by Sunil Bali, 21-10-12

Before she became famous, Marilyn Monroe used to cover the mole on her face with make-up. When fame came, it was decided that Monroe’s face was too perfect and symmetrical, and a beauty spot would make her face more interesting.

In human affairs, predictability, order and polished to perfection can actually be dull and uninspiring.

Isn’t a film with a few unexpected twists and turns far more captivating than one where you know exactly what’s going to happen?

Uniqueness is far more valuable than perfection. If you don’t communicate your uniqueness then an opportunity has been lost.

Too often we worry about how we’re supposed to act. But what the world really wants from us is not perfection, but authenticity.

So if you’re procrastinating, just remember that good enough is the new perfect.


It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to carpet the whole of the earth. So seek to change yourself, not other people. – Anthony de Mello

If we spent half as much time learning how to take risks as we spend avoiding them, we wouldn’t have nearly so much to fear in life. – Paul Torrance

Don’t say very little in a lot of words, say a lot in a few words. - Pythagorus

Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are. – Ancient Chinese proverb


Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are going dead?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?

Why is it that no matter what colour bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

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