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Mag Positive n Negative

Posted on February 26, 2013. Filed under: Personal Magnetism |

Introduction

Various Sciences, Schools Some Ancient Some New of Western & Eastern Origin, Various Religions and Sects, some of doubtful and perhaps even nefarious repute. Where does one reach for Solace, Guidance and Help. Of all the advice available anywhere and from any time and any source, what will rank in any list of the top ten is Desiderata, of unknown origin but found in Old Saint Paul’s Church in 1592. It goes like this-

Few passages in ancient or modern language can match the sanity of this piece of reflection and pronouncement.

However to get on in this world, one needs a little more practical help and hence the mushrooming of the personal growth and development industry, which in its present genre is as vast and different as the numerous sects and beliefs it always. There are Japanese, Chinese, Indian Hindu and Islamic methods apart from the ones in vogue in the West.

Our Method has been culled from the widest spectrum of reading, study and observation and is  practical The aim being  to Succeed in Life.

The Basis is Moral Values though no separate urging is given in this regard.

The Mind is the next Factor to be tackled though with the limited aim of obtaining Success, whatever that be.

The Mind

          1 Scattered Thoughts

Foes & Friends of the

Magnetism

We live in Deeds – Not Years; in Thoughts – Not Breadths;

In Feelings – Not in figures on a Dial.

We should count Time by Heart Throbs!

Life is but a means to an End. That End?

Beginning, Mean and End of All Things – GOD!

THREE LESSONS

LESSON 1. Magnetism

General

In all persons, rich or poor, strong or weak, intelligent or dull, there is present, as long as life lasts and perhaps even after that, an inherent energy, physical and emotional, mental and spiritual, which for want of a better name we propose to call Magnetism.

Magnetism is as old as Man. It is Universal. Indeed all beings, and even inanimate matter, is endowed with Magnetism. Interestingly the Magnetic influences are greatest at night or in the waning of the year.

Magnetism can be Positive or Negative, High or Low.

THE TWO CLASSES. All humanity is divided into two classes – the Hypnotic or Controlled, who are living in the Negative Hemisphere and the Strong or Controlling, who are living in the Positive Hemisphere.

POSITIVE MAGNETISM

Down the ages the battles of Life have been won by those supercharged with Magnetism. Rank is invariably determined by the degree of Magnetism, and its judicious use.

Magnetism aims at emancipating you from the slavery of Influences of Others and your own faults.

It is a double power – aggressive and protective, the best friend of man and woman and their best defense.

  • When sufficiently developed it aims to make you the equal of the greatest persons in individual power.
  • It perfects Brainpower.
  • Apply the principles of Magnetism and develop a brilliant, tireless, powerful and resourceful intellect.

MORE ABOUT MAGNETISM

  • The Rise and fall of the tides of Magnetism, are as frequent as the movements of the Ocean. Magnetism depends upon Moods and Feelings. Thought and will yield to influences of the day, power of circumstance and the Will of Others.
  • Magnetism is a resultant energy that is generated by Life itself. Its degree of power is directly dependent upon the amount of intelligent direction the Mind may give to the Body and all its Functions; or by following a Regime of Careful and Exact Conduct. A person able to generate electricity by controlling Life’s forces within the Body is able to retain and use this power at will.
  • Magnetism is more or less fleeting in weak characters. It is an essence, a quality; an endowment that comes and goes at Will and is held in one’s grasp either by accidental habits or by proper training, in which Mind and Heart play important parts.
  • Magnetism is a quiet Fire of the Mind and Heart. It is the synonym of Control. Superiority – whoever controls himself when compared with one who is controlled by circumstance.  A high degree of Magnetism tenses the face and broadens the features.

Magnetism is produced and retained by prevention of physical, nervous and mental leakages and attainment of inescapable charms.

All Life is controlled by laws. Adoption or Rejection result in Harmony or Penalty. Poverty is the natural penalty of Indifference. The bad grows by itself. The good has to be cultivated. Life is a highway and all roads lead somewhere. A man who stands still is not living. He may exist but he is better off buried.

