Monday, August 27, 2012



I think it was Epictetus who gave us this wisdom:
An uneducated person blames others for his own troubles.

So if you blame others for your misfortunes, you are uneducated.

A semi-educated person blames himself or herself.

If you blame yourself, your education has just begun.

An educated person blames no one.

If you blame neither others nor yourself – if you do not blame anyone but accept and tackle the problem with stoicism, then your education is complete.

So whenever you are frustrated or upset or grieved, do not blame others, do not blame yourself, but accept the event stoically with a philosophical approach to life and try to mitigate the problem and alleviate your distress.

This applies at the macro-level too - so please let us stop the perpetual BLAME GAME

Cheers. Have a nice blameless week.

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A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer. Educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune, Vikram has published two books: COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships (2011) and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures (2008) and is currently working on his novel and a book of vignettes and short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories, creative non-fiction articles on a variety of topics including food, travel, philosophy, academics, technology, management, health, pet parenting, teaching stories and self help in magazines and published a large number of professional research papers in journals and edited in-house journals for many years, before the advent of blogging. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for 15 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing. Vikram lives in Pune India with his family and muse - his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.

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