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Go Team!

I am exploring the idea of having a team work on my ideas. This way, at least it gets done. I outline the result I need and we negotiate a price and it gets done! Compare this: I get excited; I write it down; I fantasize about how great it is going to be; I put in effort once in a while; I get distracted by newer ideas; the project gets procrastinated to death.

While I was trying this, I discovered that I have a good eye for talent. I found out a great programmer who wrote me a web application in days. I am learning from the code. He has Buddhist inclinations.

Since I am on this topic, let me say some more on Buddhism before I go back to ‘Go Team!’. Agnostic that I am, I find Buddhism to be the most civilized & palatable “religion” (if you can call it that). No one tries to bullshit you with stuff like “Heaven is paved with gold” etc. Who gives a fuck about the sidewalks in heaven? What difference does it make to you if it is paved with gold [Au - atomic Wt:197] or lead [Pb - atomic wt:207] unless you are a personal injury lawyer?

Mike mentioned Buddhism after he read my previous post. He mentioned it in the context of figuring out the whole mind thing - his friend became a millionaire and gave it all up and became a Buddhist. Mani posted a comment about it. Now I am going to expand my knowledge on Buddhism.

Argument for religion is often morality. I don’t think we need an external moral compass. I think we all have it built right in. The “morality” that is not intrinsic and differs from culture to culture is just social programming in disguise. If you look at me like Jules now and say “example!”, I have two words for you: ‘Blow jobs’. What was totally immoral few decades ago is now a first date thing! (second date thing for good conservative girls). (I am not complaining!)

In short: I am interested in learning Buddhism for the accumulated knowledge on the mind, happiness and meaning of life rather than for want of a moral compass.

Have I digressed? :-)

Anyway, I am identifying talent in few places and also I am working with few outsourcing companies. Interesting times ahead. Go team!

Anonymous wrote on Jun 18, 2007:
Hi Kiruba,

Buddhism is like a watered down self help book.I like their observation that Desire is the root of all problems.If you destroy desire you destroy all your problems.(Its as good as saying die and get lost :-))
But it is the practitioners of the religion who piss me off.They too have the same fundamentalistic ideas as any of the other religious fanatics.I too dvelved briefly into buddhism for gaining an insight into the meaning of life but couldn't fathom it yet.All the best!!And if u do find the meaning please mail me too or still better publish an exclusive online dictionary.

maniosai wrote on Jun 18, 2007:
Impermanent are all created things;
Strive on with awareness.
maniosai wrote on Jun 19, 2007:
The fundamental problem with human race is that the mind itself. We build a world that has value only in the mind and then strive to keep up with it. If anyone has seen the movie "Fight Club" then what I mean is said beautifully as "Man, I see in Fight Club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see it squandered. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."

Few more tag lines from the movie:

We're a generation of men raised by women. I'm wondering if another woman is really the answer we need.

The things you own, they end up owning you.