It was about 4 years ago, when I decided that I need to focus (at least try to) on positive stories. It does not mean to ignore negative or to assume that there are not negative stories. It is about focus on the positive side. I cleaned up my social networks from clutter. Unsubscribed/ unfollowed anything or anyone that was primarily sharing negative stories. It was during that time that I came across “The Better India” portal.
For such a big country, it is not difficult to find crowd of critics. People are ready to tell you a negative story about every little thing in their or anyone’s life for that matter. I have heard those stories all my life. To be clear, it is not a phenomenon constrained only to India. I have seen the same mindset across the world. It appears that we evolved to have default focus on negatives. Which in itself is not a bad thing, as it helped us to survive in harsh conditions and run away from dangers in a timely manner. This emotion-attention-behavior relation would need an article of it’s own at the minimum. For now let’s move on to the relation between The Better India and me.
Life is about meaning (process) and not happiness (goal).
Through their social feed, I keep on coming across positive, motivating, inspiring and uplifting stories. The reason I like them is that they are real stories and not just a motivating lecture based on some book or some old philosophy. Recently, I came across the story of the peepalfarm. Once I started, I kept on listening to the end. It was engaging for me probably because of my own inclinations towards those ideas.
The ideas were not the only reason for me to relate to the story. The timelines of the events are very close to my own life events. I also relate to the concluding message. Life is about meaning (process) and not happiness (goal). In my experience I have seen too many people clinging to happiness as the main benchmark for life. Strangely the same people never seems to be happy.
This Organic Farm Doubles Up As An Animal Rescue Centre They tell us to study, get a job, make money, get married, get a house, buy a car. But then what? Maybe that’s why lately quite a few people seem to be interested in my story. Why and how I ended up doing what I do now,” says Robin Singh of Peepal Farm. Watch him share his story. To know more, read his story here: https://www.thebetterindia.com/119458/peepal-farm-robin-singh-dharamshala-himachal-organic-farming-animal-welfare/ Posted by TheBetterIndia on Thursday, August 27, 2020