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Short and Unpredictable thing called Life

The other day, I got the news about husband of a friend suffering from massive stroke. He is just 47 and suffering brain hemorrhage. He is in very serious condition. She could have not imagined anything like this two days before. Nobody can.  We love to live in the notion that we have plenty of time. It does feel like though when the whole day passes in front of you. It also feels like it was just few days when you look back 10 years. Almost everyone says - Where did the time go? Time doesn't GO anywhere . It ticks at a standard rate for all of us. Time is one thing that's not partial based on who you are. President of the country, richest man in the world, you and the homeless man across the street get the same time each day.  So why does spending time correctly matter so much?  It matters if you don't live the life doing things that you love. If you do or don't do the things you love it still feels like it went quickly. The difference is that
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Orion - A Sci-Fi Short Story

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Uber X-perience # 2

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UberX-perience #1

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Ride the rollercoaster

This could feel like part II of the $1000 hourly rate post but that's not my intention really. Its been almost a year in my new job as Sales Executive and life has been nothing but a rollercoaster. It has suddenly changed from a rule where I was NOT allowed to work after my hours (Govt. Job ) to I work anywhere, anytime, any place! Add to that, I made a lateral career move from solution architecture to sales!  Icing on the cake? - At age of 54. If some of you feel this is freaking amazing, I'm with you as I also feel it. It is similar to jumping into rough waters where your swimming skills are - being able to stay afloat. Yet, in my past life I have taken such decisions by gut feeling and has worked out well. I have started to understand what Steve Jobs said that your heart knows what it wants, you just need to trust it. There are many moments where I need focused attention, calm and composed approach in the face of demanding situation, learn to be responsive than reacti