Monday, October 12

The Economist | Denis Healey: A fighting life


A fellow alumni of yours died recently. I knew of him of course but didn't know the details. Till I read his obit in the economist. Quite an amazing man. He did so much but at end of the day, he did one thing which really appealed to me son, he 'lived' life to his full. You can't say much more than that can you? Full life. I've shared this with you before but it's worth sharing again. 

You're applying for internships now and are slowly laying the foundation stones of your life. And you are living as well. I'm very happy with you son. I was talking about you with Dadu and he's very happy with you as well. 

I went to walk in the Virginia Waters park yesterday morning. Very early in the morning to catch the morning dawn on a particularly beautiful bridge. It was truly breathtaking. Go for a walk sometime son. Down the riverside. Just you. No phones no music no nothing. Just go for a walk. 2-3 hours. With nothing but the river and trees and Swans and ducks and fish and the gentle lapping of water against the river banks. Do it as an experiment. Tell me how you feel afterwards. 

Fun times eh? 

Have a lovely week son. Beginning of your term. Fun times. 


Success by Ralph Waldo Emerson


To laugh often and much
to win the respect of intelligent people
and affection of children; to earn the
appreciation of honest critics and
endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty, to find the best
in others; to leave the world a bit
better, whether by a healthy child
a garden patch or redeemed
social condition; to know even
one life has breathed easier because
you have lived. This is to have

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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