THE TWO FACULTIES OF MAGNETISM ARE MENTAL & EMOTIONAL.

Thinking, planning, reasoning are mental.

Feeling, hoping, wishing, loving, existing in harmony are controlled by Moods and Feelings.

  • A Person with Magnetism held in abeyance  is sensitive, susceptible, impressionable and easily affected by moods and conditions.
  • To remain powerful, you have to maintain Mastery over the Moods.

Slavery to a Mood is the most exacting form of slavery.

  • People with a high degree of Magnetism seem cold in nature and lacking in sympathy with the misfortunes of others while possessing an attractive personal power
  • The quickest way to build Magnetism is to remove its enemies and move dwelling to the Positive Hemisphere.

To move the dwelling into the Positive Hemisphere, you have to stop and analyze the nature of the influences (natural or emanating from someone or some place) that maybe getting the better of you. All persons are subject to the unintended and unconscious influence of others. This is Negative Mental Telepathy.

LESSON 2  ENEMIES OF MAGNETISM

1. HYPNOTISM

Hypnotism puts to sleep the conscious Will and awakens a morbid condition of the subconscious faculty.

Hypnotism is a condition of painlessness established to release its prey from suffering (the bird looks at the glitter in the eye of the snake and is paralyzed and is content to die painlessly).

  • Self Hypnotism is mechanically produced through the optic nerve.
  • All forms of monotony (eye strain, monotony of gaze, of voice, of physical and mental activity, resulting in lapse of mental activity) are harmful to the Mind and Personal Power.
  • Lapse of Thought is a brief hypnotic condition; it occurs when mentally busy while engaged in routine activity.
  • Forgetfulness is a lapse.
  • Doubting minds are rarely if ever affected by hypnotism.

All forms of monotony and morbid conditions help in hypnotizing. Hypnotic depressions are contagious – like yawning. The scale of control begins from slight and goes onto total control.

Prevention of Hypnotism.

  • Physical. Never lean out of physical poise.

      Carry the vital organs and chest high with the shoulders low or solidly down. Keep the          

jaws firmly together.

  • Nervous. Study Magnetism. Control temper and irritability. Practice by exposing yourself to disturbing causes. Do eye movements, tensing and stretching.
  • Mental. Acquire the ‘ I do not believe’ habit. Cultivate detachment and cool.  Avoid surprise. ‘This too shall pass’ ‘God reigns and His Govt still lives’

2. IRRITIBILITY

  • It destroys Magnetism. Snapping at everything and everyone from dawn to dusk, fretting, fuming – giving way to irritation makes for the negative temperament.
  • You will say mean things, do acts of violence, act most unmanly and be unmagnetic. It comes like sneezing. It is the temper having a sneeze.                                          Recognize its approach and deflect it away.
  • Habit of giving way to little things soon grinds out the exalted part of your character and leaves dross.
  • IRRITIBILTY SHOWS UNCONTROL IN THE MEANEST DEGREE. Nothing needs more mastery than the temper.                                                                                  Lack of Magnetism causes irritability and results in the narrow, pinched and repulsive face.

3. CYNICISM

This weakens mind and heart. If you cannot speak well of others, keep silent. Adverse criticism is negative. To mock others is to chaff at God. Every time you turn on the mud pipe you daub yourself. You cannot besmirch another without getting spattered. The reaction in your own mind is harmful. Do not cater to this scum of the heart. Disappoint its morbid greed by refusing to become a sewer through which any filth will flow. The reason for this is that most humans are defective – but that is no excuse.

4. FLIPPANCY

This is the most distasteful mood. It takes away the dignity of a person. It begins at home and is due to an unloosening of the restraints. It weakens the brain. Flippancy and morbid moroseness are the only off springs of an empty mind.

5. UNSUCCESSFUL PEOPLE are full of disgust for everything and everybody. The fault is due to their impatience and incredulity, unless their laziness is also the cause.

When a little success makes a man arrogant, overbearing and independent of the views of others – his ability is never great enough nor his past triumphs brilliant enough to prevent the decadence of his power.

