Wednesday 14 March 2012
Book Review by badshah.net: Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson
I hope the 'Stones into Schools' is just as intriguing and motivationally moving.
As a Muslim male born and brought up in U.K I'm always curious when I come to hear of western aid/ charities operating in this region of the world. But this book sheds light on the motive and method of Mr Mortenson. I can't really judge the effects of these schools as I'm not in that region. But I can not fault the theory and efforts of this man.
NOTE: For those ridiculing this man for taking a paid wage, and coming back to the U.S to rest up and meet family. I think we should keep in mind, that if we are to set a positive example for others to follow. Then it's important that it's easy to replicate it and allows others to also visualise themselves doing similar projects. This man deserves his $60-120k a year or whatever amount it is, far more then any investment banker/ career politician/ athlete or other such profession which is highly paid in ratio to the educators/ medical/ food producing workers of that society
Link to Amazon Review
So I'm waiting for a very tall English dude in the kettle que. I take a seat and pull out my huge phone. Samsung Galaxy Note, he spots it and the conversation flows think and fast.
Turns out we both own land out in Indonesia, and want to work less hours and give somthing back to community.
Here's to new friends and acquaintances.
Sunday 11 March 2012
I liked it. It's a well written easy read. Mr Foley covers many topic areas ranging from work to love and pretty much describes almost all the unhappiness each one of our thought processes when we hit the age of questioning what's it all about.
He gives no real answers but does a great job of showing us that the current norms are not the way. I enjoyed his broad spectrum of research and quotes form a vast timeline as well as people of diverse fields of speciality not just philosophers.
A book worth reading, but not worth buying and keeping (in my new attempt to streamline). I do love libraries.
I didn't go into to much detail about the contents of the book, because you can do that by visiting Amazon
click here for this review on Amazon
Friday 9 March 2012
Tuesday 6 March 2012
I came across a really great Ted Talks video on psychology and it just jogged my memory of my very short stint studding this field.
The video covers the one thing which extremely happy people have allot of in compariosn to the unhappy.