Saturday, September 29, 2007

Bill Gates and his history

Bill Gates Profile -

Name: Bill Gates

Nickname: Trey

Date of birth: 28 October 1955

Place of birth: Seattle , Washington ,

USABirth name: William Henry Gates III

Height: 5' 10

Family and Early Childhood -
On October 28, 1955, shortly after 9:00 p.m., William Henry Gates III was born. He was born into a family with a rich history in business, politics, and community service. His great-grandfather had been a state legislator and mayor, his grandfather was the vice president of a national bank, and his father was a prominent lawyer. [Wallace, 1992, p. 8-9] Early on in life, it was apparent that Bill Gates inherited the ambition, intelligence, and competitive spirit that had helped his progenitors rise to the top in their chosen professions. In elementary school he quickly surpassed all of his peer's abilities in nearly all subjects, especially math and science. His parents recognized his intelligence and decided to enroll him in Lakeside , a private school known for its intense academic environment. This decision had far reaching effects on Bill Gates's life. For at Lakeside , Bill Gates was first introduced to computers.

First computing Experience -
In the Spring of 1968, the Lakeside prep school decided that it should acquaint the student body with the world of computers [, 9/29/96]. Computers were still too large and costly for the school to purchase its own. Instead, the school had a fund raiser and bought computer time on a DEC PDP-10 owned by General Electric. A few thousand dollars were raised which the school figured would buy more than enough time to last into the next school year. However, Lakeside had drastically underestimated the allure this machine would have for a hand full of young students. Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and a few other Lakeside students (many of whom were the first programmers hired at Microsoft) immediately became inseparable from the computer. They would stay in the computer room all day and night, writing programs, reading computer literature and anything else they could to learn about computing. Soon Gates and the others started running into problems with the faculty. Their homework was being turned in late (if at all), they were skipping classes to be in the computer room and worst of all, they had used up all of the schools computer time in just a few weeks. [Wallace, 1992, p. 24]

In the fall of 1968, Computer Center Corporation opened for business in Seattle . It was offering computing time at good rates, and one of the chief programmers working for the corporation had a child attending Lakeside . A deal was struck between Lakeside Prep School and the Computer Center Corporation that allowed the school to continue providing it's students with computer time. [Wallace, 1992, p. 27] Gates and his comrades immediately began exploring the contents of this new machine. It was not long before the young ha©kers started causing problems. They caused the system to crash several times and broke the computers security system. They even altered the files that recorded the amount of computer time they were using. They were caught and the Computer Center Corporation banned them from the system for several weeks.

Bill Gates, Paul Allen and, two other ha©kers from Lakeside formed the Lakeside Programmers Group in late 1968. They were determined to find a way to apply their computer skills in the real world. The first opportunity to do this was a direct result of their mischievous activity with the school's computer time. The Computer Center Corporation’s business was beginning to suffer due to the systems weak security and the frequency that it crashed. Impressed with Gates and the other Lakeside computer addicts' previous assaults on their computer, the Computer Center Corporation decided to hire the students to find bugs and expose weaknesses in the computer system. In return for the Lakeside Programming Group's help, the Computer Center Corporation would give them unlimited computer time [Wallace, 1992, p. 27]. The boys could not refuse. Gates is quoted as saying "It was when we got free time at C-cubed (Computer Center Corporation) that we really got into computers. I mean, then I became hardcore. It was day and night" [Wallace, 1992, p. 30]. Although the group was hired just to find bugs, they also read any computer related material that the day shift had left behind. The young ha©kers would even pick employees for new information. It was here that Gates and Allen really began to develop the talents that would lead to the formation of Microsoft seven years later.

Roots of Business Career -
Computer Center Corporation began to experience financial problems late in 1969. The Company finally went out of business in March of 1970. The Lakeside Programmers Group had to find a new way to get computer time. Eventually they found a few computers on the University of Washington 's campus where Allen's dad worked. The Lakeside Programmers Group began searching for new chances to apply their computer skills.

Their first opportunity came early the next year when Information Sciences Inc. hired them to program a payroll program. Once again the group was given free computer time and for the first time, a source of income. ISI had agreed to give them royalties whenever it made money from any of the groups programs. As a result of the business deal signed with Information Sciences Inc., the group also had to become a legal business [Wallace, 1992, p. 42-43]. Gates and Allen's next project involved starting another company entirely on their own, Traf-O-Data. They produced a small computer which was used to help measure traffic flow. From the project they grossed around $20,000. The Traf-O-Data company lasted until Gates left for college.

