Tej Shah

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

About Tej

Bio

Agnostic, Mechanical engineer, Philosopher, Foodie, High on music.

I'm passionate about

Technology , Innovation and Human Psychology.

Comments & conversations

203517
Tej Shah
Posted over 1 year ago
Which out of talent and hard work makes a person more successful and how?
Firstly, hard workers are not morons and the question I've posted definitely doesn't mean that. It's just that there are few people who are in field which they're not comfortable with or have to work more than others, as they're not naturally good in that particular field. They might be excellent in certain thing which they don't know about yet or are forced by circumstances. So such people can put more efforts and do well. There are, of course, a number of factors on which determines success. Question isn't at all related with all of them. It's only about how much does the natural talent contribute towards making people successful. And as far as your question is concerned.. can human being produce honey of the same qualities as bees? answer is probably yes, but we've to do it the harder way which is not really feasible. So we'd rather prefer bees to do that. Here, question could have been.. can butterflies produce honey? even they suck nectar! No. because butterflies were not made to produce honey! Plus, here the question isn't about every other animal or insect on earth, it is completely limited to us, humans. Everyone knows that you can't train a fish to walk or a crocodile to climb a tree.. but human beings can do both. One can't just compare nay animal with human being! Now coming back to 'talent'- Everybody can run, but some are better runners than others. Some learnt running better than others the hard way, by putting in more efforts, while others are naturally skilled and have nice muscles naturally which help them to run faster... So obviously, if winning a marathon race is success for these 'better' runners, natural runners would've edge over the others in the race. I hope you get the point.
203517
Tej Shah
Posted over 1 year ago
Which out of talent and hard work makes a person more successful and how?
I never thought about this difference as a child and till the time when I was supposed to make choice of career. When I entered my field, as a student, which I still am, I had not found what I was good at or what pleased me as there were innumerable options and I had considered just a few of them. With time I have realized that this difference does exist and it's effect is of considerable magnitude in how good you are at what you're doing. Also, if we further look into it, It's not only about success but also about happiness, satisfaction and most importantly, the time that you're spending in whatever you're doing. However, I've also learnt, which might be against the popular opinion though, that interest can be developed over a period of time.
203517
Tej Shah
Posted almost 2 years ago
How strong should an opinion be?
Opinions, when supported by strong reasons, should be strong enough. Unless supported by proper facts and reasons, opinions one shouldn't have opinions, else shouldn't have at all. Only if one has enough confidence to support the opinion with related facts and reasons, one should opine freely with all the conviction and strength possible.
203517
Tej Shah
Posted almost 2 years ago
The Internet: Has it made us more or less social?
Internet hasn't made us more or less social, it's actually upto the person how he chooses to use it. Definitely, it has opened up new opportunities to interact with people living thousands of miles away but then it's just interaction, and doesn't make us more social or less social. It's a way of communicating ideas across the world. Social networking sites do bring people closer, but only virtually. Thousands of friends on SNS can't replace the physical presence of few close friends you can hangout with or spend quality time with.
203517
Tej Shah
Posted almost 2 years ago
How we can fight the corruption in developing nations?
Unless everyone is ready to make sacrifices, corruption cannot be fought against. Corruption has to be curbed at individual and societal level first and only then it will make some difference at a national level. It's actually we, the people who are letting it grow. What we usually do is that we think at individual level. In order to get the things done for own self, we often forget what form it is going to take at larger level. Also, along with this if people, as a whole come together with essential courage, honesty and unity it surely can make a lot of difference. For this, it becomes very important to change the way people think at root level, much of which can be achieved by implementing a good education system. People's thoughts and actions are the only ways which surely can make a whole lot of a difference. It's not just about ruling party or corrupt officers only, it's about us, and we have all the power to fight against it and possibly eradicate it as a whole.
203517
Tej Shah
Posted almost 2 years ago
What exactly is an "Ideal Personality"?
Well, that's a tacit understanding that everyone has. That's something very mainstream. What we're discussing here is not just about making friends, but a much wider perspective. It's actually just a discussion, which may give us an opportunity to visualize a different world which is a tad different and may be - more pleasant than the existing one!
203517
Tej Shah
Posted almost 2 years ago
What exactly is an "Ideal Personality"?
Is it necessary that in the process of being good to others or being someone who everybody loves to be with- you hurt yourself? And of course, no one in this age would like to hurt own very self to 'please' people! There must be some middle way we need to find as making peace with own self is as important as being ideal to others.
203517
Tej Shah
Posted almost 2 years ago
What exactly is an "Ideal Personality"?
That's the most satisfying answer so far. It encompasses all the positive aspects which usually people expect anyone around them to have. Also, It's generalized very well. Description is, however, of impracticably perfect personality, but it's completely relevant to the discussion- as the concept that ideal exists itself is farfetched. :)
203517
Tej Shah
Posted almost 2 years ago
What exactly is an "Ideal Personality"?
So understanding and governing one's own self is the only key? People have different ways of thinking, have different knowledge, reasons and experiences. This leads to individuality at group or individual level. So, to sum up, it won't lead to something which can conform to an ultimate standard of perfection or in other words, it won't be 'ideal'. The idea you expressed is actually noble, but quite impossible to implement.