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A conflict of cores.

Everything in essence is bifurcated – A pro and a con. This segmentation denotes the two cores. Positive and negative, as in a battery without either of which, functioning would be impossible. These terminals work separately but yet in tandem towards a singular final objective.

Applying this rule, man is divided as well. There are two core instincts to every man’s character – The emotional creator and the diplomatic business man.

The Creator

An idea is a delicate thing. Frailer still, is the creator’s heart. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn. It can be stabbed to death by sarcasm and worried to death by a frown on the audiences’ face.

St. Nomad

The creator is widely known as an arrogant hooligan who considers himself higher than God. But in actuality, he is an insecure being who tries desperately not to be obvious about it. He lives in constant fear of rejection. Over-confidence, arrogance, etc are the different designer cloaks used by this creature to hide his fear. But the fully evolved specimen outgrows this particular fear and goes on to win over the hearts of millions with his creations.

To the Creator, his idea is his baby and he caresses it with a wild motherly passion. A word about it, and you are erased off his planet!

This man practices madness as a virtue. The farther he withdraws from reality, the better he gets. Impracticality is his privilege.

While the Creator is capable of bowling people over with his works, he is not very acceptable as a person. People need to notice his idea without prejudice against him in order to appreciate it in the first place. Hence he is just an end.

The negative terminal.

The Businessman

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Calvin Coolidge

The businessman swears by this rule. He is the one who understands the importance of an audience and knows the exact way to ensure that his work is noticed. He is in no hurry because he knows exactly what he is and what he is capable of. This man is seldom interested in his perception of things unless he is sure that they would work. By and large he goes by the mass mentality. He is a people’s man and believes in biding his time. Common sense is his key!

People find him extremely intriguing and sometimes even more talented than he actually might be. This charm sometimes leads the businessman into a dangerous web of lies, a disease from which recovery is normally very tough.

He forms the positive terminal.

The balance of these two cores decide the ultimate character of a person. Everyman needs to have an original idea which needs to come from the Creator in him. Then he needs the Businessman in him to help sell the same. Inclination towards a side might be in some cases very beneficial but a near equal scale can make wonders when achieved!

But generally since these cores contradict each other, it is very rare a phenomenon to find them symmetrically placed in a person. For those who understand the importance of striking this balance, let me warn you. It is going to be a long tough fight, but in the end you will not regret it!

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A total synthesis!

The human mind as we all know is a complex, many layered thing. Sheets of information laid layer after layer in order of importance. Understanding the human mind, I can safely state, has been one of man’s constant quests in spite of the taunting variety it offers which makes it impossible to qualify. I like to think of the general human perception as something close to a stock market. The more you try to time the market the more is at stake. However, a certain amount of safe play combined with some calculated risks opens up a whole new vista of opportunities. What is to be understood is that any market, is a multi-headed entity where each head is capable of a completely different thought from each other. Scary! Unfortunately every activity – at least every activity I’m into needs handling this monster. Hmphh. No pain no gain I suppose..