During Bill Gates' junior year at Lakeside , the administration offered him a job computerizing the school's scheduling system. Gates asked Allen to help with the project. He agreed and the following summer, they wrote the program. In his senior year, Gates and Allen continued looking for opportunities to use their skills and make some money. It was not long until they found this opportunity. The defense contractor TRW was having trouble with a bug infested computer similar to the one at Computer Center Corporation. TRW had learned of the experience the two had working on the Computer Center Corporation’s system and offeredGates and Allen jobs.

However thing would be different at TRW they would not be finding the bugs they would be in charge of fixing them. "It was at TRW that Gates began to develop as a serious programmer," and it was there that Allen and Gates first started talking seriously about forming their own software company [Wallace, 1992, p. 49-51].

In the fall of 1973, Bill Gates left home for Harvard University [, 9/29/96]. He had no idea what he wanted to study, so he enrolled as prelaw. Gates took the standard freshman courses with the exception of signing up for one of Harvard's toughest math courses. He did well but just as in high school, his heart was not in his studies. After locating the school's computer center, he lost himself in the world of computers once again. Gates would spend many long nights in front of the school's computer and the next days asleep in class. Paul Allen and Gates remained in close contact even with Bill away at school. They would often discuss ideas for future projects and the possibility of one day starting a business. At the end of Gates's first year at Harvard, the two decided that Allen should move closer to him so that they may be able to follow up on some of their ideas. That summer they both got jobs working for Honeywell [Wallace, 1992, p. 59]. As the summer dragged on, Allen began to push Bill harder with the idea that they should open a software company. Gates was still not sure enough to drop out of school. The following year, however, that would all change.

The Birth of Microsoft -
In December of 1974, Allen was on his way to visit Gates when along the way he stopped to browse the current magazines. What he saw changed his and Bill Gates's lives forever. On the cover of Popular Electronics was a picture of the Altair 8080 and the headline "World's First Microcomputer Kit to Rival Commercial Models." He bought the issue and rushed over to Gates's dorm room. They both recognized this as their big opportunity. The two knew that the home computer market was about to explode and that someone would need to make software for the new machines. Within a few days, Gates had called MITS (Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems), the makers of the Altair. He told the company that he and Allen had developed a BASIC that could be used on the Altair [, 9/29/96]. This was a lie. They had not even written a line of code. They had neither an Altair nor the chip that ran the computer. The MITS Company did not know this and was very interested in seeing their BASIC. So, Gates and Allen began working feverishly on the BASIC they had promised. The code for the program was left mostly up to Bill Gates while Paul Allen began working on a way to simulate the Altair with the schools PDP-10. Eight weeks later, the two felt their program was ready. Allen was to fly to MITS and show off their creation. The day after Allen arrived at MITS, it was time to test their BASIC. Entering the program into the company's Altair was the first timeAllen had ever touched one. If the Altair simulation he designed or any of Gates's code was faulty, the demonstration would most likely have ended in failure. This was not the case, and the program worked perfectly the first time [Wallace, 1992, p. 80]. MITS arranged a deal with Gates and Allen to buy the rights to their BASIC.[Teamgates. com, 9/29/96] Gates was convinced that the software market had been born. Within a year, Bill Gates had dropped out of Harvard and Microsoft was formed. by - John Mirick

1955 - William Henry Gates III is born on October 28th in Seattle , Washington . Popularly known as Bill Gates, his family called him "Trey" when he was little.

1967 - Bill enrolls in the Lakeside School in Seattle and met Paul Allen.

1969 - Bill and Paul (a.k.a "Lakeside Programming Group") reports bugs in exchange for computer time.

1972 - Bill and Paul forms Traf-O-Data and develops hardware/software to record highway traffic.

1973 - Bill Gates graduates from Lakeside High and enrolls in Harvard University , where he majors in pre-law.

1974 - Bill Gates and Paul Allen forms Micro-soft.

1975 - Bill and Paul writes the first computer language called BASIC and license it to MITS.

