Three Valuable Things🙂

 

To be happy for no reason,         XoXoXo

To be always doing something,

To know how to demand small things without EGO.

 

Have a lovely day folks🙂

About dilipnaidu

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 reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. Swati Agarwal says:

    Lovely Post Sir!
    Truly Amazing & True.

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  2. How true it is, Dilip. Learn from the children. Then, we will live this life more enjoyable. Some inspirational posts I found in your blog!

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  3. Nazish says:

    I can totally relate to this post… I used to teach Kindergarten students. There’s so much to learn from these kids.

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Firstly I welcome you to my blog. I can imagine how satisfying and joyful it must’ve been to be with little kids at KG level. Its so beautiful if a teacher interacts with children with a positive attitude. Both can learn🙂

      Thank you and best wishes always🙂

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  4. shellymona says:

    And we need to bring out our inner child for a contented life……..
    Inspiring words

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  5. Heta Gala says:

    Very true dilip. I completely agree.

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  6. Cute adorable little baby with a big🙂
    Kids definitely teach us a lot of things. I don’t have children of my own yet but from the time I have spent with my niece, who’s four years of age, I have appreciated a new lease of life. Her world is so innocent and carefree, and it’s one that also soothes the pains and strains of stress and life when I immerse myself in her little world.

    Thanks for sharing, Dilip.

    Vijay

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Dear Vijay the sentiments expressed by you are deeply meaningful. I am touched as also inspired. Their innocence and joy can lift anyone from the blues to bliss!

      Many thanks my friend you’ve gladdened my heart.
      Dilip

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  7. Yatin says:

    My kids taught us to harbor patience, lots of it!!

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  8. High school teacher 33 years. I have found that teens have a very clear sense of right and wrong and of fair play and the value of honesty.

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Teaching in school is a noble profession. Most folk may forget college teachers but never their school teachers. It is in school that our teachers help in building our value systems.

      Your observation that “teens have a very clear sense of right and wrong and of fair play and the value of honesty” is true.

      Thanks Carl and have a nice day.

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  9. YellowCable says:

    That are the things that grown up forgot..

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  10. Sriram says:

    Children are ‘environment’ creators … The moment a child enters a space the child changes the environment… however morose we might have been the instant we see the child, our oxytocin levels go up and we ‘get’ rid of the ‘cortisol’ and hence we get back to being happy ….

    Being with children is the best antidote to stress….caused by cortisol levels dripping in from the way we deal with the world…. we have framed the world with limitations, whereas all the child can see is abundance. the child doesn’t see that people are ‘back biting’ or out to get me …and even more important is that the child is ITSELF irrespective of the audience and we the ‘adults’ TRY to REFLECT what we think is the APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR for the AUDIENCE in front of us… such masking is an obvious distortion of who we are and hence a source of stress….

    It is now proven through neuroscience that children are losing their child like qualities thanks to US ADULTS who give them the WRONG lessons of life through OUR actions which are CONTRADICTORY to what we ‘PREACH’…. praising a child for so called innate qualities makes the child focus on LOOKING SMART not BEING SMART and makes the child the adult who is insecure; who thinks smartness is limited – either one has it or not etc…

    Neuroscience now has shown that praising behaviours that are appropriate – like what the child did – the act – makes them realise that it is behaviours that matter & that they can be learned through effort and that no one is BORN a genius – everyone needs to put in effort – and hence retains their child like enthusiasm and curiosity for learning … which is the critical factor that ADULTS ‘lose’ in their transition from childhood to adult hood….making them feel LIMITED and hence not abundance….The research by Dr Carol Dweck is worth a dekko…
    http://mindsetonline.com/howmindsetaffects/parentsteacherscoaches/index.html

    So from environment creators, we end up as environment driven and then say we have GROWN up!! wow … talk of GROWTH….

    no wonder the wise ‘wordsworth’ said ‘child is the father of the man’…… let us all become children to our ‘fathers’ within …. so we can ‘lead’ lives of abundance and joy ….just like little Tina….

    Cheers!

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    • Sriram says:

      ‘Tina’ is a representative name … also has a wonderful acronym – There Is No Alternative… TINA – lets make it a TINA to retain the child within ….

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      • dilipnaidu says:

        😦 ???? nahi samjha bhai🙂

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        • Sriram says:

          dear sir,

          Behavioral Economics suggests that we humans need to create TINA (no alternative situations) in order for us to DO something that we have been ‘procrastinating’ for too long… it is technically called the Ulysseus Contract – named after the Greek Hero Ulysseus who ‘tied himself to the mast of the ship’ so he could ‘control himself’ ….

          TINA makes us DO. however TINA when served by life is stressful. whereas when TINA is self created it HELPS….

          So the idea is how do we create the ‘urgency’ and ‘absolute necessity’ to ACT (through a TINA) in order to always have the child in us ALIVE….

          so we can be like your granddaughter even when we are ‘grand parents’ ourselves!!

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        • dilipnaidu says:

          Quite a complex interpretation Sri but interesting. I liked the example of the Greek Hero Ulysses who “‘tied himself to the mast of the ship’ so he could ‘control himself ….”

          To be childlike comes easy to people who are not self conscious and have no pretensions. That’s how the easy becomes difficult🙂

          Thanks Sri and cheers🙂

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    • dilipnaidu says:

      Nicely articulated Sriram. And Dr Dweck’s thoughts are valuable – a must read for all parents. True unlike adults a child never has any pretensions and lives life free of what others will think.

      Many thanks buddy🙂

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  11. Good to remember. What a cutie patootie she is! Margie

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  12. Tina Schell says:

    Hmmm, not sure to be always doing something is the best advice but otherwise I’m with you all the way Dilip!

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  13. Very true. We adults could learn much from children…

    Lovely photograph!

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  14. renu says:

    little ones are such a delight..

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  15. What a beautiful photo, and our children and Grandchildren teach me something new each day… and each one starts with a smile..🙂

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  16. seeker says:

    How I wish we all maintain the childlike joy.

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  17. Binky says:

    Most adults could use the natural fascination and wonderment that children have.

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  18. Invaluable lessons indeed.

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  19. Lala Rukh says:

    WOW the other day I was thinking the same that children can teach us many good things that we forget as we grow up . Beautiful Dilip nd so true.

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  20. Apart from these 3 things, I’m always thrilled when I observe children forming friendships almost instantaneously.

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  21. We come into the world seeking the free and joyful newness of happiness. I hope that these treasures are alive in your heart. Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year.
    ~ Eric

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  22. Child is a natural teacher.Provided we seek knowledge.

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