cofounder Steve Jobs. He was three months late
in filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his
company Apple Computers if his colleagues didn't suggest a better name
by 5 O'clock.

CISCO
Not an acronym as popularly believed. From San FrancCISCO.

Compaq
COMp, for computer, plus PAQ to denote a small integral object.

Corel
From the founder's name, Dr Michael Cowpland. It stands for COwpland
Research Laboratory.

Google
The name started as a joke boasting about the amount of information
the search-engine would be able to search. It w…

I love you

Difffrent forms of saying i love u :


English - I love you

Afrikaans - Ek het jou lief

Albanian - Te dua

Arabic - Ana behibak (to male)

Arabic - Ana behibek (to female)

Armenian - Yes kez sirumen

Bambara - M'bi fe

Bangla - Aamee tuma ke bhalo aashi

Belarusian - Ya tabe kahayu

Bisaya - Nahigugma ako kanimo

Bulgarian - Obicham te

Cambodian - Soro lahn nhee ah

Cantonese Chinese - Ngo oiy ney a

Catalan - T'estimo

Cheyenne - Ne mohotatse

Chichewa - Ndimakukonda

Corsican - Ti tengu caru (to male)

Creol - Mi aime jou

Croatian - Volim te

Czech - Miluji te

Danish - Jeg Elsker Dig

Dutch - Ik hou van jou

Esperanto - Mi amas vin

Estonian - Ma armastan sind

Ethiopian - Afgreki'

Faroese - Eg elski teg

Farsi - Doset daram

Filipino - Mahal kita

Finnish - Mina rakastan sinua

French - Je t'aime, Je t'adore

Gaelic - Ta gra agam ort

Georgian - Mikvarhar

German - Ich liebe dich

Greek - S'agapo

Gujarati - Hoo thunay prem karoo choo

Hiligaynon - Palan…

IF

'If' by rudyard kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master,
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To …

Thought for the day...

life ends when u stop dreaming, hope ends when u stop believing, love ends when u stop caring.. friendship ends when u stop sharing.. You know ur in love when all you can think about is that one special person and u can't stand to be away for more than one second. You miss them even when they r standing right next to u. You fall asleep thinking about them, and dream about them every night.

Odds..

I LIKE ODDS…
THEY HELP ME GET EVEN.
SUCCESS HAS NO ADDRESS
NO LANDMARK
NO CALLING CARD
BUT THE PATH IS STEEP
AND SOME WILL TAKE THE ELEVATOR
BUT I WILL TAKE THE STAIRS
SOME WILL GET THERE FASTER
BUT I WILL GET THERE STRONGER
AND MY ADVERSITY WILL BE MY
TRAVELLING COMPANION
BECAUSE WHEN I GET THERE
I CAN TURN TO ADVERSITY AND SAY
SO LONG,
AND HEAVE THE BAG OF TAUNTS
AND INSULTS I GATHERED
ALONG THE WAY, AND SCATTER THEM
TO THE BIRDS
I WILL MISS THEM
BUT FEEL LIGHTER
YES!!!
THAT WILL BE THE DAY
WHEN I STAND AT
A LARGE BAY WINDOW
AND UNCLENCH MY FIST
FOR THERE WILL BE NO MORE
ODDS TO CONQUER
NOT EVEN IN THE MIND.
Into comfort

As you go through this day, see how many of the things that worry you can be changed into things that comfort you. As strange as it may sound, there are plenty of such opportunities.

Instead of worrying about becoming ill, find comfort in the level of wellness you have.

Instead of worrying about your finances, find comfort in your ability to be productive and to create value.

Rather than worrying about the time you've wasted, take comfort in the time you now have available to use.

Rather than worrying about what you could lose, take comfort in making use of the good things you have.

Every moment you spend worrying will bring whatever you're worried about closer to reality. That's certainly not what you want to be doing.Instead, take each worry and turn it around. Put your energy where it will do the most good.Every moment, every situation, every issue and every concern has a positive side. Find it and bring it to life.



A Very Special Friend

Sometimes you find a very special friend,
Someone who changes your lifejust by being part of it!

Someone who makes you laugh when you need to laugh,
Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world.
Someone who convinces you that life is filled with doors
Just waiting for you to open them!

When you're feeling down,
And the world seems like a dark and empty place,
Suddenly seem bright and full!

Your special friend gets you through
The hard times and the sad times,
Your special friend holds your hand
And tells you everything is going to be all right.

And if you find such a friend,
You have a special friend for life,
And life is special!
Thanks For Being Very Special Friend!

Life Is A Tunnel

The world is a circle spinning round & around.
Sometimes it's hard to keep both feet on the ground.
Sometimes we lose our balance, and fall out of place.

Yesterday I lost my way in the crowd.
I started to yell & scream very loud.
Today I managed to make it through it.
I heard a little voice that kept saying
'Just Do It'

Life is a tunnel, we all must pass through
None of us are certain,

Just where it may lead us to For some of us it may be long The turns we take, may sometimes be wrong. We try to keep on the path that is clear. That will be the least, of all our fear. To move in the direction that is right To reach the end of the tunnel, to see the light. So try to be happy and not sad. Cause life isn't really always that bad. Tommorrow, I'll leave behind the sorrow. Because this life here on earth, is only on borrow.