1976 - Bill writes software routines for BASIC on the Altair to use diskettes for storage. Gates

writes his famous "Open Letter to Hobbyists", accusing them of software piracy. Bill Gates drops out of Harvard.

1977 - Bill Gates and Paul Allen officially registers a partnership, and Micro-soft becomes Microsoft.

1980 - Tim Paterson began writing an OS for use on Seattle Computer Products' (SCP) 8086-based computer. IBM representatives meet Gates and Steve Ballmer to write the OS for their upcoming computer. They meet again and IBM showed the "Acorn" computer running on an 8-bit 8080 processor. Gates recommends the use of a 16-bit 8086 processor instead and promises an operating system. SCP ships QDOS 0.10 (Quick & Dirty Operating System). Paul Allen approachs SCP and purchased the rights to resell to an unnamed client for $50,000 - IBM. Microsoft propose to be in-charged of IBM's entire software development and convert DOS for IBM's PC.

1981 - Microsoft buys all the rights to SCP's DOS and renames it MS-DOS.IBM introduces its first desktop, Data master, which runs on the 16-bit 8086 CPU and Microsoft's MS-DOS.

1983 - Microsoft announces Windows 1.0.

1985 - Bill Gates gives keynote speech at Comdex. Microsoft releases Windows 1.0.

1986 - Microsoft is taken public at an IPO price of $21/share. Bill Gates became a billionaire at 31 years old - the youngest person to do so.

1990 - Microsoft releases Windows 3.0 and Microsoft's sales top $1 billion for the first time.

1994 - Bill Gates and Melinda French gets married in Hawaii on January 1st. Bill Gates becomes the richest person in America later in the year.

1995 - Microsoft releases Windows 95 and Bill Gates becomes the richest person in the world.

1996 - Jennifer Katherine Gates is born on April 26th.

1998 - Bill, Melinda and Jennifer move into their new multi-million dollar house in Medina , Washington . Microsoft releases Windows 98.

1999 - Bill's fortunes swell to $90 billion and maintains his position on Forbes list as the wealthiest person alive.

2000 - Microsoft releases Windows 2000 and Windows ME.

2001 - Microsoft releases Windows XP.

2002 - Stocks and lawsuits bring Gates' net worth down to $53 billion - still good enough for #1 on Forbes list.

2003 - Microsoft releases Windows Server 2003.

2004 - Microsoft announces a new OS, codenamed Longhorn.

2005 - Longhorn is officially named Windows Vista.

2006 - After numerous delays, Windows Vista is finally released to business users. Microsoft also RTMs Office 2007.

2007 - Bill Gates officiates the public release of Windows Vista in New York 's Times Square at midnight on January 30th

Friday, September 28, 2007

Face Moles and what they say about you…

The Chinese Almanac, also known as the Tung Shu, is commonly known as a book of auspicious and inauspicious dates, but there is so much more to the Tung Shu than that. It is a vast mine of information relating to astrology, codes and symbols, derived by the wise sages and philosophers of ancient China . In this issue, we bring to you the secrets from the almanac regarding moles on your face and what they mean depending on which part of your face they appear.

First, check your face for any moles, and then look at the diagram above to identify the number(s) that are a closest match to the moles on your face. Usually, the moles only hold meaning for you if they are prominent and they are the only one. If your face if full of spots, acne or "little" moles, they do not count. When you've ascertained which position corresponds to the mole on your face, look up the meanings listed by numbers below.

Position 1 to 3
As a child, you are somewhat rebellious and a free spirit. You have an innate creativity and work best when you are given a free hand. Generally, your superiors like your avante garde approach to life. If you have a mole here, you are far better off in business and being your own boss rather than working for somebody. What is promising is that you have the luck to be your own boss.

Position 4
You are an impulsive person, often acting with a flamboyance that gives you charisma and a sparkling personality, but you can be difficult when there are too many opinions. You tend to be rather argumentative, but never to the point of holding grudges. This mole tends to give you an explosive temper and should you decide to remove it, you will find yourself becoming calmer and more at peace with the world.

Position 5
A mole above the eyebrow indicates that there is wealth luck in your life, but you will need to earn it and work harder than most people. All the income you make must be carefully kept as there are people who are jealous of you who might attempt to sweet talk you into parting with your wealth. Be wary of those who try to interest you in get-rich-quick schemes. If you have a mole here, it is advisable not to be too trusting of others. Follow your instincts and be cautious. And never allow other people to control your finances.

