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You’ve got to find what you love

Once in a while, we all need some inspiration on the directions of our own lives, specially the educated, talented, ambitious Nepali youths who are in a major cross-roads of their lives. Many are contemplating about which road to take to change Nepal out of the hole we are in today. This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005. I come back to this video every now and then, when I realize I need some inspiration at difficult times. Watch the video and share this transcript ! we owe this much to our friends.

Here is the transcript of the video for those of you who want to read it.

You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says.

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three

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Common sense dictates

Common sense dictates:

If you don’t like a system, you complain about it.

If nothing happens after you complain, or you are not satisfied, you look to change the system

To change the system, isn’t it better to plan and find, organize like-minded people who have the same world-view as you.

To do that, you have to start being active NOT passive (let them know you are out there)

Once you are pro-active, you start being the change you want to see.

The beauty is in your journey. (hint: there is no end)

And when you are changing, the world around you follows you and changes with you.

So what are you going to do about changing the system?

What if this system was the political system in Nepal? When would you start?

p.s a good book to read along would be “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coehlo.

Ever cried for your country ?

“Ever cried for your country?” is a brilliant opinion that questions our sense of patriotism in Nepal and teaches us what it means to be a patriot. You may start re-evaluating your sense of civic duty for Nepal instead of complaining about the situation in Nepal. Your call! –>This is a full (yet slightly edited for typos and grammar) text of the original article published some time ago in the Kathmandu Post.

By BAN WHI MIN (The writer is a 15 year-old student of Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies, South Korea).

यही लेख नेपालीमा पनि यहाँ पढ्नुहोस्

Nepalese complain about the caste system and corrupt officers. They openly vent their anger against the government. But have they ever thought About Nepal’s real problems? I believe that they have not. I want to say that Nepal’s real problems are lack of patriotism among the people and lack of love for one another. This is the conclusion I have reached during my stay. This summer, I did voluntary work from July 5 to July 30 at FHI Ever Vision School, Matatirtha, Kathmandu.

वीर गोर्खालीLet me first

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progress of a country indicator: Gross self esteem

My question is whether progress of a prosperous society or country is measured by gross esteem indicator (self worth).

The so called first world countries have comparatively lower rate of eligible voters actually voting.
Are they actually lazy, unconcerned, unpatriotic?

Now look at the poor countries, such as Nepal, where every one seems to have ample “time” to vote and believe in spending a day waiting in line to “vote”.

Are they smart ? concerned? patriotic?

My take is:

In the US and Western Europe: most people try to make change happen (with or without voting). So most don’t feel voting is that special.

In Nepal: most people have too low self esteem to make change happen (so they vote — to increase their self esteem)

Voting raises their self confidence in themself, and maybe make change, but this should not be the only way to make change)

In essence this is a story between high self esteem and low self esteem

So should we be measuring Gross self esteem instead of GDP, anyone ?


Change, Change, Change

Business and innovation is affected by the external environment and that environment needs to be studied carefully and bet made on the directions it is leading.

When the situation of “hope” becomes so dry, and strained, people run for the last breath. and I feel in this breath are the words “Change, Change” Change”. At any cost !

Thats what people of Nepal voted for, when after 16 years of supposedly democratic Nepal faltered again and again. with more than 1 prime minister for every year that passed (on average), who didn’t want change !

Young and old (mostly young) are fed up with the status quo. They are willing to embrace change, even though it might lead to a treacherous path. They have not much to lose (so the people seem to feel).

Who represents change here. Only the Maoists. Every other party in the equation seems to be rooted (or rotten) in “status quo”.

while radical change brings new uncertainities, people of Nepal are willing to experiment one more time.
their hope for change is maybe change will get them “economic prosperity”. Till now its all promises, they are willing to give their support to any

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