Humour and Wisdom

The ability to find humour in the ups and downs of life can give us a new perspective and a new way of viewing our circumstances. Humour and Wisdom are two highly significant traits of human nature. Wisdom enables us to reflect on life and learn from it, while humour helps us relieve stress and have a great time. Wisdom and Humour may sound contradictory but they make the perfect combination. A statement overlaid with humour can make it easier for people to grasp even the most complicated subjects.

If we look back on history, we can see that there were many wise people who had a great sense of humour.

For example, Albert Einstein. He had a well known sense of humour and was able to explain difficult concepts with simple illustrations, and often added humor as well.

“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. Thats relativity.”

“Two things are infinite: The universe and human stupidity and i’m not sure about the universe.”

Another example can be Tenali Rama. The legendary court poet known for his unique humour, wit and off beat yet simple solutions to every day problems. I don’t think, I need to explain any further.

Coming to modern times, the best example of conveying wisdom through humor is MEMEs floated around in social media. A lot of serious facts are communicated to the masses through them. They are a perfect mix of wisdom and humor so they attract all age groups.

In conclusion, I would like to see this: A person with a fusion of these two ingredients creates a smart personality. A person with a balanced amount of these elements leads an ideal life of happiness and knowledge.

I wrote this for a speech I was supposed to give on Humour and Wisdom. Hope you liked it.

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Nuclear Warfare

Topic: Nuclear Weapons – A deterrent for World War 3?

When we hear the word ‘war’, most people usually think about blood, gore, barren lands, trenches, kings, armour, soldiers, etc. Wars are means of widespread destruction. Kids orphaned, women widowed, the world scarred.

Despite all the talk of terrorism and war, the average person today os more likely to kill himself than to be killed by a soldier or terrorist. What nobody can deny is that international violence has dropped to an all time low. Campaigns of conquest like those of the Romans or the Mongols or the Ottomans cannot take place anywhere in the world today.

One of the main reasons for this is what is called the Nuclear Deterrence Theory. That is, the capacity to harm another state is now used as a motivating factor for other states to avoid it and influence another state’s behaviour.

Nuclear warfare can produce destruction in a much shorter time and can have long-lasting radiological warfare results. These effects can last for even millennia after the initial attack.

The weapons used earlier were ironically much safer than these weapons. Bow and arrows, swords, even guns and tanks don’t affect the environment as much. Nuclear weapons have turned war between superpowers into collective suicide, and made it impossible to seek world domination by force of arms.

So far, two nuclear weapons have been dropped, both by the USA in World War II on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These were code named ‘Little Boy’ and ‘Fat Man’.

I would like to conclude by saying this, human primal instincts have not undergone significant change since the Stone Age. Fear and desire still drive us. The weapons of destruction have evolved dramatically from stones to nuclear weaponry, but our instincts haven’t. World War III might never happen but don’t underestimate human stupidity.

I gave this speech for a school activity. Credits to Wikipedia and the book ‘Sapiens‘ by Yuval Noah Harari.

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Save Fuel

Topic: Save Fuel for a Better Environment

Now a days, comfort has become a bare necessity, in urban areas. We find more machines around than trees and plants. And these machines run on one main thing – Energy. In today’s world, we use energy for almost everything, from transportation and communication to even defence. We generate this much needed energy from fuel.

But at the rate at which we are consuming fuel, it is not likely to last long. Why is this so? We mainly use fossil fuel to generate fuel. We obtain these from dead organisms. Millions of years ago, due to natural calamitites, plants and animals got buried under the Earth. Due to heat and pressure, they transformed into fossil fuels. As the name itself suggests, we obtain them from fossils, of animals and plants, as stated earlier. These fuels take a huge amount time to form and are, therefore, very valuable. But, just because they are valuable doesn’t mean they are entirely safe to use. These fuels contain a huge amount of Carbon in them. When burnt, they cause a lot of pollution. The combustion of these fuels releases a lot of harmful gases into the environment. Some of them being Carbon dioxide (CO2), Carbon monoxide (CO) and many more. The release of gases also leads to many environmental issues, including GlobalWarming and acid rains.

Therefore, we need to limit the usage of these fuels, both for the conservation of them for future use and also to save our environment.

As stated earlier, we have a great requirement of fuel and also these fuels take millions of years to form, this makes them precious and a type of non-renewable source of energy. It is very difficult to create an environment that can quicken the time it takes for them to form, so, we cannot replenish them immediately after they have been used up or run out.

Due to this reason, we are required to save fuel for a better tomorrow and a better environment. If we fail to do this, or in other words develop sustainably, life would be very hard indeed.

