Saturday, April 08, 2006

The "Forward" Post

I never developed a liking towards posts containing forwarded messages. But every now and then, a forward comes along which you HAVE TO post. And this is one of those posts. All the names have been acknowledged. Except for 2 of em, which I happened to find on the net. Please take a look at the puzzle and suggest a solution for it. Its been bugging me for quite some time.

This was a forward I received yesterday from j. Thanks J ;) It is an interesting and humorous read, especially for the s/w engineers.


This is not a forward, but found it on the net. But it is equally amazing, confusing and puzzling. If you're able to come up with the solution please do comment.


This one was from GVK. This is a very interesting conversation between a person and God.

God: Hello. Did you call me?
Me: Called you? No, who is this?
God: This is GOD. I heard your prayers. So I thought I will chat.
Me: I do pray. Just makes me feel good. I am actually busy now. I am in the midst of something.
God: What are you busy at? Ants are busy too.
Me: Don't know. But I can't find free time. Life has become hectic. It's rush hour all the time.
God: Sure. Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you results.
Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.
Me: I understand. But I still can't figure out. By the way, I was not expecting YOU to buzz me on instant messaging chat.
God: Well I wanted to resolve your fight for time, by giving you some clarity. In this net era, I wanted to reach you through the medium you are comfortable with.
Me: Tell me, why has life become complicated now?
God: Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is what makes it complicated.
Me: Why are we then constantly unhappy?
God: Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday. You are worrying because you are analyzing. Worrying has become your habit. That's why you are not happy.
Me: But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?
God: Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.
Me: But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty.
God: Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.
Me: If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer?
God: Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don't suffer. With that experience their life becomes better not bitter.
Me: You mean to say such experience is useful?
God: Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.
Me: But still, why should we go through such tests? Why can't we be free from problems?
God: Problems are Purposeful Roadblocks Offering Beneficial Lessons to
Enhance Mental Strength. Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you are free from problems.
Me: Frankly in the midst of so many problems, we don't know where we are heading.
God: If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, you awaken. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.
Me: Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than moving in the right direction. What should I do?
God: Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you. Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing you rode ahead. You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.
Me: In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
God: Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.
Me: What surprises you about people?
God: When they suffer they ask, "why me?" When they prosper, they never ask "Why me". Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but few want to be on the side of the truth.
Me: Sometimes I ask, who am I, why am I here. I can't get the answer.
God: Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be.
Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it. Life is not a process of discovery but a process of creation.
Me: How can I get the best out of life?
God: Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.
Me: One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.
God: There are no unanswered prayers. At times the answer is NO.
Me: Thank you for this wonderful chat. I am so happy to start the day with a new sense of inspiration.
God: Well, Keep the faith and drop the fear. Don't believe your doubts and doubt your beliefs. Life is a mystery to solve not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.

This one is quite funny as well.. :D


















PS1: The cost accounting exam went pretty well. And yes, officially this is the earliest I've ever posted. Why? Couldn't sleep. Moral of the story: Never drink coffee at midnight.

PS2: Have been playing quite a lot of cricket daily. Its fun playing cricket early in the morning. India won the series by chasing a meagre total, and thus created a new world record for most consecutive successful chases. Now THAT is some record, huh?

PS3: My next post is ready, but decided to post it later. And no, it is not another forward post. :D And yes, Barca is through to the semis where it will face AC Milan. *fingers crossed* Even Arsenal made it to the semis. I wonder how!

11 Comments:

Blogger Sameera said...

u have lost it

talent undi forwards post chestunnaventi

chi chi shiva shiva
come on and post the next non fwd post..also j has blogged

check it out
thanks for the fuliflled promise :)

2:09 AM  
Blogger Wanderer said...

MWAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA
GAWD THIS IS PHUNNY
THE FIRST ONE I HAVE ALREADY READ
THIS CHAT BTW GOD AND THE MAN IS SO HILAROUS
AND ESP THAT FIND X
JEEZ LOL WHY DONT I GET SUCH FWD'S

4:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

abt the Puzzle-
in the second figure check if the slopes of the hypotenuses of the red and green triangles come out to be equal, that should explain it all.

--nel

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

srry, i wrote some crap previously
--nel

7:53 AM  
Blogger The optimist from utopia said...

@sam:
will post it soon..

@wanderer:
It is.. :D find x IS hillarious..
You dont get forwards like those?? hmm...

7:55 AM  
Blogger The optimist from utopia said...

@nel:
hey.. welcome to ma blog dude..
And its ok.. no need to apologise for writing crap.. At least I neva apologise ;)

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first figure is not a triangle.
I did write crap the first time without much thought but it turned out to be right. :)

In the first case it has triangle of lower slope(3/8) below that of higher slope(2/5).
When the order is reversed you have some extra area covered which can be clearly understood if they are superimposed. This can be used to explain the blank square in the second one. And b'coz its not a triangle at all no area of triangle concepts to be used to calculate areas.

srry for too many comments,
--nel

8:01 AM  
Blogger Łóòň Ġãĺ said...

looks at 'nel' with surprise ...

:P


lol the first one was great ... :P


God n man chat ... mwahahahahaaa! lolll

lol find x !

u been posting more than usual ... :-|

3:26 PM  
Blogger Sword Excalibur's Admirer said...

:) Keep the good work going... keep forwarding!!!

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I apologise, but, in my opinion, you are not right. Let's discuss. Write to me in PM, we will communicate.

1:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my opinion you have gone erroneous by.

3:41 PM  

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