The Key to Optimism
In my last post I gave an overview to all my fellow mates about the Book I received and read. Today I share the honest review with no honey coating .
Roshan D. Bhondekar the Author of the book , an engineer by proffession and a writer by passion , who is determined to bring positive change in Society by focusing on Social Development.
It took him 4-5 years in writing and completing his book , which he started in 2011 and completed by 2015 , His book reached even White House and . Its real pleasure to review his book .
I was just astonished by reading the depth of understanding which Roshan has for the different aspects of life. The difficult situations which we face are explained with reasoning, helping us to make the right approach. The right aptitude towards personal life, professional life and and assimilation of the same with right amount of balance is explicitly shown.
HAPPINESS as per the book is H -Honesty, A-Ability, P-Prosperity, P-Positivity, I-Intellectuality, N-Nobility, E-Enormity, S-Security and s-Sensitivity.
The importance of each word and how we can move forward towards these virtues have been properly guided.
A line which impressed me the most is Emotion- is nothing but ethical motion. The motion which gives indication about your ethics is known as emotion.
With the circle of emotion, book tries to help us with the various levels of emotion.
The book covers definition for almost every word and letters in that word .
It says ‘Area of Circle’ in life stretches to Family, Friends and Neighbours whereas ‘Circle of Influence’ to Society, State, City, Countries, Culture.
The book cautions on choosing the Area of Circle and explains how it can be enhanced to the later.
VISION is very important in life. Book guides you on the same , one should have vision for Self, Family, Relatives, Career and Social Life. Goal and Objectives should be then set to achieve convert the Vision into Reality.
Page number 232 describes the characteristics of commitment VS. Controversy, which one should read and review again and again , not only this it considered micro issues of life insisting on Spirituality, Humanity,killing Ego ….
Kind of guiding the reader in self analysis.
Arrogance as per the author can harm you, in ways more than you can imagine. We should never let Arrogance and Pride take us for a ride, they will leave us ‘nowhere’. Understanding is the best way to have a control over situations. All successful Managers and Leaders have one thing in common and this is ‘Understanding’, the more you accumulate the more successful you are.
TIME, that Life is but an interval before death. Book explains that everyone needs to spend their time. Some are passing time making money, others by earning name and fame, manging family, state or courntries, every activity is ‘time pass’. Nothing would be carried further except mental impressionss. Time management and learning from failures is the key to happiness.
Book 📚 has touched every corner of the change in social aspects , like at the end even the change brought in by Information Technology in the society, How it is linked with Society and Last but not the least how Technology can lead Life bringing change through Positivity and leads to Happiness.
I strongly recommend that everyone should read it atleast thrice and practice sincerely the guidelines to the get benefit in their personal life.
Sometimes it takes years to understand intricate things and when it is too late we cannot make the wrong as right, the reason being time has elapsed but if you read this book then I am sure that you definitely will be avoiding unpleasant events and the array of situation resulting therefrom.
Information and communication systems are changing and questioning the very basis of the way we think , we live and we transact with society. Offcourse life is improving and bringing convenience at doorstep due to free flow of information ; just a click away. However this is also fraught with dangers of destabilising the tradition and culture. Sometimes it appears as if we are floating in the sea of change ; this is taking a tremendous toll on human psyche as every change brings initial discomfort to deal with it . Hence positivity in individuals as well as the community as a whole is getting extremely relevant .
Author has analysed and dealt with every aspect of human behaviour in an extremely deftfull manner thus providing very usual manual for guidance in practising virtuous living.
* suggestion to the Author is to print a small booklet of abstract or guidelines at the back to make it easier in re reading the book while practicing the 🔑 key lines in the process of self reviewing …. “Nivedita”