Let’s take an initiative, however small, to achieve this. Save fuel.

I wrote this for a school activity in a very limited amount of time, so please don’t judge my writing skills. I also won second place for this esssay. So, Yay, me! This post is also the first in a series I’m going to be doing in which I post essays.

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Persassy Jackson

One of Percy Jackson’s weapons of choice is his sass. Percy is the most sassiest demigod I’ve never met. Let’s just exclude Leo (Sorry, Leo!). His sarcasm and humor is one of the many things I love about him. Here are some of my favorite Persassy Jackson moments.

“All I want,” I said, choking back my tears, “Is to see my loving stepfather again. Everytime I saw him on TV, calling me a delinquent punk, I knew… somehow… we would be okay. And I know he’ll want to reward each and every person in this beautiful city of Los Angeles with a free major appliance from his store. Here’s the phone number.”

What’s the phone number again?

Tantalus made a wild grab, but the marshmallow committed suicide, diving into the flames.

I would do the same if it was me… not really.

“New lesson, class,” I announced. “Most monsters will vaporize when sliced with a celestial bronze sword. This change is completely normal, and will happen to you right now if you don’t BACK OFF!”

You make a great teacher, Percy.

“I’m not saying hello to a pink poodle,” I said. “Forget it.”
“Percy,” Annabeth said. “I said hello to the poodle. You say hello to the poodle.”
The poodle growled.
I said hello to the poodle.

I feel like this is one of the classics.

 Annabeth: Well, it actually carried Cadmus. Europa fell off and died along the way, but that’s not important.
Percy: It was probably important to her.

How concerned, Perce?

“I’m fine,” Percy yelled as he ran by, followed by a giant screaming bloody murder.

I’m feelin’ just fine, fine, fine

“You seem to be clean,” said Terminus, “Do you have anything to declare?”
“Yes,” Percy said, “I declare this is stupid.”

“It’s him,” I said. “Typhon.”
I was seriously hoping Chiron would say something good, like ‘No, that’s our huge friend Leroy! He’s going to help us!

Leroy! Help us!
(I actually said that out loud. I don’t know why)

Some Bonus Headcanons.
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Best Percabeth Moments

Percy Jackson cannot be complete without Annabeth Chase. And a Percy Jackson week cannot be complete without a Percabeth post. So here are 14 of a million Percabeth moments I could scrap up in a short notice, and I’ve only included scenes with both of them together.

He’s the one. He must be.

Ah, those good old days *wipes tears of joy at ship leaving the harbour*

She’d emailed me the picture after spring break, and every once in a while I’d look at it just to remind myself she was real and Camp Half-Blood hadn’t just been my imagination. I wished Annabeth were here. She’d know what to make of my dream. I’d never admit it to her, but she was smarter than me, even if she was annoying sometimes.

I think about you ALL the time, BUT you’re annoying.

“Um, who should I ask?”
She punched me in the gut. “Me, Seaweed Brain.”
“Oh. Oh, right”

A trip through memory lane.

A minute later Annabeth hit a slippery patch of moss and her foot slipped. Fortunately, she found something else to put it against. Unfortunately, that something was my face.

I don’t know why I find this cute.

Then she did something that really surprised me. She blinked back tears and put out her arms.
I stepped forward and hugged her. Butterflies started turning my stomach into a mosh pit.
“Hey, it’s…it’s okay.” I patted her back.
I was aware of everything in the room. I felt like I could read the tiniest print on any book on the shelves. Annabeth’s hair smelled like lemon soap. She was shivering.

Ship sailing *hysterical laughter*

Annabeth glared at me like she was going to punch me. And then she did something that surprised me even more. She kissed me.
“Be careful, Seaweed Brain.” She put on her hat an vanished.
I probably would’ve sat there for the rest of the day, staring at the lava and trying to remember what my name was, but the sea demons jarred me back to reality.

Those wretched telkines.

“Hold on, Seaweed Brain.” It was Annabeth’s voice, much clearer now. “You’re not getting away from me that easily.”
The cord strengthened.

Wow. Just wow.

“You’re cute when you’re worried,” she muttered. “Your eyebrows get all scrunched together.”

Yes, Annabeth!

When she kissed me, I had the feeling my brain was melting right through my body.
I could’ve stayed that way forever, except a voice behind us growled, “Well, it’s about time!”
Suddenly the pavilion was filled with torchlight and campers. Clarisse led the way as the eavesdroppers charged and hoisted us both onto their shoulders.
“Oh, come on!” I complained. “Is there no privacy?
“The lovebirds need to cool off!” Clarisse said with glee.
“The canoe lake!” Connor Stoll shouted.
With a huge cheer, they carried us down the hill, but they kept us close enough to hold hands. Annabeth was laughing, and I couldn’t help laughing too, even though my face was completely red.
We held hands right up to the moment they dumped us into the water.
Afterward, I had the last laugh. I made an air bubble at the bottom of the lake. Our friends kept waiting for us to come up, but hey – when you’re the son of Poseidon, you don’t have to hurry.
And it was pretty much the best underwater kiss of all time.