Position 6
A mole here indicates intelligence, creativity and skill as an artist. Your artistic talent can bring you wealth, fame and success. It also indicates wealth luck, but this can only be fully realized if you follow your heart rather than stick to conventional means of making a living. Success will come if you are brave.

Position 7
Moles under the eyebrows indicate arguments within the extended family that cause you grief and unhappiness. This will affect your work and livelihood. It is advisable to settle any differences you have with your relatives if you want peace of mind to move ahead.

Position 8
This is not a very good position for a mole. Your financial position will constantly be under strain because of a tendency to overspend. You also have a penchant for gambling. The only thing is you must know when to stop. Meanwhile, someone with a mole here has a tendency to flirt with members of the opposite sex as well as with the same sex. Better be a little discerning where you exert your charms, or you might get into trouble.

Position 9
This mole position suggests sexual and other problems. It is an unfortunate mole and you are well advised to get rid of it. It brings a litany of woes and a parade of problems.

Position 10
A mole here just under the nose indicates excellent descendants luck. You are surrounded by family at all times and will have many children and grandchildren. You have the support of those close to you and will be both materially and emotionally fulfilled.

Position 11
Moles here suggest a tendency to succumb to illness. It is a good idea to have this mole removed especially if it is a large, dark-coloured mole. Otherwise use lots of foundation to cover it.

Position 12
A mole here foretells a successful but also a very balanced life. You are likely to be not just rich, but famous as well. But although you have every opportunity to live the high life, you will have a satisfying home and family life as well. Women with moles here are particularly lucky and tend to be beautiful and glamorous as well.

Position 13
Your children will be a big worry in your life. Your relationship with them is not good. There is nothing much you can do about this except to learn some tolerance.

Position 14
A mole here suggests a vulnerability to food which can be a big problem in your life. You may have allergies against certain foods or you may simply be eating too much.

Position 15
You are a person always on the move and constantly renovating and redesigning your house. You like to be introduced to new things and see new places. You are not happy if you remain in one place for long. You enjoy travel and adventure, and have a very observant eye.

Position 16
You need to be careful when it comes to eating, and also when it comes to your sex life. These are your two biggest problems. You tend to have weight issues which can make you depressed. You enjoy romance, sometimes with more than one person, but because you are a person with some morality, you will feel guilty about it and this will cause you much stress.

Position 17
You will be someone of great social prominence. You are active on the social scene and an excellent conversationalist. There is a tendency to become bigheaded about your success, which could lose you your good name. This will affect you deeply because you draw your confidence and self worth from what others think of you.

Position 18
You are a person always on the move. There is a great deal of overseas travel in your life, but you should take extra care each time you cross the great waters, as your mole prefers you to stay at home.

Position 19
You have money luck and many good friends, so this is a good mole to have. Your weakness is that you tend to succumb to the charms of the opposite sex. In your life, it is this that could get you into hot water, so do cool your ardour!

Position 20
A mole here can be very lucky or very unlucky. If you have a mole here, you are destined either for extreme fame or infamy. You have great flair for creativity and are also highly intelligent, but your talents can be used for both good and bad. You are not a person to be trifled with for you are no pushover and do not forgive and forget easily. This mole is a mark of someone who will go down in history either as a great or as a tyrant.

Position 21
This is a good mole, as it suggests plenty to eat and drink throughout your life. This mole also brings fame and recognition.

Position 22
Your life is always happy and things go smoothly for you. You could well become a sports superstar if you have the passion for it. Moles at the end of eyebrows also suggest a person of authority and power, so if you are the CEO of a company, you will do very well.

Position 23
You have a high IQ, and you are both brain smart and street smart. You have a highly-developed survival instinct and will lead a meaningful and long life. You will be active until a very old age and will have friends and family around you till the very end.

Position 24
You will achieve fame and fortune in your young age and you are advised to use this period to safeguard your old age, as people with moles here tend to have a harder life as they get older.

Position 25
You will enjoy good prosperity and recognition luck, but do be careful of excesses. Stay traditional in your attitudes and you will have a long and fruitful life.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

One fine morning...!!!

