Saturday 26 November 2016

Lessons I learned @ FBI Academy

I have been a fan of the TV series - #Quantico.
The big time fans of other TV shows might want to criticize. But I hold on to my views, I am a fan of Quantico.

A group of young FBI recruits travel to the Quantico base in Virginia to receive training to become special agents. Unfortunately, some of them possess secrets that no one knows.

I have been learning from this show, the lessons of life. And here I have compiled a few of the lessons from it: 

√ Before you know the enemy, you have to know yourself. There are faces you present to the world, the story you tell about yourself to the world, but underneath that narrative lies the psychology that drives you.

√ People hide things from one another. They lie, they joke.. they tell you what they think you want to hear.

√ Finding the truth can be simple. It’s accepting the simplicity that’s hard.

√ Sources require trust. And trust requires vulnerability (weakness)..on both sides. Sources rarely offer up information without wanting something in return.
Just because someone is close to you, it doesn't mean that they aren't dangerous.

√ Seeing the action, doesn't mean you understand it. We will never know why the people we watch do what they do. We can have a window into someone's life but not their head. But that doesn't mean you stop looking.

√ If it seems all but impossible, that's because it is. But you never know, you may surprise.

√ Sometimes the only answer is that there is no answer.
Even though when I know that there is no easy answer, I can't stop fighting.
Hoping for another outcome.
A different result.
A creative solution.
An unexpected answer.
But in the end, you have to realize that you are powerless and life does not always give you a happy ending.
But it is still your job to do the right thing, the best thing.

√ You are gonna have to make tough choices. And you are going to have to live with the results. You will have to carry the weight, the responsibility. In time, you will realize that these challenges made you stronger.

√ It is what you do in those do-or-die moments, that's who you really are.

√ No matter where you are or what you do, all the souls of the lives that you cost, will be watching you.

This lesson is dedicated to all the professionals in particular:

Live up to the badge, not through it.

Source: Dialogues from the Quantico S01 TV Series.

Saturday 12 November 2016


A synonym for proverb.
The study of proverbs is called paremiology which has a variety of uses in the study of such topics as philosophy, linguistics, and folklore.
But not moving to that, I would list down a few watchwords here that I never read until today and might be useful to you too, to make bon mot (good word / witty remark .in french) :

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
=> Having something, even if it is a lesser quantity, is better than taking the chance of losing it in order to attain something else that seems more desirable.

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link
=> An organization (especially a process or a business) is only as strong or powerful as its weakest person. A group of associates is only as strong as its laziest member.

A drowning man will clutch at a straw
=> When hope of success is fading, people will try anything, no matter how unlikely it is that it will provide a solution.

A fish always rots from the head down
=> All problems in a company or country can be traced back to its leadership.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely
=> An observation that a person's sense of morality lessens as his or her power increases.

An army marches on its stomach
=> A group of soldiers or workers can only fight or function effectively if they have been well fed.

Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all
=> Love is such an important experience that even the pain of losing someone you love is better than not having loved that person in first place.

Don't cross the bridge till you come to it
=> Not to worry about a particular problem until it actually appears.

Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater
=> Not to lose something important while trying to get rid of unwanted things.

Forewarned is forearmed
=> Knowledge in advance enables one to be prepared.

Have a nice day!