Final 2 camels......

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I thank Ranjana my dear wife for sharing and scripting this beautiful story from herΒ  ‘Self Management’ class’ πŸ™‚


About Dilip

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are music and growing culinary herbs. Love to play golf and do yoga regularly. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

58 responses »

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Your wife is very talented. I love the parable, it has the ring of an ancient story often retold. Thanks for sharing


  2. parth893 says:

    Very nice post I enjoyed reading it πŸ˜€ . lovely story πŸ™‚ . ❀


  3. Madhu says:

    A brilliant story Dilip. And a very wise reminder πŸ™‚


  4. Kavita Joshi says:

    lovely post..and awesome blog…very nice to meet you here dear..and I will keep an eye on your blog now πŸ™‚


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Its indeed gracious of you Kavita to compliment n appreciate my blog. Coming from you a top blogger means so much. I too would like to reciprocate in equal measure and keep in touch.
      Cheers πŸ™‚


  5. I like this message. Much of life’s battles are between our ears.

    Blessings ~ Wendy


  6. Addie says:

    I love the moral of the story but I’m still having a hard time coming to term with problems and fears as ‘imaginary’. 😦


  7. Noor Gharbo says:

    I love this!


  8. When our minds are truly free, we finally live in a most wholesome way, where what we share from our spirits, benefits others greatly, for the genuine freedom to share, care and love will only refresh and renew another so they blossom greatly each day as they move towards their massive potential in life to help bring change and a certain peace to the world! Dilip, your words always reflect a divine wisdom which is the greatest treasure of all! Thanks my brother for sharing your gift always!


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Dear Wendell I cherish each word of your comments always as they are sincere and come from the heart.

      I consider myself blessed to have a friend and brother in you. Thanks you and good wishes.


  9. Bams Triwoko says:

    Nice post. I like it.. πŸ™‚


  10. Bindu says:

    This is so true. We never try to free ourselves of those imaginary shackles which are much worse than the real ones. We are our own prisoners – what a pity! Thanks for sharing the story, Dilip!


  11. Hey Dilip ,How are you ? I am awarding your blog the best moment award .Congratulations!


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi Reshu,
      It is indeed rather gracious of you to consider me suitable for this award. I feel honored and encouraged.

      Thank you and with kind regards!


  12. renu says:

    really true..we have many mental biases and we never try to go beyond that..


  13. We the human species,who consider ourselves as thinking; must be the biggest morones. We are not so. The development or the evolvement is part conditioning. Conversly if we do not follow conditiong then; a few Qs:
    Do we reinvent the wheel everytime we need it?
    Should we not follow a laydown curriculam in our schools?
    Can we really move on with life if not for conditioning?
    I would like your views. RLS


    • Dilip says:

      Enjoyed reading your insightful response. I do agree with your views on all counts but would like to add a rider. Conditioning of minds when done judiciously in specific areas of applications does eliminate waste of resources. Like in the forces troops are conditioned through rigorous training to operate in a disciplined manner.

      But in schools where the young minds need to stimulate their creativity and develop value systems any attempt to condition their minds will be counter-productive. On the other hand the syllabus attempts to bring in standardization so that students in different schools are at par for all purposes. Also the syllabus is periodically reviewed to keep abreast with the changes in the political, technological, social and economic environment.

      Therefore with due regard I feel both conditioning and freedom of an open mind will need to co-exist.

      Thank you Roshan for a thought provoking response. Cheers πŸ™‚


  14. Novroz says:

    I love the story and the idea of sharing it πŸ™‚

    Thank you for stopping by earlier.


  15. Geetha says:

    Dear Sir,

    Sincere thanks to your wife and you for sharing this lovely story.

    May I please share here The Hundredth Monkey story with regard to imitation?

    “Used well, imitation is a powerful tool for spreading good ideas fast – whether they be in culture, business, sports, or the art of wheat eating. ”

    And this one too:

    An interesting excerpt from the book, ‘Competing For The Future’ by M/s. Gary Hamel and C K Prahalad:

    “First individuals, may, over time, forget why they believe what they believe.