THINGS TO ALWAYS REMEMBER

24 Things to Always Remember... (and one thing to never forget) Your presence is a present to the world. You are unique and one of a kind. Your life can be what you want it to be. Take the days just one at a time.
Count your blessings not your troubles. You'll make it through whatever comes along. Within you are so many answers. Understand, have courage, be strong.
Don't put limits on yourself. So many dreams are waiting to be realized. Decisions are too important to leave to chance. Reach for your peak, your goal, your prize.
Nothing wastes more energy then worrying.
Don't take things too seriously. Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets. Remember that a little love goes along way. Remember that a lot... goes forever. Remember that a friendship is a wise investment. Life's treasures are people... together. Realize that it's never too late. Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way. Have health and hope and happiness. Take the time to wish upon a star. And don't ever …

Such is life...

Whoever coined the phrase "life's not fare" hit the bull's eye. What's more, life's sometimes more unfair to one than the other. people so easily moveon, rarely giving a thought to the pain being felt by the one they left behind. why is it that i have to carry the burden of everybody's emotions and problems and as soon as people start feeling better, after having shared their feelings wid me, they move on so easily? don't.... can't they understand that even i need a support??? even i need respect? if i keep someone else's words, then is it wrong on my part to expect that someone else to keep some of my words? or to atleast respect my feelings? why does the fate conspire against me, always, without fail? wanting or iking somebody or something has always been the sure shot way for me to lose that thing/ person. i guess i'm made to be a loner, i was a loner, am a loner and will remain a loner. life teaches me all my lessons the hard way. so be…

Always...

Somewhere along the way I guess I moved on I left behind the scars And the wounds began to heel And I discovered in me The capacity to once again feel. Somewhere in the distance Somewhere far behind I threw off my sadness And found my peace of mind I travelled the long roads of Sadness and despair And very very slowly My heart began to repair All the anger and the hurt Have now far away been cast I know this new found happiness May or may not last But I'm stronger now I'm more able to deal with what the future holds Now that I've dealt with you Even though it has been a while I now pretty often smile And I know in all the coming days Some small part of me Will hold onto you Always...

IT COULDN'T BE DONE

Somebody said that it couldn't be done, But he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. he started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, but he did it. Somebody scoffed: " Oh you'll never do that; At least no one has done it"; But he took off his coat and he took off his hat, And the first thing we knew he'd begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That ouldn't be done, and he did it. There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, There are thousands to prophesy failure; There are thousands to point out to you, one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you but just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it; Just start to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be …

I'M ALWAYS HERE...

I'm always here to understand you. I am always here to laugh with you I'm always here to cry with you I'm always here to talk to you I'm always here to think with you I'm always here to plan with you Even though we might not always be together Please know that I'm always here to love you.

I'm glad...

I'm glad there's you to smile at me And brighten up my day To share my thoughts and understand The things I do and say. I'm glad there's you to laugh with me At ordinary things To show me what is special In everything life brings. I'm glad there's you to be with And I think it's time you knew Just how happy you have made me And how glad I am there's you!

The Thousandth Man

One Man in a thousand, Solomon says, Will stick more close than a brother. And its worth while seeking him half your days If you find him before the other. Nine hundred and ninety - nine depend On what the world sees in you, But the Thousandth Man will stand your friend With the whole round world agin you. 'Tis neither promise nor prayer nor show Will settle the finding for 'ee Nine hundred and ninety - nine of 'em go By your looks, or your acts, or your glory. But if he finds you and you find him, The rest of the world don't matter; For the thousandth man will sink or swim With you in any water. You can use his purse with no more talk Than he uses yours for his spendings, And laugh and meet in your daily walk As though there had been no lendings. Nine hundred and ninety - nine of 'em call For silver and gold in their dealings; But the Thousandth Man he's worth 'em all, because you can show him your feelings. His wrong's your wrong, and his right's your right, In season or…

Did U Know...??

Did you know that when you envy someone, it's because you really like that person?
Did you know that those who appear to be very strong in heart, are real weaklings and are most succeptible?
Did you know that those who spend their time protecting others are the ones that really need some one to protect them?
Did you know that the three most difficult things to say are : "I love you", "Sorry" and "Help me" The people who say these are those who actually need them or really feel them, and are the ones you really need to treasure, because they have said them.
Did you know that people who occupy themselves by keeping others company or helping others are the ones that actually need your company and help?
Did you know that those who dress in red are more confident in themselves?
Did you know that those who dress in yellow are those that enjoy their beauty?
Did you know that those who dress in black, are those who want to be unnoticed and need your help and…
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My attitude on most mornings these days...

SMS Messages

Value those friends who find time for you in their calender, but cherish those friends who don't consult their calender when u need them.

Each time i miss you, a star falls down from the sky. So, if find the sky dark with no stars its all your fault. You made me miss you too much.