I didn’t have the patience to write the whole thing.

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Percy stood on the dock, holding Annabeth’s dagger.
“You dropped this,” he said, totally poker- faced.
Annabeth threw her arms around him, “I love you!”

I think I dropped something too. My JAW!

Percy: Hey, how’s it going?
Annabeth: Uh, no thanks.
Percy: Okay… have you eaten anything today?
Annabeth: I think Leo’s on duty. Ask him.
Percy: So, my hair is on fire.
Annabeth: Okay. In a while.

Perks of dating an Athena kid.

“Everyone thinks you’ve been kidnapped,” he said. “We’ve been scouring the ship. When Coach Hedge finds out – oh, gods, you’ve been here all night?”
“Frank!” Annabeth’s ears ere as red as strawberries. “We jut came down here to talk. We fell asleep. Accidentally. That’s it.”
“Kissed a couple of times,” Percy said.
Annabeth glared at him. “Not helping!”
“We’d better…” Frank pointed to the stable doors. “Uh, we’re supposed to meet for breakfast. Would you explain what you did – I mean didn’t do? I mean… I really don’t want that faun – I mean satyr – to kill me.”
Frank ran.
When everyone finally gathered in the mess hall, it wasn’t quite as bad as Frank had feared. Jason and Piper were mostly relieved. Leo couldn’t stop grinning and muttering, “Classic. Classic.” Hazel seemed scandalized, maybe because she was from the 1940s. She kept fanning her face and wouldn’t meet Percy’s eyes.

Classic. Classic.

And now for the most awaited moment. Ladies and gentlemen, please give it up for the best Percabeth moment EVER!

Percy tightened his grip on Annabeth’s wrist. His face was gaunt, scraped and bloody, his hair dusted with cobwebs, but when he locked eyes with her, she thought he had never looked more handsome.
“We’re staying together,” he promised. “You’re not getting away from me. Never again.”

And, thassit for today folks! See you tomorrow.

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Percabeth

All You Need To Know About Percy Jackson

On August 19th, Percy Jackson will be celebrating his 25th birthday. On account of this I’ll be posting every day this week. And of course the posts will be related to Percy. Duh.

SO, let’s get this started.

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Name: Perseus ‘Percy’ Jackson

Alias:
Son of Poseidon
Seaweed Brain
Hero of Olympus
Savior of Olympus
Aquaman
Waterboy
Praetor of the Twelfth Legion

Species:
Demigod
Guinea pig (briefly)

Family:
Poseidon (father)
Sally Jackson (mother)
Gabe Ugliano (former step-father)
Paul Blofis (step-father)
Estelle Blofis (step-sister)
Emma Cresta (I had to add that ;b)

Weapon: 
Anaklusmos
Wrist watch Shield (formerly)
Sass

Significant other:
Annabeth Chase
Blue food

Residence:
Camp Half Blood Long Island.
73rd, Upper East Side, Manhattan.
Camp Jupiter.

 

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The Stone Testament

TheStoneTestament.jpgName: The Stone Testament

Author: Celia Rees

Genre: Fantasy, YA Fiction, Mystery

Summary: I’m not gong to be able to do this book justice. Just fore warning you. It’s much more amazing.

Zillah wakes up to a house full of the dead. She is a Truechild of the Sixth Dawn, the rest of who lie dead beside her.

Adam never knew his parents. When he wakes up, he is about to be proven wrong.

Rating: 4 stars. The most confusing book I’ve ever read. But that’s what kept me going till the end. The author has done such a great job. I absolutely loved it, but I gave it 4 stars cuz it was way too confusing at times. There are so many epic and dramatic lines in the story:

The more she read, the more she realized that The Meaning of the Sixth Dawn was a crazy mass of borrowed beliefs, as flawed as a jigsaw where the pieces had been cut to fit.

The Eye of the Sea below me, a Warrior of the Goddess, behind me, poised to kill.

Or something like that.

The book is basically a past-lifetime-time-travelling-end-of-the-world-unless-two-teenagers-save-the-whole-fricking-universe kind of a book. And it ws amazingly written. I recommend th book to dramatism lovers (if that’s even a word).

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Sorry this post was short. I read the book and drafted this post more than two months ago. So I have absolutely no idea what I intended to write.