6. DANGEROUS FOES

  • LIVING HELL is confusion of the mental and nervous system. It is the first fruit of a lack of Poise.
  • BRAIN STORM. This is when a person is driven by hate, envy, suspicion and jealousy to engage in crime and murder.
  • WORRY kills. A minute of Worry destroys a mine of Magnetism.
  • PAIN weakens Magnetism. Few are those who look after their real well-being and take interest in themselves.

7. STOMACH

  • A weak stomach is the most potent thief of vitality. A man is what he eats.
  • The stomach poisons the brain. Eyesight follows the stomach in everything.
  • Anything that weakens the nervous system, even if for a little while, must be turned down.
  • Omit all rich foods and desserts.
  • Ingest properly. No wolfish gulping down.
  • Get up hungry from the table. The Stomach is the first of the Dark Appetites.

8.INDIGESTION is the cause of irritation.

Feed the mind by purpose and the brain by nutrition.

9. EXCESSES.

Man has little control over himself. Then he goes about with pale features, sickly hue, and drawn and pinched lips – showing that his vitality and nerve centers have emptied themselves out. Excessive and pervasive sex is the second of the Dark Appetites.

10. WASTE OF TIME.

  • It is the greatest sin. To be constantly doing something, whether of mind or body is the greatest of all virtues. It is the employment of the little minutes, the spare grains of time –in every 24hrs there are more than a 100 small periods of time, of a minute or more, in which it is easy to let time wing its flight, never to return.
  • Waste of time is robbery of life. There should be a supreme goal in life but also many minor ones constantly being selected and attained. Nothing should be left to shifting moods. The man who would be most powerful, must be most active but quietest in outward mien.

11. GOSSIP AND GAPING.

Self-explanatory. Also the micro leakages, which add up to a mountain of PLF. Total Self Mastery even when alone in the confines of your room and in your own company.

12. COMMON PLACES.

A Commonplace is anything ordinary in speech, method or manner. Eliminate these commonplaces. Socially never say or do anything that is not elevating. Commonplaces do not elevate a person. Animal instincts despise beauty.

13. A WARNING – A HIGH DEGREE OF MAGNETISM CREATES A DOUBLE LIFE.

  • It is the possibility of being fascinated with the hypnotic idea.
  • The test is that whereas the Magnetism allures a person upward, hypnotism draws a person downward.
  • In the Law of Life and Energy of the Soul, is the common fluctuation between the forces of attraction and repulsion, between good and evil.
  • Hence the most moral of men are prone to commit the most heinous of crimes and vice versa.

CONCLUSION

BEST CURE FOR THE ENEMIES OF MAGNETISM IS A BOUYANT TEMPERAMENT.

  • Adopt a fixed temperament by adoption of fixed habits which should include methods of living.
  • No man can have a better friend, a more staunch and abiding supporter than such a fixed temperament.
  • Solicit the favor of sunshine and loving kindness and shower them wherever you go. It is the magnetic temperament.

LESSON 3.  LIFE IN THE POSITVE HEMISPHERE

AN ACTIVE LIFE

  • No man or woman has achieved a great life’s work unless the wee small hours of the mornings have been employed. The earliest impulse of the day lives and breathes into a strong and pure life all through the hours till night. We are affected in the daytime by the first mood of the morning.
  • A magnetic person loves to be doing something. It is the most virile of all virtues. To arise in the morning ready and eager to live a full day through. To see as many books, as many persons – friends or not, as many transactions, as many activities as can be crowded into a single day.
  • Do things that you dislike to do. Do not shirk, dodge, evade, and put off. Do not avoid worthy duties of life.
  • It is the part of wisdom to waste less time in cheap reading and cheaper gossip and to put more into self-improvement. Laziness is an enemy of Magnetism. An undeveloped nature is inactive. Magnetism must be busy.
  • A working mind adds something to individual power. Constant change and variation increase magnetic vitality. Activity is the right arm of strength and variety the constant refreshment of all our faculties. The faculties are best preserved by their constant use; but not overuse.

