Saturday, June 16, 2012

~~~I'd love to change the world~~~

Disclaimer: This post was written last night.I was too sleepy to post it at 2:00 am..

I am here! I am here along with the usual suspects..A glass of red wine , A yummy dish fresh from the kitchen (Strawberry Torte), Some good music and loads of plans in the head for the weekend.
I finished making my famous strawberry torte and I will be really honest here... It took me exactly 4 attempts to perfect it. Here it is..
My Perfect Strawberry Torte!!


I have no weekend plans. Well my motto is to be "Spontaneous"  these days. I know eventually I will get bored of this too. It is not in my genetic composition to be "Spontaneous" but things change all the time..!! You just never know..

Today I was talking to my neighbor over coffee and she invited another one of her cousins.Well her cousin chucked his job as an investment banker 2 years ago and is freewheeling now.As we got to talking he told me that one day on his way to work he was feeling uneasy driving. So instead of going to work he went to the Hospital. On his arrival he was told that he was having a heart attack at the age of 31!! That was it. He resigned from the job and has been working on the UN funded projects ever since.
In fact he just got back from Indonesia where he was helping the tsunami Sumatra victims.And not to forget that to get fitter he picked up running and now competes in Half Marathons..

I was curious to know why Non -Profit.. I couldn't digest the 180 degrees of jump in his career.He then told me that he needed to give back to the society.He earned enough. Paid off his loans, bought a house and a shiny car. It seemed like a decent Idea.Well yes of course I was impressed with him no doubt.. What really impressed me the most was the fact that he felt the need of giving it back..!! Serving the society! It felt good knowing that there are people out there who are consistently trying to make this world a better place for everyone..We all have to "Give it back" to the society. I think it all starts with us.

I was talking to a friend a couple of days ago about an Indian software company which has software products to cater to the Physically challenged (It is a great business Idea but with an intention of doing good for the physically challenged). We then started talking about the CSR and he told me how his company is linked to a spastics society. I think it should be mandatory for everyone to contribute towards the society.
I think it should be made mandatory not at the company level but at the employee level.We all have to make this world a better place together. The last CSR activity for me was way back in 2010.. I think I need to get back on track. One day when I have my own company I will make up for all the lost months..!!
It feels good when you hear the stories of kindness and charity. It feels good to see the compassion still alive.
It makes me believe that one day this world will be a better place!!

I will be back.. A little sooner this time.
Ciao..
The song was a huge hit back in the day. Now to keep the theme of the post alive I decided to put it here.
Yes, I want to change the world in a lot many ways and I really have no clue.I bet many of you are on my side on this.Listen to the song.The music is really Good.


I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you

2 comments:

  1. To Celebrity Miss Blogger / Miss Sunshine,

    Thanks for making me a celebrity :). I never had my heart in the job and I guess I was just looking for a way out.
    The opportunity presented itself, even though having a Heart attack at 31 sound miserable. I can't thank God enough for that.

    We figure out ways to "Give it back". This was it for me.
    You don't have to be modest here, you are doing a lot for miserable souls like me. Making us smile with you day after day.


    Keep it up! I will add this blog to my reader now. Watch out, I will be here.

    Mit freundlichem Gruß
    Ed

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  2. I am inspired after reading this one. Thank you for sharing. :)

    Also, yesterday me and my friends were discussing something similar but in the respect that we need to contribute to the society right now, when we are physically and emotionally at our prime. We need to exploit out energies at least that is what I believe in. :)

    P.S. - The Strawberry Torte looks amazing! :D

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