Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mad mad world(not quite)

Last year or so has been a roller coaster ride for almost everyone. It began with words like recession and subprime crisis. A black man ran for the white house and and we have him there.

One of the biggest software companies in India is in a mess because of fraud. Funniest part is its name....Satyam(meaning truth).

We saw the biggest hiring spree a couple of years back. Every IT company announced in its quarterly result. We added 10000+ people this quarter. Now we hear things like 10000 people fired per week.

We saw Australian cricket team lose both test and ODI series at home. Looks like its rein as the superpower is coming to an end.

Every conversation is depressing and hovers around these depressing topics. I'd like to believe its a wake up call. We learn to live within our means accept the change as a new beginning.

Its just the cycle of life. Everybody has humble beginnings. They grow with principles and efforts. They stagnate and someone else takes over. God tests in good and bad times. We need to stand up to the test. Have the courage and patience in bad times. We need to be thankful in good times. But cheerful at all times.

I want to stop thinking of this fear/depression I see all around. I want to learn/improve professionally and personally. Its a gloomy phase. But have to be prepared to make hay when the sun shines. Sun will shine sooner or later. Every night is followed by a day. Lets chill and wait with hope and belief.

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