One morning I wasted nearly an hour watching a tiny ant carry a huge feather cross my back terrace.
Several times it was confronted by obstacles in its path and after a momentary pause it would make the necessary detour.

At one point the ant had to negotiate a crack in the concrete about 10mm wide. After brief contemplation the ant laid the feather over the crack, walked across it and picked up the feather on the other side then continued on its way. I was fascinated by the ingenuity of this ant, one of God's smallest creatures. It served to reinforce the miracle of creation. Here was a minute insect, lacking in size yet equipped with a brain to reason, explore, discover and overcome. But these ants, like the two-legged co-residents of this planet, also share human failings.

After some time the ant finally reached its destination - a flower bed at the end of the terrace and a small hole that was the entrance to its underground home. And it was here that the ant finally met its match. How could that large feather possibly fit down small hole, Of course it couldn't. so the ant, after all this trouble and exercising great ingenuity, overcoming problems all along the way, just abandoned the feather and went home.

The ant had not thought the problem through before it began its epic journey and in the end the feather was nothing more than a burden. Isn't life like that!

We worry about our family, we worry about money or the lack of it, we worry about work, about where we live, about all sorts of things. These are all burdens - the things we pick up along life's path and lug them around the obstacles and over the crevasses that life will bring, only to find that at the destination they are useless and we can't take them with us...

Thursday, September 20, 2007


If you find that your angry outbursts are negatively affecting your relationships with family, friends, co-workers and even complete strangers, it's probably time to change the way you express your anger.

Here are some tips to get your anger under control:

Take a "time out." Count to 10 before reacting or leave the situation altogether.

Do something physically exerting. Physical activity can provide an outlet for your emotions, especially if you're about to erupt. Go for a walk or a run, swim, lift weights or shoot baskets, for example.

Find ways to calm and soothe yourself. Practice deep-breathing exercises, visualize a relaxing scene, or repeat a calming word or phrase to yourself, such as "take it easy." You can also listen to music, paint, journal or do yoga.

Express your anger as soon as possible so that you aren't left stewing. If you can't express your anger in a controlled manner to the person who angered you, try talking to a family member, friend, counselor or another trusted person.

Think carefully before you say anything so that you don't end up saying something you'll regret. Work with the person who angered you to identify solutions to the situation. Use "I" statements when describing the problem to avoid criticizing or placing blame. For instance, say "I'm upset you didn't help with the housework this evening," instead of, "You should have helped with the housework." To do otherwise will likely upset the other person and escalate tensions.

Don't hold a grudge. Forgive the other person. It's unrealistic to expect everyone to behave exactly as you want.
Use humor to defuse your anger, such as imagining yourself or the other person in silly situations. Don't use sarcasm, though — it's just another form of unhealthy _expression. Keep an anger log to identify the kinds of situations that set you off and to monitor your reactions.

You can practice many of these strategies on your own. But if your anger seems out of control, is hurting your relationships or has escalated into violence, you may benefit from seeing a psychotherapist or an anger management professional. Role playing in controlled situations, such as anger management classes, can help you practice your techniques.


It may take some time and intense effort to put these tips into practice when you're facing situations that typically send you into a rage. In the heat of the moment, it can be hard to remember your coping strategies.

You may need to keep something with you that serve as a reminder to step back from the situation and get your anger under control. For instance, you may want to keep a small, smooth stone in your pocket or a scrap of paper with your tips written down. With due diligence, these anger management techniques will come more naturally and you'll no longer need such reminders.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Regular Health Care

Health is an important factor in day to day life. Whatever you do it affects your health. In other words one can say that human being totally depends on health. If proper care has not been taken then health can take you for a ride anytime anywhere. Neglecting health can cause severe damage to body functionality. So it is necessary to have a basic knowledge about the factors responsible for health. So that one can take proper action if something wrong has been identified during the checkup.
The basic rules can be followed to keep our selves healthy. For example if we consider brain, there are many basic things which can be taken care of to avoid damage to it.


1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level.
This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.
2. Overeating
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.
3. Smoking
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.
4. High Sugar consumption
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.
5. Air Pollution
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.
6. Sleep Deprivation
Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.
7. Head covered while sleeping
Sleeping with the head covered, increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.
8. Working your brain during illness
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.
9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.
10. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain

So as far as health care is concerned there is no harm in it. It’s always good to have a good health. But there is a cost involvement while going for regular checkups.
There might be few ethical issues involved during checkup, e.g. women going for through checkup might not prefer to a male doctor because there are chances of miss conduct. So proper care should be taken while one a preferring to have a through checkup.

