Notes to Myself



Thought of The Day

29th April 2018



What would be your P.S. message?


The psychopath test …

Read this question, come up with an answer and then scroll down to the bottom for the result. This is not a trick question. It is as it reads. A few people have come up with the correct answer !!

A woman, while at the funeral of her mother, met a guy whom she did not know. She thought this guy was amazing. She believed him to be her dream guy so much that she fell in love with him right there, but never asked for his number . Much as she tried, she could not find him. A few days later she killed her sister.

Question: Why did she kill her sister?

[Give this some thought before you answer, see answer below]
She was hoping the guy would appear at the funeral again.

If you answered this correctly, you think like a psychopath. This was a test by a famous American Psychologist used to determine if one has the same mentality as a killer. Many arrested serial killers took part in the test and answered the question correctly.
If you didn’t answer the question correctly, good for you. If u did, time to visit a doctor … … …😳


P.S.: I answered this correct the first time 😱 so I’m a psychopath🙈

So I tried the test again and this time, I couldn’t answer it…!

Now I’m a psychopath and a liar 🙈😷

On Segmentation and Caste/Religion etc

Market Segmentation is a way to deliver value. If you manufacture a Rs. 3000 mobile or a Rs. 50,000 mobile you cannot sell it to the entire population. There is no single product or a service (or anything) that suits all. So you create market segments, so that you can identify your “addressable market”. You avoid misdirected effort and increase returns for your effort – at the same time you offer something targeted at and suitable for that particular market segment.

The same is true about Caste. Caste in society is equivalent to segmentation in the market. What you use it for is individual’s choice. But you cannot cater to entire population without creating smaller, manageable segments.

If government wants to do some good for everybody in the country, you cannot target entire population in 1 go. The needs, expectations and suitability is different. So you need to “segment” population. Create small constituency of beneficiaries. There are several ways to do so. One could be Caste. Division of labor was the primary reason why caste came into existence and remained relevant. However in the modern era we do not need caste for division of labor because anybody can and should take up any profession where he/she can contribute or where his or her relative competitive advantage lies.

The caste may get redundant, by lay/force or by evolution of society; but it would get replaced by some other form of “segmentation” – based on income levels, education levels, lifestyle, or some other factors. But “caste” in the sense of “segmentation” is indispensable.


31st March: Annual Account Closing Date

I received following message on WhatsApp and it got me thinking:
Today is an Annual Account Closing Date ….
Lets clear all our Misunderstandings, Hurt, Anger, Resentment, Guilt, Fears, Rejections, Failures, Envy, Misbehavior, Mistakes and all Negative Feelings
Close these Accounts.
Wish you all a very  Happy, Healthy n Wealthy New Financial Year 2016-2017…
Since I have learnt Duality Principle in Accounting, I looked at the above message by applying Double Entry Accounting system.
You cannot have only Assets (Happiness, Health and Wealth). Those must be balanced by Liability + Equity side.
The Liability side would consist of all the negative feelings mentioned in the message viz. Mis-understandings, Hurt, Anger, Resentment, Guilt, Fears, Rejections, Failures, Envy, Misbehavior, Mistakes.
If Assets equal Liabilities then life would not be exciting. You would be happy on few days and sad/depressed on remaining days.
So what would make this equation favorable on Asset side? Well, that would be the Equity component.
And what would this Equity consist of?
It would (or should) consist of all the good qualities you, the person, possess. i.e. Character, Sincerity, Perseverance, Gratitude, Honesty, Loyalty, Integrity, Hope, Positivism, Optimism, Rationalism etc.
All these qualities would make the Liabilities side smaller and help balance the Asset side!


Between extreme optimism and cynical pessimism there is a land called Hope.

I live there…


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