MARGINS. Margins or never reaching the limits, are vital in each and everything.

  • AVOID too much rest, reclining, lounging, having someone else to do your work and errands. Much rest does injury to the faculties.
  • MONEY. Respect it. Expenditure should always be less than ones income. Save for a rainy day. Never buy anything that you do not really need – no matter how cheap it might be.
  • REGIME. Follow a regime. A line of exact and careful conduct helps develops Power. Irregular living constantly subjects one to low vitality. Note the daily faults, which cause the vital power to slip away.

EARNESTNESS

  • To be sincere at all times is to be faithful to the trusts that have been reposed in you by nature and by GOD.
  • Few are those who respect the powers with which they are endowed. You are not true to yourself if you neglect your health, your mind, your body, your faculties and your essential being.
  • The true man or woman looks upon the necessities of life as incidents only of existence – useful at maintaining the faculties at their best.
  • He who has nothing beyond the care of the body is poor in the most abject sense of the term.

Always Be in Earnest – in Great Things and Small. This virtue will stamp itself upon your thought and affect your daily habits. Others will see it and you will be believed in and your power over others will rapidly become recognized. IT PAYS. Do not trifle with body, with mind, with health and with any faculty. In every deed, in every remark, in play, in sport, in love and in labor – in all things, be in Earnest. This temperament of Earnestness will stand you in good stead in hours of discouragement and conflict. It is your friend. It is the buoyant temperament.

The one great quality of the masses is Flippancy; of the successful men and women – Earnestness. Nothing is in vain that is in earnest. Want, Wish, Decide, Propose to Rise in Life – in Earnestness.

  • Magnetism demands that you make yourself believed in. It demands an active body.
  • The purpose of the Mind should be sincere, honest, clear, definite and thorough.
  • We may become what we will but we must be in Earnest.
  • For example, without a complete interest in what you are saying or doing, you cannot be in earnest. No lover can win the object of his adoration if his interest is dulled or weakened.

CHARMS

  • Magnetism is built upon Thoughtfulness.
  • Aim at becoming attractive and thoughtful to the needs of others. Care for Quality and Style. Develop gentleness, sweetness and kindness in the family circle. Be ever watchful of the needs of others.
  • Anticipation is the Soul of Happiness. A wife likes attention. Neglect her and she will seek it elsewhere. There should be no fault finding in marriage.
  • No magnetic person corrects errors, mistakes or stupidity by scolding or offensive action.
  • A member of a family can be easily cured of a fault by using intelligence or by assuming the same habit to depict its total foolishness.

You cannot shut your eyes to the fact that you are in competition with all mankind and that others stand ready to push you to one side, once you no longer can hold your own. Personal Attainments are powers that defeat each in itself, some counter influence that seeks to put you down.

 

  • Charms are embellishments of manner, of method, of thought and even of feeling that cannot fail to lend power and advantage to those that possess them.
  • Charms and embellishments are necessary and enhance Magnetism or indeed, Magnetism is enhanced by every physical and mental charm.
  • Charms enforce evenness of action and freedom from friction. They make you appear cool and free from embarrassment.
  • When charm is strong, brain is strong.

POLITENESS

  • Politeness builds Magnetism. Study and practice it as an art before the near and dear and before the high and low.
  • Sympathy is a Quality of the Heart. Politeness is a Quality of the Mind and Muscles.
  • Talk to the least of your fellow humans as if you believed them worthy of your attention.
  • Become skilled in the art of etiquette and polished in good breeding.
  • Polish is the fairest of all accomplishments. To become refined and polished, imagine that those whom you wish to impress the most are observing you. A man must absorb the ideal he has created, into his own nature and he or she must be the one person above all others who is desired by the ideal that has been created.
  • In private and in front of others, want of careful conduct to yourself, is important. In marriage personal improvement – physical, mental and nervous – must continue. Whether alone or in company, take exacting care to behave and speak with the best culture. Diction should be free from coarseness and slang.
  • Private refinement enriches the character.
  • Form the habit of observing yourself and note the faults that will lesson the respect others may have for you.

