Tag: Behaviour

Queue Sense

This is a repost from my achieves.

It is said that people spend billions of hours waiting in line throughout the world, in order to get their things done.

What is Queue?

According to Oxford Dictionary

1.British- A-line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed.

A list of data items, commands, etc., stored so as to be retrievable in a definite order, usually the order of insertion.

3.Archaic- A plait of hair worn at the back.

Why do we Queue ? (Standing in the line)

Because it is polite to wait for your turn. Without Queue, there will be chaos, resulting in a further increase in waiting time.

But still, why do some people jump the queue? ( cutting the line )

  • Maybe they lack discipline or
  • Bringing up is not proper
  • Not keeping well or
  • Arrogant or
  • They may miss an appointment in some other place
  • May be carrying a sick child…..

One can go on and on…and surely at least 90% of the time these jumpers face the wrath of others.

 Looks like animals have better queue sense than humans!


Take home message

“An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one” George Mikes

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Elephants -Image by Gerhard G. from Pixabay

This post is part of Debbie Smyth’s One Word Sunday- COUNT


“It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life” Elizabeth Kenny

Have you ever walked inside a field?

“No walk is lovelier than the walk you make inside a field!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

While taking this photo, I struggled hard to get a shot of the head of at least one nearby sheep, but then sheep is sheep!

These creatures of God were busy enjoying their meal and their heads were hidden due to well-grown grass.

Are humans anyway different from Sheep?

How true the following quote!

“We’re a nation of sheep. If you go out and look up at the sky, people around you will start looking up at the sky” Alan Abel

You must have come across similar situations.

What about ‘Herd Behaviour’ of humans?

Herd behaviour is seen in the animals. Here animals try to escape the danger.

Sadly humans are copying the same but in a different but destructive way.

True. Humans do exhibit herd behaviour.

It’s seen in large scale demonstrations, strikes, religious gatherings and recently we noticed in football tournaments.

When a situation is ripe for herd behaviour, people lose their ability of judgment and starts vandalising things along with the rest of the group. 

It’s interesting to note that the herd doesn’t need a leader.

Someone jokingly said our herd mentality is well known on Instagram since many ‘follow’ like sheep blindly.

Because humans are herd animals, easily fall prey to consumerism.

Any lessons?

“When you follow the herd… you are bound to step in shit. Define your own life. Follow your own path”  Unknown

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CBWC – Fields & Landscapes photo challenge

Castle in the Sand


“We are like children building a sandcastle.

We embellish it with beautiful shells, bits of driftwood, and pieces of colored glass.

The castle is ours, off-limits to others.

We’re willing to attack if others threaten to hurt it.

Yet despite all our attachment, we know that the tide will inevitably come in and sweep the sandcastle away.

The trick is to enjoy it fully but without clinging, and when the time comes, let it dissolve back into the sea.”
Pema Chodron

What is that Pema Chodron trying to impress?

She is explaining Buddha’s thoughts.

Buddha talks of 5 aggregates-

  1. Body
  2. Sensations,
  3. Perceptions
  4. Thoughts
  5. Consciousness

If we cling to these 5 aggregates,(instead of getting detached)we are going in for greater suffering since we always think of ‘me, mine and myself’ and we are forgetting that nothing is permanent.

“When you finally realize that nothing is permanent in this life, you will become more tolerant, more forgiving and less judgemental”   unknown

Enjoy your life to the best of your ability without clinging to the worldly pleasures!

Food for thought

What is the difference between Castle in the air, a castle in the sand, and painting in the sky?

This post is part of  Ragtag Community Daily Prompt-Sand Castle

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Sycophancy psychology


Image source – pinterest

Cambridge dictionary defines sycophancy as

“Behaviour in which someone praises powerful or rich people in a way that is not sincere, usually in order to get some advantage from them”.

In other words sycophancy is to deceive the people and get deceived ( by both the parties concerned ).


” The beauty of this art is,the person on whom it is applied knows quite well but still he/she admires and relishes it ” Pavan Kaushik


Image source-pinterest,Wesley Weeks

We come across sycophants every where,be in the work place,political life,social life,even in personal life.

My thoughts on Sycophancy

1.Dale Carnegie book ‘How to win friends and influence people’ talks about important human trait ie.

A.Getting all the importance .

B.Craving for appreciation.

Sadly these things can be achieved only by FLATTERY.

2.Are sycophants intelligent people and wait for the right moment to get the favours done?

3.Sometimes I wonder whether it is an art to be mastered ?

4.Are not we all are all sycophants at one stage or other depending on the circumstances?

5.Even Gods are not spared.Is it not a fact that majority pray/praise God to get favours ?

The other extreme example,some people are treated as Gods !

6.sycophants have no self-respect or values and are experts in manipulating people at emotional level and gain benefits.

7.In sycophancy,the casuality is INTEGRITY.

8.But the problem is,everyone likes to be buttered up.It’s a human mentality.

9.Sycophancy said to combine hypocrisy,lying,manipulation and fraud.

10.Is sycophancy is a ‘survival tactic’?

These days of dog-eat- dog ,can straightforwardness help ?

Please enlighten me further.

Thank you.
Philosophy Through Photography

Are you responsible for the ‘Ripple effect’ ??

Ripple,Ripple effectRipples can have positive or Negative effects on our lives.

Negative aspect of Ripples

If you try to stop the Ripples

You will create more ripples

Think before you throw the stone ”    Sheila Burke

Here the author talks of negative effects happening in the society. So think many times before you indulge in actions.


Rumors will have ripple effects, so do not spread the rumours and remember , lynchings have happened.

Shooting from the mouth even before knowing the facts..

 Positive aspects of the ripples

You can create Positive Ripples in the world.

Every time you offer a kind word,Loving action

Empowering insight or Smile

Because,who ever receives it

Passes it on to someone,

Who then passes it on

Who the passes it on,

Who then passes it on,

Who then passes it on ”     

Who then passes it on….. Unknown


Your behavior influences others through a ripple effect. A ripple effect works because everyone influences everyone else. Powerful people are powerful influences.‘John Heider’

Do You Friendly-walk ?

Friendly walk

Hand to shoulder

Always wonder what makes the INDIVIDUAL to put hand on other’s shoulder !
What is the feeling that makes one to do like this ?

Does this indicate closeness or even comfort level or a kind of assurance….I am not sure.
I am curious whether this kind of behavior seen in Western countries.

Westerners can give more insight into this aspect of human behaviour.

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