Dosti naam hai sukh dukh ki kahani ka, dosti raaz hai sada muskurane ka, ye koi palbhar ki pehchan nahi, dosti sath hai umar bhar nibhane ka.

My friend should be my medicine when i am in pain, my letter when i am far, my smile when i am sad, my handkerchief when i cry, my life when i die.

If care is a wave i'll give you sea, if respect is a leaf i give u tree, if trust is a planet i give u the universe, if friendship is life i give u me...

Ek din humare aansoo humse pooch baithe, hame roz roz kyu bulate ho? humne kaha hum yaad unhe karte hai, tum kyu chale aate ho??

When nights are long and friends are few, I sit by my window and think of you... a silent wisper, a silent tear... with all my hea…

SMS from Shruti

Jab Kabhi Chand Na Ho, Andheri Raat Ho, Darr Na hoga Mujhko AGAR TUM SAATH HO... Jab Kabhi Badal Chaye Ya Ghani Barsaat Ho, Hoge Khusi Har Ek Boond Me AGAR TUM SAATH HO... Jab Kabhi Aasu Aaye Ya Buri Saugad Ho, Muskura Loonga Mai Tab Bhi AGAR TUM SAATH HO... Jab Kabhi Dil Ghabraye Saamne Haar Ho, Jeet Ke Mai Dikhlaunga AGAR TUM SAATH HO... Jab Kabhi Has De Alam, Khusiyon Ki Baraat Ho, Zindagi Hoge Jannat AGAR TUM SAATH HO... This msg gives me a sense of deja vu, though I'm not sure why. Perhaps I've received the same msg earlier, but in that case, I like to think that I'd have remembered so. What I think is more likely is that this is an extract from some song, which I've heard and liked. Whatever it is, wherever it is from, its good.
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This is me, standing in front of my comp!!!
* Need and desire have no connection. Many people desire things they do not need. Happiness can be measured by what one does not need, but often to see is to want.

* "It is not enough to do, one must also become. I wish to be wiser, stronger, better. This thing that is me is incomplete. It is only the raw material which i have to work. I want to make it better than I received it."

* We generate our own environment. We get exactly what we deserve. How can we resent the life we've created for ourselves? Who's to blame, who' to credit, but us? Who can change it, anytime we wish, but us?

* Character comes from following  our highest sense of right, from trusting ideals without being sure they'll work. One challenge of our adventure on earth is to rise above dead systems - wars, religions, nations, destructions - to refuse to be a part of them, and express instead the highest selves we know how to be.

* No matter how qualified or deserving we are, we will never re…
It's amazing how this poems seems to capture the very essence o what I've sometimes felt in my heart: AN UNWRITTEN LETTER Almost a decade ago, When my mind was young, And I was too, When the world was beautiful, And living was a joy, I wanted to write a letter. To write something about myself My feelings and my dreams, My notions and my aspirations too. About the horizon, That surrounds me most, About sooo many things I have forgotten. But some things I could not forget, I could not fulfill my desire. I did not get an auspicious moment, Or i did not get any address. I failed to ind an addressee, I was lookin for all these years, To bare me, my mind and soul, In my hour of need and moment of joy.
A man who listens because he has nothing to say can hardly be a source of inspiration. The only litening that counts is that of the talker who alternately absorbs and expresses idea.
A proper body's not an object, not an implement, not a belonging to be admired. It's just you yourself. Only when it's no longer you, but yours, a thing owned, do you worry about it - It is in good shape? Will it do? Will it last?
It is an illusion to think that more comfort means more happiness. Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to be needed, and to be loved by all.
AS YOU CAN SEE, I'M AN EXHIBITIONIST. I can't keep anything under wraps. Not my passion for life. My need to grow. To change. To have ideas, opinions, To do, and learn, and see, And think all those things that'll make me someone... ME
Talk not to me of a name great in story; The days of our youth are the days of our glory; And the myth and ivy of sweet two and twenty; Are worth all your laurels, though ever so plenty.
Here are a few SMS MSGS that are doing round these days and caught my attention:

Jindagi jaise ek saza si ho gayi hai, gumke sagar me is kadar kho gayi hai, tum aa jao wapas ye gujarish haimeri, shayad mujhe tumhari aadat si ho gayi hai.


Hame duniya ko zakhm dikhana nahi aata, tadapte hain khud, tadpana nahi aata, ye sari batome tum mahir ho, hame tumhari tarah "Bhool" jana nahi aata.


if i would know that i'm gonna die in 2morow, i'll spend 23 hrs wid u... n if u wonder what about the last hour, in that hour i'll find someone who can take care of u.


aap haste ho hame hasane ke liye, aap rote ho hame rulane ke liye; aap ek bar ruth kar to dekho... mar jayenge aapko manane ke liye!!

kuch dur hamare saath chalo ham dil ki kahani kah denge, samjhe na tum jise aankho se vo baat jabani keh denge.

kisi gam ke badle khusi kya doge, kato ke badle phool kya doge , mangta hoon jivan bhar ka saath apka, bolo is saval ka jawab kya doge.


good looks catches eyes... good persona…