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS

  • Argument is very little employed in higher business. It is the personality of the man that counts. The General who wins his battles is nearly always reticent.
  • Thinking should precede speaking. There is mystery about a man or woman who does not have an opinion on every subject and who is not frothy and exuberant in words.
  • Do not open your mind on all occasions to everybody. It is commendable to keep your most private thoughts to yourself.
  • Think, read, ponder Magnetism and all the great works of bygone ages. Shakespeare, the Bible, the Classics, Speeches. Reading may change the whole current of your life – inspiring and motivating you.
  • Silence commands respect, impressing others with a weighty regard. Still waters run deep. Unsolicited opinions are cheap. The rare talker is always held in esteem. Reticence helps magnetic telepathy.

ENRICHING THE MIND

  • Talking aloud excites thought. Memorizing makes the brain strong, giving a new power to memory. Greater the number of quotations you imbibe and incorporate in your mind, richer will be the run of your thought.
  • The Great Men and Women of the World, as far as is known, have been reciters in solitude, of the powerful extracts of great works. Mere reading of uplifting thoughts is beneficial.
  • Mental wandering destroys Magnetism. Closing the mind injures it.
  • Expression and power go hand in hand. Vocabulary builds power. Add one new word to your vocabulary each day. The more words you can actually use with accuracy, the more control you will have over the thoughts and minds of others.

LIFE PHILOSOPHY

  • All geniuses and leading characters fill examples of plainness and gentleness in their lives.
  • The great men and women of the world, as far as is known, have lived in their second self to themselves and in their outer self to others.
  • Place no value on the faults, which have dragged great men down.
  • Greatness lives in the lives of those who serve it. Absorb and be uplifted by the nobler thoughts of the world.
  • Cultivate solitude, biography, and fellowship of the Great.
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Churchilliana …

Posted on February 25, 2013. Filed under: Personalities, Public Speaking, The English |

Toward the end of his life, Winston Churchill visited the House of Commons. A buzz throughout the room accompanied his presence, taking away from attention to the debate at hand. “They say he’s potty,” murmured one member of Parliament.“They say he can’t hear either,”responded Churchill.

. During World War II, an aide read to Churchill an account in a tabloid: A seventy-five-year-old man on a cold January day-with the temperature thirty-five degrees below freezing had propositioned a nineteen-year-old girl to have sex on the grass in Hyde Park.  Churchill replied to the aide, “Over seventy-five! Below-zero temperature! It makes you proud to be an Englishman!”

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George Bernard Shaw sent Churchill an invitation to the opening night of his play Saint Joan. He enclosed two tickets and a note “One for yourself, and one for a friend–if you have one.”    Churchill expressed his regrets, asking if it would be possible to have tickets for the second night–“if there is one.”

 .When the first destroyers arrived in the fall Of 1940 under America Is Lend-Lease Program to Great Britain, Prime Minister Churchill went to inspect them. He was joined by FDR’s right-hand man Harry Hopkins. Churchill looked at the decidedly over aged rust buckets and grumbled in a whisper, “Cheap and nasty.” Hopkins, who was startled by the remark, queried, “What was that?” Churchill amended aloud, “Cheap for us and nasty for the Germans.”

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Churchill was visiting the Southern United States in 1946. He attended a dinner party a socialite’s house. The hostess aked him what kind of chicken meat he desired. He said that he wanted breast meat. Shocked the hostess replied that in the South they don’t say things like that and that chicken is either white or dark meat.    ……………..    Several weeks later, Churchill sent the hostess a card thanking her for dinner. Enclosed was also a brooch with a short description saying: “Pin this to your white meat.”

After the British deliverance at Dunkirk, Churchill, in the House of Commons, rallied Britain with his most memorable speech. …….. “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender,” he declared. Then, as the House of Commons thundered in an uproar at his stirring rhetoric, Churchill muttered in a whispered aside to a colleague, “And we’ll fight them with the butt ends of broken beer bottles because that’s bloody well all we’ve got!”

