Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Weatherman

Watched "The Weatherman". Good movie and states the obvious. Its human tendency to make sure to keep everybody in his family happy and every family person tries it. But all can't go the way one wants it this is what is narrated in this story. There is one quote I liked very much by Micheal Caine .
"Do you know that the harder thing to do and the right thing to do are usually the same thing? Nothing that has meaning is easy. "Easy" doesn't enter into grown-up life."

Thursday, October 28, 2010

You don't have to be intelligent to be happy

Although Intelligence and happiness are two different things altogether. A lot of the time I keep thinking that anybody who is intelligent will be happy. I usually get fascinated when I meet people who are close to "genius" . Post the meeting, I usually get into thinking, how lucky and blessed this guy is... he is so intelligent and he should definitely be happy and satisfied with his life.

But Its not true. Intelligence does not mean happiness, all intelligence gives you is at the bare minimum you own your actions and even when you are not happy, you are fine to some extent. An intelligent person weighs pros and cons of each of their decisions and is cautious. I know all this is very abstract but then thats what this space is all about :)

Now let me talk about the book I finished today - " the search" by John Battelle. Its an amazing book. It narrates the story of search, how google has become a synonym for search. How in future search is going to encompass every second of our life but still, its a little far from getting us what we actually want. I remember one comment from one of the movies " You cannot consider yourself an expert and have done a research just because you went and browsed about it on google". This is very true.
This book is a very good read and sometimes goes on to show, how the right things like the google's good will and hardwork of making sure they have the best algo for search has paid them a long way in their business.