March 23, 2010

Time and Again

Posted in Life, thought tagged , , at 10:12 pm by silivalilife

Did you notice that once a fashion on something has gone, it looks so much outdated and the sight of something  one used to see in past era calls old memories?

Nowadays I notice how young fashionistas are wearing dresses and shoes similar to the ones from 70’s and 80’s without a knowledge they were the favorites of their moms, then young.

The shirt dresses seem so narrow and the wedges seem uncomfortable, but that maybe to their parents and grandparents, not to them. 

The Cycle of Life.

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March 4, 2010

Name That Decade

Posted in Random tagged , , at 4:46 pm by silivalilife

There have been whole lot of different suggestions to name the past decade.
I suggest mine: decade of deteriorating quality. In everything, starting of food and goods, ending with human qualities, health, relationship, and prices too, you name it.

The food industry was already  with hormones, chemistry, radiation and various gases, now is “improved” with genetic modification and is becoming increasingly dangerous. All new labels designed to control the quality do not work as we are increasingly creative in bypassing rules.

Food quality is connected to the quality of our health a lot. One consequence is the much talked obesity nowadays.  

Some time ago the person who would produce a good was called Master. He would take a pride and was responsible for the quality of his production. He was continuing the job of his father and was happy that his production was labeled by his country name. His guarantee was that his creation would last  to serve your grandchildren. Since sometime the variety of labeling decreased a lot and I am not sure anyone takes pride of those labels anymore. Even notion that good  product has a high price does not always work.

There is a long list of other aspects of our life that fit into this description, which does not make me feel any good.

I think the decade before this one could be called the Decade of Human Greed. All of us involved.

I will also suggest a name for the next decade as well. Decade of Paying the Price.

February 27, 2010

Gifts and Earnings

Posted in Random, thought tagged at 9:16 pm by silivalilife

While we are children we do not evaluate ourselves and are happy to live and enjoy the abilities that we are gifted by nature. We use what we have without much effort and get praised. Even then there is something beyond our abilities we dream to be apt to do, but those dreams do not burden us too much – we have a clean start and a whole eternity in front.
The years following childhood the number of our admirers drain quickly. We start realizing that our talents are not as useful as we thought before, at least not without substantial effort to polish them. We work on them as hard as we think is necessary and eventually make them useful enough to win our daily bread. This is when our abilities stop being gifts and become earnings. Concerning that dream qualities we did not possess are still there, it can wait, the time is not something that is in shortage.

Some more years passed we start noticing that the perfection can be obtained easier than before. The tasks we were failing before can be perfected and hard work so tantalizing before can be quite pleasant. This is when you start thinking that maybe you can look into that dream ability you always wanted to have. There is still plenty of time, why not try?

It works! You can do that, and better than many others! Conquering the dream is so sweet and being praised, even in a narrow circle, rewarding. This is when you can look all the way back into the time to once more realize where you came from. You see your gifts, you feel a bit guilty as they have never been desired, just gifted.  But they are yours completely, your roots, still there, ready to serve. 

Now we should look forward, there is no more time to waste, now that we got what we dreamed for so long. Ah, time, it does not seem so plenty anymore.  Why do we realise it just now?

February 19, 2010

Events and News

Posted in Random tagged , , at 7:33 pm by silivalilife

With the globalization our Earth became smaller and smaller over the years. With telecommunication available to a lot of people we started getting the same global news and following the same events reported globally.
The strange things is that for the duration of some time, days or months there is no any interesting event happening that could be reported as a global event. Then the news are becoming boring and are narrowed to gossip.

Then all of a sudden the global events start happening all the same time. They crowd together, making it hard to follow one. If the event is a scandal, the ones involved are lucky to get away by an overlapping event. If it is a problem requiring community attention, community is the loser as something, or someone, made him to revert his attention from finding a solution that would benefit all of us.

Then there are tragic kind of events that no one wanted to happen, to friends or foes. There are no winners there.  They better not happen, but they show how connected and mutually dependent we all the dwellers of our planet are.

We share one home.

February 16, 2010

Business People

Posted in Life, Random, thought tagged , at 5:54 pm by silivalilife

We like the coffee in the neighborhood Peet’s.

The startup people like it even more. There is always at least a pair or two of them by your table, usually speaking so loud that you cannot help listening to their conversation.

The pair consists of a speaker, I call him the convincer and a listener. 

Sometimes the pair has only two cups on the table.  This is a very early stage and the speaker’s job is tough. He has to convince how good his startup  is, what a great product it is going to develop and how many millions of potential customers are dreaming to have that product immediately. Right now half of the world’s population is looking just for that product and cannot find it. The mission of their startup is to put it on-line, ASAP. And the job can be done only if the listener joins the startup-savior. The listener usually asks clever  questions, but the impression on his face does not confirm he gets the answers.  

There are also pairs in more intimate relationship. They are armed with wide open laptops, with the screens visible to each other as a sign of mutual trust. The business is the same – convincing, but with numbers. The listener’s  impression is again the usual disbelief. But the speaker is much more aggressive.  He is advertising a product the future existence of which is a big question. If he can convince this guy, there is high probability that he can do the same with the customers. But most important he has to convince himself that his plan is going to work. This is the hardest of all. He would need the passion to guide them all through the coming years.

January 7, 2010

Family

Posted in Life tagged at 10:08 pm by silivalilife

I was walking on the back side of the huge shopping mall when two 6 to 8 year boys ran passed me laughing and competing. A little girl was yelling and trying to keep up with them as careless for the driving cars as a 3-year-old could be.
“Watch for her”, – a man cried from behind, quite in vain, so that he had to reach for her himself.
The group disappeared from my sight for few minutes.
“Mommy, mommy”, – I heard the children’s voices and saw them next. All three were hugging a female janitor who was tidying the humongous metal garbage containers the store backyards have. The husband was waiting nearby patiently.

The mother’s hugs made the children hundred times happier.

I felt a very kind envy for that group which was the essence of a Family, a little unity connected with unbreakable ties, and the surroundings were only emphasizing that.

January 6, 2010

Posted in Life tagged at 7:58 am by silivalilife

Watching reality shows I wonder where those strange young women, and men, are coming from in such amount. I haven’t seen any around. Must be fun to meet one and see if they behave the same way, or they are just pretending there?