During the war, Churchill one day left the House of Commons to hail a cab to go to Shepherd’s Bush, the site of the BBC Studio. Churchill was scheduled to deliver an 8:00 P.M. address to the nation.  At his wave, a cab came to a halt and Churchill gave the address of the BBC studio.

“Sorry, sir,” was the reply. “I have the radio on and I want to hear the prime minister’s address.” Churchill, delighted with his response, slapped a five-pound note in his hand. “Driver, I have to get there fast.”

The driver replied, “Frig the bloody prime minister, guv’nor, what’s that address again?”

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The Japanese – little known facts …

Posted on February 22, 2013. Filed under: Guide Posts, Searching for Success |

Did you know that Japanese children clean their schools every day for a quarter of an hour with teachers, which… led to the emergence of a Japanese generation which is modest and keen on cleanliness.

Did you know that any Japanese citizen who has a dog must carry scoop and special bags to pick up dog droppings. Hygiene and their eagerness to address cleanliness is part of Japanese ethos.

Did you know that hygiene worker in Japan is called “health engineer” and can command salary of USD 5000 to 8000 per month, and a cleaner is subjected to written and oral tests!!

Did you know that Japan does not have any natural resources, and they are exposed to hundreds of earthquakes a year but do not prevent her from becoming the second largest economy in the world? –

Did you know that Hiroshima returned to what it was – economically vibrant -before the fall of the atomic bomb in just ten years?

Did you know that Japan prevents the use of mobiles in trains, restaurants and indoors

Did you know that in Japan students from the first to sixth primary year must learn ethics in dealing with people –

Did you know that the Japanese even though one of the richest people in the world, do not have servants. The parents are responsible for the house and children –

Did you know that there is no examination from the first to the third primary level; because the goal of education is to instill concepts and character building, not just examination and indoctrination. –

Did you know that if you go to a buffet restaurant in Japan you will notice people only eat as much as they need without any waste. No wasting of food.

Did you know that the rate of delayed trains in Japan is about 7 seconds per year!! They appreciate the value of time, and are punctual to minutes and seconds

Did you know that children in schools brush their teeth (sterile) and clean their teeth after a meal at school.

Did you know that students take half an hour to finish their meals to ensure right digestion When asked about this concern, they say: These students are the future of Japan

 

 

 

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An address to Parliament – Oliver Cromwell in 1653 …

Posted on February 17, 2013. Filed under: Personalities, The English |

This here is Oliver Cromwell’s address to the Parliament which he dissolved. Could well apply to most current Parliaments!

“It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice.

Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would, like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess?

Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter’d your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turn’d the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices?

Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress’d, are yourselves gone!

So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.

In the name of God, go!”

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – some facts …

Posted on February 13, 2013. Filed under: American Thinkers, From a Services Career, Personalities |

Tomb
of the Unknown Soldier
1.
How many steps does the guard take during his
walk across the tomb of the Unknowns
and why?
Twenty One Steps: It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute
which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.
2.
How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk and why?
21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1
3.
Why are his gloves wet?His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle.
4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time and, if not, why not?He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb.

After his march across the path, he executes an about face and moves the rifle to

the outside shoulder.

5.
How often are the guards changed?

Guards
are changed every thirty minutes,
twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a
year.

6.
What are the physical traits of the guard
limited to?

For
a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he
must be
between 5′ 10′ and 6′ 2′ tall and
his waist size cannot exceed 30.

They
must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb,
live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot
drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of
their lives. They cannot swear in public for the
rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the
uniform or the tomb in any way.

After
two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that
is worn on
their lapel signifying they
served as guard of the tomb. There are only
400 presently worn. The guard must obey
these rules for the rest of their
lives or
give up the wreath pin.

The
shoes are specially made with very thick soles
to keep the heat and cold from their feet.
There are metal heel plates that extend to
the top
of the shoe in order to make the loud click as
they come to a halt.

There are no
wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform. Guards
dress for duty
in front of a full-length
mirror.

