In the morning I saw a Ted video, by a lady- God bless her- she proposed and proved that playing computer games is good, healthy and improves cognitive functions, mental health and longevity! So far, whenever my wife passed by, I used to promptly mute my Angry birds or hide it!
Imagine: a 54 year old bald, white bearded man, a pws, slouching over his tablet and playing “Temple Run”, for example! Jabbing away with his fingers on that little device… Isn’t that scandalous? somewhat immoral??
Well, that is how I unwind. But looking back, I think, I enjoyed these three days too! I was thrilled when Arpit’s Grandpa, Mr Ranjan captured the spirit of the entire workshop so well in the following question:
If you do not like yourself, how can you expect others to like you, love you, respect you?
Yes, I know and I have tried to covey this as well- the battle is not over. It begins NOW.. as we go home, to our own specific context, job, community and challenges.. We have encouraged people to think about it by asking them to brain storm, prioritise and share three things they will be doing AFTER the workshop in the last session..
I hope and pray that we all will stick by our resolutions, will keep in touch with each other, offer and take help, never stop exploring possibilities within and without..
I want to thank everyone: Arpit, his family; Hemant, Ashish and Anupinder for help with organizing it; Suraj, Shobhit, Subhash, Vinay, Rakesh, Vaibhav, Atul..and Sumit’s father too, for organizing the interaction at local police station..that was some challenge!