Between my shadow and my soul

Nil magnum, Nisi bonum- No Greatness without Goodness

I found this in Life of Pi. And it encapsulates a lot of my philosophy of life I feel. This post isn't about me but somehow all my posts need to have an "I" in them. This is called metacognition, I tell students. Focus. I'm trying to find a further origin of that quote without success. But the meaning is still Great, that unless we can feel good about what we do, there is no Greatness in our actions, despite outward fame and glory. A Christian friend once found it incongruent how I can be so conservative yet not judgemental in my religious beliefs. And that for me is part of goodness, of being accountable to Him only no matter and soemtimes despite what others do. This post is about Someone by the way.

A person whom no one realises is great because he is too busy being Good. A person who cares and doesn't ask for caring back. A person who always has more to give. A person who now needs to be recognised because there is something wrong with the world if we don't recognise Goodness. A person who has so much person in him that I fear he might let it go to allow People in. Please, don't. We care for you and want you to keep your Person. Don't let us down ;) *jowk* And in true Khadija style, who has person and opinions enough to go around, and whose island I will always ambush, I leave you with words that shine with colour more than my waffling: "Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength."- Henry Ward Beecher (who is that btw?).

Hey I started blogging again :)

9 shared ideas:

Waseem August 3, 2009 at 3:26 PM  

I'm gonna buy you Cadbury's Biscuit Bar as a wedding present :) I'm cheap like that.

I think Khadija's island must exude happiness, I think the world would be happier place if it were Khadija's island.

Azra August 3, 2009 at 5:09 PM  

Now I want to know who you're talking about.

My island, Azrania isnt far from Kay-land. I see her every so often, burning the midnight oil in the darkness of night...under a billion stars. We share island secrets and I trade some of my coconuts for her Pawpaws :D

Greatness..."Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers."
- Daniel J. Boorstin :D

Zahera August 3, 2009 at 6:21 PM  

Are you talking about Waseem? cos i only think of waseem when people say "good" and "goodness." or have i just the entire sense of this poat?

M Junaid August 3, 2009 at 6:29 PM  

i also think its waseem. just remember - he is being invited from MY side

how do i bold?

Azra August 3, 2009 at 7:36 PM  

Initially I also guessed Waseem but I didnt want to be presumptuous.

Coffee Beans...better be A grade :P

Nooj August 3, 2009 at 9:26 PM  

Zesty and Azzy- yeah its waseem. Couldnt write it coz he blushes ;)lol @ PR officers..

Mj sweety dont be paranoid :)

Waseem- nutella AND was-made pancakes this shall be testimony to thine oath..

That Mash Guy August 4, 2009 at 8:59 AM  

what happened to the template change?

Nooj August 4, 2009 at 12:57 PM  

lol Mash Irfaan found me an awesome one but the code is a bit tricky and I didnt have time to sort it out. Are u giving me a deadline? :)

Baisali Mukherjee April 17, 2013 at 5:06 PM  

The self proclaimed GREAT? ones are more busy doing good to them than others I believe.