Government should make it compulsory for the people who are 40 plus to have a through checkups after every few months and for below that age once in a six month. Apart from these there should be regular issues from the government regarding the regular health care. Educating people will play an important role and this could be done through introducing a subject at the school level and few funds should be given by the government to aid an individual expense especially for senior citizens.

Mental Disorders

There are theories which can be read and understood through books but subject like “Mental Disorders” needs a detailed study along with concrete supporting examples to understand the phenomena involved in this versatile complex subject. It is therefore useful to categorize the symptoms of mental health and to make distinctions.
Psychiatrists have developed systems for classifying mental disorders that describe the kinds of symptoms and behavior which are commonly seen among those considered to be mentally disordered. These mainly fall into three groups: ( )
1. personality disorders
2. psychoses
3. anxiety disorders (Another common group of disorders is usually termed)
Each group is having number of sub categories. While considering the schizophrenia which comes under the “psychoses” term for a group of mental disorders and it has been recognized with variety of symptoms.

Symptoms of schizophrenia as described by the psychiatrists can be present in any individual with reference to thoughts, movements, interpersonal relationships and feelings. When an individual fails to make logical connection and by developing thought delusions comes under ‘Thought Disorders’. ‘Hallucinations’ particularly hearing one’s thoughts spoken aloud or hearing imaginary voices giving commands or making comments—are the principal perceptual problems.
The chances of schizophrenia to get developed in any human being are at his or her middle age especially during the phase transition from a child into an adult ( ). One can make out the schizophrenic by noticing individual behavior and also by his or her deteriorated work, social relationship.
There is no such described list through which one can identify schizophrenic, however, can convey the devastation of schizophrenia. Being schizophrenic, it becomes difficult to order and control one’s own thought, they are isolated and seems miles from vision of reality and they also believe that someone is commanding them to do something, which in real doesn’t even exist- these are the experiences that make schizophrenia such a frightening and lonely experience.


The best and most effective medicine for relieve from schizophrenia is antipsychotic medication ( drugs made into use for schizophrenic since the mid-1950s. These drugs made schizophrenic to function without experiencing crushing fear or troublesome symptoms. These drugs not only rectified terrified effects of schizophrenia, but also prevented future breakdowns. It’s well known evidence that every good thing has a bad part too. So these drugs have also some bad effects such as drowsiness or dry mouth, and they also can have long-term consequences.

Some patients who have taken antipsychotic drugs for many years have developed a condition known as tardive dyskinesia ( Characterized by abnormal movements of the mouth and tongue, tardive dyskinesia is especially serious because it has no known cure and may not disappear if the drug is stopped. It is not mandatory for each and every schizophrenic to take antipsychotic drug, as studies says neither does every schizophrenic patient benefit from antipsychotic drugs, nor do some seem not to need them at all. Some form of psychotherapy is usually used to treat schizophrenic patients. There are chances that schizophrenic suffer from social and vocational difficulties that may have developed as a result of their illness and also there are chances that the schizophrenic patient can be violent sometimes so it’s advisable to keep the patient in a proper supervision not only for others safety but for the patient safety, because there are chances that the patient can hurt himself too.
The pain of schizophrenia has been faced & realized by a great mathematician ‘John Forbes Nash Jr.’, later he is awarded with a Nobel Prize in 1994 for giving a beautiful theory known as “Theory of Equilibrium”, which is widely used into the field of economics. Nash showed the sign of schizophrenia in the year 1958. He became paranoid and terrified with his delusion and then admitted into McLean Hospital, April-May 1959, where he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and mild depression with low self-esteem ( After a problematic stay in Paris and Geneva, Nash returned to Princeton in 1960. He remained in and out of mental hospitals until 1970, being given insulin shock therapy and antipsychotic medications ((, usually as a result of being committed rather than by his choice. From 1970, by his choice, he never took antipsychotic medication again.

