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Recently I was thinking about how quickly I can jump from one thought, feeling/emotion, desire, to another and found that deeply unsettling. How are we ever to find joy and peace in such a dynamic state - when our whims and desires are subject to the next passing fancy? Many say this "ADD" is heightened by the so-called age of technology. Sometimes I feel that this age of technology has separated us from grasping what is important in life - those underlying ideologies, values and thought processes, but then other times I feel strongly that it can actually do quite the opposite - it can help us discover our own.
Gramercy Park, NYC; Fairytale

I was chatting with a friend the other evening who decided to just leave Texas and go to Australia with her husband and young child for 3 months - just because. She is able to do this because of technology and working remotely - how awesome! She mentioned that most people would think she is crazy for doing this, but I say those other people are desperately trying to hold on to ideas that allow them to live in neat little boxes. Those people who neither have the courage nor spirit to experience such adventure.  
Cute Puppies Bring Happiness
I truly believe that this age of technology, or to which it has been referred at least, is not all bad. It has allowed many more of us to break out of old stagnant thought processes and think in new and exciting ways. We do not have to live by the status quo - we are being exposed to so many ideas, places, things, cultures, phenomena, locations, foods that we are able to break out of our shells and explore all of those things we wish. All of those things we have interest in. All of those things that shape our finite time on this planet. All of those things that expand our happiness. I cannot think of a better way to live than by exploring each and every day. 

Prem & Prakash


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