15 inspiring seconds of Farzana Haque, Global Head of Europe Telecom at #Tata Consultancy Services, talking about #passion and #networking.
#ibc2013 #farzanahaque #rolemodel #womeninbusiness #speech #ibctalk #harvard #huwib #empowerment #streeshakti
Sure you’d expect #hashtags to appear on advertisements, campaigns, as slogans, and on anything company-created. Over the past few months, hashtags have been appearing in the most mainstream music possible (see pictures) in song titles, music videos and album covers. Billboard analyzed the trend back in May, and concluded that its raw use is purely promotional but is not necessarily translating into sales - after all, the actual music has to be worth listening to. I can understand that hashtags are a great way to organize all current conversations with a click of a button, but is the blatant promotion a little too…overdone? Is it not more tactful to create a slogan-esque hashtag (ex: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ #sharkfacegang) that unites its fanbase in a more indirect way? Even #wopnation as opposed to plain old #wop is a much more clever use of the hashtag.
And what will happen to the hashtag afterwards? Is it going too far?
Watching this TED Talk has been on my To-Watch list for much too long, and tonight I got around to it.
The thoughts I have are going to be extremely related to my own life, and not about the topic in general. And here they are:
I invite you all, men as much as women, to watch this insightful 15-minute talk. It has shed a bright light on my life, and it will not doubt do the same with yours.
They just don’t make movies like this anymore.
"These two tragic characters that are destroyed by their guilt" transition from death to life. Their love is a passionate disaster of human suffering, where they are each other’s reason to live. The movie goes through every possible shade of pain, and though it’s a downer, every minute of it is beautiful and breathtaking.
This movie is going to take a good week or two to fully absorb, but here are my thoughts:
1. We don’t know how good we have it. Prior to watching the movie, I was tallying up the tasks that needed to be done, the sleep I wouldn’t be getting, the problems that have yet to be solved. Nothing, absolutely nothing in my life, even compares to the depth of suffering that occurs in this movie. My day-to-day actions seem so negligible, as though I’m not living my life to the fullest. The world has so much to offer, this movie makes me want to go out there and explore the entire variety of emotions one can go through.
2.What now? It’s not as if I didn’t know I live in a sheltered environment. I envision myself graduating from university, working my ass off for decades, raising a family, and retiring. There will always be food on the table, a roof on my head, and people that are close to me. I will never have fear for my own security, or that of others. Many start and end their lives in such comfort. There’s a part of me that wants to step out of that bubble and do something radical and life-changing. Something that touches a deeper level of my being, that justifies life. My youth is passing by so fast, doing what? Sitting in libraries, meetings, and classes? I am young and able. My mind is alive and growing. Yet, I live my life so superficially - from day to day, action to action. We are the educated, we have the most resources, and we have the most power to change the world. But what do we do with it?
I should be thankful for the lack of suffering in my life, but it feels as though I’m living on the surface. Discovery awaits me.
THAT’S ME RIGHT THERE
Special post to thank a friend and fan. Intersection of wit, wordplay, and wonderfulness.
“just spent a good 10 minutes internally lol-ing at your tumblr. genius, my friend. gif genius. wait for it
you are truly GIFted”
- Eileen, 2012.10.31
Excuse the shameless self promotion, let’s say it was done in the name of humour to preserve my humble business student demeanour yeah? Thanks.