If you just lean in a bit, lemme put these headphones on you. Comfy?
I can watch theSilver Linings Playbooka hundred times. I have already watched a couple hundred already. That’s what playing in the background as I type this.
What is the movie about?
It’s about loyalty. Figuring out that your best people are not of your own choosing — you will be surprised at who shows up when it matters. Surprised and grateful. Don’t forget to show up for them, too.
It’s about accepting yourself as you are. With the internal crazies and the obsessions. With the impractical dreams and the practical rituals.
It’s about focusing on the interior life. Taking those same internal crazies and obsessions, being unafraid to change if it means stability. Being open-minded to alternative views about the world and how to deal.
It’s about accomplishment. Keeping your head above water and reaching the shore of your own picking. Never giving up half-way. No excuses. Especially not to yourself.
It’s about keeping promises and delivering. Even over-delivering. The reason being that your word matters. As Tiffany screams to Pat to be a ‘Stand-Up Guy’, think if you are being ‘stand-up’ to the commitments you’ve made.
It’s about living your life with a sense of Love and Gratitude. Not like you are gonna get out it alive, anyway.
Go on, go find your Silver Lining. I’ll be right here if you need me.
This past weekend I had the privilege of being invited by my good friend Nabiha to present on Privacy & Social Media at the Digital Security Training session. The workshop took place at Shirkat Gah’s library, another one of my favourite places to hang out in Lahore. (Libraries in general are at top of my list. But I digress.)
It was a cozy, chatty atmosphere with lots of questions and hands-on training, both for my topic as well as the one on encryption. I really enjoyed talking about the fast evolution of social media accounts and how ethics strongly figures into our behaviours, on-line and off-line. I purposefully include a section on cyber-bullying and other negative online social interactions- as always there was an engaging discussion about the cause and effects of trolling on the digital native. I have put the slides up on Slideshare, check’m out.
Ghausia from BoloBhi walked us through the amusing, awe-inspiring and definitely paranoia-inducing world of online privacy. I will get into the excellent points she raised and share why I know believe we should ALL be using encryption in the upcoming podcast.