People say to you, ‘you’ve changed’, or something like that, well, I hope, for the sake of God that you have changed, because I don’t want to be the same person all my life. I want to be growing, I want to be expanding. I want to be changing. Because animate things change, inanimate things...
Eye-popping tales of growing income inequality are hardly new. By now, nearly every American must be painfully aware of the widening pay gap between top executives and shop floor laborers; between ‘Master of the Universe’ financiers and pretty much everyone else.
Life isn’t a lazy cruise on some endless, calm, and temperate sea. Life is a raging ocean with swells and tidal waves that wreck and sink your boat. Life is a series of storms―overcast skies, fierce winds, and pelting rain. You were meant to be immersed in it all―first to float, then swim, and eventually...
Most of all, differences of opinion are opportunities for learning.
Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.
While growing up, I lived in a traditional joint family in Mumbai’s suburbs.
I really didn’t have one particular athlete I liked growing up.
I’m tired of justifying why I love someone. I’m done with the explaining.
I wish that love could be broken down the way it breaks me down.
While growing up, every sitcom you could think of, I would watch it, and I loved it.
For so many years, I couldn’t understand why every time I thought that someone finally loved me, like… for real, they would eventually turn to vapor. Every person whom I’ve ever loved is trapped inside of my chest. I’ve breathed all of them in so deeply that I’ve nearly choked and died on every soul...
‘Rugrats’ was my favorite cartoon growing up as a kid.
I like that in ‘Caprica’ the virtual world is a new thing. The parents didn’t have that growing up. And it’s the same thing about the Internet and all the current technology. It didn’t exist like it does now for our parents’ generation. Kids aren’t relating to their parents anymore, and I just find that...
That is another chamber of my heart that shows no electrical activity – the chamber that used to flicker into life when I saw a film that moved me, or read a book that inspired me, or listened to music that made me want to cry. I closed that chamber myself, for all the usual...
Growing up, my ideals were Barbra Streisand, Cher, and my mom.
People can only grow, stagnate, or regress. Which one are you doing? I’m both growing and stagnating, because I’m learning every day, so I’m growing, but since learning has become a habit and I do it all the time, I’m technically stagnating. I’m stagnating upwards.
No offense to Bushwick, where all my neighbors greeted me on the street and there is a growing arts community and a curious beauty to its industrial zone, but Bushwick is no Williamsburg, even if the real estate agents would have you believe it is.