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The 5th Wave – Review

The5thwaveName: The 5th Wave

Author: Rick Yancy

Genre: YA Fiction, Science Fiction

Summary:
First Wave: Kills all light.
Second Wave: Epidemic.
Third Wave: Quake.
Fourth Wave: Kills all trust.
Fifth Wave: Nobody knows. But it’s coming.

It ain’t my fault that I start every summary this way.

When the mother ship arrives hovering over the Earth, everyone knows things are never going to be he same but not in the way they expect. The Arrival takes away everything human about humans. Trust. Friendship. Love.

Cassie finds herself running through the woods – not knowing who to trust. Breaking the rules she set for herself. She must choose between solitude and company, defiance and surrender, death and Evan Walker.
Rating: I’m gonna give it 4.5 stars. I really liked the concept of it and the way it was put into words. I also like the way the chapters are written : each one is in someone else’s point of view, and we don’t know who that person is until they say their name or someone else does. It was really cool trying to guess who it was.

I feel like some things could have been explained better. I’m not telling what exactly could have been explained better. I don’t want to give away any spoilers.

I recommend reading the book before watching the movie. I watched part of the film and it was a huge spoiler. I almost despised myself for watching the movie. Almost. And I didn’t even watch half of it. More like the first 20 minutes.

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Don’t Breathe

Don'tBreatheName: Don’t Breathe

Director: Fede Álvarez

Cast: Stephen Lang, Dylan Minnette, Jane Levy, Daniel Zovato

Plot: Rocky, Money and Alex, three delinquents in Detroit, steal money from various homes across the city that are secured by Alex’s father’s security company. Money gets a tip that a retired US veteran’s house, apparently, has 300 thousand dollars in cash. While staking out the house, they discover that the man is blind.

That very night they drug the man’s dog and find all doors locked and the windows barred. Rocky climbs in through a small window and unlocks the door for her companions. While Money drugs the man himself and other two search for the money, in vain. Money, assuming the cash is behind a locked door, shoots the lock, waking up the man.

The blind man, then, tackles Money and demands if he is alone. After Money insists he is alone, the man shoots him with his own gun. Unaware of Rocky hiding in the closet, the man pulls out a tile from the closet wall and checks a safe for the cash. The man then proceeds to get rid of Money’s body, while doing so he discovers Rocky’s shoes, which they had removed while entering the house.

The rest of the story is based on Rocky and Alex trying to escape from the house.

Rating: I loved the movie. I’d give it 4 stars, ‘cuz there were some unexplained plot holes, but they only make the movie better. It twists the traditional home invasion and thriller stories and makes it something new altogether. It’s a great movie and keeps you at the edge of your seat throughout the entire film.

I’d definitely recommend it.

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Story Time #2

Josh had just cleaned up his room when he heard is mother’s voice calling him down to breakfast.
“Coming, Mom!”
He was just about to turn and head towards the kitchen when he glimpsed a pair bright eyes peeping from under his bed. He tripped over a stray sock, he had missed while cleaning, and sat down, hard, on the floor.

Lola, his dog, startled by his abrupt fall, pounced on him from the bed. He pushed her away gently and slowly checked his bed. Nothing.
I must be hallucinating, he thought.

He went down to breakfast and had, by the end of the day, completely forgotten about the morning’s happenings. He was just about to snuggle into bed, when Lola jumped up and bolted away.
“Lola!” Josh called,”Gosh, dogs these days”

He started down the corridor when, suddenly the lights flashed on.
Josh turned, “Mom!”
“What? I heard Lola run down the corridor,” she replied.
Josh looked out through a window along the hallway, “She’s outside,” he groaned, “How did she even get outside?”

“Bad girl,” he chided Lola, when he saw her.
He caught hold of her collar, before she could run away again. He heard the rustling of leaves behind him. He turned towards the sound, alarmed. Footsteps announced the arrival of his mother.

“Mom!” he exclaimed,”Why are you trying to creep me out?”
“I’m not trying to scare you, Josh,” she answered.
“Why did you rustle the leaves, then?”
“I didn’t do that,” she replied, impatient.
“Oh, I suppose the leaves shook themselves,” he pushed past her into the house.

“Who were you talking to?” demanded a voice.
“How – did – You were here the whole time?” Josh asked, his voice shaking.
“Of course,” she said, “You told you were going to get Lola. Why would I come out?”

Josh should frozen, staring at his mother. He closed his eyes and when he opened them, found himself in his bed. The clock read 3:01 am.
“What a vivid dream,” he muttered.
Yes, hissed a voice in his head, But was it a dream?

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 – The End