In late 90’s one of my friends sister who also suffered from the schizophrenia and number of symptoms were seen on her. Her behavior was wild and scary. She used to talk with people though no one being around her. While watching her activities it seemed like with whom she is talking, they are sitting next to her. Sometimes she used to get very angry and try to hurt herself. Then she had been gone through proper medication and it took 8 yrs to bring her out from her delusion.

The symptoms, characteristics and treatment can be seen in the movie named “A Beautiful Mind”. The movie is an ‘Academy Award’ winner inspired by and based on the Nobel Prize winner mathematician “John Nash” and his experiences of schizophrenia. While watching this movie one can experience in and out of schizophrenia and what’s going in his life being schizophrenic, and how he struggled to overcome from his mental disorder. The life of John Nash reflects that nothing is impossible if one wants to achieve something neither writing an “Equilibrium Theory” nor coming out of the mental disorder like ‘schizophrenia’.


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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Chanakya's Quotes....

"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are victimised first." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC 75 BC) ************ ********* ********* ********* *****
"Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC) ************ ********* ***
"The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. ! It will destroy you." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC) ************ ********* ********* ********* *********
"There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no Friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC) ************ ********* ********* ********* ********* ***
"Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC) ************ ********* ********* ********* ********* ***
"As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC) ************ ********* ********* ********* *********
"Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC) ************ ********* ********* ********* ********* ***
"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC) ************ ********* ********* ********* ********* ***
"A man is great by deeds, not by birth." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC) ************ ********* ********* ********* ********* ***
"Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC)*******************
"Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC) ************ ********* ************
"Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth."
Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Sweet Love Story...

One of the most touching and purest love story I've read in a while..

From the very beginning, girl's family objected strongly on her dating this guy, saying that it has got to do with family background, & that the girl will have to suffer for the rest of her life if she were to be with him.

Due to family's pressure, the couple quarrelled very often. Though the girl loved the guy deeply, she always asked him: "How deep is your love for me?"

As the guy is not good with his words, this often caused the girl to be very upset. With that & the family's pressure, the gal often vents her anger on him. As for him.. He only endured it in silence.

After a couple of years, the guy finally graduated & decided to further his studies overseas. Before leaving, he proposed to the gal: "I'm not very good with words. But all I know is that I love you. If you allow me, I will take care of you for the rest of my life. As for your family, I'll try my best to talk them round. Will you marry me?"

The girl agreed, & with the guy's determination, the family finally gave in & agreed to let them get married. So before he left, they got engaged.

The gal went out to the working society, whereas the guy was overseas, continuing his studies. They sent their love through emails & phone calls. Though it was hard, but both never thought of giving up.

One day, while the gal was on her way to work, she was knocked down by a car that lost control. When she woke up, she saw her parents beside her bed. She realized that she was badly injured. Seeing her mum cry, she wanted to comfort her. But she realized that all that could come out of her mouth was just a sigh. She had lost her voice....

The doctor says that the impact on her brain has caused her to lose her voice. Listening to her parents' comfort, but with nothing coming out from her, she broke down. During the stay in hospital, besides silent cry.. it's still just silent cry that accompanied her. Upon reaching home, everything seems to be the same. Except for the ringing tone of the phone which pierced into her heart every time it rang. She does not wish to let the guy know & not wanting to be a burden to him, she wrote a letter to him saying that she does not wish to wait any longer.

With that, she sent the ring back to him. In return, the guy sent millions & millions of reply and countless phone calls.. All the gal could do besides crying is still crying... Her parents decided to move away, hoping that she could eventually forget everything & be happy.
With a new environment, the gal learnt sign language & started a new life.

Telling herself everyday that she must forget the guy. One day, her friend came & told her that he's back. She asked her friend not to let him know what happened to her. Since then, there wasn't anymore news of him.

A year has passed & her friend came with an envelope, containing an invitation card for the guy's wedding. The gal was shattered. When she opened the letter, she saw her name on it instead. When she was about to ask her friend what was going on, she saw the guy standing in front of her....

He used sign language to tell her, "I've spent a year to learn sign language. Just to let you know that I've not forgotten our promise. Let me have the! Chance to be your voice. I Love You." With that, he slipped the ring back into her finger. The gal finally smiled......

Treat every relationship as if it's the last one, then you'll know how to give.

Treat every moment as if it's the last day, then you'll know how to treasure.

Treasure what you have right now, or else you may regret one day...