There are very few people in this world who push you to go the extra mile. They will never sound kind, probably downright harsh, and you will hate them every time they do so. But they are the ones who help you become better. Love them or hate them, just count yourself lucky to have someone like them in your life.

Steve Jobs was one real life example.
Greg House is one fictional example.

But this post is dedicated to my Dad...

Love...

This is something Minakshi has taught me. And I completely agree to it now, having resisted to the idea for a long time. Love is the most important thing in our lives. And there is just one kind of love - unconditional love.

Having someone in your life who loves you completely and unconditionally can be the most calming, assuring feeling that can be. It makes you feel at home, even in the middle of a storm (figuratively, not literally). And loving them back with all you've got completes you. It makes you a better person. And a relationship based on pure, simple, and honest love can be the source of great fun and joy. It defies time. Its timeless. Its beauty lives on forever...

And love like this is not restricted to just your life partner. You should aim for nothing less in every relationship you have, every role that you play; be it father, mother, son, daughter, or a friend. Life becomes simpler, but most importantly beautiful.

But sometimes while talking about love, we forget the love for our work, our hobbies, and our interests. And contrary to what we might tend to believe, this too is not a one sided love. If you truly love your work, it loves you back. It gives you back much more than whatever you invest in it. It becomes a source of great joy and satisfaction. And its a joyride for a lifetime.

The beauty in our lives can be ascertained from the beauty of our relationships...