    Second, managers may come to believe that what they don’t know isn’t worth knowing.

    An experiment with monkeys:

    Four monkeys were put into a room. In the center of the room was a tall pole with a bunch of bananas suspended from the top. One particularly hungry monkey eagerly scampered up the pole, intent on retrieving a banana. Just as he reached out to grasp the banana, he was hit with a torrent of cold water from an overhead shower. With a squeal, the monkey abandoned its quest and retreated down the pole. Each monkey attempted, in turn, to secure the banana. Each received an equally chilly shower, and each scampered down without the prize. After repeated drenchings, the monkeys finally gave up on the bananas.

    With the primates thus conditioned, one of the original four was removed from the experiment and a new monkey added. No sooner had this new, innocent monkey started up the pole than his (or her) companions reached up and yanked the surprised creature back down the pole. The monkey got the message – don’t climb that pole. After a few such aborted attempts, but without ever having received a cold shower, the new monkey stopped trying to get the bananas. One by one, each of the original monkeys was replaced. Each new monkey learned the same lesson: Don’t climb the pole. None of the new monkeys ever made it to the top of the pole; none even got so far as a cold shower. Not one understood precisely why pole climbing was discouraged, but they all respected the well-established precedent. Even after the shower was removed, no monkey ventured up the pole. We’re not suggesting that managers are monkeys! We are suggesting that precedents, enacted into policy manuals, corporate processes, and training programs often outlive the particular industry context that created them.”

    Thanks and regards,



    • Dilip says:

      Geetha this is simply brilliant. Very educative and interesting – indeed the lesson is quite clear. I think the book β€˜Competing For The Future’ will surely be worth a read.

      We both thank you for your compliments and for the interest taken in composing this response.

      With kind regards.


  16. That’s Cute,


  17. Lucid Gypsy says:

    A lovely tale with great imagery.


  18. SingleFocus says:

    Reblogged this on Well Worth Repeating and commented:
    Good Post.


  19. Anarya Andir says:

    I like this one – had never heard of the story before. Thanks for sharing!


  20. SUHAS says:

    The British called a Badaun as β€œa camel riding a camel” But intellect is God given and can be developed by efforts.
    Only one who works comes across difficulties.
    And when a problem arises it brings the solution along.
    You have illustrated very well.


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi Suhas,

      I liked what you say “Only one who works comes across difficulties. And when a problem arises it brings the solution along.” Its true.

      BTW “a camel riding a camel” does it mean that the Bedouin and the camel have a very close bond and both depend on each other in the harsh desert?

      Cheers & regards πŸ™‚


  21. Binky says:

    Some very good advice. I imagine that many of the things that hold us back are so ingrained in us that we don’t even realize that they’re restraining us.


    • Dilip says:

      Dear Binky how nice of you to appreciate. Yes we need plenty of practice in self-awareness to break out from the restraining forces.

      Many thanks my friend! Cheers πŸ™‚


  22. Sachin Macwan says:

    I hereby declare that this is one of the most fascinating stories I ever found to get motivated. I just love it! So true, again so much wisdom in this little account! The trick is…how do I see my own limits in my life? Blocks are made by own. The best way to live life is without knots….

    The fear I had about the things never happened in my life. One usually kills him/herself by keeping his/her mind preoccupied by the thing has never taken place…..Believe me, it will never happen in future too.

    Imaginary knots kill our present Happiness…our each day of life should be full of Joy. Here, the examples of the camels teach us that it is mandatory to eliminate the knots of our minds n lives….The camels do not have brain as human has!!! Still our thinking pattern is becoming animalistic…..

    Let’s think positive! B|


    • Dilip says:

      Dear Sachin I am always delighted to hear from you πŸ™‚ Your response is indeed a value addition. As this post was entirely scripted by my wife I would love to pass on the credit to her.

      Thanks you my dear friend πŸ™‚


  23. Summer says:

    : ) Hug for you!

    Love and Peace, Summer


  24. VEDANT says:

    when you are not feeling confident to do anything… just say ALL IS WELL


  25. Kotts says:

    On a similar note…

    “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free”

    –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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