The first six months of duty a
guard cannot talk to anyone nor
watch TV.
All off duty time is spent studying the 175
notable people laid
to rest in
Arlington National Cemetery.
A guard must memorize who they are and where
they are interred. Among the notables are:

President Taft,

Joe Louis {the boxer}

Medal of Honor winner Audie L. Murphy, the most
decorated soldier of WWII and of Hollywood fame.

Every guard spends five hours a
day getting his uniforms ready for
guard duty..

ETERNAL
REST GRANT THEM O LORD AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT
SHINE UPON THEM.

In
2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was
approaching Washington ,
DC, our
US Senate/House took 2 days
off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC
evening news, it was reported that because of
the dangers from the
hurricane, the military
members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb
of
the Unknown Soldier were given permission
to suspend the assignment. They

respectfully declined the offer, “No way,
Sir!” Soaked to the skin,
marching in the
pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that
guarding
the Tomb was not just an assignment,
it was the highest honor that can be
afforded
to a service person. The tomb has been patrolled
continuously,
24/7, since 1930.

God
Bless and keep them.

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INFOSYS’s Narayan Murthy writes ,,,

Posted on February 12, 2013. Filed under: Searching for Success |

It’s half past 8 in the office but the lights are still on …     PCs still running, coffee machines still buzzing…
And who’s at work? Most of them??? Take a closer look…

All or most specimens are ?? Male species of the human race … Look closer … again all or most of them are bachelors … And why are they sitting late? Working hard? — No way!!!

Any guesses??? Let’s ask one of them … Here’s what he says… ‘What’s there 2 do after going home … Here we get to surf, AC, phone, food, coffee – that is why I am working late…Importantly no Bossssssss!!!!!!!!!!!’

This is the scene in most research centers and software companies and other off-shore offices. Bachelors, ‘Passing-Time’ during late hours in the office just bcoz they say they’ve nothing else to do…

Now what r the consequences…  ‘Working’ (for the record only) late hours soon becomes part of the institute or company culture.

With bosses more than eager to provide support to those ‘working’ late in the form of taxi vouchers, food vouchers and of course good feedback, (oh, he’s a hard worker … goes home only to change. . !!).
They aren’t helping things too …
 
To hell with bosses who don’t understand the difference between ‘sitting’ late and ‘working’ late!!!

Very soon, the boss start expecting all employees to put in extra working hours. So, My dear Bachelors let me tell you, life changes when u get married and start having a family … office is no longer a priority, family is … and … That’s when the problem starts … B’coz u start having commitments at home too.

For your boss, the earlier ‘hardworking’ guy suddenly seems to become an ‘early leaver.’  Even if u leave an hour after regular time — after doing the same amount of work. People leaving on time after doing their tasks for the day are labeled as work-shirkers …

Girls  who thankfully always (its changing nowadays … though) leave on time are labeled as ‘not up to it’. All the while, the bachelors pat their own backs and carry on ‘working’ not realizing that they r spoiling the work culture at their own place and never realize that they would have to regret at some point of time.

So what’s the moral of the story??

* Very clear — LEAVE ON TIME!!!
* Never put in extra time — ‘ unless really needed ‘
* Don’t stay back unnecessarily and spoil your company’s work culture which will in turn cause inconvenience to you and your colleagues.

There are hundred things to do in the evening.. Learn music… Learn a foreign language… Try a sport… TT, cricket………

Importantly, get a girl friend or boyfriend. Take him/her around town …  And for heaven’s sake, net cafe rates have dropped to an all-time low (plus, no fire-walls) … And try cooking for a change. Take a tip from the Smirnoff ad:    

*’Life’s calling, where are you??’*

IT’S A TYPICAL MENTALITY THAT WORKING FOR LONG HOURS MEANS  beingVERY HARD WORKING — hundred% COMMITMENT ETC.

PEOPLE WHO REGULARLY SIT LATE IN THE OFFICE DON’T KNOW TO MANAGE THEIR TIME. …..

SIMPLE !

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