LEISURE

I looks like a myth that in the olden days (about 3 decades back) , people used to spend their Free time enjoying the beauty of nature and appreciating the gift of life. There were less things to worry about and even less things to be afraid of.

In those days, people were mostly afraid of their death or the death of loved ones, now we are afraid of loosing job, house or cars.

Everyone is trying to get rich and successful. Let me give an inference from Calvin and Hobbes:

 “I have no idea why human beings have developed all this technology to help them when all it does is make their lives busier. People are less patient now than they used to be 10 years ago. When computers were invented, if someone wanted to have their program executed, they had to use punched cards to have their program written. And very few people had computers, so they used to submit their decks of punched cards in offices that had computers. People had to wait for days to get solutions to their programs. Now that we have developed such high speed computers and super computers, even a few seconds of lag drives us insane. If human beings actually wanted to enjoy leisure, we never would’ve developed these machines. They delude us with the idea of making lives simpler when in reality, they are complicating it even more.”

Calvin-and-Hobbles

We have no time to appreciate this life. We spent a lifetime trying to amass wealth that will last a lifetime. What we fail to realize is that our time in this world is limited. Why not do things that make us happy. Money is a small part of life. Travel, relax, have fun and live life.

It’s funny how day by day, nothing changes. But when you look back everything is different.
— Calvin & Hobbes

Advertisements

From here and there

Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
When the heart acts, the body is its slave. (African Proverbs)

 

A sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to our steps as we walk the tightrope of life. (Arabic Proverbs)

 

Laughter is the remedy for 1001 illnesses. (Azerbaijani Proverbs)

 

Don’t allow yesterday to spend up too much of today. (Cherokee Proverbs)

 

It is easy for someone to talk about fasting when he has a full belly. (Croatian Proverbs)

 

Life is short; but it barely takes a second to smile. (Cuban Proverbs)

 

A rainbow would be considered even more beautiful if it weren’t free. (Dominican Proverbs)

 

He who is outside his door already has a major part of his journey behind him. (Dutch Proverbs / Holland / Netherlands)

 

The work will teach you how to do it. (Estonian Proverbs)

 

Bad friends will prevent you from having good friends. (Gabonese Proverbs)

 

Whomever I love is the most beautiful. (Georgian Proverbs)

 

To change and to change for the better are two different things. (German Proverbs)

 

The tongue kills a man and the tongue saves a man. (Ghanaian Proverbs)

 

One minute of patience can result in ten years of peace. (Greek Proverbs)

 

You must live your life from start to finish; no one can do it for you. (Hopi Proverbs)

 

No time for your health today, no health for your time tomorrow. (Irish Proverbs)

 

The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour. (Japanese Proverbs)

 

The healthy person experiences a healthy world. (Kashmir Proverbs)

 

Put something off for one day, and ten days will pass. (Korean Proverbs)

 

Each trip gives you its own uniqueness. (Libyan Proverbs)

 

It is easier to catch an escaped horse than to take back an escaped word. (Mongolian Proverbs)

 

Opportunities come, but do not linger. (Nepalese Proverbs)

 

Being happy in one’s home is better than being a chief. (Nigerian Proverbs)

 

Even if you hide yourself from the world, don’t lose sight of your real nature. (Okinawan Proverbs)

 

It is easy to show braveness from a safe distance. (Omaha Proverbs)

 

If you like what you are doing, nothing is too far and no job is too hard. (Philippine Proverbs)

 

Not much can be done when everyone is giving orders. (Portuguese (Portugal) Proverbs)

 

What might not happen in a year might happen in an instant. (Puerto Rican Proverbs)

 

The eyes have one language everywhere. (Romanian Proverbs)

 

A person never gets tired working for himself. (Russian Proverbs)

 

In the birds’ court, a cockroach never wins his case. (Rwandan Proverbs)

 

Complain to someone who can help you. (Serbian & Montenegrin Proverbs)

 

Talking about bulls is not the same thing as being in the bullring. (Spanish Proverbs)

 

Shared joy is double joy. (Swedish Proverbs)

 

Little by little, a little becomes a lot. (Tanzanian Proverbs)

 

The sweetness of food doesn’t last long, but the sweetness of good words do. (Thai Proverbs)

 

Who can say for sure that one will live to see tomorrow? (Tibetan Proverbs)

 

Everyone lives—the person with one coat, the person with two, and even the person with none. (Tunisian Proverbs)

 

Death is a black camel that lies down at every door. Sooner or later you must ride the camel. (Turkish Proverbs)

 

If the boss is full, no one will care if the slave is hungry. (Uighur Proverbs)

 

The laughter of a child is the light of a house. (Ugandan Proverbs)

 

It’s better to have lots of children than to have lots of material goods. (Vietnamese Proverbs)

Picture Story – Diving Bird and Food

Amazing Bird dives into freezing water for food

Catches a fish

Takes a 180 degree turn in water with fishes in mouth 

Flies out with 3 fishes

All Praise is to Almighty who has created a wonderful and amazing world, in which are signs for men.

Note: A picture is worth a thousand words, and it’s true in this case also. After seeing the above photos, I could not decide an appropriate title for this story. Please use comment section and suggest a Title to this picture story.