Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Secret of Success ....

Well, this anecdote was during my I year Pre University. We had a Physics lecturer who used to double up as a Moral Science lecturer, during his two hour sessions. His sessions were filled with a lot of tips on how one must abide by certain social norms and on Value systems , oh yeah ... a little bit of Physics too.

He used to come up with some 'creative' anecdotes to drive home his point. One such 'creative' example.

PL : What is the single most determining factor if one has to be successful or 100% in any assignment?

Class : ..................

PL : Will anyone answer !!!!

Cacophony : Luck ...... Toil ..... Dedication ............. (Silence)

PL : Let Me explain, Assign each alphabet a number , linearly, i.e .. A = 1, B = 2 , c=3...... z = 26.

PL : Now for each of the factors you all have mentioned add up the Values of the alphabets in that word

Cacophony : LUCK ----> 12 + 21 +3 + 11 = 47
TOIL ----> 20 +15 +9 +12 = 56
DEDICATION -----> 4+5+4+9+3+1+20+9+15+14 = 84

PL : So ... it shows that none of these are sufficient to attain 100%

Class : ....................................

PL : Now try DISCIPLINE

Cacophony : DISCIPLINE -----> 4+9+19+3+9+16+12+9+14+5 = 100

PL : So , that clearly shows one needs to have DISCIPLINE to achieve a 100%.

( Well, as luck would have it I was seated in the third row as I was late to the class and the last rows taken .........)

Me (nudging a friend) : Hey , then what about INDISCIPLINE?

SIGH! PL heard me,fumed, well was a bit late to go into Damage Control mode. Well, yeah I enjoyed the view from my college canteen after that! :-)

10 comments:

Khushi said...

LOL :))

. : A : . said...

Haha. I remember hearing this one earlier too.

Nandya said...

ha ha ha.....damn funny....hillarious stuff

Jay said...

#Kushi

Well ...my canteen view is better actually!

#.:a:.

Is it?

#Nandya

Welcome to Scintillations.

Deepa said...

he he he :)

Jay said...

#Deepa,

Hi, Thanks for stopping by :-)

Casablanca said...

And how much does OUT-OF-CLASS add up to? ;)

Jay said...

#Casa

Not as much as NOSTALGIC memories that it brings back. :-)

Vikram said...

Haha..dude, that was awesome...I guess you have a gift when it comes to word-plays.

Jay said...

#Vik

He he!