Is new the gold?

Recently a new version of a popular song was launched in India.

The old version was a super hit, and was composed by one of the renowned names in the music industry.

Almost every Influencer on social media posted about how they adored the old version and the current version was lame. Yet the new version, as of this writing has 32Mn views on YouTube versus the old one having 26Mn.

If the old version was rightly more melodic, and everyone so rightly agreed to it, why is there a dramatic difference in the number of views they have?

Is it because it is easier to criticise and people were just exploring the facts to be rightly sure of it?

Or is it because we realise the importance of something great when we are served with something worse?

Or maybe, the mind loves consuming dancing cat videos more than a great inspirational talk – because consuming great content requires responsibility?

It could be any or all of them, yet it shows how much power we as humans are blessed with.

We can twist the wheel in any direction. The question is, which one we choose today?

What should not come along with growth

Growth is snazzy.

Rising upwards comes with higher tides.

Success feels cool and fun.

Yet what none of this should bring along with it is, making others feel smaller or insignificant because you have risen higher.

It’s the slightest and loftiest form of ego, which comes at the cost of bigger success.

Best part is, only you can do your self analysis and pluck out the weeds, or they shall take up the space meant for green plants.

To gain someone’s attention

Starting with “to get something” is a dangerous place to be, because it makes you vulnerable.

Start with giving relentlessly.

Without the intention of receiving.

Without worrying about whether they’ll give you what you want.

Just with the intention of making their world better.

Why to do that, you may ask.

Because in order to let them decide freely and give it to you, you really need to let them know that you care. Like your parents did, and you’re ready to do anything for them, right?